On November 28, 1977.

Funkentelechy Vs

On November 28, 1977, “Casablanca” label released “Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome”, the sixth Parliament studio album. It was recorded 1976 -1977, at the “United Sound” in Detroit,  “Hollywood Sound” in Hollywood, and was produced by George Clinton. The album featured the single “Flash Light”, which became Parliament’s trademark and helped “Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome” becoming band’s fourth gold and second platinum album. The vinyl release contained an 8-page comic book that explains the album concept and 22″ by 33″ inch poster of the character “Sir Nose D’Voidoffunk”,. Both the poster and the comic book were illustrated by Overton Loyd.


  • George Clinton,Ray Davis, Glenn Goins, Garry Shider, Debbie Wright, Jeanette Washington, Lynn Mabry, Dawn Silva, Cordell Mosson and Mallia Franklin – vocals
  • Bernie Worrell – keyboards, synthesizers
  • Michael Hampton, Glenn Goins, Garry Shider andPhelps Collins – guitar
  • Cordell Mosson – bass guitar
  • Jerome Brailey andBootsy Collins – drums, percussion
  • Fred Wesley,Maceo Parker, Rick Gardner, Richard Griffith, Clay Lawrey, Darryl Dixon, Valerie Drayton, and Danny Cortez – horns
  • Bootsy Collins, Phelps Collins, Frank Waddy, Rick Gilmore, Gary Cooper, Robert Johnson,Billy Nelson, Ron Ford, Lou Goldman, Joel Johnson,Bootsy’s Rubber Band, The Brides of Funkenstein, Parlet, and The Horny Horns – extra-extra terrestrial funk bearing alumni – strokers, chokers, clappers,  chanters
  • Bernie Worrell, Fred Wesley – horn arrangements
  • Ron Slenzak – photography
  • Stephen Lumel/Gribbitt! – graphics
  • Overton Loyd – booklet story, illustrations
  • Shelby Mack – booklet coloring

Track listing:

  1. Bop Gun – George Clinton,Garry Shider, Bootsy Collins
  2. Sir Nose d’Voidoffunk – George Clinton,Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell
  3. Wizard of Finance – George Clinton, Ronald Ford, Glenn Goins
  4. Funkentelechy – George Clinton, Bootsy Collins
  5. Placebo Syndrome – George Clinton,Billy Nelson
  6. Flash Light – George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell

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