George Clinton: T.A.P.O.A.F.O.M. (1996)

george clinton tapoafomBy Scott Goldfine

George Clinton, the Godfather of Funk, celebrates the 20-year anniversary of his band Parliament’s landmark album “The Mothership Connection” with the audaciously titled new classic “The Awesome Power of a Fully Operational Mothership” (T.A.P.O.A.F.O.M.). The 14 tracks present Clinton’s stellar musicians, including keyboard wizard Bernie Worrell and thumptastic bassist Bootsy Collins, in all their glory.

At 55, Clinton continues to be a trailblazer vibrating to the beat of his own funky drummer.

GRADE: A+

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