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Computer Games [Import]

George Clinton Audio CD
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1. Get Dressed
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4. Computer Games
5. Atomic Dog
6. Free Alterations
7. One Fun At A Time

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With Parliament and Funkadelic in disarray, crazed overlord Clinton signed a solo deal with Capitol and released this, the first of four albums for the label. Updating the organic P-Funk sound with Prince-like synths and drum machines, Clinton came up trumps with the hilarious R&B smash "Atomic Dog" and the electro-funk epic "Loopzilla" (featuring snippets of Motown classics by the Four Tops and Martha and the Vandellas). Computer Games also took a skewed look at the growing soul sickness of Reagan's America, not least in the haunting and oddly beautiful "Free Alterations." A vital and prescient release. --Barney Hoskyns

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Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this 1982 solo album from Funkadelic and Parliament leader George Clinton. Over a year after his P-Funk empire had crumbled, Clinton gathered the troops together and recorded this album that includes the genre-defining 'Atomic Dog', one of the most sampled tracks in R&B history. Features seven bonus tracks including single edits, extended mixes and instrumental versions of album tracks. Liner notes written by Discussion Magazine's Stephen SPAZ Schnee.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Believe in Atomic Dog March 3 2002
Format:Audio CD
Clinton's contributions to popular music are practically limitless; perhaps most importantly, he kept waving his freak flag high long after most musicians caved in to their labels' demand for conformity. Computer Games showcases his talent for squeezing archetypal beats and riffs out of his ever-changing cadre of musicians. Even though it was released in 1982, it still feels as fresh as tomorrow's flavor du jour. Try to keep from playing "Where did I hear that sampled?" and just let the funk wash you up and away to Clinton's psychedelic, sexed-up Disneyland. Every track's a winner.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Computers huh? Jan. 18 2002
By Guy
Format:Audio CD
This here is a good album by George Clinton solo. It has some zany coolness and weirdy jams that we who like the P-Man get into but it has more than that. It takes a penetrating look into the life of Americans during the Reagan Administation; I say that because you're supposed to say something about Thatcher or Reagan in any review of an album from the 80's. I think it's really, truly relevant everytime that I see that written. If I was a professional critic I'd always be writing about Reagan. I always think, oh yes, this is about how I hated my life under Reagan and things were bad. Debaser by the Pixies, Thriller by Michael Jackson, heck, even Holiday by Madonna, all Reagan talk my friends. I'm also glad that I've finally realised that the more politically oriented political material from Clinton in the 70's was only looking forward to the evil empire which was about to envelop us all there for while. I wish this disc featured "the mystery track" though: Trickledown Boogie.
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5.0 out of 5 stars dog catcher dog catcher loopzilla baby Sept. 21 2001
Format:Audio CD
man when the mothership crashed in 81, funkateers were sad, but when this came out in 82, i'm like yeah funk is back, cause true funkateers got tired of hearing boring love songs by shalamar, luther vandross, freddy jackson, and debarge-this woke us up from the placebo syndrome, atomic dog was sampled by damn nera every rapper you can think of, i love get dressed another classic, like man's best friend, and loopzilla where the mob goes into flashbacks and name all their songs plus put some motown in it, could it be that george ghost written those songs,after all he did use to work at motown, like i said this was the start of the p-funk thang coming back 2 more cd's and the funk mob fell off again but not to worry, the funk still rode on, thanks to rap.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Disc March 1 2000
Format:Audio CD
this was George Clinton's Last great solo CD.the grooves are Booming.Atomic Dog is a timeless classic Jam.it still sounds fresh nearly 20 years later.This Disc Belongs in the P" Funk Hall Of Fame.tight Production and Music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loopzillacious! Feb. 9 2000
Format:Audio CD
"Atomic Dog" is so cold that after all these years party people still hurry to the dance floor on it--I've even seen't kcowboys line dancin' and doin' the Cotton-Eyed Joe on it. I guess evvy stray dawg will have his day and evvy computer playa will have a game. Thanx, Dr. Clinton, for programming this p-funky entropy.
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