George Clinton has revived his long-dormant funk outfit Parliament for the group’s first album in nearly four decades. Dubbed Medicaid Fraud Dog, the forthcoming record is a long-awaited follow up to the band’s 1980 LP, Trombipulation. As the announcement release notes:
Straight off the Mothership, it’s the album you didn’t know you’ve been waiting for all this time. Medicaid Fraud Dogg is a wild and funky musical excursion through the inner workings of the corrupt modern American medical machine, with tracks like “Medicated Creep”, “Pain Management”, “Psychotropic”, “Insurance Man”, and “I’m Gon Make You Sick O’Me”.
Below, you can listen to Parliament’s Medicaid Fraud Dogg in its entirety via Spotify:
Parliament – Medicaid Fraud Dogg [Full Album]
The band released single, “I’m Gon Make U Sick O’Me”, with a music video earlier this month ahead of the album’s release. You can watch Parliament’s official music video for “I’m Gon Make U Sick O’Me” below:
Parliament – “I’m Gon Make U Sick O’Me” [Music Video]
Last month, as previously reported, George Clinton announced that he would be retiring from touring a year from now. As Clinton told Billboard, “This has been coming a long time. Anyone who has been to the shows over the past couple of years has noticed that I’ve been out front less and less.” Clinton, who will turn 77 this year, recently had pacemaker surgery but maintained that was not the reason for his retirement. Noted Clinton, “Truth be told, it’s never really been about me. It’s always been about the music and the band. That’s the real P-Funk legacy. They’ll still be funkin’ long after I stop.”
Until that time, Clinton will continue to tour extensively, beginning with a 5-night California run over the course of the next week. In June and July, Clinton will head to Europe for an extended run of dates before heading back the States, where he’ll play a variety of club dates before heading to LOCKN‘ in late August. For a full list of dates, head to George Clinton’s website.