george-clinton

Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus

S2 E1 George Clinton

George Clinton

 A cornerstone figure in funk music, George Clinton went from singing a capella in a barbershop to chasing Motown glory in Detroit with his band, The Parliaments. But it was the introduction of LSD that took him to the next level, as he built a funk empire with outrageous costumes, frequent band-name changes, and an occasional bit of nudity. From his first hit "(I Wanna) Testify" to the smash anthem "Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker)," George forged a lasting sound that went on to fuel a whole new genre – hip hop.