Parliament-Funkentelchy vs. The Placebo Syndrome
Parliament-Funkentelchy vs. The Placebo Syndrome
Parliament-Funkentelchy vs. The Placebo Syndrome
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Parliament-Funkentelchy vs. The Placebo Syndrome

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Parliament-Funkentelchy vs. The Placebo Syndrome

Cover has normal wear and tear for the age. Cover has original shrink with hype stickers. Cover is graded VG. Record is graded VG. No poster or comic book 😫

Funkentelechy vs. the Placebo Syndrome is a funk album by Parliament, released in 1977.

It is a loose concept album warning the listener of falling into the “Placebo Syndrome,” which according to George Clinton is consumerism, and listening to disco music, which he saw as a simplification of funk music in attempt to gain commercial success. The album spawned the R&B number #1 single in “Flash Light”, which features a funky synthesizer bass line played on a Minimoog by keyboardist Bernie Worrell. The album became Parliament’s fourth consecutive gold album and second platinum album. The song “Sir Nose d’Voidoffunk (Pay Attention – B3M)” contains nursery rhymes “Baa, Baa, Black Sheep” and “Three Blind Mice”; the lyrics were changed to make reference to drug use.

The original vinyl release contained a 22” by 33” inch poster of the character “Sir Nose D’Voidoffunk”, as well as an 8-page comic book that explains the concept behind the LP. Both the poster and the comic book were illustrated by Overton Loyd.