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Computer Games [Import]

George ClintonAudio CD
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 23, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: EMI Europe Generic
  • ASIN: B0002E45VO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #526,311 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Get Dressed
2. Man's Best Friend/Loopzilla
3. Pop Sharing Tots
4. Computer Games
5. Atomic Dog
6. Free Alterations
7. One Fun At A Time

Editorial Reviews

Out of print in the U.S.! This is the 24-bit digitally remastered reissue of George Clinton's debut solo album, originally released in 1982. Although he didn't invent Funk, Clinton single-handedly took it to a new level that was, more often than not, out of this world! By the time he got around to recording this solo album, the Funk scene had gone underground and the charts were filled with Synthesizer-driven dance music. Clinton updated his Funk sensibilities and created a new style of Synth-driven Funk from Outta Space! Features seven tracks including the massive hit 'Atomic Dog'. EMI.

Customer Reviews

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Last Of The Mohicans December 23, 2005
Format:Audio CD
This entire CD is on the one. Of course "Atomic Dog" is the main cut, however "Man's Best Friend" is also a funky type of "Knee Deep" groove. "Loopzilla" is also a good song to dance to. The title cut "Computer Games" is as crazy as the artist. LOL. However, this album has a Funkadelic overtone. With musicians like Bootsy, Bernie, Mike, Junie, Eddie Hazel, Garry Shider and ect ect. it's worth buying. I think this is the best George Clinton album of all time. It's a R&B Clssid and for the life of me I don't understand why it did not make the national top 40. Even the title cut went to 80 something on the charts. Go figure. George did get a award for the best video of that year.

Go for ur funk
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A GREAT FUNK COMEBACK!!!!!!!! March 26, 2008
Format:Audio CD
I don't think anyone seen or HEARD this coming!! With all of legal stuff behind him, Clinton had some serious fun here and Capitol Records had the last laugh!! This album is not just a gem, but 24 karat FUNK and Clintons best album ever!! The jams begin with "Get Dressed". An old school Funker that includes the horny horns and then the funk gets into high gear with "Mans Best Friend" The keyboard bass line brings shivers down ones spine and then it tingles on "Loopzilla". TURN THOSE WOOFERS UP FOR THESE FINE TUNES!! As a matter of fact, turn the treble up and while your at it PUMP UP THE VOLUME!! The beats are hardhitting. And then ,of course, the CLASSIC "Atomic Dog". The only complaint I have about this MASTERPIECE is that it is too SHORT!! A MUST BUY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Disc February 29, 2000
Format:Audio CD
this was George Clinton's Last great solo CD.the grooves are Booming.Atomic Dog is a timeless classic 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars dog catcher dog catcher loopzilla baby September 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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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Godfather Of Funk December 29, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Great CD, probably George's best solo CD. The stuff on the CD was copied by a lot of musicians (i.e. backward drum sounds, loops) and set the standard of using samples and loops in R&B (remember this was 1982!!). I just wish he would have put the unedited Man's Best Friend on this album. If you haven't heard it go get it! I think its released on a P-Funk compilation
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Clinton's most famous solo project, and there's a good reason for that. It's exactly the kind of bizarre, goofy funk record George is known for, and while it's not as good as peak P-Funk - there's a bit too much drum machine here for my taste, especially considering this guy used to work with the legendary drummer Jerome Brailey - it's still great, packed to the gills with memorable dance songs. The unforgettably loopy, oft-sampled hit "Atomic Dog" is here, and it rivals the best of the whole Parliafunkabootsydelicmant Thang, with its bizarre lyrics, gigantic chanted hook, crazed voiceovers, and highly danceable rhythms, it's an inarguable funk classic. I've heard all of the lyrics were improvised, and I'd believe that. The extended groove "Man's Best Friend/Loopzilla" is here too, and it's impossible not to dance to it - like the best of Clinton's extendo dance tracks, the thirteen minutes just fly by, and its references to old Motown, Funkadelic, and other soul hits of the '60s and '70s are genius. And, despite a few truly annoying moments like the cloying "Pot Sharing Tots," most of the other songs are quite good too: the frenetically-paced title track, with goofy voices and bizarre sci-fi keyboards; "Get Dressed" is an entertaining but ordinary dance tunnel; "Free Alterations" is a fine example of Clinton's odd way with a slow jam. I suppose one could complain that it's in the typical P-Funk mold, but the typical P-Funk mold is fantastic, so there you have it. I'm not gonna complain at all. To me, the only real disappointment is the lack of truly awesome songs. "Man's Best Friend" and "Atomic Dog" are certainly up there, but there's not enough honestly classic material to put it at the same level as the Motor-Booty Affair, let alone Mothership Connection, Funkentelechy vs. Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of P-Funk's Best September 19, 2010
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To me, this is one of the top albums of the '80s and ranks up there with some of Parliament-Funkadelic's strongest LPs (Funkentelechy vs. The Placebo Syndrome, One Nation Under a Groove, Mothership Connection). The concept is brilliant and the music takes off with the groove "Get Dressed." Then, there's one of the hottest songs in all of P-Funkdom: "Man's Best Friend"...which morphs into the Afrika Bambaataa-esque "Loopzilla." Then there's Clinton singing from his soul in "Computer Games."

Then, there is the indomitable "Atomic Dog." Afterwards, we get the cut "One Fun at a Time" that ends the album. The album is consistent with one great lyric after another and shows Clinton appropriating '80's staples of music production (drum machines, punchy synthesizers, and the hip hop aesthetic) to create one of the freshest Funk albums of all-time. Not only that, the album serves at the springboard for hip hop as in over 10 years, rapper Snoop Dogg and producer Dr. Dre would take "Atomic Dog" as the springboard for "What's My Name?" This is easily one of the most influential albums in R&B and hip hop history.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Clinton's first (and best)
Computer Games is George Clinton's first (and best) solo album from 1982. It ranks with the best of P-Funk that came before it. Read more
Published 5 months ago by FAV
5.0 out of 5 stars Funk Survivor!
Well, it took we long enough to finally buy this CD, finding a copy at a secondhand shop a few months ago, one of those spur-of-the-moment things when I decided; I need this CD! Read more
Published 15 months ago by Donald E. Gilliland
5.0 out of 5 stars "I can out Pepsi a Cola" Classic
Man this a bomb cd. A little background for all you funkee folks out there, originally this was ment to be a Parliament album, but those punks at Casablanca (Parliaments 1975-1980... Read more
Published on July 24, 2012 by Santa Floss
5.0 out of 5 stars best ever?
This is as perfect an album as you can ever get your hands on. There is funk, there is soul, there is free-form / jamming, there is humor, there is melancholy to the point of... Read more
Published on January 3, 2011 by anaveragejoe
4.0 out of 5 stars Not quite the comeback it's touted to be
Computer Games is commonly thought of as a glorious comeback after several mediocre P-Funk releases (particularly Parliament's Gloryhallastoopid and Trombipulation). Read more
Published on May 31, 2008 by aarong
4.0 out of 5 stars Believe in Atomic Dog
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'... Read more
Published on March 2, 2002 by Rob Lightner
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