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  • Lifestyles of the Roach and Famous [Warner Bros., 1988] B

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Lifestyles of the Roach and Famous [Warner Bros., 1988]
After laying low for a couple of years, George Clinton enlists a new bunch of unsuspecting young people into P-Funk Mark VIII (Plus or Minus III), so say ho. His mid-'80s electrowhomp is in place, and the catchy lounge-rocker wasn't stolen from the Main Ingredient or somebody. But with "jack" the keyword and "chiropracter" and "androgynous" the polysyllables, he never comes up with the catchphrase that reestablishes his street connection--not even a "Do fries go with that shake?" Which may be why the electrowhomp shows its technics. B