Exploring the Funkadelic Aesthetic: Intertextuality and Cosmic Philosophizing in Funkadelic’s Album Covers and Liner Notes

@article{Wright2013ExploringTF,
  title={Exploring the Funkadelic Aesthetic: Intertextuality and Cosmic Philosophizing in Funkadelic’s Album Covers and Liner Notes},
  author={A. Wright},
  journal={American Studies},
  year={2013},
  volume={52},
  pages={141 - 169}
}
  • A. Wright
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology
  • American Studies
Much has been written about the power of Parliament-Funkadelic's mu- sic and stage shows,1 two undeniably essential elements of the overall P-Funk package, but far less has been said about the significance of the album covers and liner notes in transmitting the group's philosophy of the funk,2 an elaborate mythology that helped the band gain worldwide recognition and an almost cult- like following of Funkateers.3 The liner notes and cover art of the Funkadelic albums of the 1970s and early… Expand
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