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It’s difficult not to love Parliament, Funkadelic and the various combinations of the two names, even after watching George Clinton dodder around on Gone Country 3. After all, they recorded Maggot Brain. But there is a point when devotion goes, paradoxically, both too far and not far enough, and Edinburgh resident Wallace Sulley has reached that point.
A third season of Gone Country–the CMT show in which artists attempt to make over their careers so they can enter the hotly contended “country crossover” market–has been announced by the network, and among the stars hoping to follow in the footsteps of season-two victor Sebastian Bach are a lot of actual famous musicians, like George Clinton and Micky Dolenz and, uh, Justin Guarini. (OK, so maybe a couple of people this time out just like being on TV.) After the jump, we handicap the contestants.
Below the cut, and presented with minimal editorial comment, excerpts from the press release “Hall of Fame Beverages, Inc. Announces Licensing of Popular George Clinton Song, Atomic Dog.”