Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2012 edition (number: 276)
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The seminal 1975 P-funk release, Mothership Connection, was the first George Clinton album to feature Maceo Parker and Fred Wesley, who had recently left James Brown's backing band, The J.B.'s.
Widely regarded as one of Parliament's best, Mothership Connection was the first P-Funk mythology concept album, introducing fictional characters and themes which would remain central to George Clinton's work over the next decade.
The album was influential in shaping the sound of P-Funk, and indeed Hip Hop, with Dr Dre sampling both Mothership Connection (Star Child) and P Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up) on his legendary 1992 album, The Chronic.