Parliament ‎– Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome

Casablanca ‎– NBLP 7084
Vinyl, LP, Album, Pitman Pressing

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A1 Bop Gun (Endangered Species)
Written-By – G.Shider*, G.Clinton*, W.Collins*
A2 Sir Nose D'Voidoffunk (Pay Attention - B3M)
Written-By – B.Worrell*, G.Clinton*, W.Collins*
A3 Wizard Of Finance
Written-By – G.Clinton*, G.Goins*, R.Ford*
B1 Funkentelechy
Written-By – G.Clinton*, W.Collins*
B2 Placebo Syndrome
Written-By – B.Nelson*, G.Clinton*
B3 Flash Light
Guitar – Catfish CollinsWritten-By – B.Worrell*, G.Clinton*, W.Collins*

Companies, etc.


This version is the Pitman pressing plant variation and can be identified by CP on the runout.

Originally released with an 8-page comic insert & poster "Sir nose d'void of funk"
Mastered at Allen Zentz Mastering Company, Los Angeles, California

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Label): NBLP 7084-AS
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Label): NBLP 7084-BS
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings Side A): NBLP-7084-AS CP-4 AZ
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings Side B): NBLP-7084-BS CP-3 AZ

Other Versions (5 of 33) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
NB 7030, NB 7030 Ⓩ Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome(LP, Album) Casablanca, Casablanca, Bellaphon, Bellaphon NB 7030, NB 7030 Ⓩ Germany 1977 Sell This Version
CBLP 50013, NBLP 7084 Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome(LP, Album) Casablanca, Casablanca CBLP 50013, NBLP 7084 Greece 1977 Sell This Version
CBLA. 71026 Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome(LP, Album) Casablanca CBLA. 71026 France 1977 Sell This Version
NBLP 7084 Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome(LP, Album, Ter) Casablanca NBLP 7084 US 1977 Sell This Version
NBL5 7084, 824 501-4 M1 Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome(Cass, Album, RE) Casablanca, Casablanca NBL5 7084, 824 501-4 M1 US Unknown Sell This Version


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April 8, 2018
Hey you guys and gals I,m looking for just the comic book . Want to get it for my husband for his birthday . could someone anyone point me in the right direction. Thank you in advance.


January 12, 2017
Despite how brilliant bop-gun, Flashlight and Funkentelechy are - Wizard of Finance and Placebo Syndrome are my faviurites on this wonderous piece of funky delight. The base line on Wizard of Finance in particular is audacious. An absolute must have for anyone into funk.


May 10, 2016
I have just bought it for $25. It has comic book and Nose D'voidoffunk poster! AWESOME!


April 5, 2016
I just found a NM original 1977 copy complete with poster and comic book! The vinyl looks unplayed in fact the whole thing looks like it just sat on a shelf.

Anyways the music is incredibly good. Bop Gun and Flash Light are some of the best funk songs I've ever heard. It was love at first funk. I'm so funked up I'll never be the same. I'm getting funky just writing this and thinking about it. Get a copy as soon as possible, you won't regret it!


November 25, 2012
A perfect slice of P Funk. "Bop Gun", "Funkentelechy", and "Flashlight" are life-changing. "Sir Nose" is alright, a little long for my taste, and the other two songs are pretty boring, but they could be written and performed by One Direction and the album would still be a masterpiece just given those incredible 3 tracks.
I remember when I first listened to this record, a year ago, when I was 13, on a road trip, dusk was coming on, and I was transported to the stars by the horns (Fred Wesley?) on "Funkentelechy".
Cannot recommend this enough. I will come to your house and force you to listen until you are GROOVIN'!
I wish I had one of those Nose D'voidoffunk posters!


October 7, 2003
Some copies of this album (mine included), came with a free poster of 'SirNoseDevoidofFunk', and a comic charting the adventures of this character created by Parliament for this release.


January 20, 2003

Flashlight is one of the best pure funk tracks ever recorded, by the greatest funk band of all time.


November 28, 2002

this is the 1st record i ever bought w/ my own money, back in about '78. i was 10.

i didn't realise that there was a storyline to follow, so i always played side 2 1st, and i still do it when i put on the album.