When I interviewed George Clinton in 1989 for the Washington Times, I asked him about his mid-’80s collaborations with British synth wizard Thomas Dolby (“She Blinded Me with Science”).
Clinton explained that he wanted to connect with a “new wave of funk bands” coming out of Europe. Dr. Funkenstein expected that Europeans would carry the funk forward, the way bands like Led Zeppelin did with the blues.
“Kajagoogoo was a funky band to me,” George Clinton told me. “That was a funky band. It wasn’t quite ready for everybody.”
I never did my own investigation as to how funky Kajagoogoo was or wasn’t. After a few hit singles – most notably “Too Shy” – that British band had faded from the scene.
Now Kajagoogoo is back together with a new studio album, “Gone to the Moon,” which was released last week in the U.K.
A track called “Table for One” is available as a FREE MP3... and, yeah, it’s kinda funky. Click here to hear it on my Vox blog.
To download it, click the song title below.
“Table for One” (MP3)
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