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Album: Computer GamesReleased: 1982
This classic Funk song explains why men are always going after women: It's because they have a little a dog in them, and dogs chase cats.
This was released under George Clinton's name after he lost the rights to the names "Funkadelic" and "Parliament," but he used the same musicians.
Clinton admitted to being in an "enhanced" state when he recorded this. He ad-libbed the lyrics.
When Clinton taped his vocals, the backing music was playing backward due to an engineer's error.
Snoop Doggy Dogg sampled this on his first single, "What's My Name," changing "Atomic Dog" to "Snoop Doggy Dogg." Snoop is a big fan of George Clinton. They appeared together in Nike commercials in 2002.
When Clinton and P-Funk play this live, it goes on for quite some time.
The unique sounding rhythm of this song is a result of a simple 2 bar drum beat, played backwards using tape.