Parliament-Funkadelic leader George Clinton found himself alone after the band broke up amid a flurry of lawsuits and personal problems that plagued some of the bandmembers. Still, when Clinton decided to become a solo artist, signing a deal with Capitol Records, he used some of his former bandmembers, including Bernie Worrell, one-time Ohio Players member Junie Morrison, Richard Griffith, Eddie Hazel, Gary Shider, and frequent James Brown collaborator Fred Wesley during sessions at United Sound Studios and The Disc in Detroit, MI. During one session, Clinton improvised lyrics about an unusual dog against a track that was going in reverse. Becoming "Atomic Dog," Shider and David Lee Chong added arrangements. With the word "atomic" in the title, it's possible Clinton may have been vibing off of the nuclear war scare that permeated the times. Co-produced by Clinton and Ted Currier, "Atomic Dog" dug into the number one R&B spot for four weeks, peaking at number 101 pop in the spring of 1983. The song's music video was a cartoon creation that echoed the '40s/'50s movie cartoons of Tex Avery. His Computer Games album also included the Top 20 R&B single "Loopzilla."