Ahh... The Name Is Bootsy, Baby!
Bootsy Collins’ second album saw him partner with P-Funk leader George Clinton and deliver the best album of his career. The satire is rich, while the brassy blips and the hip-swinging rhythms are ripe (check the title tune’s tongue-in–cheek solipsism and attendant groove). Collins’ riffs on sexual innuendo (“Pinocchio Theory,” “Rubber Duckie”) get the laughs, but then he’s a real lover, slowly pacing his hunger for a tryst on the candlelit “Munchies for Your Love.” The 1977 album is certainly a musical mind-expander of booty-call funk and R&B, but it’s also deceptively smart. And you get slow jams too.