7 Songs, 39 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Rising from the Detroit crush of Parliament-Funkadelic (and an earlier James Brown association), bassist/vocalist Bootsy Collins and his Rubber Band travel mad expanses of sonic terrain using bewilderingly saucy personae and groove-slam jams. “Psychoticbumpschool” is a P-Funk Allstars knockout, and the title tune attacks the dull comfort of ’70s suburbia and disco monotony (“And glory be/The funk’s on me!”). Big-band horns and greasy R&B frame “Another Point of View,” and the mellow finally descends on “Love Vibes” (lead vocal by Leslyn Bailey) and the Sly Stone–ish “Vanish in Our Sleep.” This George Clinton–produced 1976 debut is a P-Funk essential.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Rising from the Detroit crush of Parliament-Funkadelic (and an earlier James Brown association), bassist/vocalist Bootsy Collins and his Rubber Band travel mad expanses of sonic terrain using bewilderingly saucy personae and groove-slam jams. “Psychoticbumpschool” is a P-Funk Allstars knockout, and the title tune attacks the dull comfort of ’70s suburbia and disco monotony (“And glory be/The funk’s on me!”). Big-band horns and greasy R&B frame “Another Point of View,” and the mellow finally descends on “Love Vibes” (lead vocal by Leslyn Bailey) and the Sly Stone–ish “Vanish in Our Sleep.” This George Clinton–produced 1976 debut is a P-Funk essential.

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