“Mothership Connection” by Parliament - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1975Album Chart of the Decade: 1970s1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die external-link.png

TJR says

A whole lotta rhythm goin’ down… yowsa yowsa yowsa etc etc. Can’t say I was ever overly impressed by George Clinton’s hipster-approved brand of pop-funk, but “Mothership Connection” certainly had its moments – the cartoon-esque wide-eyed tongue-in-cheek humour helped some, as did the addition of disgruntled members from the JB’s horn section, Fred Wesley and Maceo Parker. I’ll take them over Earth, Wind & Fire anyday. Describing the album’s concept, George said: “We had put black people in situations nobody ever thought they would be in, like the White House. I figured another place you wouldn't think black people would be was in outer space. I was a big fan of Star Trek, so we did a thing with a pimp sitting in a spaceship shaped like a Cadillac, and we did all these James Brown-type grooves, but with street talk and ghetto slang.

The Jukebox Rebel

A1 [07:41] 6.4.png Parliament - P-Funk (Wants To Get Funked Up) (George Clinton, William Collins, Bernie Worrell) Disco / Funk
A2 [06:13] 6.1.png Parliament - Mothership Connection (Star Child) (George Clinton, William Collins, Bernie Worrell) Disco / Funk
A3 [04:23] 7.1.png Parliament - Unfunky UFO (George Clinton, William Collins, Garry Shider) Disco / Funk
B1 [05:03] 6.0.png Parliament - Supergroovalisticprosifunkstication (George Clinton, William Collins, Bernie Worrell, Garry Shider) Disco / Funk
B2 [04:02] 5.0.png Parliament - Handcuffs (George Clinton, Glen Goins, McLaughlin) Disco / Funk
B3 [05:46] 7.7.png Parliament - Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker) (George Clinton, William Collins, Jerome Brailey) Disco / Funk
B4 [05:10] 6.2.png Parliament - Night Of The Thumpasorus Peoples (George Clinton, William Collins, Garry Shider) Disco / Funk

© The Jukebox Rebel 2005-2020 All Rights Reserved