“Motor Booty Affair” by Parliament - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1978Album Chart of the Decade: 1970s

TJR says

The sixth album in five years from the pop branch of the Clinton funk empire begins with a film-esque voiceover thus: “From the ocean comes a notion, That the real eyes lies in rhythm, And the rhythm of vision is a dancer, From the lookin' come the seeing, One with real eyes realize, The rhythm of vision is a dancer, And when he dance, it's always on the One”. And so the latest Parliament concept album is revealed: it's to be a great underwater adventure. The unfunny and largely tiresome affair is saved only by “Aqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop)” which is so deeply grooved that you forgive the cartoon character nonsense. Commercially, their golden period continues; “Motor Booty Affair” gave them their fourth consecutive Top 30 album in the USA.

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A1 [06:46] 3.8.png Parliament - Mr. Wiggles (George Clinton, William Collins, Michael Hampton) Jazz
A2 [05:37] 4.4.png Parliament - Rumpofsteelskin (George Clinton, William Collins) Disco / Funk
A3 [04:42] 3.2.png Parliament - (You’re A Fish And I’m A) Water Sign (George Clinton, Garry Shider, Walter Morrison, Richard Griffith) R n B
A4 [06:43] 6.7.png Parliament - Aqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop) (George Clinton, William Collins, Bernie Worrell) Disco / Funk
B1 [03:46] 4.6.png Parliament - One Of Those Funky Things (George Clinton, Ron Banks) Disco / Funk
B2 [04:25] 4.1.png Parliament - Liquid Sunshine (George Clinton, Linda Brown, Jim Vitti, Bob Bishop) Disco / Funk
B3 [05:16] 4.8.png Parliament - The Motor-Booty Affair (George Clinton, Walter Morrison, Ron Ford, Garry Shider) Disco / Funk
B4 [09:09] 4.0.png Parliament - Deep (William Collins, Walter Morrison, George Clinton) Disco / Funk

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