Parliament’s ‘Mothership Connection’

Parliament’s ‘Mothership Connection’ is their fourth (and the first to feature Maceo Parker and Fred Wesley) album released on December 15, 1975.

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Track Listing : 1.P. Funk (Wants To Get Funked Up) (George Clinton, William Collins, Bernard Worrell) – 07:41 . 2.Mothership Connection (Star Child) (George Clinton, William Collins, Bernard Worrell) – 06:13 . 3.Unfunky Ufo (George Clinton, William Collins, Garry Shider) – 04:23 . 4.Supergroovalisticprosifunkstication (George Clinton, William Collins, Garry Shider, Bernard Worrell) – 05:03 . 5.Handcuffs (George Clinton, Glenn Goins, John Mclaughlin) – 04:02 . 6.Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker) (Jerome Brailey, George Clinton, William Collins) – 05:46 . 7.Night Of The Thumpasorus Peoples (George Clinton, William Collins, Garry Shider) – 05:10

Musicians : George Clinton – Vocals . Bootsy Collins – Bass, Drums, Guitar, Percussion, Vocals . Bernie Worrell – Keyboards, Synthesizer . Sidney Barnes – Vocals, Handclaps . Reginald Rasputin Boutte – Vocals, Handclaps . Gary Cooper – Drums, Handclaps, Percussion, Voices . Bryan Chimenti – Vocals, Handclaps . Deborah Wright – Vocals, Handclaps . Glen Goins – Guitar, Vocals . Raymond Davis – Vocals . Grady Thomas – Vocals . Debbie Edwards – Vocals, Handclaps . Pamela Vincent – Vocals, Handclaps . Clarence “Fuzzy” Haskins – Vocals . Archie Ivy – Vocals, Handclaps . Taka Khan – Vocals, Handclaps . Garry Shider – Guitar, Vocals . Michael Hampton – Guitar . Calvin Simon – Vocals . Cordell Mosson – Bass . Michael Brecker – Horn . Randy Brecker – Horn . Joe Farrell – Horn . Maceo Parker – Horn . Fred Wesley – Horn

Production : Produced By George Clinton

Package : David Alexander – Photography . Gribbitt! – Art Direction . Tom Vickers – Liner Notes

Recorded 1975.

Released On December 15, 1975 By Casablanca Records.

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Sputnikmusic.com
As I’ve said plenty of times in this review, the best thing about the album is the funkiness of it. The music may not be the most virtuosic or awe-inspiring, but it groovesand that is all funk is really supposed to do. […]

Rolling Stone
But this album refuses to be taken seriously, except as Clinton’s parody of modern funk. After all, it was George Clinton who renamed James Brown the “Grandfather of Soul.” […]

PopMatters
Mothership Connection was a musical game changer, a collage of slang, catch phrasesand political swipes at the establishment disguised as nothing more than a desire to hear the “funk”. […]

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