Let's Take It to the Stage

Let's Take It to the Stage

by Funkadelic
     
 

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One of Funkadelic's goofiest releases, Let's Take It to the Stage also contains more P-Funk all-time greats as well, making for a grand balance of the serious and silly. Perhaps the silliest is at the end -- there's not much else one can call the extended oompah/icing rink start ofSee more details below

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One of Funkadelic's goofiest releases, Let's Take It to the Stage also contains more P-Funk all-time greats as well, making for a grand balance of the serious and silly. Perhaps the silliest is at the end -- there's not much else one can call the extended oompah/icing rink start of "Atmosphere." The title track is as much a call to arms as "Free Your Mind and Your Ass Will Follow" is, but with a more direct musical performance and a more open nod to party atmospheres (not to mention the source of one of Andrew Dice Clay's longest-running bits). The targets of the band's good-natured wrath are, in fact, other groups -- "Hey, Fool and the Gang! Let's take it to the stage!" There's no mistaking the track that immediately follows makes it even more intense -- "Get off Your Ass and Jam" kicks in with one bad-ass drum roll and then scorches the damn place down, from guitar solo to the insanely funky bass from Cordell "Boogie" Mosson. It may only be two and a half minutes long, but it alone makes the album a classic. Hearing Bootsy Collins' unmistakable vocals is usually enough to get anything on the crazy tip, but "Be My Beach" (Collins' Funkadelic vocal debut) just makes it all the more fun, as does the overall air of silly romance getting nuttier as it goes. "Good to Your Earhole" sets the outrageous mood just right -- it's one of the band's tightest monsters of funk, guitars sprawling all over the place even as the heavy-hitting rhythm doesn't let one second of groove get lost. Of course, there's also one totally notorious number to go with it, but "No Head No Backstage Pass" has one of the craziest rhythms on the whole album, not to mention lip-smackingly nutty lines delivered with the appropriate leer.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/24/1992
Label:
Southbound Records
UPC:
0029667374415
catalogNumber:
44
Rank:
83471

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Funkadelic   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Parliament   Contributor
Bernie Worrell   Composer
Eddie Hazel   Contributor
Bill Bass   Contributor
Honeys   Contributor
Ray Davies   Composer
Bootsy Collins   Composer,Contributor
Ron Bykowski   Composer,Contributor
Jim Callon   Engineer
George Clinton   Composer,Producer
Gary "Mudbone" Cooper   Contributor
Ramon Tiki Fulwood   Composer
Clarence "Fuzzy" Haskins   Composer
Reggie McBride   Contributor
Garry Shider   Composer
Calvin Simon   Composer
Grady Thomas   Composer
Pedro Bell   Art Direction
Lleb of Funkadelia   Liner Notes
Paul Warren   Contributor
Jim Uitti   Engineer
Frosty   Contributor
Mike Hammond   Composer
Grace Cook   Composer
"Boogie" C. Mosson   Composer

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