Motor Booty Affair

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All Music Guide - Jason Elias
By this point Parliament was one of the most accomplished and intelligent bands in music. With albums like Mothership Connection and The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein, George Clinton's druggy and patently eccentric humor often obscured the enviable musicianship throughout. Motor Booty Affair is no doubt another classic album and the perfect follow-up to 1977's Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome. On Motor Booty Affair, Clinton decides to yuck it up more with a great underwater concept and a few of his stronger alter egos, including the rhythmically challenged Sir Nose D' Void of Funk and his friend Rumpofsteelskin. The deft and airy "Mr. Wiggles" has Clinton taking on the ...
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All Music Guide - Jason Elias
By this point Parliament was one of the most accomplished and intelligent bands in music. With albums like Mothership Connection and The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein, George Clinton's druggy and patently eccentric humor often obscured the enviable musicianship throughout. Motor Booty Affair is no doubt another classic album and the perfect follow-up to 1977's Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome. On Motor Booty Affair, Clinton decides to yuck it up more with a great underwater concept and a few of his stronger alter egos, including the rhythmically challenged Sir Nose D' Void of Funk and his friend Rumpofsteelskin. The deft and airy "Mr. Wiggles" has Clinton taking on the persona of Wiggles, the "DJ of the affair" as he says: "Mr. Wiggles here on roller skates and a yo-yo/Acting a fool." The hypnotic "Rumpofsteelskin" has a great bassline and inventive and infectious background vocals. The closest thing to a ballad here is the astrologically savvy "You're a Fish and I'm A Water Sign." The well-produced "Aqua Boogie A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop" with its handclaps and high-pitched basslines basically set the standards for the sound of R&B in the coming decade. The sleeper of the album, "One of Those Funky Things," is filled with timbales, congas, and Bernie Worrell's great synth signatures. The last track, "Deep," has great, understated riffs from the Horny Horns. Although many Parliament efforts can't be fully appreciated unless the whole catalogue is nearby, Motor Booty Affair stands on its own merits and sustains the laugh throughout.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/18/1990
  • Label: Mercury
  • UPC: 042284262125
  • Catalog Number: 842621
  • Sales rank: 3,083

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Parliament Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Bernie Worrell Synthesizer, Keyboards, Vocals
Maceo Parker Horn
Greg Black Horn
Bootsy Collins Bass, Guitar, Drums
Linda Brown Background Vocals
George Clinton Vocals
Phelps "Catfish" Collins Guitar
Gary "Mudbone" Cooper Drums, Vocals
Benny Cowan Horn
Rodney Curtis Bass
Raymond Davis Vocals
Ron Ford Vocals
Mallia Franklin Background Vocals
Larry Frantangelo Percussion
Rick Gardner Horn
Richard "Kush" Griffith Horn, Background Vocals
Michael Hampton Guitar
Tyrone Lampkin Drums
Lynn Mabry Background Vocals
Cordell Mosson Bass
Garry Shider Guitar, Vocals
Dawn Silva Background Vocals
Greg Thomas Horn
Jeanette "Baby" Washington Background Vocals
Fred Wesley Horn
Debbie Wright Background Vocals
Shirley Hayden Background Vocals
Mike Payne Background Vocals
Cheryl James Background Vocals
Larry Heckstall Background Vocals
J.S. Theracon Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals
Joey Zalabok Background Vocals
Robert Johnson Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Bernie Worrell Composer
Pete Bishop Engineer
Bootsy Collins Composer
George Clinton Composer, Producer
Richard "Kush" Griffith Arranger, Composer
Michael Hampton Composer
Michael Iacopelli Engineer
Greg Riley Engineer
Garry Shider Composer
Jim Vitti Engineer
Fred Wesley Arranger
J.S. Theracon Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Brilliant Album Of Sounds And Beauty

    What's wrong with ''Frank Zappa-isms,'' man? Ain't nothin'. For real, this album is one of the most amazingly crafted works of art I have ever been witness to. The sounds within the album range from freaked-out bizarro funk to multilayered groove beats. Songs like ''One Of Those Funky Thangs'' utilize every instrument that exists, practically, throwing stuff in that only somebody like George Clinton could conceive of. Throughout the album, sound effects are created and used in the weirdest ways possible. Most notable is the ''underwater voice'' effect, which pervades most every track. Seeing that the album is supposed to illustrate a tripped out underwater dance party, I think that Clinton and the crew bring to full realization what a ''concept album'' should be. There's a DJ for the affair (''Mr. Wiggles''), the traditional no-fun P-Funk villains (Sir Nose'D and ''Rumpofsteelskin''), two beautiful ballads (''I'm A Fish And You're A Water Sign'' and the title track, which really gets down), some goofy funk monsters (''Aqua Boogie'' and ''Deep''), and two other very interesting tracks--the aforementioned ''One Of Those Funky Thangs'' and the wild ''Liquid Sunshine.'' Altogether, these elements make something that is indescribable, wonderful, outrageous, and brilliant all at the same time. Get this album and become one with the rest of the world--on earth and underwater--you'll be sure to get really ''deep.''

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