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Mothership Connection [Extra tracks, Original recording remastered]

ParliamentAudio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)

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listen  1. P-Funk (Wants To Get Funked Up) (Album Version) 7:39$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Mothership Connection (Star Child) (Album Version) 6:11$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  6. Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker) (Album Version) 5:44$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Night Of The Thumpasorus Peoples (Album Version) 5:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 8, 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Island / Mercury
  • ASIN: B00008RV1A
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,960 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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CD Remastered + 1 Prev. Unreleased 7"Version ("Star Child"

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60 of 64 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THEIR BREAKTHROUGH MASTERPIECE!! June 15, 2004
Format:Audio CD
I can remember when this album was current!
It was late 1975 going into '76 and the local
radio station were I lived at the time did
something really unique, and without any other
warning but to say "In a minute, some new sounds
from Parliament!" After a long commercial break,
they just came in with "Uh-good evening!..
Uh-Do not attempt to adjust your radio,
there is nothing wrong!...."
And from the opening track..
"P-Funk (Wants To Get Funked Up!)
to the closing track..
"Night Of The Thumpasaurus Peoples",
it seemed as though our local radio station
had been indeed taken over by funky freaked-out,
hip, witty & urbane spaced-out extra-terrestrial
pimps of the new groove known as "P-Funk",
which was like an underground cult & revolution
with its own slang, catch phrases, etc.
much like hip-hop (definitely the renegade child
of the Funk / R&B Soul of the late 60's to mid 70's!!)
later became to this generation!

Mind you, this was before MTV, BET or VH-1,
so THE MUSIC had to be visual and original to
inspire your imagination to create your own videos!
And then of course, there was the "P-Funk Earth Tour" which took
Parliament / Funkadelic, Bootsy's Rubberband, The Brides Of Funkenstein, etc.
on the road in a lavishly outrageous stage extravaganza
that could've definitely stood along with rock acts
of the day like KISS, David Bowie, Elton John,
Alice Cooper, etc. in it's theatricality!
This album was the one that set it off for the
P-Funk dynasty and cemented their place,
albeit far too underrated today, in pop history!!
I had this on LP & 8-track in the 70's, on cassette in
the 80's, and on CD since the early 2000's!!
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63 of 70 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funkification Reaches Across Time and Space! June 22, 2005
Format:Audio CD
1980. A nine-year old boy in a suburb of an average- sized city rummages through a bunch of old LPs he finds in a box in his parents' basement. Captain and Tennille (looks boring)... Elvis' Greatest Hits (looks boring)... Whoa! What's this? A guy dressed in a weird outfit coming out of a spaceship?!?! Now this looks interesting...

He puts on the LP... and the Funkification of suburbia has begun!

He finds the grooves and the lyrics as wacked out, weird, and just plain cool, as the guy on the cover. This is like nothing he's ever heard before! It becomes one of his favorite albums ever... through the big-hair 80s, and the depressing 90s, he always returned to be re-Funkified. When he's feeling down, he goes to the Funk ("Funk can not only move, it can re-move!") When he's feeling up, he goes to the Funk... every time is a good time for P-Funk!

Thank you George, Bootsy, and the rest!

And now I KNOW it must have been the Lollipop Man who came down from the Mothership to put this album of pure chocolate gold in that box of white-bread!!!
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars We Want the Funk October 22, 2004
Format:Audio CD
If you would ask any die hard funkateer what the best Parliament/Funkadelic album is, they would probably tell you "One Nation Under A Groove," or "Funkentelechy vs. the Placebo Syndrome," but I would have ot disagree. Those 2 albums are extremely funky, but the best would have to be this lp, Mothership Connection. From beginning to end, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell, and the rest of the gang blow your mind. It seems like once you start listening to "P. Funk Wants To Get Funked Up" you will understand the power of the Funk. Mothership Connection is a great song, with a hell of a bridge, "swing down, sweet chariot stop, and, let me ride!" (Later to be sampled by Dr. Dre in his song, "Let Me Ride.") All of the songs are on a whole different level from other records. Everyone knows the classic "Tear the Roof Off the Sucka," but I think that the last song, "Night of the Thumpasorus Peoples" is by far the funkiest. Bootsy goes way off on this one with that bass of his. If you are thinking about buying this album, then stop thinking, and buy it. If you buy it and think it wasnt worth your money, then you dont have a pulse, because this is straight funk. Also buy the lp's that I noted on above, "One Nation ..." and "Funkentelechy..." George and the boys get way less credit than they deserve, because if it werent for him, rap and some of the modern rock wouldn't be here today, not to mention not having the great songs to dance to that they created. 5 stars outta 5. "The Bomb"
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Make mine the P-Funk December 25, 2006
Format:Audio CD
In 1975, the Mothership touched down. Sure, there had been Parliament albums before this, but none had been remotely like this. It's a concept album, but don't let that scare you off, because the concept is funk from outer space that had been stored in the pyramids and was being retrieved by "Star Child". And the whole thing is as utterly goofball as the concept suggests. Okay, onto the music...

Things open with P-Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up), an excellent intro to the band's new direction if there ever was one. It's eight minutes of groove, with George (and Sir Lollipop Man, alias the long-haired sucka)'s hilarious, offhand spoken comments about how Funk can save your life - but only P-Funk, that is funk played by station WEFUNK, which of course comes from space. The next song, Mothership Connection (Starchild) is arguably the best of the bunch. Of course you can dance to it, and you'll probably end up singing along with the "swing low, sweet chariot stop and/let me ride" bridge. Hell, you might even burst out singing it randomly when it isn't playing. It's happened to me.

You don't hear much about the next three tracks, but they're all worth hearing, too. First off is the ironically funky Unfunky UFO, about saving a "dying world" from its "unfunkiness", which to me means "its lack of peace and unity" - it's amazing just what Clinton could do with the "funk" metaphor. Madcap genius, or what? Anyway, great message, even better song. Supergroovalisticprosifunkstication (The Thumps Bump), one of the coolest titles ever (its only rival being Parliament's own Aqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadooloop)), follows. To me, this stretches the metaphor from last tune - maybe I'm overanalyzing, but if I am I like what I'm picking up.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Beam me up. I'm Funked to the max.
Another great work by the Masters of Funk. An essential for anyone who is serious about music. Enjoy with all your Funky soul
Published 16 days ago by bill
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Funk at its Best!
A great classic funk release. A 'must have' for anyone who loves funk, 'the whole funk and nothing, but the funk!' It's impossible to have a funk collection without this release.
Published 23 days ago by Karl W. Frederiksen
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best Parliament Albums
Great album. One of the best of the Parliamente Funkadelic era. Definitely would recommend to anyone and for those who lived that time, you had a gem.
Published 25 days ago by Hugo Cabrera
4.0 out of 5 stars yes I do like it.
but it was 8 years ago when I bought it...........kinda wonder why the review keeps popping up here and how they can keep track of it that long....... Read more
Published 29 days ago by wepampercampers
5.0 out of 5 stars PURE FUNK
George Clinton leads his Detroit crew of extraterrestrial brothers through a visionary album of science-fiction funk on jams such as "Supergroovalisticproifunkstrication"... Read more
Published 1 month ago by socalbiga
5.0 out of 5 stars The Mothership Takes Off!
The year was 1975 and after telling us about "Chocolate City and it's Vanilla Suburbs", the Parliament took off for the "Chocolate Milky Way" with this... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Shining Star
5.0 out of 5 stars vinyl collectiins
Excellent way to start vinyl collections. Cool album covers. will order more for my music room. very cool gifts. good way to compare prices and covers
Published 2 months ago by vicki wyatt
5.0 out of 5 stars SPACE IS THE PLACE
What else can i say about the Mothership. It is all good.Keep on your moon suit,keep sipping and grooving and moving
Published 3 months ago by anthony clarke
5.0 out of 5 stars old school
I am old school enjoy my youth. It reminds me of my high school days when life was fun and no worries
Published 3 months ago by charles finkley Jr
5.0 out of 5 stars love this
love old school music if you remember this you know your old school music it's just good the only place I found it cheap was here
Published 8 months ago by Margo
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