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Stretchin Out in Bootsy's Rubber Band

Bootsy Collins, Bootsy's Rubber BandAudio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (October 16, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Collector's Choice
  • ASIN: B000VBJD4M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #298,311 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Stretchin' Out (In a Rubber Band)
2. Psychoticbumpschool
3. Another Point of View
4. I'd Rather Be With You
5. Love Vibes
6. Physical Love
7. Vanish in Our Sleep

Editorial Reviews

Bootsy put his time served with James Brown and George Clinton to good use on his first solo album, laying down some impossibly funky tracks anchored by his beast of a bass. 'I'd Rather Be with You' and 'Stretchin' Out (in a Rubber Band)' were the hits, but the whole thing's essential, with some tasty horn charts cooked up by fellow JB's Fred Wesley and Maceo Parker. The complete 1976 release!

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars They call me Casper... March 15, 2003
By Teddy
Format:Audio CD
Let me take you back just a little a time of 6-inch afros, platform shoes, strawberry and coconut scented afro hairspray, dashikis, Mad Dog 20/20, Wild Irish Rose and Yago Sangria wine. (I never thought some of these things would make a comeback in the late `90s and 21st century...but...oh well.) It's the mid `70s, the funk decade, and I'm a freshman at Salem State College in Salem, MA. My roommate burst into the room late one Saturday night, and he was ecstatic as he described a song ("Stretchin' Out...") he had just heard played at the campus radio station. We were, and still are, loyal funkateers, as he explained that Funkadelic/Parliament's bass player, Bootsy Collins, had gone solo. Other than seeing his name on P-Funk album credits, I had no idea who Bootsy was or what he looked like, but I knew if he was associated with the funk mob he had to be badder than a 3-year-old in church early Sunday morning. When I finally purchased and had the opportunity to listen to the entire album, I was blown away. With the volume knob turned to 10, I must've pumped those grooves into my cerebral cortex at least three dozen times that day before I finally gave the album a much needed rest.
From start to finish, this album quenches your thirst for the sweet nectar of old-school funk. The opening track "Stretchin Out..." is so nasty and funky you'll swear you can smell and see the vapors comin' off the disc/album, and you're personally introduced to the sub-sonic twangs and bangs of Bootsy's intergalactic, custom-made "Space Bass"; you'll never be the same again. Just as you're ready to give your booty a rest, "Psychoticbumpschool" snatches you by bootyus maximus and forces you, although pleasantly, to shake what your mamma gave ya.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Casper's Ghost January 25, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Speaking as a serious funkateer, a devout follower of the p-funk crew, I was hesitant to embrace the various side projects of the pfunk members. A friend told me to check this album out and I'm glad he did. Usually it takes about 2 or 3 times to listen to an album for me to start getting into the funk, but from I was bobbin and weavin from the gate on this one. You could really call this a parliament or funkadelic album since all the essential members are here, but Bootsy puts it over the top. I mean he grabs the groove by the throat and doesn't let go. All tracks are solid, but the first 2 tracks are killer. My recommendation is to fall asleep listening to the final track, you'll be guaranteed to be visited by Bootsy and Bernie in your dreams. Funky dreams!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars hallelulah October 11, 2001
Format:Audio CD
man you must buy this cd if you love p-funk, or is a bootsy fan, this cd has punishing basslicks all to the last song, the first jam stretchin out has bootsy introducing casper to the world the jam is infectuious man, then the next cut psychoticbumpskool has casper coming back to haunt us for a second round while the rubber band gives us their names then bootsy gives us a punishing wicked bassline you'll be like man does this stop, funk no-then another point of view has casper for a third round this time the rubber band goes maggot brain, damn-catfish is underrated, i'd rather be with you is one of the best p-funk songs of all time and one of the most sampled mudbone gets his props, i love boot's vocals he made ballads cool, the next cut love vibes features leslyn bailey who only stuck around for this album, not a bad jam at all highly overlooked, the cut physical love is the bomb for these reasons, 1 bootsy gives us a wicked bassline, 2 mudbone, and les sound good together, then finally this song features guitar work from eddie hazel himself can this not be even more funky, the last cut vanish in our sleep is the swan song the vocals are dreamy like i said the bomb props to bootsy the greatest bassist of all time, mudbone, p-nut, leslyn bailey, bernie worrell, fred wesley, maceo, kush, catfish, frank waddy, rick gardner the rubber band was one of p-funk's best side projects thank you james brown and george clinton for recognizing bootsy's talent.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bootsy's Debutante Ball May 4, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Bootsy's solo debut showed the funk community and even George Clinton what he was really made of. His tight, disciplined tutilage under James Brown and the over-the-top, extreme rhythms born from Clinton meshes into a unique, individual Bootsy experience. The title track and "Psychoticbumpschool" are space bass monsters. Bootsy's ballads are also spectacular, and overall are better than the Parliament attempts at ballads. "Physical Love" is the most explicit, sleazy bass-funk romp I have ever heard. Between Eddie Hazel's guitar and Bootsy's bass, I am torn between as to why I truly love this song. You must have this CD if you claim to be a funkateer. Note: Don't sleep on "Another Point of View": this song reeks of soulful stankness.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Gee Money A Rubber Fan" January 24, 2006
Format:Audio CD
The Year was 1976. I was basically into soul music, 19 years old and in the Navy. that's when a heard a friendly BOOOO! This album blue me away because it was vastly different from anything that I had ever herard. I am a trombonist and Fred Wesley was my idol a member of Booty's " Horny Horns" section. The only thing about this music was somewhat familiar to me was some of that James Brown flavor in the horn licks. But man that Space bass and razor sharp synthesizer had me listening over and over again to try and figure out just what they were doing. My favorite track is "Love Vibes. This album helped to usher in that electric funk sound that was never mastered by anyone except Booty and of course Dr. Funkenstien himself. If you are a true lover of the funk grab this one...YAA We're Funkin ON Babba.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 15 days ago by Donald E. Miller
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT
I loved being able to but this for MP3 and then download to my computer. This is a album from my youth, that I can now enjoy!!!
Published 3 months ago by Washington, DC
5.0 out of 5 stars The good old days
This is one album that I had been searching for the songs bring back the good old memories of how music was made for real
Published 4 months ago by The Disable One
5.0 out of 5 stars Man!...Love That Bass!...
I have been a huge fan of Bootsy's since the late 70s, but I have never owned this lp. So in 2014 (!) I decided to purchase it and it was the best decision I ever made. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Greg Huffman
5.0 out of 5 stars Cincinnati Kidd
I grew up with Bootsy in Cincinnati. James Brown discovered him and hired him to play bass. After James , he played for Funkadelic and went on to form Bootsy's Rubberband. Read more
Published 13 months ago by George H. Darden
5.0 out of 5 stars BOOTZILLA STRECHIN OUT BOBBA!!!!
P funk @ it's finest!! He's a rhinestone rock star monsta of a doll BOBBA!! The baddest bass player and funkiest player of em all!! Mr. William bootsy Collins!! Read more
Published 15 months ago by Judah divine truth
4.0 out of 5 stars Oldie Goldie!!
Reminded me of yesteryear! Bootsy and his band laid down the funk and then "I'd Rather Be With You" is a favorite also.
Published 19 months ago by Ronald M. Coley, Jr
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Bootsy
Bootsy made a lot of great albums but not quite like his debut. Thats not saying bootsy didn't make his siginature songs after 76 but as a whole the albums didn't flow as... Read more
Published on August 14, 2012 by Santa Floss
5.0 out of 5 stars Smashing!!
Fantastic album - Leatheracci designed the outfit Bootsy wore for the cover shoot. So proud to be a part of the Bootsy Collins History!!
Published on October 20, 2011 by Leatheracci
5.0 out of 5 stars greatest bass player eva
boot's iz jimi hendrix on bass! simple as dat! if u don't noe,go 2 funk school nicca!
Published on October 2, 2010 by Judah divine truth
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