Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
One Giveth the Count Taketh Away
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B
Bootsy?s last solo album for Warner Brothers didn?t make much of a mark commercially, as the R&B audience turned more and more to slick dance-pop and drum machines. But it?s still Bootsy, who is, as one track on the album ... more »
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Bootsy?s last solo album for Warner Brothers didn?t make much of a mark commercially, as the R&B audience turned more and more to slick dance-pop and drum machines. But it?s still Bootsy, who is, as one track on the album puts it, the ''#1 Funkateer!'' The complete 1982 release!
Takes A Lickin' And Keeps On Tickin'
Darrin Brown | Savannah, Georgia | 10/10/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I never thought this album got the props it deserved. One of Bootsy's funkiest !!! From "Shyne O Myte" to "The Funky Functioneer" every track is P-Funk, Un-Cut Funk....DA BOMB !!! Bootsy was way ahead of his time. The things this cat can do with a bass. I remember buying this album back in 1982 when it was released and off and on I've been playing it ever since. Eventhough I bought the cd, ain't nothing like watching that vinyl go round and round and listening to Casper's voice exploed thru those Cerwin Vegas in the crib. "Excon of Love" is the joint ! All of Booty's slow jams were. Just didn't get the credit they deserved. If you have this one...you are of the funk - if you don't have it....GET IT...and become one with the funk."
Daaamn that's funky shhhh...
funk-ed-up | nl | 05/17/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"got this on wax for a little last month.
this one rock's man! i wanted to use a track i heard and liked just after buying for a mix. so i got the record and skipped to find the "right" track(this is what i as a dj do quite a lot).
i just couldn't find it, they where all so ... good. i ended up listening to the complete thing a couple of times"
(3.5 stars) You'd be surprised at how good this is
finulanu | Here, there, and everywhere | 11/26/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"You know, I was really afraid of this record before I heard it. For one, the title is totally ridiculous, and not "funny-ridiculous", either, just "stupid-ridiculous". Same goes for the cover. For another, this is supposed to be Bootsy's worst album; for a third, the shorter running times made me think that Bootsy had sold out; for a fourth, the first four songs begin with ludicrous spoken introductions. For a fifth, two of them suck: "Shine-O-Myte" was probably phoned in by Bootsy when he was feeling neither funky nor friendly (Go buy the first record if you don't get that!), and "Countracula" doesn't get any better from its awful introduction. But when I actually listened to it, I discovered it really wasn't all that bad! A ton better than Boot, which had like a good song and a half on it. As an axis of the Clinton/Collins/Worrell songwriting team, Bootsy had always been more groovesmith than tunesmith. But Bootsy's a flexible guy (he's in a rubber band, after all), and he shows us he can make things work in a more confined format, too - witness the electrofunk "#1 Funkateer"; the high-octane horn-fueled "So Nice You Name Him Twice", and the funny "Landshark", with a powerful, propulsive groove. The best song to me is the weird ballad "Excon (of Love)", which besides having an awesome title again has all kinds of Bootsy's odd persona, which otherwise doesn't really show up much here - you think that's why he constantly drops his own name? I do. Yes, it's a sellout, and it has some really poor songs ("What's W-R-O-N-G Radio" is a rewrite of "Standing on the Verge of Getting it On"); "Music to Smile By" and "Play on Playboy" are little more than titles to me, if you get where I'm going. But there are four pretty solid songs here, so I gotta give this one a solid thumbs-up. Better than What's Bootsy Doin', that's for sure!"