It's not called Funkadelic, for reasons unknown to us common mortals, but make no mistake: more than 75 minutes of lean and well hung P-Funk, really not one bad song amongst them, what more would a starving P-Funk acolyte want?! Some of the songs try to give The P-Funk a "modern" face, meaning, they are assembled around beats we have heard before from many HipHop or NuSoul artists (Hard As Steel), but then woven into the songs are the typical Clinton vocal arrangements (lovely: the girl choruses), Bernie Worrell's gorgeous keyboard wizardry and of course, the Space Bass by Yours Truly. The music sounds like they come fresh from a Parliament (If Anybody Gets Funked Up, Summer Swim), a Funkadelic (T.A.P.O.A.F.O.M., Funky Kind) or a Bootsy session (New Spaceship, Sloppy Seconds). Sometimes, a Bluesy feeling comes through, like in the old days (T.A.P.O.A.F.O.M.). The band is tight as ever, and they're all there: Bootsy, Juni, Gary Shider, Michael Hampton, you name them! Personal favorites are Sloppy Seconds, Get Your Funk On, Funky Kind ... There wasn't really any production in Contemporary Black American Pop in '96 that came close to this one, and isn't that a pity! What the CD lacks is the loose and experimental touch which the great P-Funk records had. and it also lacks the timeless quality they had: after a while, you become aware you haven't played the CD for quite a while. Still, compliments to George and his mob. Play loud! Dance! Or simply - enjoy the fact that the mothership is still afloat!
T.A.P.O.A.F.O.M. - "The Awesome Power Of A Fully Operational Mothership" - for that, however, pick "Mothership Connection".