is the fourth America Eats Its Young album (a double album) by Funkadelic, released in May of 1972. This was the first album to include the whole of the House Guests, including Bootsy Collins, Catfish Collins, Chicken Gunnels, Rob McCollough and Kash Waddy. It also features the Plainfield-based band U.S.(United Soul), which consisted of guitarist Garry Shider and bassist Cordell Mosson, on most of the tracks. Unlike previous Funkadelic albums, America Eats Its Young was recorded in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and in the UK. The original vinyl version contained a poster illustrated by Cathy Abel. The bottom of the poster features the first widespread appearance of the Funkadelic logo, which would later appear on the cover of the album .
Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On
Track listing [ edit ]
1. "A Joyful Process" (released as the B-side to "Loose Booty") Clinton, Worrell 6:10 2. "We Hurt Too" Clinton 3:47 3. "Loose Booty" (released as a single-Westbound 205) Clinton, Harold Beane 4:45 4. "Philmore" Bootsy Collins 2:40
1. "I Call My Baby Pussycat" Clinton, Billy Bass Nelson, Eddie Hazel 5:00 2. "America Eats Its Young" Beane, Clinton, Worrell 5:45 3. "Biological Speculation" Clinton, Ernie Harris 3:00 4. "That Was My Girl" Clinton, Sidney Barnes 3:41
1. "Balance" Clinton, Worrell 5:52 2. "Miss Lucifer's Love" Clinton, Haskins 5:50 3. "Wake Up" Clinton, James Wesley Jackson, Worrell 6:20
Everybody Is Going to Make It This Time [ edit ]
The song was recorded in
London, with the assistance of English drummer Ginger Baker, who was one of Clinton's favorite drummers.
A Joyful Process [ edit ]
This song starts off borrowing the music from the children's
Christian song, " Jesus Loves Me".
We Hurt Too [ edit ]
Loose Booty [ edit ]
Philmore [ edit ]
This song represents the first major songwriting effort of
Bootsy Collins as a member of Parliament-Funkadelic, and is widely considered the introduction to his musical persona.
I Call My Baby Pussycat [ edit ] George Clinton sang lead vocals, with Frank Waddy on drums.
The song is a remake of a faster version, titled "I Call My Baby Pussycat", recorded by
Parliament on their 1970 album . Two versions of the song (fast and slow), based on the original Parliament version, appear on the 1996 live Funkadelic release Osmium .
Live: Meadowbrook, Rochester, Michigan – 12th September 1971
This later version of the song was originally retitled "Pussy," and that title appears on the cover of some vinyl versions of the album, and on some modern CD reissues. Under record company pressure, the titled was restored to "I Call My Baby Pussycat," on future Parliament-Funkadelic releases featuring the song, and some future CD pressings of
America Eats Its Young. Both titles can be found on modern CD pressings of the album.
America Eats Its Young [ edit ]
Biological Speculation [ edit ]
That Was My Girl [ edit ]
The song is a remake of a 1965 version by
Balance [ edit ]
Lead Vocals: Bootsy Collins
Miss Lucifer's Love [ edit ]
"Miss Lucifer's Love" features vocals by
Fuzzy Haskins and string and horn arrangements by Bernie Worrell. Its songwriters are George Clinton and Fuzzy Haskins.
Lead vocal: Fuzzy Haskins
Lead guitar: Eddie Hazel
Wake Up [ edit ]
Personnel [ edit ]
Keyboards & Melodica: Bernie Worrell
Percussion: Zachary Frazier, Tiki Fulwood, Ty Lampkin, Kash Waddy
Guitar: Harold Beane, Catfish Collins, Ed Hazel, Garry Shider
Bass guitar: Bootsy Collins, Prakash John, Boogie Mosson
Trumpet: Bruce Cassidy, Arnie Chycoski, Ronnie Greenway, Chicken Gunnels, Al Stanwyck
Alto saxophone: Randy Wallace
Tenor saxophone: Robert McCullough
Steel guitar: Ollie Strong
Juice harp: James Wesley Jackson
Violin: Victoria Polley, Albert Pratz, Bill Richards, Joe Sera
Viola: Walter Babiuk, Stanley Solomon
Cello: Ronald Laurie, Peter Schenkman Vocals: Harold Beane, Diane Brooks, Bootsy Collins, Catfish Collins, George Clinton, Ray Davis, Ronnie Greenway, Clayton Gunnels, Fuzzy Haskins, Ed Hazel, Prakash John, Steve Kennedy, Garry Shider, Calvin Simon, Grady Thomas, Frank Waddy, Randy Wallace, Bernie Worrell
Billboard (North America)
Billboard (North America)
“A Joyful Process”
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