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America Eats It's Own Young [CASSETTE] [Import]

Funkadelic Audio Cassette
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  • Audio Cassette (1 July 1991)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Westbound Records Us
  • ASIN: B000001TVI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

1. You Hit the Nail on the Head
2. If You Don't Like the Effects, Don't Produce the Cause
3. Everybody Is Going to Make It This Time
4. Joyful Process
5. We Hurt Too
6. Loose Booty
7. Philmore
8. I Call My Baby Pussycat
9. America Eats Its Young
10. Biological Speculation
11. That Was My Girl
12. Balance
13. Miss Lucifer's Love
14. Wake Up

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars RAW, DIRTY AND FUNKY! 13 Nov 2003
Format:Audio CD
Those who are familiar with only "classic" P-Funk, like Funkadelic's "One Nation..." and Parliament's "Mothership Connection" and "Funkentelechy..." are in for a surprise.
There are hammonds, harmonicas, high voices versus low with a funky late 60's sound. It's hard to figure that it was recorded the same year as Ohio Players' "Pleasure" (1972), considering the studio sound.
The multiple-styled 7-minute "You Hit The Nail..." is a perfect introduction to what is to follow. There are highlights like the well arranged instrumental "A Joyful Process", the groove-party "Loose Booty", horn driven "Philmore", "That Was My Girl" with a typical Clinton vocal up front, and the jammin' "Wake Up". Constant changes in instrumentation are being made, hence it never gets boring - a lot of surprises. String sections are featured on several tracks.
One turn-off is the mix of the lead vocal on the renamed "I Call My Baby Pussycat" - it's too low, possibly remixed on purpose because of the words being "too naughty" or something (the songs original title did not include the words "I call my baby" or "cat"...
The horns seem to be arranged and mixed to fill out spaces which they do perfectly; they're never in your face or too far away.
The whole album has a very specific feeling and sound, like no other. You get a feeling that this is one to treasure, since nothing is ever going to sound like this again. Too many people play on this recording for me to be specific about personnel, but Clinton, Worrell, Hazel, Shider, T.Lampkin, T.Fulwood, C.Mosson, Phelps & Bootsy Collins are included.
Don't miss out on this!
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5.0 out of 5 stars vinyl rules 13 Oct 2009
Format:Vinyl
I had quite a gap in hearing America... for the first time to finally getting it on cd. while the re-master is great, it didn't quite sound as good, especially on the more rock-out psychedlic 4th side. thankfully I bought this vinyl as a birthday present for someone & my faith has been restored. put simply, it sounds awesome.
if you really want to get the full kick from the Funkadelic rhythm section, vinyl is the way to go. and I haven't even mentioned that glorious gatefold sleeve....
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Curious Crossover 13 Dec 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This album represents a halfway house between the soulful vibes of George Clinton's close-harmony "Parliaments" and the full-on psychedelic and electronic funky weirdness of later Funkadelic albums. Both styles are represented - "Everybody's gonna make it" is a full on soulful wail-along classic, while the spaced out sexed up "I call my Baby Pussycat" and "America Eats Its Young" are as weird as anything you'd find Funkadelic putting out later in the 70's. There are also a couple of fast-paced funky numbers - "You Hit The Nail On The Head" and the truly demented "Philmore" in addition to the ubiquitous "Loose Booty".
Does this mishmash work? Er... not really. The album feels bitty, and some of the tracks are really quite dreadful - "We Hurt Too" being the kind of ballad that launched a thousand tomatoes. However, what this album does possess in abundance is energy. Sex, politics, racial tension and Black Power are themes that drive through this album, making it a highly interesting indication of where the band had been and where they were going.
It is also a rather long album - 76 odd minutes, so is quite a good vfm buy, but as I've said, it could have been made a little shorter by removing one or two appalling tracks. All in all, this album is rough, not polished (just listen to the trumpet in "Philmore"!) but great fun overall. Possibly not a Funkadelic album to start a collection with, but a must for enthusiasts.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars COMPELLING 4 Nov 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
THIS ALBUM WAS ORGINIALLY RELEASE AS A DOUBLE ALBUM I HAVE IT WHEN IT FIRST WAS RELEASE ON VINYL AND AFTER ALL THESE YEARS . THIS IS STILL THE MOST COMPELLING INTRIGUING FUNKADELIC ALBUM EVER. WHAT MAKES IT THIS WAY IS GEORGE AND HIS P-FUNK GANG WAS GOIN THRU A TRANSITIONAL PERIOD EXPERIMENTING WITH DIFFERENT SOUNDS R N B, BLUES, ROCK, FUNK, ACID TRIP ROCK ETC.. IT IS ALL HERE IN ONE ALBUM..
THE GROOVES ARE INTOXICATING VOCALS ARE EXCELLENT.. THIS IS TRULY ONE OF THE BEST EARLIER FUNKADELIC ALBUMS
SOME OF THE HIGHTLIGHTS (FAV.. CUTS) A JOYFUL PROCESS , LOOSE BOOTY, PHILMORE, I CALL MY BABY PUSSYCAT FUNKATEERS PICK IT UP
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Listen closely and you won't miss too much. 21 Jan 1999
By Erik Blood - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I've listened to this album countless times and everytime I find something that amazes me. Given the time that this was originally released, some of the sounds being created may only be explainable through the space-age manner of thought that followed with Parliament. The first track is the most amazing to me. With several (suprisingly well fitting) changes, we hear a little blues, a little soul, a little techno (and you gotta listen deep in the first section to know what I'm talking about,) and a whole lotta funk. Then there's of course "Joyful Process" which we've all heard a piece of on countless hip-hop classics, but it's still the only song that can get me to sing a hymn. "Balance" is the best psychodelic rock song ever written. And "Biological Speculation" is just the most comfortable music I can recall, with some of the most disturbing lyrics.
I can't keep going or I won't stop. Just pick up a copy, or ask your mama if she's got one hidden.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Raw, unrefined, revolutionary entropy. 3 Mar 2000
By yygsgsdrassil - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is for the urban rebel in you. It's not rock, rap, jazz, blues or R&B, it's a mutation that somewhat includes them all. Over 25 years old and folks're still trying to catch up with it. I have a vinyl and CD copy of this--I remember we had to hide the cover from Mumsy so she wuddn't trip. Anyway, my jams from this are the singles "Joyful Process" (Bernie Worrell's funky clavinet to strings? You better believe it!) and "Loose Booty", the psychedelic psychodrama, "They Call My Bebe Putty"(--what can I say?) and Bootsy's primal rubbery "Philmore". Ed Hazel, Tiki Fulwood, Dave van De Pitt, et al, et al, make a socio-political statement to save the rain forest...NOT Exactly, but, I'd wager the cause of this artistry came about from something seen in 1970's Detroit and it prob'ly wuzzn't a Ford Pinto....or, on second thought, it could'da been...remember, too, Clinton saw hisself as the anti-Gordy and his mob was the un-Motown...dig?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Black 19 Mar 2000
By mistermaxxx08 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
this is a strong Album that speaks Volumes about Life In America.The Music covers a wide Spectrum but the feel&tone is Very Black.alot of Pride&Soul.this Album pulls no Strings about what is Going on.Albums Like This one is Ground-Breaking.George Clinton&crew were 20 years ahead of the curve.This Takes James Brown's Say it Loud I'm Black&Proud one step higher.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Mind-Bending Journey. 15 July 2002
By WILLIE A YOUNG II - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This double LP was a revolution upon it's release 30 years ago and still stands as a masterwork today. While it doesn't top listeners or critics lists very often, it's a favorite for us more adventurous listeners because it defies conventional wisdom and tastes. The opening instrumental "You Hit The Nail On The Head" sets the tone for what turns out to be a rather unpredictable ride as it melds touches of jazz, rock and of course, funk and soul into a vibrant and enthralling whole. "If You Don't Like The Effect, Don't Produce The Cause" is not only a cool title but a rather apt description and indictment of our actions and reactions. "We Hurt Too" is a gloriously over the top ballad that sounds both operatic and silly at the same time! My personal favorite "Loose Booty" is a tightly wound ball of funk/rock that sounds like a party jam on the surface but houses a dead serious message about drug abuse ('why do you think they call it dope?') and will move both mind and body. "Ms. Lucifer's Love is just plain wierd but you'll dig it just the same. The most impressive thing about "America Eats...." is it's heavy debt to psychedelic rock, while the charging rhythms, heavily layered arrangements and mind-melting gutiar licks could have been simply a gimmick, they actually enhance and leaven the heavy-handed nature of the lyrics. This music is not for the faint-hearted. A Masterpiece.
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