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  • Vinyl (1 Jan. 1991)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Westbound
  • ASIN: B00004WNDP
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 174,826 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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0 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 8 Jan. 2001
Format: Audio CD
this was actually my FIRST funkadelic album(if numerous compilations and 'best ofs' dont count)... It took a lot of listening to for me to 'get into it'.........But when i took time out to listen to the whole album through, i was stunned!!!!... Its difficult to review it now that i own more of their definately stands out.... it is a deep album....and you find yourself agreeing with every word written on the sleeve..... ...its a difficult album to need to suss it out for yourself...... pedro bells artwork suits the album to a T ...ahhhh just buy it..... you know you wanted to anyway
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54 of 54 people found the following review helpful
A Tragedy of Funkadelic Proportions 22 Aug. 2002
By Jason Robey - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Between 1970 and 1975 Funkadelic released seven albums on the Westbound record label. All of them are essential. The fifth album, 1973's "Cosmic Slop", is as strong, soulful and funky as any other from this seminal period.
That "Cosmic Slop" didn't end up a cosmic flop is a testament to George Clinton's unparalleled skill as a producer. In 1972, after the release of "America Eats Its Young", things were falling apart for Funkadelic. Ace lead guitarist Eddie Hazel was incarcerated for drug possession and assault, bassist Billy Nelson quit and rhythm guitarist Lucius Ross overdosed on LSD and speed, leaving him incapacitated. Funkadelic essentially lost three of its founding members right before recording for "Cosmic Slop" began.
Funkadelic, though technically a group, was essentially a George Clinton "thang." Determined to make "Cosmic Slop" Clinton reincarnated the band. Nelson and Ross, though founding members, proved dispensable. Hazel was missed (but will return on later albums.) Gary Shider, a guitar virtuoso in his own right, takes his lead, contributing incredible, soulful vocals as well. And keyboardist Bernie Worrell comes into his own. In fact, a cobbled together Funkadelic proved as solid and formidable as any previous incarnation.
"Cosmic Slop" is brimming with classic P-funk essentials. "Nappy Dugout", replete with whistles and duck calls, starts the album in typical Funkadelic style. "You Can't Miss..." sounds like a lost "Maggot Brain" single (a good thing.) "March to the Witch's Castle" is, in my opinion, the saddest, darkest, most honest song ever written about the Vietnam War. (A masterpiece maybe?) "Let's Make It Last" is transcendent and soulful. "Cosmic Slop" is a classic, 'nuff said. "No Compute" sounds like, well, country-funk. The raunchy lyrics about a one-night stand are hilarious. "This Broken Heart" is a heartfelt cover of an old doo-wop number with a hysterical interlude. "Trash A-Go-Go" is a funked-out guitar jam, possibly the funkiest moment on the album. "Can't Stand the Strain" is a joyful Motownish number... Joyful, that is, until the lyrics sink in.
Lyrically "Cosmic Slop" tends to be a sad, bluesy album. Half of the songs are traditional soul tunes about love and heartache. The others deal with war, prostitution and drugs. Even though at times the lyrics are funny, there's a tragic quality to them overall.
Musically it's a soulful, funky, yet brazenly psychedelic album. Funkadelic stands for psychedelic funk, which is what you get on "Cosmic Slop." This album has little in common with late-70s disco-influenced Parliament and Funkadelic albums, like P's "The Mothership Connection" or F's "One Nation Under a Groove." Rather, think Sly Stone and Jimi Hendrix on acid and you're close.
Hope this helped. Funk on.
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
The band was the music, and now it sounds even better 2 Mar. 2008
By O. J. Dean - Published on
Format: Audio CD
When I look back at much I've spent on Funkadelic CDs and LPs, I have to say that this is most likely the best investment.
"Cosmic Slop" album released that was supposedly remastered. Yeah. Right. I picked up this one, played it, and was amazed at the the clarity, sharpness, and God knows what else. As a consumer I want quality and I got it. Whoever took this album and the songs, cleaned them up thoroughly then put them back down again deserves a day off. I heard instruments that I did not hear before. To whomever, I say "Thanks"!
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
A CULT FAVORITE 24 Feb. 2000
By Tony_Tone - Published on
Format: Audio CD
This has to be one of the most underated Funkadelic albums never gained any real chart status when was released in '73.. but this is still one of the most interesting albums they have put out dealing with such issues drug addiction ( Trash - A- GO-GO) a brutual rock track.. the very eerie vibe of March to the Witch Castle a recount of Viet War.. to the 70's soul of You cant miss what you measure.. To the slice of life every day hustle of Comsic Slop.. this is a great album.. Have to put this on the list of their best albums.. PICK IT UP REAL FUNK FANS
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Oops! amazon has the wrong titles listed for this one 5 Oct. 2003
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Beeware, newcomers to the Funk...the tracks listed above for "Cosmic Slop" are actually the tracks on 1972's "America Eats its Young," a delectable and somewhat more acid-rocky/Sly-ly influenced double album adventure typical of earlier Funkadelic jaunts. There is much sharp positivity and cunning linguistal social commentary on "America," as one might guess from its title. I'd give it four and a half stars. Minus one half for continuity, but plus four-and-one-half for brilliant power to move the mind and hips.
"Cosmic Slop" itself is one of the bestestt and most funksome albums of the heretofor mentioned funketeer troupe known as Funnnkadelic. It marks the premier of Pedro Bell's crazy cover antics, as well as Funkadelic's finding its signature sound which streched throughout its mid-seventies galacto-sloppcontinuum. This album has a pace of lightness and humor, save for the beautiful and more tragic "Cosmic Slop" anthem itself as well as the dark narration of "March to the Witches CAstle". Tracks tend to be short and insidious in their funkfection. An excellent purchase for any funkateer to be, or even the casual funk cruiser.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
An underrated little gem 4 Dec. 2008
By Mel Bridgman - Published on
Format: Audio CD
"Cosmic Slop" is an unusual moment in the band's history. While it has elements of the radical social commentary and acid-influenced psychedelia of the earliest Funkadelic records and certainly some of the more danceable fare that was just around the corner, it is really not a part of either phase. Indeed, this album at times sounds like a different band altogether, if not for the recognizable voices. While it is not considered a definitive or important Funkadelic album (unlike say "Maggot Brain", "Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On" and "One Nation Under A Groove", the three critically acknowledged essential albums) it is nonetheless an excellent one. The half-speed bounce of "Nappy Dugout" is a terrific head-bobbin opener and "You Can't Miss What You Can't Measure" is both sweet and hard-rocking all at once ("Sting" Ray Davis's booming bass vocal is sure to elicit a grin from even the unfunkiest listeners)... Similar, surprisingly straight ahead soul songs are featured in the southern-tinged "Can't Stand The Strain" and a rare cover (the ballad "This Broken Heart", soulfully sung by Calvin Simon). While these songs are somewhat un-funkadelic, they are great tracks and they are performed with passion and played with unforced honesty, no irony or sarcasm. The title track is the only song from the album that was consistently played in later, more commercially successful times for the band. Gary Shider provides a sweet falsetto vocal to a song that recalls the band's earlier socio/political bent, dealing with a single mother forced to into prostitution by the lack of opportunities around her. It is a very moving song, complete with sighing, wailing guitars (courtesy of Shider and Ron Bykowski). "Let's Make It Last" is also a catchy song, though with a comparitively lighthearted subject matter (wanting more than just a one-night stand from relations) and the chorus sticks in your head like spilled orange juice on a countertop on a hot day... "March to the Witch's Castle", while lyrically significant, is to me a generally uninteresting track. Your viewpoint will depend on how much emphasis you place on lyrics, and how much patience you have. "No Compute" is the only outright DULL track on the album. While the opening riff is very catchy, it is wasted on George Clinton mostly mumbling/talking his way through it, it never goes anywhere. Overall, I think this is a really good record and I like it because it is so different. Those soulful numbers are reason enough to buy it. The band never sounded so unabashedly vulnerable before or after and it is a treat to hear how well they convey that feeling. And the more funkadelic-like numbers are terrific. Buy this one, you won't be sorry
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