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4.0 out of 5 stars RAW, DIRTY AND FUNKY!
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...
Published on 13 Nov. 2003 by Patrik Lemberg

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3.0 out of 5 stars Curious Crossover
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...
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4.0 out of 5 stars RAW, DIRTY AND FUNKY!, 13 Nov. 2003
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Patrik Lemberg (Tammisaari Finland) - See all my reviews
This review is from: America Eats It's... (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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars vinyl rules, 13 Oct. 2009
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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
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This review is from: America Eats It's... (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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