Mothership Connection – Parliament

If you could live in any era of history, when would it be? Would you be a Roman soldier, a medieval knight? I think I would liked to have been a moderately successful session bass player from 1974.
Speaking of moderately successful bass players brings us to Cordell “Boogie” Mosson, he has become the forgotten bassist in Parliament and lived forever in the shadow of Bootsy Collins. This is arguably my favourite Parliament album and a perfect antidote to Chas and Dave or Iron Maiden for that matter. I listened to this today while wandering through Dublin on my way from work. I love the title track, perfect mix of uplifting funk and sci-fi? My favourite track though is Unfunky UFO, which couldn’t have a more inappropriate name as it is 99% funk, y’all (sorry, I just wish I was a lot cooler sometimes, but y’all always sounds like a question with my northern tones).
Micro review: Number 12 in the top 100 all-time funkiest albums
Hidden gem: Listen to that bass on Night of the Thumpasorus Peoples, sublime.

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