Tapoafoam is a good album , some strong cuts
. But Sloppy Seconds is in my opinion. The master cut , it has a beautiful melody , especially right around the bass solo and guitar solo
.I was suprised by the song.
TAPOAFOM has some great cuts. My favorite probably has to be Funky Kind. If I recall correctly, George talked about it in his book, that that track was actually supposed to be in the Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind movie but something didn’t work out, I don’t quite remember. But either way, they missed out by not having that track on their soundtrack!!! That song funkin’ rules!
I’ve been meaning to start a thread about “recent stuff”. I know how it has been received by the public and casual fans, but the true funkateers who converge in places like this should get a chance to weigh in.
Love this album. When it came out it felt to me that TAPOAFOM was like a new Parliament album (more slick/clean) and that Dope Dogs was like a new Funkadelic album (more raw).
I first got the CD (didn’t know there also was a vinyl version) and I remember thinking that the artwork (especially this stuff below) looked like it was made for an LP. One image per side, just like on Gloryhallastoopid. To bad they didn’t make the LP that way.
I recently revisited this. Spun the red vinyl. George and Tracey and few of the folks on the inside artwork signed it for me damn near 25 years ago. This project to me had a really strong commercial appeal to it. I believe there must have been some promotional shenanigans with it. Critics either loved it or hated it.
When I heard Summer Swim I said well this is gonna be a smash. Single did not even chart. WHAT?!?!?!?
If you listen closely to Get Your Funk On you will hear a groove that is Music For My Mother.