1/ Yeah, Yeah, Yeah (Whipper,Glover,Nelson) 6.13 2/ Funk Is In the House (Whipper,Nelson) 5.31 3/ Funkadelic Groupie (Bronx Style Bob,Nelson) 6.26 4/ Music For My Brother (Nelson,Singleton) 8.34 5/ I've Been Alone (Whip,Glover,Nelson,Long) 5.28 6/ I Wanna Know (Whipper,Nelson) 4.49 7/ Don't Take Your Love Away From Me (Nelson) 4.51 8/ Out of the Dark (Long,Nelson) 4.19 9/ Angie (Whipper,Nelson) 4.29 Recorded at Greenpoint Studio, Brooklyn, New York Engineering: Robert Musso and Oz Fritz Mixing engineer: Jason Corsaro Assistant: Imad Mansour Produced by Bill Laswell and Billy "Bass" Nelson Business and production coordination for Material, Inc.: Tracy McKnight Funk Maintenance: Peter Wetherbee Creative realization: Steven Sapporta/Invasion Group Ltd. Mastered at Masterdisk by Howie WeinbergBilly "Bass" Nelson: 4 and 8 string basses, guitar, vocals; Jerome "Bigfoot" Brailey: drums; Bernie Worrell: Hammond organ, electric piano, synthesizers; Spacey T. Singleton, Blake Smith and Billy Spruill: guitars; Grandmaster Melle Mel, Prince Whipper Whip, Gary "Mudbone" Copper and Bernard Fowler: vocals; Billy "Bass" Nelson, Gary "Mudbone" Cooper, Bernie Worrell, C-Dog, Billy Spruill, Marque Gilmore, Peter Weatherbee, J. Maxima Juson, Latasha Natasha Diggs, Chris Ashley, Sekenya Nelson and Archie Ford: group vocals.
1993 - Black Arc/Rykodisc (USA), RCD 10303 (CD) 1993 - Black Arc/Polystar (Japan), PSCW-5015 (CD)Note: Bill Laswell does not play on this album.
"Yeah, Yeah, Yeah" takes the music from "You And Your Folks", most notably this song's title chant, and lays on some heavy, excellent raps. Billy Bass has his classic, super-thick bass sound dominating the track; he was theheaviest of all the P.Funk bassists in terms of his rock-hard basslines with a tinge of soul. Best line: 'Thou shalt not fake the funk.' "Funk Is In The House" is a a funky song that plays on a favorite hip-hop convention: callingout names of band members and songs. The rapping is crisp and the guitar playing is very clean. "Funkadelic Groupie" may be the album's best track; it's a hilarious song about a groupie on the trail of one the band members. The song features restrained wah-wah guitar and more pronounced playing from Bernie Worrell, whose organ flavoring recalls some of his best with Funkadelic. The end, suggesting that one should ignore the groupies on the road and find a woman who really loves you, shows that someone's learned their lesson! "Music For My Brother" is a tribute to Eddie Hazel, and more specifically, the genius of "Maggot Brain". Spacey T. does a credible job here on the instrumental. "I've Been Alone" is a weird ballad that has a tender arrangement and lyrics with one jarring line 'I love you when my balls slap up against your asshole'. A visceral love song, indeed. "I Wanna Know" is another update of a Funkadelic song, this time of "I Wanna Know If It's Good To You". The music is a bit faster and cleaner, with Bernie creating a funky stew on organ. "Don't Take Your Love From Me" is another mellow ballad with an excellent solo from Spacey T. and nice singing. "Out Of The Dark" is anotherexcellent song with a great driving guitar riff and more good singing. "Angie" is a truly demented ballad, about a man's girlfriend who goes off to the Persian Gulf War as an engineer.
3 1/2 stars out of 5
Rob Clough (courtesy of the Motherpage website)