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America Eats Its Young

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A double album and worth every minute of it, America Eats Its Young makes for a freaky, funky, and aware good time. Compared to the endless slabs of double-album dreck that came out around the same time from all sources, here Funkadelic brought life, soul, and much more to the party. With George Clinton credited only for arranging and producing, here the mad cast he brought together went all out. Bernie Worrell in particular now had a new importance, credited as co-arranger with Clinton as well as handling string and horn charts on a number of songs. His surging, never-stop keyboards, meanwhile, took control from the start, with his magnificent lead break on the opening "You Hit the Nail on the Head" making for one of the best performances ever on Hammond organ. Bootsy Collins (credited as William) is also somewhere in the crowd on bass and vocals, while old favorites like Eddie Hazel and Tiki Fulwood, among many others, can be found. Perhaps to fill in the time, a few numbers from the first Parliament album, Osmium, two years before cropped up, namely "Loose Booty" and the hilariously sleazy "I Call My Baby Pussycat," here performed with a noticeably slower, dirty groove. The straightforward social call to arms appears throughout, with one song title saying it all -- "If You Don't Like the Effects, Don't Produce the Cause." Other winners include the vicious title track, combining everything from mysterious, doom-laden voices and weeping wails to slow, sad music, and the concluding "Wake Up," while "Everybody Is Going to Make It This Time" is a lovely, gospel-informed ballad that heads for the skies and hearts. There are more mundane concerns as well, such as "There Was My Girl," a quirky weeper, and the weird if smoothly delivered "Miss Lucifer's Love," with more than one target in mind.
© Ned Raggett /TiVo

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1
You Hit The Nail On The Head
00:07:13

George Clinton, Producer - George Clinton Jr, Composer, Writer - Funkadelic, MainArtist - Bridgeport Music Inc, OriginalPublisher - George Bernard Worrell, Composer, Writer - Clarence Eugene Haskins, Composer, Writer

(C) 1972 Westbound Records Inc. (P) 1972 Westbound Records Inc.

2
If You Don't Like The Effects, Don't Produce The Cause
00:03:48

Gary Shider, Composer, Writer - George Clinton, Producer - George Clinton Jr, Composer, Writer - Funkadelic, MainArtist - Bridgeport Music Inc, OriginalPublisher

(C) 1972 Westbound Records Inc. (P) 1972 Westbound Records Inc.

3
Everbody Is Going to Make It This Time
00:05:58

George Clinton, Producer - George Clinton Jr, Composer, Writer - Funkadelic, MainArtist - Bridgeport Music Inc, OriginalPublisher - George Bernard Worrell, Composer, Writer

(C) 1972 Westbound Records Inc. (P) 1972 Westbound Records Inc.

4
A Joyful Process
00:06:17

George Clinton, Producer - George Clinton Jr, Composer, Writer - Funkadelic, MainArtist - Bridgeport Music Inc, OriginalPublisher - George Bernard Worrell, Composer, Writer

(C) 1972 Westbound Records Inc. (P) 1972 Westbound Records Inc.

5
We Hurt Too
00:03:53

George Clinton, Producer - George Clinton Jr, Composer, Writer - Funkadelic, MainArtist - Bridgeport Music Inc, OriginalPublisher - George Bernard Worrell, Composer, Writer

(C) 1972 Westbound Records Inc. (P) 1972 Westbound Records Inc.

6
Loose Booty
00:04:54

George Clinton, Producer - George Clinton Jr, Composer, Writer - Funkadelic, MainArtist - Harold Beane, Composer, Writer - Bridgeport Music Inc, OriginalPublisher

(C) 1972 Westbound Records Inc. (P) 1972 Westbound Records Inc.

7
Philmore
00:02:34

William Earl Collins, Composer, Writer - George Clinton, Producer - Funkadelic, MainArtist - Bridgeport Music Inc, OriginalPublisher

(C) 1972 Westbound Records Inc. (P) 1972 Westbound Records Inc.

8
I Call My Baby Pussycat
00:05:09

Edward Earl Hazel, Composer, Writer - William Nelson, Composer, Writer - George Clinton, Producer - George Clinton Jr, Composer, Writer - Funkadelic, MainArtist - Bridgeport Music Inc, OriginalPublisher

(C) 1972 Westbound Records Inc. (P) 1972 Westbound Records Inc.

9
America Eats Its Young
00:05:54

George Clinton, Producer - George Clinton Jr, Composer, Writer - Funkadelic, MainArtist - Harold Beane, Composer, Writer - Bridgeport Music Inc, OriginalPublisher - George Bernard Worrell, Composer, Writer

(C) 1972 Westbound Records Inc. (P) 1972 Westbound Records Inc.

10
Biological Speculation
00:03:09

George Clinton, Producer - George Clinton Jr, Composer, Writer - Funkadelic, MainArtist - Bridgeport Music Inc, OriginalPublisher - Earnest Harris, Composer, Writer

(C) 1972 Westbound Records Inc. (P) 1972 Westbound Records Inc.

11
That Was My Girl
00:03:48

Sidney Barnes, Composer, Writer - George Clinton, Producer - George Clinton Jr, Composer, Writer - Funkadelic, MainArtist - Bridgeport Music Inc, OriginalPublisher

(C) 1972 Westbound Records Inc. (P) 1972 Westbound Records Inc.

12
Balance
00:05:33

George Clinton, Producer - George Clinton Jr, Composer, Writer - Funkadelic, MainArtist - Bridgeport Music Inc, OriginalPublisher - George Bernard Worrell, Composer, Writer

(C) 1972 Westbound Records Inc. (P) 1972 Westbound Records Inc.

13
Miss Lucifer's Love
00:05:58

George Clinton, Producer - George Clinton Jr, Composer, Writer - Funkadelic, MainArtist - Bridgeport Music Inc, OriginalPublisher - Clarence Eugene Haskins, Composer, Writer

(C) 1972 Westbound Records Inc. (P) 1972 Westbound Records Inc.

14
Wake Up
00:06:32

James Jackson, Composer, Writer - George Clinton, Producer - George Clinton Jr, Composer, Writer - Funkadelic, MainArtist - Harold Beane, Composer, Writer - Bridgeport Music Inc, OriginalPublisher - George Bernard Worrell, Composer, Writer

(C) 1972 Westbound Records Inc. (P) 1972 Westbound Records Inc.

15
Loose Booty (45 Version)
00:03:15

George Clinton, Producer - George Clinton Jr, Composer, Writer - Funkadelic, MainArtist - Harold Beane, Composer, Writer - Bridgeport Music Inc, OriginalPublisher

(C) 1972 Westbound Records Inc. (P) 1972 Westbound Records Inc.

16
A Joyful Process (45 Version)
00:02:57

George Clinton, Producer - George Clinton Jr, Composer, Writer - Funkadelic, MainArtist - Harold Beane, Composer, Writer - Bridgeport Music Inc, OriginalPublisher

(C) 1972 Westbound Records Inc. (P) 1972 Westbound Records Inc.

Album Description

A double album and worth every minute of it, America Eats Its Young makes for a freaky, funky, and aware good time. Compared to the endless slabs of double-album dreck that came out around the same time from all sources, here Funkadelic brought life, soul, and much more to the party. With George Clinton credited only for arranging and producing, here the mad cast he brought together went all out. Bernie Worrell in particular now had a new importance, credited as co-arranger with Clinton as well as handling string and horn charts on a number of songs. His surging, never-stop keyboards, meanwhile, took control from the start, with his magnificent lead break on the opening "You Hit the Nail on the Head" making for one of the best performances ever on Hammond organ. Bootsy Collins (credited as William) is also somewhere in the crowd on bass and vocals, while old favorites like Eddie Hazel and Tiki Fulwood, among many others, can be found. Perhaps to fill in the time, a few numbers from the first Parliament album, Osmium, two years before cropped up, namely "Loose Booty" and the hilariously sleazy "I Call My Baby Pussycat," here performed with a noticeably slower, dirty groove. The straightforward social call to arms appears throughout, with one song title saying it all -- "If You Don't Like the Effects, Don't Produce the Cause." Other winners include the vicious title track, combining everything from mysterious, doom-laden voices and weeping wails to slow, sad music, and the concluding "Wake Up," while "Everybody Is Going to Make It This Time" is a lovely, gospel-informed ballad that heads for the skies and hearts. There are more mundane concerns as well, such as "There Was My Girl," a quirky weeper, and the weird if smoothly delivered "Miss Lucifer's Love," with more than one target in mind.
© Ned Raggett /TiVo

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