Hydraulic Funk (1995)

(P-Funk All Stars)

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Track Listing:

Pump Up & Down {G Clinton Jr, Jimmy Giles, Ron Ford, Sylvester Stewart}  :06
Pumpin' It Up {Bob Bishop, Garry Shider, Linda Shider, Ron Ford}  6:59
Copy Cat {David Spradley, G Clinton Jr, G Shider}  5:11
Hydraulic Pump {G Clinton Jr, R Ford, J Giles, S Stewart}  6:40
Throw Your Hands Up In The Air {G Clinton Jr, J Giles, R Ford, S Stewart}  :18
Generator Pop {G Clinton Jr, D Spradley}  4:58
Acupuncture {G Clinton Jr, Walter Walters, DeWayne McKnight,}  4:20
One Of Those Summers {G Clinton Jr, Walter Morrison}  4:35
Catch A Keeper {G Clinton Jr, Donnie Sterling, S Stewart}  5:46
Pumpin' You Is So Easy {G Clinton Jr, J Giles, R Ford, S Stewart}  :15
Generator Pop (12" Mix) {G Clinton Jr, D Spradley}  8:40
Hydraulic Pump (Parts 1 & 2) {G Clinton Jr, J Giles, R Ford, S Stewart}  11:45


 "Generator Pop"
Producers: George Clinton, Garry Shider
Arranger: David Spradley
Drums: Jerry Jones
Keyboards: David Lee Chong
Guitar: Gary Shider
Vocals: Gary Shider, Robert Johnson, Eddie Hazel, Mallia Franklin, 
 Jeannette McGruder, Lynn Mabry, Michael "Clip" Payne

Producer: George Clinton
All Arrangements & Instruments: DeWayne "Blackbyrd" McKnight
Sax: Norma Jean Bell

 "One Of Those Summers"
Producers: George Clinton, Junie Morrison
Arrangements: Junie Morrison
All Instruments: Junie Morrison
Horns Arranged and Performed By: Fred Wesley, Maceo Parker,       
 Richard Griffith, Larry Hatcher
Vocals: George Clinton, Junie Morrison, Janice Evans, Shirley Hayden, 
 Sheila Horne, Mallia Franklin, Jeannette McGruder, 
 and featuring Rev. Uriah from Planet Hughboyington

 "Catch A Keeper"
Producers: George Clinton, Sly Stone
Arrangements: Sly Stone
Guitar: Tony Thomas
Bass: Donny Sterling
Keyboards: David Lee Chong
Drums: Dean Ragland
Electric Drums: Maruga Booker
Vocals: Dawn Silva, Sheila Horne, Jeannette McGruder, Michael "Clip" Payne,
 George Clinton, Sly Stone

 "Pumpin' It Up"
Producers: George Clinton, Gary Shider
Drums: Kenny Colton
Guitar: Eddie Hazel, Gary Shider
Bass: Eddie Hazel
Bass Synth: David Lee Chong
Keyboards: David Lee Chong
Vocals: George Clinton, Gary Shider, Robert Johnson, Gary Cooper, 
 Ron Ford, Michael "Clip" Payne

 "Copy Cat"
Producers: George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Gary Shider
Horn Arrangements: Horny Horns, Baltimore Connection
Guitars: Eddie Hazel, Gary Shider, Bootsy Collins, Michael Hampton
Bass Synth & Keyboards: David Lee Chong
Drums: Gary Cooper
Horns: Fred Wesley, Maceo Parker, Greg Thomas, Greg Boyer, Bennie Cowan
Vocals: Robert Johnson, Mallia Franklin, Bootsy Collins, Debbie Wright, 
 Darryl Clinton, Rev. Uriah Boyington, Gary Shider, Linda Shider, 
 George Clinton, Gary Cooper, Michael "Clip" Payne
 Meows: Bone, Gary, P-Nut, Sheba, Tom & Pussy

 "Hydraulic Pump"
Producers: 'George Stone and Sly Clinton'
Guitar: Tony Thomas
Bass: Jimmy Giles
Drums: Dean Ragland
Keyboards: David Lee Chong, Sly Stone, Roger Dollarhide
Organ & Synth: Sly Stone, Roger Dollarhide
Vocals: Jimmy Giles, George Clinton, Sly Stone, Norma Jean Jenkins, 
 Bobby Womack, Phillip Wynne, Ron Ford, Mallia Franklin

Rating: RC: ****1/2


RC: This is essentially a repackaging of Urban Dancefloor Guerillas, with a couple of 12" tracks and some more snippets from "Hydraulic Pump". After nearly ten years, Westbound put out the album they were originally supposed to put out originally, before assorted money snafus popped up.

The album takes everything from the original and throws in the extended 12" versions of "Generator Pop" and "Hydraulic Pump", both of which are crucial. "Hydraulic Pump" becomes an amazing work when heard in its long form, because each part is very different. I also like the little snippets that can be heard, misleadingly labeled as different songs when in fact they're just snippets from either "Hydraulic Pump" or "Pumpin' It Up."

The song credits are wildly different from the original, particularly in the "George Clinton, Jr" attribution. Song order is also different.