OH, I poll THE ELECTRIC SPANKING OF WAR BABIES

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Poll Results

OptionVotes
Icka Prick5
The Electric Spanking of War Babies 2
Electro-Cuties 2
Funk Gets Stronger (Part 1) 2
Brettino's Bounce 2
Oh I 2
Shockwave 1
Funk Gets Stronger (Killer Millimeter Longer Version) 0


If Timi Yuro would be still alive, most other singers could shut up, Tuesday, 12 August 2008 01:07 (nine years ago) Permalink

I'm playing this before I vote, but I love "Icka Prick" and Sly's cameo and pretty much everything here.

If Timi Yuro would be still alive, most other singers could shut up, Tuesday, 12 August 2008 01:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

We should vote for which LP cover we prefer too!

Myonga Vön Bontee, Tuesday, 12 August 2008 04:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

Wait a minute, I thought you were talking about the Hall & Oates album. Never mind.

Bimble Is Still More Goth Than You, Tuesday, 12 August 2008 05:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

You should mind.

J0hn D., Tuesday, 12 August 2008 05:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

Hehehe. Hi John.

Bimble Is Still More Goth Than You, Tuesday, 12 August 2008 05:23 (nine years ago) Permalink

"Electro-Cuties" or title track

Tom D., Tuesday, 12 August 2008 09:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

Okay you guys have convinced me, I'm gonna give this one a try.

Bimble Is Still More Goth Than You, Tuesday, 12 August 2008 10:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

Electro-Cuties

which one is the smoking "rock" track on side 2? I can't remember

Shakey Mo Collier, Tuesday, 12 August 2008 16:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

ILX System, Wednesday, 13 August 2008 23:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

"Funk Gets Stronger (Part 1) " - it's the most schizo musically speaking

Kevin John Bozelka, Wednesday, 13 August 2008 23:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

Icka Prick

Herman G. Neuname, Wednesday, 13 August 2008 23:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

Wow, am I the only "Brettino's Bounce" voter?? That's been my favorite for several decades now. (Always kinda reminded me of On The Corner.)

xhuxk, Wednesday, 13 August 2008 23:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

I can't choose between the two "Funk Gets Stronger"'s, so I'll avoid the issue altogether and say "Electro-Cuties", even tho it arguably sounds more like a Parliament than Funkadelic jam, not that there was a lot of difference at that late point. Plus I love the sly AC/DC shout-out.

Myonga Vön Bontee, Thursday, 14 August 2008 00:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

I get the feeling that this one is still massively underrated, isn't it?

I only discovered this album a month ago, and it's already top Five Funkadelic. "Shockwaves" is terrific reggae, and "Electro-Cuties" sounds like its tile. But my vote's for "Icka Prick," the best coda to classic P-Funk they could've written: the most disgusting, filthiest track they've ever recorded.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Thursday, 14 August 2008 00:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

did I kill this??

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Thursday, 14 August 2008 13:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

Nah, it hasn't gotten many posts anyway.

If Timi Yuro would be still alive, most other singers could shut up, Thursday, 14 August 2008 20:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

ILX System, Thursday, 14 August 2008 23:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

it took forever for me to buy this album. I had a total P-Funk completist period where I bought everything I could get my hands on that was made pre-1980, and for some reason I hesitated getting this one for a long time - probably a combo of the various stories that circulate about this one (the censored cover, Sly's "last hurrah", the aborted double album) that made me assume it couldn't be any good.... wrong on all counts obviously. Although I've always wondered what got cut from this to chop it down from a double album to a single... knowing George I assume he just re-used tracks and put them on other artists' albums, but by this time the P-Funk factory output had slowed quite a bit, I'm not sure exactly WHERE stuff originally slated for this album would've gone to (lolz Sweat Band??)

Shakey Mo Collier, Thursday, 14 August 2008 23:54 (nine years ago) Permalink

it's called computer games, i think some of the long jams on that are from that same period.

Dimension 5ive, Friday, 15 August 2008 01:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

Wow, am I the only "Brettino's Bounce" voter?? That's been my favorite for several decades now. (Always kinda reminded me of On The Corner.)

Well, if I hadn't slept on this poll, I would've voted for "Brettino's Bounce," too. OTM about the OTC similarity.

inhibitionist, Friday, 15 August 2008 01:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

xgau, fwiw:

The Electric Spanking of War Babies [Warner Bros., 1981]
His embattled empire/utopia in pieces around if not against him, George Clinton reaches into the disgusting depths of his drug-addled mind and comes up with the solidest, weirdest chunk of P-Funk since one nation gathered under a groove. Featuring icky sex, Sly getting stronger, and an on-the-one reggae about digging "the first world" that should make his brethren and sistren (way) down south splank their spliffs. In short, chock-a-block, for which we can thank the baddies at Warner Brethren, who forced him to reduce a projected double-LP down to this supersaturated single. A-

xhuxk, Friday, 15 August 2008 13:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

eight years pass...

this record is so weird and great

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Wednesday, 9 August 2017 18:05 (two months ago) Permalink

poll results are weird and not great - title track should have dominated. Love this tune (and album)

Max-Headroom-drops-a-deuce-while-shredding (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 9 August 2017 19:14 (two months ago) Permalink


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