If ever one needed a new album of Funk from masters of the craft, it’s probably now. During the ’70s, George Clinton’s brand of funk ruled the airwaves, not entirely, but enough for us to realize his bands were masters of the craft. One of the main sources of music from the bands was William “Bootsy” Collins. His brand of music not only energized P-Funk but also filled hours with his own Bootsy’s Rubber Band. His own band released more than twenty studio, live, and collected sets from 1976 with the debut of Stretchin’ Out In Bootsy’s Rubber Band (with the memorable cover) to the last release, Tha Funk Capitol Of The World, issued in 2011.
On October 27, Mascot Records will release the next Bootsy Collins album. It’s called World Wide Funk and will contain fifteen new songs with a host of heavy hitters attending.
World Wide Funk will be released on CD, DD, and two 140g-weight splatter colored vinyl LPs. The LPs will pack in a download rights card for the digital content.
Until then…”flashlight, spot light, neon light, stop light…”