Release date: 1973
Record label: Westbound[?]
The songs can be divided, approximately in half, as being straightforward R&B-sounding love songs and deep, philosophical and political songs (This Broken Heart vs Cosmic Slop). Bernie Worrell's keyboards are of particular interest, as they foreshadow some of his future innovations in that instrument. Pedro Bell[?] (who did most of the Funkadelic album covers, starting with this one) drew small pictures next to each song in the liner notes, sylistically describing the crux of the song.
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Title of song: Cosmic Slop
Title of album: Cosmic Slop (see above) (also Hardcore Jollies)
This is one of the most popular P Funk songs among fans of the group, and is often played in live shows. One live version (which is not very popular among Funkadelic fans) appeared on the 1976 album Hardcore Jollies. George Clinton later compared himself to the subject of the song (a woman who becomes a prostitute to feed her children) because he was forced to use his celebrity-status in commercials (such as for the IMac) due to severe financial difficulties.
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Complete lyrics at the Motherpage (http://www.duke.edu/~tmc/motherpage/lyrics_funkadelic/lyr-cslop#lyr-s-cslop)
This song is about a woman forced into prostitution in order to take care of her five children, who are unaware of their poverty and their mother's desperate measures. She begs the listener to understand why she has chosen prostitution.