T.A.P.O.A.F.O.M.

Infobox Album |
Name = T.A.P.O.A.F.O.M. (The Awesome Power of a Fully Operational Mothership)
Type = studio
Artist = George Clinton & the P-Funk All-Stars


Released = June 11, 1996
Recorded =
Genre = Funk
Length = 74:54
Label = 550 Music/Epic Records
Producer = George Clinton
Reviews = All Music Guide Rating|2|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:0zfpxqehldte link]
Last album = "Testing Positive"
(1996)
This album = "T.A.P.O.A.F.O.M."
(1996)
Next album = "How Late Do U Have 2BB4UR Absent?"
(2005)

"T.A.P.O.A.F.O.M." is a 1996 album by funk musician George Clinton. The title, which is an abbreviation for "The Awesome Power of a Fully Operational Mothership", refers to the P-Funk Mothership that was first introduced in 1975 on Parliament's "Mothership Connection" album.

The album was presented as a reunion album because it featured collaborations with former Parliament-Funkadelic members including Bernie Worrell, Bootsy Collins, Junie Morrison, Maceo Parker, and Fred Wesley — some of whom hadn't worked with Clinton in many years. The album also included contributions by current members of the P-Funk All-Stars.

Following the release of "T.A.P.O.A.F.O.M.", Clinton launched the "Mothership Reconnection Tour" with Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell, and the P-Funk All-Stars. The Mothership Reconnection Tour, which began in New York's Central Park, included the landing of a full-scale Mothership on stage, from which Clinton emerged.

The artwork for "T.A.P.O.A.F.O.M." was unique among P-Funk albums in that it included contributions by all three artists associated with the band: Pedro Bell, "Stozo the Clown" Edwards, and Overton Loyd.

The Japanese version of "T.A.P.O.A.F.O.M." contains an extra track entitled "Secret Love", co-written by Clinton's son Tracey Lewis aka Trey Lewd.

Tracklisting

# "If Anybody Gets Funked up (It's Gonna Be You)" (4:24)
# "Summer Swim" (5:37)
# "Funky Kind (Gonna Knock It Down)" (5:36)
# "Mathematics" (7:12)
# "Hard as Steel" (5:09)
# "New Spaceship" (4:00)
# "Underground Angel" (4:28)
# "Let's Get Funky" (5:04)
# "Flatman and Bobin" (3:31)
# "Sloppy Seconds" (6:59)
# "Rock the Party" (3:33)
# "Get Your Funk On" (5:16)
# "T.A.P.O.A.F.O.M. (Fly Away)" (7:54)
# "If Anybody Gets Funked up (It's Gonna Be You)" (Colin Wolfe Mix) (6:11)

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