Infobox Album |
Name = T.A.P.O.A.F.O.M. (The Awesome Power of a Fully Operational Mothership)
Type = studio
George Clinton & the P-Funk All-Stars
Released = June 11, 1996
Length = 74:54
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"
This album = "T.A.P.O.A.F.O.M."
Next album = "
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"T.A.P.O.A.F.O.M." is a
1996 albumby funk musicianGeorge Clinton. The title, which is an abbreviation for "The Awesome Power of a Fully Operational Mothership", refers to the P-Funk Mothershipthat 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-Funkadelicmembers 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.
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.
# "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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