The 1970s saw the rise of Funk as we now
know. Nothing fueled the 70s funk revolution
quite like George Clinton's massive musical
collective known as Parliament-Funkadelic.
One of the main contributors to the P-Funk
sound was Cincinnati native and former JB's
member Bootsy Collins. Literally, there would be
no Mothership without Bootsy, aka Bootzilla, a
true monster on the bass.
1980's Sweat Band was originally envisioned to
be the 5th release from Bootsy Collin's
funktacular Rubber Band. But somehow Bootsy
lost the rights to the Rubber Band name to, of all
things, a folk act. But rest assured, though the
name may be slightly different, all the funk is
intact. For this outing Bootsy's background with
James Brown and as a major contributor to the
Parliament Funkadelic family are in full effect.
Players on the project include Michael Hampton
and Garry Shider on guitar, Bernie Worrell on
the keys, as well as a horn line comprising Fred
Wesley, Richard Griffith and Maceo Parker. And
being that this is a full-fledged P-Funk outing,
George Clinton himself is Executive Producer.
Anchoring the entire project, the amazing bass
work of the one and only Bootsy Collins.