Poll--The Weakest Link: Parliament's 'Mothership Connection' Round 1

MedozKMedozK TennesseePosts: 7,162
With our latest Champion 'Tangled Up In Blue' crowned, we will move onto another critically acclaimed album.

We will play this time to determine the GREATEST song on 'Mothership Connection' by Parliament.
For anyone new to the game:
You are going to pick the song that you think is the "Weakest Link" after 3 days I remove the three (3) songs with the most votes.
We will then move on to Round 2. - Remember you are voting to eliminate songs from contention.

Lets have fun with this. Remember debating and discussing why your right and others are wrong is always fun.  

Poll--The Weakest Link: Parliament's 'Mothership Connection' Round 1 14 votes

P. Funk (Wants To Get Funked Up)
21%
HesCalledDyerPJ_SoulSmallestOceans 3 votes
Mothership Connection (Star Child)
7%
LukinFan 1 vote
Unfunky UFO
0%
Supergroovalisticprosifunkstication
7%
ConorKavanagh 1 vote
Handcuffs
42%
jeffbrdankinded243421F Me In The BrainHobbesOffSheGoes35 6 votes
Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker)
0%
Night Of The Thumpasorus Peoples
21%
cutzBLACK35njnancy 3 votes
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  • MedozKMedozK TennesseePosts: 7,162
    Mothership Connection is the fourth album by American funk band Parliament, released on December 15, 1975. Mothership Connection became Parliament's first album to be certified gold and later platinum. The Library of Congress added the album to the National Recording Registry in 2011, declaring "The album has had an enormous influence on jazz, rock and dance music."
  • njnancynjnancy Northern New JerseyPosts: 4,680
    edited June 12
    Night Of The Thumpasorus Peoples
    This is the first band that I haven't listened (knowingly) to any of their music. I know who Parliament is - Funk, but I will have to immerse myself in this album before I make a decision. I ain't rolling dice - if it went gold it deserves a listen. 

    (I think I may know Give up the Funk, but I shall find out)

    You sure mix it up!! Nice going @MedozK
    Post edited by njnancy on
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 27,274
    Funky!  Damn, I guess I have to find this LP.  Another missing link in my efforts to hear ALL the good music.  And man, oh man, there is  A LOT of good music!
    "The answer is never the answer.  What's really interesting is the mystery.  If you seek the mystery instead of the answer, you'll always be seeking."
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  • ed243421ed243421 Posts: 6,060
    Handcuffs
    Get funky!
    The whole world will be different soon... - EV
    RED ROCKS 6-19-95
    AUGUSTA 9-26-96
    MANSFIELD 9-15-98
    BOSTON 9-29-04
    BOSTON 5-25-06
    MANSFIELD 6-30-08
    EV SOLO BOSTON 8-01-08
    BOSTON 5-17-10
    EV SOLO BOSTON 6-16-11
    PJ20 9-3-11
    PJ20 9-4-11
    WRIGLEY 7-19-13
    WORCESTER 10-15-13
    WORCESTER 10-16-13
    HARTFORD 10-25-13









  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 18,575
    Is this because he is on his retirement tour?
  • MedozKMedozK TennesseePosts: 7,162
    Is this because he is on his retirement tour?
    Naw, didn't know he was retiring.
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,229
    P. Funk (Wants To Get Funked Up)
    I'm afraid I'm really not enjoying this album. I do like funk - I'm particularly a big fan of Tower of Power. I'm just not connecting with this particular band at all. All of their songs are boring me to death. Hard for me to decide on which songs to pick... I guess most boring to least boring, I dunno.
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 13,695
    Handcuffs
    PJ_Soul said:
    I'm afraid I'm really not enjoying this album. I do like funk - I'm particularly a big fan of Tower of Power. I'm just not connecting with this particular band at all. All of their songs are boring me to death. Hard for me to decide on which songs to pick... I guess most boring to least boring, I dunno.
    Don't want my funk stepped on!
    I SAW PEARL JAM
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,229
    P. Funk (Wants To Get Funked Up)
    dankind said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    I'm afraid I'm really not enjoying this album. I do like funk - I'm particularly a big fan of Tower of Power. I'm just not connecting with this particular band at all. All of their songs are boring me to death. Hard for me to decide on which songs to pick... I guess most boring to least boring, I dunno.
    Don't want my funk stepped on!
    I spilled off the album on Spotify, and did find a couple of their songs I actually do like... none of them are on the album in question unfortunately!
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 14,350
    P. Funk (Wants To Get Funked Up)
    Glad I don't base the rest of the album on the first track.
  • RenfieldRenfield NYC NYPosts: 142
    @dankind
    I’m not partaking in this poll, haven’t a clue and have no desire to listen. But, if you need any help against those that eff’d you over on Idiot Wind, I will gladly assist. (Not to derail...I’m heading over to see Rolling Thunder Revue shortly.)
  • HobbesHobbes Pacific NorthwestPosts: 4,053
    Handcuffs
    Renfield said:
    @dankind
    I’m not partaking in this poll, haven’t a clue and have no desire to listen. But, if you need any help against those that eff’d you over on Idiot Wind, I will gladly assist. (Not to derail...I’m heading over to see Rolling Thunder Revue shortly.)
    Please share your thoughts on the doc. Dare I say a Rolling Thunder review?
  • ed243421ed243421 Posts: 6,060
    Handcuffs

    The whole world will be different soon... - EV
    RED ROCKS 6-19-95
    AUGUSTA 9-26-96
    MANSFIELD 9-15-98
    BOSTON 9-29-04
    BOSTON 5-25-06
    MANSFIELD 6-30-08
    EV SOLO BOSTON 8-01-08
    BOSTON 5-17-10
    EV SOLO BOSTON 6-16-11
    PJ20 9-3-11
    PJ20 9-4-11
    WRIGLEY 7-19-13
    WORCESTER 10-15-13
    WORCESTER 10-16-13
    HARTFORD 10-25-13









  • RenfieldRenfield NYC NYPosts: 142
    Hobbes said:
    Renfield said:
    @dankind
    I’m not partaking in this poll, haven’t a clue and have no desire to listen. But, if you need any help against those that eff’d you over on Idiot Wind, I will gladly assist. (Not to derail...I’m heading over to see Rolling Thunder Revue shortly.)
    Please share your thoughts on the doc. Dare I say a Rolling Thunder review?
    I loved it-two artistic masters of their craft. Fantastic musical performances. 
  • LukinFanLukinFan Florida Posts: 27,519
    Mothership Connection (Star Child)
    Great album!
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 16,211
    Handcuffs
    Such a great album!
    The love he receives is the love that is saved
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 16,211
    Handcuffs
    P Funk is getting votes right off?  Oh, man.  Lol.  These are tough to figure out.
    The love he receives is the love that is saved
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,229
    P. Funk (Wants To Get Funked Up)
    P Funk is getting votes right off?  Oh, man.  Lol.  These are tough to figure out.
    P Funk is so boring.
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 16,211
    Handcuffs
    PJ_Soul said:
    P Funk is getting votes right off?  Oh, man.  Lol.  These are tough to figure out.
    P Funk is so boring.
    *Squeaky fart sound*
    :lol:
    Make my funk the P Funk - I wants to get funked up!
    The love he receives is the love that is saved
  • SmallestOceansSmallestOceans Posts: 13,084
    P. Funk (Wants To Get Funked Up)
    P Funk is getting votes right off?  Oh, man.  Lol.  These are tough to figure out.
    4 votes for Handcuffs is a mystery to me. 
    Worcester1 13, Worcester2 13, Hartford 13, San Diego 13, Los Angeles1 13, Los Angeles2 13
    Trieste 14, Vienna 14, Gdynia 14, Leeds 14, Milton Keynes 14, Denver 14
    Central Park 15
    Fort Lauderdale 16, Miami 16, Tampa 16, Jacksonville 16, Greenville 16, Hampton 16, Columbia 16, Lexington 16, Philly1 16, Philly2 16, NYC1 16, NYC2 16, Quebec City 16, Ottawa 16, Toronto1 16, Toronto2 16, Fenway1 16, Fenway2 16, Wrigley1 16, Wrigley2 16


  • njnancynjnancy Northern New JerseyPosts: 4,680
    Night Of The Thumpasorus Peoples
    PJ_Soul said:
    dankind said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    I'm afraid I'm really not enjoying this album. I do like funk - I'm particularly a big fan of Tower of Power. I'm just not connecting with this particular band at all. All of their songs are boring me to death. Hard for me to decide on which songs to pick... I guess most boring to least boring, I dunno.
    Don't want my funk stepped on!
    I spilled off the album on Spotify, and did find a couple of their songs I actually do like... none of them are on the album in question unfortunately!
    Ya need to improve your interplanetary funkmanship. Ya dig?
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 16,211
    Handcuffs
    P Funk is getting votes right off?  Oh, man.  Lol.  These are tough to figure out.
    4 votes for Handcuffs is a mystery to me. 
    You like it more than P Funk?

    The love he receives is the love that is saved
  • ed243421ed243421 Posts: 6,060
    Handcuffs
    Thumpasorus People’s lyrics are spot on!!!!
    The whole world will be different soon... - EV
    RED ROCKS 6-19-95
    AUGUSTA 9-26-96
    MANSFIELD 9-15-98
    BOSTON 9-29-04
    BOSTON 5-25-06
    MANSFIELD 6-30-08
    EV SOLO BOSTON 8-01-08
    BOSTON 5-17-10
    EV SOLO BOSTON 6-16-11
    PJ20 9-3-11
    PJ20 9-4-11
    WRIGLEY 7-19-13
    WORCESTER 10-15-13
    WORCESTER 10-16-13
    HARTFORD 10-25-13









  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 18,575
    Only 11 people voted.  I think you picked a very obscure album.
  • HobbesHobbes Pacific NorthwestPosts: 4,053
    Handcuffs
    This album is Dyn-O-Mite!

    See the source image
  • ed243421ed243421 Posts: 6,060
    Handcuffs

    The whole world will be different soon... - EV
    RED ROCKS 6-19-95
    AUGUSTA 9-26-96
    MANSFIELD 9-15-98
    BOSTON 9-29-04
    BOSTON 5-25-06
    MANSFIELD 6-30-08
    EV SOLO BOSTON 8-01-08
    BOSTON 5-17-10
    EV SOLO BOSTON 6-16-11
    PJ20 9-3-11
    PJ20 9-4-11
    WRIGLEY 7-19-13
    WORCESTER 10-15-13
    WORCESTER 10-16-13
    HARTFORD 10-25-13









  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 14,350
    P. Funk (Wants To Get Funked Up)
    PJ_Soul said:
    P Funk is getting votes right off?  Oh, man.  Lol.  These are tough to figure out.
    P Funk is so boring.
    Yep, it sounds like a radio dj intro that went on way too long.
  • MedozKMedozK TennesseePosts: 7,162
    Only 11 people voted.  I think you picked a very obscure album.
    Yep, will have to wait for some people to listen to and experience a great album. I wonder how many people know which songs were sampled for well known rap songs much later.
  • SmallestOceansSmallestOceans Posts: 13,084
    P. Funk (Wants To Get Funked Up)
    P Funk is getting votes right off?  Oh, man.  Lol.  These are tough to figure out.
    4 votes for Handcuffs is a mystery to me. 
    You like it more than P Funk?

    Yeah, it could almost pass for a Zappa tune.
    MedozK said:
    Only 11 people voted.  I think you picked a very obscure album.
    Yep, will have to wait for some people to listen to and experience a great album. I wonder how many people know which songs were sampled for well known rap songs much later.
    I definitely heard the bass line from “Let Me Ride” by Dr Dre on one of the opening tracks. Was it from “Mothership Connection”? I always thought that instrumental was original, but guess not. This album was clearly somewhat of a blueprint for the early Snoop and Dre albums.


    Worcester1 13, Worcester2 13, Hartford 13, San Diego 13, Los Angeles1 13, Los Angeles2 13
    Trieste 14, Vienna 14, Gdynia 14, Leeds 14, Milton Keynes 14, Denver 14
    Central Park 15
    Fort Lauderdale 16, Miami 16, Tampa 16, Jacksonville 16, Greenville 16, Hampton 16, Columbia 16, Lexington 16, Philly1 16, Philly2 16, NYC1 16, NYC2 16, Quebec City 16, Ottawa 16, Toronto1 16, Toronto2 16, Fenway1 16, Fenway2 16, Wrigley1 16, Wrigley2 16


  • OffSheGoes35OffSheGoes35 Posts: 2,066
    Handcuffs
    Hobbes said:
    This album is Dyn-O-Mite!

    See the source image
    :rofl:
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