|Studio album by|
|Released||July 9, 1973|
|Studio||United Sound Studio, Detroit; Manta Sound Studio, Toronto|
|Genre||Funk, psychedelic soul|
|Christgau's Record Guide||B|
Cosmic Slop is the fifth studio album by Funkadelic, released in July 1973 on Westbound Records. While it has been favorably reevaluated by critics long after its original release, the album was a commercial failure, producing no charting singles, and reaching only #112 on the Billboard pop chart and #21 on the R&B chart.
Cosmic Slop is the first Funkadelic album to feature artwork and liner notes by Pedro Bell, who assumed responsibility for the band's gate-fold album covers and liner notes until the band's collapse after 1981's The Electric Spanking of War Babies. Bell's liner notes to Cosmic Slop include small illustrations next to each song's name, summarizing the song in a picture.
- “Nappy Dugout” (George Clinton, Cordell Mosson, Garry Shider) – 4:33
- “You Can’t Miss What You Can’t Measure” (Clinton, Sidney Barnes) – 3:03
- “March to the Witch’s Castle” (Clinton) – 5:59
- “Let’s Make It Last” (Clinton, Eddie Hazel) – 4:08
- “Cosmic Slop” (Clinton, Bernie Worrell) (released as a single-Westbound 218) – 5:17
- “No Compute” (Clinton, Shider) – 3:03
- “This Broken Heart” (William Franklin) – 3:37
- “Trash a Go-Go” (Clinton) – 2:25
- “Can’t Stand the Strain” (Clinton, Hazel) – 3:27
- Bernard Worrell - keyboards, melodica, strings on "Broken Heart"
- "Boogie" Mosson - bass guitar
- Eddie Hazel - lead & rhythm guitar
- Tyrone Lampkin - percussion
- Garry Shider - lead & rhythm guitar
- Ron Bykowski - lead & rhythm guitar
- Tiki Fulwood - drums on "Nappy Dugout"
- Parlet members Mallia Franklin and Debbie Wright - vocals (uncredited)
- Engineers: Lee De Carlo, Manta Sound, Toronto
You Can’t Miss What You Can’t Measure
- Lead Vocals: Garry Shider
- Guitars: Garry Shider & Ron Bykowski
- Drums: Tyrone Lampkin
- Bass: Cordell Boogie Mosson
This track was remade several times by future lineups of Parliament/Funkadelic. A live version (recorded during a rehearsal) appears on the 1976 Funkadelic album Hardcore Jollies. Several Parliament/Funkadelic members contributed to a full cover of the track for Bill Laswell’s Axiom Funk project, released on the 1995 album Funkcronomicon.
Another live version, from 1983 and released in 1990 on Live at the Beverly Theater, features Dennis Chambers on drums, Rodney Curtis on bass, and Eddie Hazel, Garry Shider, and Michael Hampton on guitar.
- Lead Vocals: George Clinton
This Broken Heart
- Strings: Bernie Worrell
- Lead Vocals: Ben Edwards
- Drums: Geezer McGee (disputed)
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- https://www.allmusic.com/album/r7888/charts-awards Allmusic.com - Cosmic Slop chart details
- Cosmic Slop album liner notes by Dean Rudland (2005). Westbound Records Inc.