Motor Booty Affair

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Motor Booty Affair
Studio album by Parliament
Released November 11th, 1978
Recorded January–July 1978
Genre Funk
Length 46:24
Label Casablanca
Producer George Clinton
Parliament chronology
Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome
(1977)
Motor Booty Affair
(1978)
Gloryhallastoopid (Or Pin the Tail on the Funky)
(1979)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Robert Christgau A- link
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars link
Virgin Encyclopedia 4/5 stars link

Motor Booty Affair is an album by funk band Parliament. Released on November 20, 1978. It contains two of the group's most popular tracks, "Rumpofsteelskin" and "Aqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop)" which went to number one on the Billboard Black Singles chart.

Artist Overton Loyd prepared the cover of Motor Booty Affair. The main release consisted of a gate-fold album cover featuring a pop-up rendition of the city of Atlantis, with Loyd's artwork on the front and back covers. His illustrations included cartoon portraits of some of the "characters" mentioned in the songs on the album, including "Mr. Wiggles". It also included cardboard cutout figures featuring Loyd's cartoon illustrations of most of the characters mentioned in the songs. There was also a picture disk, with Loyd's illustration printed directly on the vinyl LP. The album was Parliament's fifth consecutive gold album (500,000 copies sold).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Mr. Wiggles" – 6:46
  2. "Rumpofsteelskin" – 5:37 (released as a single-Casablanca NB 976)
  3. "(You're a Fish & I'm a) Water Sign" – 4:42 (released as the B-side to "Aqua Boogie")
  4. "Aqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop)" – 6:43 (released as a single-Casablanca NB 950 and as a 12" single-Casablanca NBD 20147)
  5. "One of Those Funky Things" – 3:46
  6. "Liquid Sunshine" – 4:25 (released as the B-side to "Rumpofsteelskin")
  7. "The Motor-Booty Affair" – 5:16
  8. "Deep" – 9:09

Personnel[edit]

Snorkel Singing Air Tank Harmonics:

  • The Choral Reef(er, Bubbly Vocalizations): Debbie Wright, Jeanette Washington, Mallia Franklin, Shirley Hayden, Cheryl James, Lynn Mabry, Dawn Silva, Linda Brown, Richard "Kush" Griffith, Raymond Spruell, Mike "Clip" Payne, Joey Zalabok, Robert "P-Nut" Johnson, Larry Heckstall, Overton Loyd

Liquid Licks (Motor-Madness Musicians):

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