Stretchin' Out in Bootsy's Rubber Band

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Stretchin' Out in Bootsy's Rubber Band
Studio album by Bootsy's Rubber Band
Released August 6, 1976
Recorded 1975–1976
United Sound Systems, Detroit, Michigan
Genre Funk, soul
Length 39:51
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Bootsy Collins
George Clinton
Bootsy's Rubber Band chronology
Stretchin' Out in Bootsy's Rubber Band
Ahh... The Name Is Bootsy, Baby!

Stretchin' Out in Bootsy's Rubber Band is the first album by American funk and soul band Bootsy's Rubber Band, an offshoot act of Parliament-Funkadelic led by bassist and vocalist William "Bootsy" Collins. It was released on August 6, 1976, on Warner Bros. Records.

Recording and Release[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

The album was recorded around the same time as Parliament's Mothership Connection and Funkadelic's Let's Take It To The Stage at United Sound Systems in Detroit, Michigan. The album was produced by Collins and George Clinton. Collins co-wrote all of the album's seven songs (two with Clinton, one with vocalist Leslyn Bailey and four with Clinton and other band members) and did the arrangements (horn arrangements in collaboration with Fred Wesley).[2]

Since its original release, Stretchin' Out in Bootsy's Rubber Band has been reissued and remastered several times. In 2007, the album was licensed through Rhino Records and reissued through the Collectors Choice Music service.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Stretchin' Out (In a Rubber Band)"   William Collins, George Clinton 6:53
2. "Psychoticbumpschool"   W. Collins, G. Clinton, Bernard Worrell, Phelps Collins 5:21
3. "Another Point of View"   W. Collins, G. Clinton, P. Collins 7:02
4. "I'd Rather Be With You"   W. Collins, G. Clinton, Gary Cooper 5:00
5. "Love Vibes"   W. Collins, Leslyn Bailey 4:54
6. "Physical Love"   W. Collins, G. Clinton, G. Cooper, Garry Shider 4:50
7. "Vanish in Our Sleep"   W. Collins, G. Clinton 5:49
Total length:


Certain personnel are credited under nicknames on the album sleeve. The full names are given below.


Year Album Chart positions[3]
1976 Stretchin' Out in Bootsy's Rubber Band 59 10


Year Single Chart positions[4]
1976 "I'd Rather Be With You" 25
"Stretchin' Out (In A Rubber Band)" 18
1977 "Psychoticbumpschool" 69


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  2. ^ Garmon, Ron (2007). Stretchin' Out in Bootsy's Rubber Band (booklet). Bootsy's Rubber Band. Collectors Choice Music. pp. 1–4. CCM-845. 
  3. ^ "Bootsy's Rubber Band US albums chart history". Retrieved 2011-07-13. 
  4. ^ "Bootsy's Rubber Band US singles chart history". Retrieved 2011-07-13. 

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