Bootsy? Player of the Year

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Bootsy? Player of the Year
Player Of The Year.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 27, 1978
StudioUnited Sound Studios, Detroit, Michigan
Hollywood Sound Studios, Hollywood, California
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerBootsy Collins, George Clinton
Bootsy's Rubber Band chronology
Ahh... The Name Is Bootsy, Baby!
Bootsy? Player of the Year
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Bootsy? Player of the Year is the third album by the American funk band Bootsy's Rubber Band.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]
The Village VoiceB[2]

The album was released on Warner Bros. Records on January 27, 1978. At the height of the album's popularity, it competed head to head with Bootsy Collins' mentor George Clinton and his band Parliament, who had released the album Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome just two months earlier.

Bootsy? Player of the Year featured two hit singles, "Bootzilla", which went to number one on the Billboard Hot Soul Singles charts, and "Hollywood Squares". The album peaked at number one on the Billboard Soul Album charts. The original vinyl version of the album contained a pair of cut out star shaped eyeglasses. It probably stands as the band's most successful album to date. The album introduces Collins' roles as Bootzilla and The Player.

The album was produced by George Clinton and Bootsy Collins and arranged by "THE PLAYER". The album was reissued in 1990 by Warner/Pioneer of Japan (now Warner Music-Japan), then through WEA International in the mid-1990s and then by Time/Warner in the U.S. in April 1998.

Track listing[edit]

Radio Active / A / Side 1
  1. "Bootsy? (What's the Name Of This Town)" (Bootsy Collins, George Clinton, Maceo Parker) - (6:59)
  2. "May The Force Be With You" (Bootsy Collins, George Clinton, Gary Cooper) - (6:02)
  3. "Very Yes" (Bootsy Collins, George Clinton, Gary Cooper) - (8:24)
Monster Rock / A+ / Side 2
  1. "Bootzilla" (Bootsy Collins, George Clinton) - (5:38)(released as a single-Warners WB 8512)
  2. "Hollywood Squares" (Bootsy Collins, George Clinton, Frank Waddy) - (6:15)(released as a single-Warner WBS 8575)
  3. "Roto-Rooter" (Bootsy Collins, George Clinton, Phelps Collins) - (6:25)
  4. "As In (I Love You)" (Bootsy Collins, George Clinton, Bernie Worrell) - (5:08)



Year Album Chart positions[3]
1978 Bootsy? Player of the Year 16 1


Year Single Chart positions[4]
1978 "Bootzilla" 1
"Hollywood Squares" 17

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bootsy? Player of the Year at AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Robert Christgau: Consumer Guide Apr. 24, 1978". self published. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  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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