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 January 30th, 1976
Recorded 1975–1976
Studio 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!
(1977)Ahh... The Name Is Bootsy, Baby!1977

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 January 30, 1976, on Warner Bros. Records.

Recording and Release[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Christgau's Record Guide B+[2]

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).[3]

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.


"I'd Rather Be With You" is a highly sampled song, appearing in at least 40 other Hip-Hop and R&B songs.[4] In 1991, "I'd Rather Be With You" was sampled by Eazy-E in N.W.A's "I'd Rather Fuck You" from their album Niggaz4Life. 1995 saw the song sampled again in Adina Howard's hit single "Freak Like Me". 2Pac sampled the tune in "Ratha Be Ya Nigga" on his album All Eyez on Me. Beyoncé interpolated the chorus in her composition "Be With You" on her debut album, 2003's Dangerously In Love. R&B singer Eamon interpolated the song with slight modifications in his 2004 composition "I'd Rather Fuck With You" for his debut album, I Don't Want You Back.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Stretchin' Out (In a Rubber Band)" William Collins, George Clinton 6:53
2. "Psychoticbumpschool" William Collins, George Clinton, Bernard Worrell, Phelps Collins 5:21
3. "Another Point of View" William Collins, George Clinton, Phelps Collins 7:02
4. "I'd Rather Be With You" William Collins, George Clinton, Gary Cooper 5:00
5. "Love Vibes" William Collins, Leslyn Bailey 4:54
6. "Physical Love" William Collins, George Clinton, Gary Cooper, Garry Shider 4:50
7. "Vanish in Our Sleep" William Collins, George Clinton 5:49
Total length: 39:51


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


Year Album Chart positions[5]
1976 Stretchin' Out in Bootsy's Rubber Band 59 10


Year Single Chart positions[6]
1976 "I'd Rather Be With You" 25
"Stretchin' Out (In A Rubber Band)" 18
1977 "Psychoticbumpschool" 69


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