Urban Dancefloor Guerillas

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Urban Dancefloor Guerillas
Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 1983
GenreFunk, dance, R&B
LabelUncle Jam/CBS
ProducerGeorge Clinton, Garry Shider, Sly Stone, Bootsy Collins
P-Funk All-Stars chronology
Urban Dancefloor Guerillas
Dope Dogs
Professional ratings
Review scores
The Philadelphia Inquirer(favorable)[3]
Rolling Stone[4]
Trouser Press(favorable)[5]
The Village VoiceA−[2]

Urban Dancefloor Guerillas is the debut album of funk band the P-Funk All-Stars, released in 1983 on Uncle Jam Records. The album features an amalgamation of various alumni from the bands Parliament and Funkadelic, both of which were disbanded by 1981. It is the only studio album credited solely to the P-Funk All-Stars, as opposed to other albums that are credited to George Clinton and the P-Funk All Stars. The songs on Urban Dancefloor Guerillas were produced by a variety of members of the P-Funk musical collective including Clinton, Garry Shider, Walter Morrison, Sylvester Stewart (Sly Stone), and Bootsy Collins.

The album was released simultaneously with You Shouldn't-Nuf Bit Fish by George Clinton which was released by Capitol Records. The subsequent P-Funk All-Stars concert tour of 1984 focused on material from both albums. Urban Dancefloor Guerillas was reissued on CD by CBS records in 1989, and then by Sony Records Japan in May 21, 1994, followed by Westbound Records in 1995 under the title Hydraulic Funk (CDSEWD 097). Hydraulic Funk includes the original album plus the 12" remix versions of "Generator Pop" and "Hydraulic Pump". In 2011 Urban Dancefloor Guerillas was reissued by Get On Down, a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment. That version contained the 12" versions of Generator Pop and Pumpin It Up (Special Club Mix). The rap rock band Urban Dance Squad named themselves after this album.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Generator Pop (George Clinton, Garry Shider, David Spradley) - 4:59 (released as a single-CBS Associated Uncle Jam ZS4 04032 then as 12" single CBS Associated 4Z9 04224)
  2. Acupuncture (DeWayne McKnight, George Clinton, W. Walters) - 4:21
  3. One Of Those Summers (George Clinton, Walter Morrison) - 4:37
  4. Catch A Keeper (George Clinton, Donny Sterling, Sylvester Stewart) - 5:46
  5. Pumpin' It Up (Garry Shider, G. Shider, Bob Bishop, Ron Ford) - 6:58 (released as a single-CBS Associated Uncle Jam ZS4 04408, then as a 12" single CBS Associated 4Z9 04981)
  6. Copy Cat (David Spradley, Lashawn Clinton, Garry Shider) - 5:08
  7. Hydraulic Pump (George Clinton, Sylvester Stewart, Jimmy Giles, Ron Ford) - 6:42 (released as a 12" single- Hump Records H-111, then released as the b-side of "Generator Pop")
  8. Pumpin' It Up (Reprise) (Garry Shider, G. Shider, Bob Bishop, Ron Ford) - 0:21


Art Direction/Photography: Diem Jones /Back Cover Illustrations: R.Stozo Edwards


  1. ^ Cook, Stephen. "Urban Dancefloor Guerillas - P-Funk All Stars". AllMusic. Retrieved on 2009-08-08.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (January 24, 1984). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved April 29, 2013.
  3. ^ Columnist. "George Clinton: He's Exhilarating, Unself-Conscious". The Philadelphia Inquirer: I03. January 15, 1984.
  4. ^ Miller, Debby (March 15, 1984). "Urban Dancefloor Guerillas". Rolling Stone. Retrieved on 2009-08-08.
  5. ^ Kenny, Glenn. "TrouserPress.com :: George Clinton". Trouser Press. Retrieved on 2009-08-08.

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