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Hmm how well can he play? Ok its not that i want to rate players but i am not sure if i should get his solo albums.

Does he play like flea?

Don't shoot me please. :D
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Bootsy is a badass, but it's mostly bass player stuff. He doesn't really do much stuff that guitar players like (lots of slapping, two handed stuff, billy sheehan stuff...), so get it if you want some really grooving, great feeling stuff.

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no, he doesn't play like flea.
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jmchambers5 wrote:Bootsy is a badass...
Yes. He is.
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Bootsy is a funky badass.
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any albums to recommand? Is his music an acquired taste?
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well, start out with the stuff he did in P. Funk, then get any one of his solo albums really. His bass playing isn't really technical, sheehan stuff, but it makes you want to ride down the street in an old convertable cadilac
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I have Mothership Connection by P-Funk, and it's nothing but groove the whole way through.
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I have to say that Bootsy is an old school funkmeister.

I like a few of his cuts from his New Rubber band stuff.

I remember a concert of his in 95 and the whole crowd was just bouncing the entire show. He's into more of the groove thing than anything fast.
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jmchambers5 wrote:I have Mothership Connection by P-Funk, and it's nothing but groove the whole way through.
I'll second that.

I'd also recommend Axiom Funk by Bill Laswell, Buckethead et al - some seriously groovy bass lines.

And of course - how can you forget Sex Machine by James Brown - wasn't he 18 when he recorded that - you don't get groovier than that.

Also while we're on a bit of a funk thread check out the George Clinton Mothership Connection video recorded in about 1978 (out of DVD) - trully mental and very very funny.
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allmusic.com is a great place for album reviews.
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