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- CDSEWM 240
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Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On, LP (£10.99)
Funkadelic's fifth album for Westbound Records, "Cosmic Slop", was a deliberate effort to commercialise their sound, and while it failed to set the world alight, it created a new slicker identity for Funkadelic that allowed the album to spend 20 weeks on the Billboard R&B charts and even rise to enter the pop charts (reaching 123). However the only single from the album - its title track - failed to chart at all, possibly because of its lyrical content which told the story of a single mother, who turns to prostitution to pay for her children's upkeep.
By the time that "Cosmic Slop's" follow-up, "Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On" reached the shops, the musicians on the record had scored an R&B Top 10 hit, but not as Funkadelic and not on Westbound. By early 1974 George Clinton's idea of a Parliafunkadelicment Thang was on the march once more, and Parliament had signed to the Casablanca label. Casablanca were a large independent, with funding from Phonogram Records who were about to be very big in the disco field. They were able to provide a large marketing budget to break Parliament, and their first single for the label, 'Up For The Down Stroke', was a hit.