Parliament - Up For The Down Stroke

  • Parliament - Up For The Down Stroke

Parliament - Up For The Down Stroke


Released12th July 2019
Catalogue 7751360
Barcode 0602577513602

Up for the Down Stroke is an album by the American funk band Parliament. It was the band’s second album (following 1970’s Osmium), and their first to be released on Casablanca Records. The album was originally released on July 3, 1974. Its title track was Parliament’s first chart hit and remains one of the most well-known P-Funk songs. The album also contains a funk reworking of The Parliaments’ song '(I Wanna) Testify' under the title 'Testify'. The original title of the album was Whatever Makes Baby Feel Good, and the cover featured group leader George Clinton hovering over a woman in distress, sporting a black wig and monster-type gloves.

Up for the Down Stroke is notable in that it regenerated George Clinton’s professional relationship with bassist Bootsy Collins, who had taken a two-year hiatus from the group. 

Side A
1. Up For The Down Stroke
2. Testify
3. The Goose
4. I Can Move You (If You Let Me)

Side B
1. I Just Got Back (From The Fantasy: Ahead Of Our Time In The Four Lands Of Elliot)
2. All Your Goodies Are Gone
3. Whatever Makes Baby Feel Good
4. Presence Of A Brain

Parliament - Up For The Down Stroke is currently priced at a special preorder rate and will revert to full price on release. The release date of 12th July 2019 is estimated and subject to change.

Artist Parliament
Filed Under Funk & Soul