4 Jan 2011, 18:33 by cookiecupcakes
3 Apr 2006, 08:50 by ProgbearOne glance of the three Stargard in their ultra-glam outer-space outfits on the cover of What You Waitin’ For, and you’d think they’re the late 70’s answer to Labelle. And you’d be pretty much right.
These albums totally kicked my ass! I can’t think of any other female vocal group that was making funk that was this hard-edged this late in the decade. The Norman Whitfield-penned hits (Theme From "Which Way Is Up?" and What You Waitin' For) are both danceable, infectious and great, but there’s a lot more here worth looking into. I especially love the synthed-up space-funk grooves like Three Girls, The Force and Starbob. And these gals can sing!
Frankly, I think they’re more in the Parliament/Funkadelic spirit than the “real” girl groups that George Clinton produced (i.e.: Parlet and The Brides of Funkenstein). More diverse, too, as evidenced by the 60’s girl-group styled pop of I'll Always Love You and the haunting, Gloria Lynne-like vocal jazz ballad Chameleon Lady.