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album: "Bootsy? Player of the Year" (1978)
Track #4
recorded by: Bootsy's Rubber Band
Currently this album is out of print on vinyl, but it was re-released on CD in 1998 by Warner Brothers. Album cover art features Bootsy's star glasses, which play a prominent role in Bootsy's wardrobe along with his space bass and sparkly clothes.

"Bootzilla"
Vocals: Bootsy Collins, Gary "Mudd-Bone" Cooper, Robert "P-Nut" Johnson
Bass, Drums: Bootsy Collins
Guitars: Bootsy Collins, Phelps Collins
Trumpets: Rick Gardner, Richard "Kush" Griffith
Trombone: Fred Wesley
Alto Sax, Electric Piano: Maceo Parker
Acoustic Piano, Synthesizers: Bernie Worrell

"Bootzilla" was Bootsy's one and only #1 hit, featuring lyrics that advertise a (unfortunately fictional) Bootzilla action figure. In 1978, "Bootzilla" knocked another funk classic "Flashlight" (George Clinton and Parliament) from it's perch at #1 on the R&B charts. Known for it's child's toy intro and the spectacular vocal performance (WIIIIIIIIIIIND ME UP!) "Bootzilla" has been called a "hard rocking funk workout" and is definitely the funkiest toy song to ever exist. The first time I heard this song I couldn't stop laughing for fifteen minutes. It was amazing and instantly became "our song" for that relationship.

Lyrics

(Lyrics in italics are back up singers, regular font lyrics are Bootsy)
Don't let her cry
Don't let that little girl cry


. . . Bootzilla's here!
The world's only rhinestone rock star doll baba!
I wanna be your toy.
I wanna play for you . . .
Created by Funk-A-Tech Incorporated,
Makers of funky things to play with.
Wind me up, people!
Say what the . .

Wind me up, wind me up
Won't you . . . !
Simon says do this
What you to . . . !
Simons says do that You got to pull my string
You got to pull, you got to pull my string
Rock star doll, baby.
You got to pull, you got to pull my string
Fourteen carat funk!

Wind me up!
. . Child, Funk AWAY! Wind me up!

I come equipped with stereophonic funk producin' disco inducin' twin magnetic rock receptors.
I'm perfect for bumpin', you see

Just wind me up!
Put me on your credit charge and at no extra expense
comes this remote control unit.
Oh yeah! I'm programmable!
One heck of a doll, baby baba.
Bootzilla here!
Made by the makers of funky things to play with
Trademark Funk-A-Tech Incorporated, baba.

Pull my string, I'll dance, I'll sing I'll play for you
Wind me up! I'll dance, I'll sing, i'll play with you
Let me be your super hero baby doll
Teddy Bears and Barbie dolls can't boogie down

They can't boogie down!

I'm a boogie woogie baby
If you wanna see me boogie
All you gotta do is wind me up
Baby, don't let him cry
Don't you let that big boy cry


. . Play for you now
Bootzilla here!
I'm a rhinestone rock star monster of a doll, baby baba.
A doll for all seasons,
A family doll, baby baba.
But I have been known to get into personal relationships.
Oh well, wiiiiinnd me up!

Wind me up! You got to . . .
Wind me up! Wont you?
Wind me up! Wiiiind me up! Got to funk away!

You got to pull, you got to pull my string
You got to pull, you got to pull my string
You got to pull my string, yeah yeah
You got to pull my string, yeah yeah
Simon says do this

You got to pull my string
Simon says do that . . .

You got to wind me up now
You got to, you got to wind me up
Rock star doll, baby baba.

Yeah
Bootzilla here,
The pride of F.I.A.
Makers of those funky things to play with,
Brings you the rhinestone rock star monster of a doll, baby baba:
Me, BOOTZILLA!

I come equipped with stereophonic funk producin' disco inducin' twin magnetic rock receptors.

Yabadabbadoozay, baba!

They can't boogie, they can't boogie down
Uhh, They can't boogie
They can't boogie, they can't boogie down


Teddy bears and Barbie dolls can't boogie down
I'm a boogie woogie baby
If you wanna see me boogie
All you gotta do is wind me up
(Repeat to end)

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