11/01/2021: “Wizard Of Finance” by Parliament

This is a cute song. The lyrics say that if the singer was a rich man, he’d blow it all on buying flowers for the woman and ‘invest my life in you’.

That’s an adorable sentiment. And, because this is a Parliament song, there’s obscene quantities of funkiness to back it up!

The squelchy bassline is a stunner, and the trademark P-Funk squeals give it that Parliament flavour. There’s a lot of saxophone work on the track too, adding to the romantic vibe.

The song came out in 1977 on Funkentelechy vs The Placebo Syndrome.