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'UFOs' -The UNDISPUTED TRUTH

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Published on Jul 24, 2009

NOTICE:
I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO THE SINGLE, "UFOs". THOSE RIGHTS ARE OWNED BY JOBETE MUSIC and MOTOWN/UMG. PLEASE ENJOY THE TRIBUTE VIDEO AND SUPPORT THE ARTIST BY LEGALLY PURCHASING THEIR MUSIC. THANK YOU.
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THE UNDISPUTED TRUTH were a creation of producer NORMAN WHITFIELD. He used the group as a 'test board' for new TEMPTATIONS material, but eventually, the group took on a life of it's own, becoming GORDY/Motown's physical answer to Parliament-Funkadelic. Not only did they SOUND the part (thanks to Mr. Whitfield's writing and production), but in concert, they actually LOOKED the part:
Powdered Afro Wigs, Glittering Face-Paint, Shiny-Silver Leisure Suits, 6-Inch Platform Heels. During the first 3 1/2 years of existence, T-U-T was a 3-person vocal group (1 man, 2 women) who gave the world "Smiling Faces, Sometimes"--a Motown classic. It was after 1974's "The Law Of The Land" when they began their interstellar transformation. The 2 women left, being replaced by five other vocalists to augment the remaining male vocalist. By Nov. 1974, the band issued a rockadelic track called "L'il Red Riding Hood", which led to their most P-Funk-like album, Feb. 1975's "Cosmic Truth". "UFO's" was the second single, and very self-explanitory: pure Sci-Fi 'pre-Mothership Connection' funk. (yup, they beat George Clinton to the Mothership.) Among the people who actually went thru this band's revolving door was TAKA BOOM---Chaka Kahn's baby sister (who now tours with her and Rufus). MOTOWN in the 1970s was going thru a major transistion---and this, The UNDISPUTED TRUTH, was part of that transition.

OH--one more thang: the entire band backing the group on this album (with the exception of classic sessions man Melvin "Wah-Wah" Ragin, would-in the next 13 months-change their name and become world famous as the CAR WASH band: ROSE ROYCE!!).

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