Zapp (Warner Bros, 1980) Chart pos:N/A
Fans of 2pac will probably recognise the song as the basis for Keep Ya Head Up. Zapp took over the P-Funk mantle after the Parliament-Funkadelic machine floundered in the early eighties. The song Be Allright from their first (and possibly best) album moves away from the heavy vocoder-funk of the rest of the album and operates at a slower ballad like tempo. Interestingly Roger Troutman the lead singer went on to collaborate with 2pac and Dr Dre for 1995's California Love. Unfortunately the band met a grisly end in 1999 when Roger and brother (and fellow band mate) Larry were involved in a tragic murder-suicide.