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Wednesday, April 24, 2013
If you are nostalgic and like to reminisce about days gone by, then you need to have a pair of Bootsy Collins glasses. These glasses are like a blast from the past. Wearing a pair of these glasses will take you right back to the 1970’s. Bootsy Collins is a famous R&B entertainer who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 along with George Clinton and fifteen other members of Parliament-Funkadelic.   Prior to his membership in P-Funk, he was a member of James Brown’s backing band, the J.B.’s, in the late 60’s, after Brown’s last band quit over a pay dispute, and played bass on many of James Brown’s classic funk recordings, including “Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine”.  By 1972, Bootsy had met George Clinton and became a part of Parliament-Funkadelic, along with his brother, Phelps “Catfish” Collins. Bootsy played bass on most of Funkadelic and all of Parliament’s albums (with the exception of “Osmium).

In 1976, Bootsy, Catfish, Frankie “Kash” Waddy, Joel Johnson, Gary “Mudbone” Cooper, Robert Johnson and a horn group named “The Horny Horns” formed “Bootsy’s Rubber Band”, a separate touring unit of Clinton’s P-Funk collection.  He made these glasses famous in 1976, when he wore them while he sang his popular song, “I’d Rather Be With You”, and was photographed many times wearing them on stage. Ever since then, these glasses have been famous.  In 1978, the Rubber Band recorded the album “Bootsy? Player of the Year”, which reached the top of the R&B Charts along with the single “Bootzilla”, which became one of his many alter egos on stage with P-Funk and Clinton.  He continues to be an active musician, with many accomplishments.

More recently, in June of 2007, Bootsy, his brother Catfish and other musicians associated with P-Funk participated in recording the soundtrack to the movie “Superbad”.  In 2011, he appeared on “Later…With Jools Holland”.


What makes Bootsy Collins glasses so popular is how stylish they look, then and now. These black glasses go with everything. They are lined with two rows of rhinestones along the top of the frames on the glasses. This adds a little pizzazz to them. Additionally, the glass lenses have a star design on them. The star was originally placed on the glasses to match the design on Bootsy’s bass guitar, the “Space Bass”, which is also star-shaped. One of the classic characteristics of these glasses is that “Bootsy” is inscribed on the arms of the glasses. These glasses look like something that would be worn by a star, which, in fact, they were!  By Bootsy!

Regardless of the age or occasion, anyone can wear Bootsy Collins glasses. They go with any outfit. They have a vintage, retro look that is just as popular now as they were in the 1970’s. Don’t miss an opportunity to own a pair. They are fun and trendy. People will give compliments and will ask where they can get a pair of these glasses, too. Pick up some extra pairs so they can be given as gifts  or as some very awesome party favors for a 50-something's birthday party. Anyone would love to have these "superbad" glasses.


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