The Big Pump

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The Big Pump


from the album Hey Man... Smell My Finger

promo single CD of The Big Pump
Song details
Performer: George Clinton
First Released: 12 October 1993 - Hey Man... Smell My Finger album
Album(s): Hey Man... Smell My Finger
Writer(s): Prince and George Clinton
Producer(s): Prince and George Clinton
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is not believed to have been performed live by Prince.
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

The Big Pump is the eighth track on George Clinton’s second and final Paisley Park Records album Hey Man... Smell My Finger, and, around the time of the album’s release, The Big Pump was available as a promotional single sent to radio in Germany. The song was written and produced by Prince and George Clinton.

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking took place in late 1989 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (around the same time as Soul Psychodelicide). It was included as the fourteenth track on a 1992 configuration of the album, which was changed significantly before release.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Late 1989 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Tracking
Recording Personnel
  • George Clinton - vocals
  • Prince - all instruments (uncredited)
  • Unidentified males - rap
  • Sandra Feva - background vocals
  • The Steeles - background vocals (assumed)

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
The Big Pump 3:33 Hey Man... Smell My Finger

The Big Pump promo

Studio


Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Soul Psychodelicide Studio Unreleased 1989 track
Soul Psychodelicide Studio Unreleased 1989 track (alternate and shorter mix with additional vocals by George Clinton and Kim Basinger)
Soul Psychodelicide Studio Unreleased 1989 track (mostly instrumental mix)
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
The Big Pump Studio Version before instrumentation and rap overdubs
The Big Pump Studio Longer album version, edited for release
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • The album credits on the Hey Man... Smell My Finger album don’t detail precisely on which tracks the different artists appear. Among the list of all the rappers mentioned, the ones who sing on The Big Pump has not been identified.

References
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