Starship Commander Wooooo Wooooo, Mastership  
Starship Commander Wooooo Wooooo
Mastership
TIP  
USA 1xLP 
Label: Left Ear Records
Reissue
Release Year: 1981
Style: Funk & Soul
 
  Tracks  
  1. Get Funky
2. Laugh And Dance
3. Master Ship
4. Hello Hollywood
5. Angie
6. Visions Of You
7. Jam On Today
 
  Truly nuts and really kind of essential... the Starship Commander with his own take on the synthesiser voice... B-Boys/Girls delight. Check the instrumental cut, Mastership - a head nod synth voyage of the highest order. Limited copies. TIP!
.
“How are you doing, Earthling?” That’s how Omer Coleman, Jr. addressed his public in the 80s, driving around Kansas City, Missouri in the electric space-car built especially for his alter ego Starship Commander Wooooo Wooooo.

Left Ear Records went back to Coleman’s original master tapes for their vinyl reissue of the Commander’s 1981 private press album Mastership, a lost electronic funk classic. Coleman performs in an alien voice that comes not from electronic filtering but from his own natural vocal distortions. This visitor from Mars wants people to be happy and, like his song goes, “Laugh and Dance.” It’s an endearing and very personal space-age funk that blends George Clinton and Kraftwerk in a vision of a better and happier world.

Born and raised in Kansas City, Coleman was musically inclined from an early age. His parents couldn’t afford to buy him a real drum for orchestra, so he took up electrical wiring and wood shop instead, which fed his muse in a different direction. Omer built enormous speaker cabinets. In the late ‘70s he was a DJ, and ran a Mobile Disco business that took him across the country, hosting parties. After a trip to California, he came back to Kansas City inspired to dress up as Commander Wooooo Wooooo.

The future commander began working at the Armco Steel Mill in Kansas City when he was 18. He was inspired by older machinists who demanded perfection in their work and in their character. It was while he was working at the steel mill that Coleman came up with Starship Commander Wooooo Wooooo. One day coworker John Manley came up to Coleman with a vision of an electric car, and built it. His coworkers built all of his equipment, from lighting and fog machines to big steel eyeglasses. Coleman’s sister, a seamstress, created his outfits.

Coleman started his own label in 1985 but took some time off from music to raise his children, and when they came of age his son recorded with Coleman as a gospel vocalist. When his son was killed in an auto accident in 2004, it took something out of him, and he stopped making music. But he's starting to get the feeling again.

Now 62, he’s currently enjoying his retirement from a long stint with the IRS. The former Commander is in the middle of a house project where he’s using metal ceiling tiles to line his walls. It’s starting to look like a spaceship. Coleman promises, “There is a real good possibility that we have not seen the last of Starship Commander Wooooo Wooooo!
Pat Padua”
 
      Wish List  
  Price: CHF 25.00   Add to Cart  
  Releases of the same artist  
  No items found ..  
  Releases of the same label  
  Brother Resistance, Rapso Takeover  
Brother Resistance
Rapso Takeover
[Left Ear Records]
EUR 1xLP  Wish List
CHF 23.00 Add To Cart
 
  Kingsley Bucknor, Just U And Me  
Kingsley Bucknor
Just U And Me
[Left Ear Records]
AS 1xLP  Wish List
CHF 25.00 Add To Cart
 
  Minoru 'Hoodoo' Fushimi, In Praise Of Mitochondria  
Minoru 'Hoodoo' Fushimi
In Praise Of Mitochondria
[Left Ear Records]
AS 2xLP  Wish List
CHF 31.00 Restocking!
 
  Shahara-Ja, I'm An Arabian Knight - Egyptian Lover Remix  
Shahara-Ja
I'm An Arabian Knight - Egyptian Lover Remix
[Left Ear Records]
EUR 12inch  Wish List
CHF 18.00 Restocking!
 
  Thesda, Spaced Out  
Thesda
Spaced Out
[Left Ear Records]
AS 1xLP  Wish List
CHF 23.00 Add To Cart
 
  V/A, Antipodean Anomalies  
V/A
Antipodean Anomalies
[Left Ear Records]
EUR 1xLP  Wish List
CHF 27.00 Add To Cart
 
  Workdub, Subterranean (1989-1995)  
Workdub
Subterranean (1989-1995)
[Left Ear Records]
EUR 1xLP  Wish List
CHF 26.00 Add To Cart
 
Capital Steez
Amerikkkan Korruption
[Not On Label]
Charles Bals
Charles Bals presents. Club Meduse
[Spacetalk]
Drake
Thank Me Later
[Not On Label]
Gloria Jay
Know What You Want
[Melodies International]
K DOT & JAY ROCK
No Sleep Til NYC
[Not On Label]
K-Dot
C4
[Not On Label]
Kamasi Washington
Heaven & Earth
[Young Turks]
Kendrick Lamar
EP
[Not On Label]
Kendrick Lamar
Hub City Threat Minor Of The Year
[Not On Label]
Leonard Chin
What More Can I Say
[Pepite]
Micro Soul
Electreposité
[Nice Try Records]
One Stream Mental
The Mental Pain-ting
[Avalon Zone]
Step
Memory Lane
[360]
Trio Ternura
A Gira
[Melodies International]
  1. Trio Ternura
A Gira
 
  2. Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band
The Serpent's Mouth
 
  3. Pablo Color
La Calle Roja
 
  4. Leonard Chin
What More Can I Say
 
  5. Bobby Wright
Blood Of An American
 
  6. Acayouman
Funky Reggae
 
  7. Altin Gün
Cemalim
 
  8. Danny Watts
Black Boy Meets World
 
  9. Gyedu-Blay Ambolley
Gyedu-Blay Ambolley
 
  10. Hailu Mergia
Hailu