There's many facets of Roger
– and they're all pretty darn funky! From this vantage point, all we can think of is that Roger
Troutman must have had some sort of crystal ball to see into the hip hop sampling future – either that, or he was busy cooking up west coast gangster funk drones in some secret So Cal laboratory! Whatever the case, though, the record's a classic in the Troutman/Zapp
catalog – and features a sparkling west coast take on electro – offered up with lots of popping basslines, snapping electric kickdrums, and a truckfull of vocoder! There's also some pretty nice guitar in the mix – especially on the good jazzy groover "Chunk Of Sugar", which sounds like it's from a completely different record. Other tracks include "Maxx Axe", "Do It Roger
", "So Ruff, So Tuff", and "Blue".
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear, light aging, and a cutout notch.)