Foot Patrol

Pussyfooting

Music Review

Foot Patrol

Pussyfooting

With their fourth full-length, Foot Patrol delivers what will surely be hailed as the pinnacle of podiatric funk for decades to come. The onetime 4-track project from the fertile minds of keyboard wiz TJ Wade and bassist Hung Nguyen has burgeoned into a crack ensemble that almost makes you forget every lyric on Pussyfooting is about feet. As Wade's falsetto vocal on the title track attests, purple-hued Minneapolis funk drives this bus, though it's hard to imagine Prince cutting in on his own groove with a fake commercial for something called "Funion Bunyons." The New Wave-flavored "Dirty Digits" blips and bops like an outtake from the Revenge of the Nerds soundtrack, while "Raw Footage" borrows from TV theme king Mike Post to stomp its point home. There's even a cameo from Chrissy, Wade's blond bimbo alter ego. If this isn't the hottest foot worship party on wax, I'll eat my shoe.

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