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unfairly maligned rock genres #2 funk metal

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Initial post: 12 Nov 2013, 21:36:34 GMT
AJ says:
RHCP, Faith No More, Mordred, Mind Funk, Living Color, Mighty Mighty Bosstones (ok so really Ska metal), Incubus, RATM - what's not to like??

I actually remember loads of thrash bands from late 80s & early 90s throwing in a little bit of slap bass here and there. Death Angel, Flotsam and Jetsam & Overkill come to mind.

Ok the Chilli Peppers did go soft years ago but still great writers and musicians

can I call any witnesses for the defence??

Posted on 12 Nov 2013, 21:48:51 GMT
Last edited by the author on 12 Nov 2013, 21:54:48 GMT
Red Mosquito says:
I like F and J. This is a belter Drift I prefer RHCP's more recent albums but their last one was poor imo. Not the same without JF, I love his solo stuff.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Nov 2013, 21:49:58 GMT
AJ says:
Have you heard Flotsam's Cold album??

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Nov 2013, 21:56:18 GMT
Red Mosquito says:
No I haven't Adam. Is it worth a try? I'm assuming you like it.

Posted on 12 Nov 2013, 22:00:57 GMT
AJ says:
No, I haven't heard it. Just saw good reviews. I stopped with F and J after When The Storm Comes Down; was really disappointed with it esp the drum sound

Posted on 13 Nov 2013, 08:44:11 GMT
Brass Neck says:
Should we mention Extreme here or should I get my coat? ;¬)

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Nov 2013, 10:30:48 GMT
David E says:
I'm quite partial to a bit of Pornograffitti every now and then

Posted on 14 Nov 2013, 20:43:35 GMT
Last edited by the author on 14 Nov 2013, 20:48:20 GMT
Johnny Bee says:
I've said it before, a cross between The Gang of Four and Funkadelic - sounds great on paper. But what do we get? The funk metal muppets that are the Red Hot Chili Peppers. You couldn't give it away (see what I did there) ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Nov 2013, 20:58:13 GMT
yup, the likes of gof, the pop group, rip, rig & panic, a certain ratio etc, all took funk to new places, but i think that killing joke are about the closest template for the op.

much as 'entertainment' is a groundbreaking and brilliant album, i prefer the thunderous funk of 'solid gold'. gang of four rarely get the credit they're due.

Posted on 16 Nov 2013, 10:02:13 GMT
As much as I liked the RHCPs between The Uplift Mofo Party Plan and One Hot Minute I'm always reminded how THIS song from 1971 seemed to pre-empt a lot of what they did:


In reply to an earlier post on 29 Nov 2013, 22:00:11 GMT
Adam....do check 'Cold' out as it is one of Flotsam & Jetsam's better albums, which has an eerie feel about it in places....artwork included. Their latest release that came out at the beginning of 2013 titled 'Ugly Noise', was pretty impressive too....highly recommend both albums for those who are looking for some well executed thrash metal.

Posted on 4 Dec 2013, 12:58:45 GMT
James Warner says:
Check out Infectious Grooves:

and FFF (French Funk Federation)

Posted on 4 Dec 2013, 23:47:56 GMT
Lez Lee says:
Nice to see some fans of Flotsam & Jetsam here.


Posted on 4 Dec 2013, 23:56:57 GMT
Last edited by the author on 5 Dec 2013, 00:00:58 GMT
wobberoo says:
Funkadelic's Maggot Brain should be owned by everyone. And put on the school curriculum. Somewhere. Free Your Ass And Your Mind Will Follow.----EDIT---Don't knows as it has been maligned actually. Perhaps there could be some Parliamentary debate? Instead of HA HA, to punctuate my own amusement, how's about a festive Ho! HO! Ho !

Posted on 5 Dec 2013, 00:02:37 GMT
wobberoo says:
Didn't think what thoughts the last album there may stir in M.O.T's mind!!

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Dec 2013, 11:26:43 GMT
free your inner benny, and some auld boat will follow?

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Dec 2013, 12:28:00 GMT
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Johnny Bee says:
"...........The Kingdom of Heaven is Within", obviously ;-)

Posted on 6 Dec 2013, 16:32:42 GMT
Faith No More were the best US band of the 80s and 90s IMLTHO though they went way beyond the funk-metal thang into a barmy range of styles. Loathe the RCHP tho' and Living Colour were good for one album. Extreme were good in parts.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Dec 2013, 20:37:23 GMT
AJ says:
Yes, I think I might steal it from YouTube!!!

Last album was supposed to be awlful mind??

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Dec 2013, 21:32:52 GMT
Collette says:
I can just imagine you sat there singing along to "More Than Words", Nuge. Ha ha, ;0)

Posted on 7 Dec 2013, 21:43:56 GMT
AJ says:
I have now magically acquired The Cold and will feedback on it soonish

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Dec 2013, 22:28:43 GMT
Last edited by the author on 7 Dec 2013, 22:29:11 GMT
Brass Neck says:
More likely 'He-Man Woman Hater' C? ;¬)

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Dec 2013, 22:51:26 GMT
Collette says:
I'd still rather the first one, Mr B. Smiling imagining it. :0)

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Dec 2013, 22:21:24 GMT
That's after my renditions of Every Rose Has Its Thorn and I Should Be So Lucky C

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Dec 2013, 00:49:32 GMT
You might like the stuff the lead singer Mike Patton has done recently, Nuge. This for example - Mondo Cane

Living Colours first was their best, by a mile country or otherwise.

Extreme's 12" remix of Get the Funk out is a classic......
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