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Discovering new funk bands

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Redhotbassist, Nov 16, 2002.


  1. Redhotbassist

    Redhotbassist

    Oct 19, 2002
    England
    Ok im a big fan of the chilis and want to find other funk bands (with good bassists) could you name any?, cheers
    :D
     
  2. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Melnibone
    James Brown is the funkiest man in the multiverse.
     
  3. Richard Lindsey

    Richard Lindsey

    Mar 25, 2000
    Metro NYC
    RHCP doesn't really strike me as a funk band, but if you want some funky stuff, Turock is right, you gotta go to JB. The box set Star Time is a good one, and so is Live at the Apollo. You also oughta check out the Meters, Parliament-Funkadelic, and Tower of Power, just for starters, or maybe some old Sly or Brothers Johnson. And I love Verdine White's playing for Earth Wind & Fire; though they weren't really a Funk band, he played plenty funky.

    I think Me'Shell NdegeOcello is pretty funky too.
     
  4. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Darn it, when you said "new", I thought you meant unsigned new bands.

    At any rate, check out these guys. They're called "Funklogic" and they're pretty rockin', I mean funkin', and I'm not just saying it because they're my friends either.:D

    http://www.refinedgroove.com/funklogic.html
     
  5. If you like RHCP, you'd probably like early Incubus (check out "Fungus Amongus"), Dirk Lance is a good bassist as well.

    If you want real funk, check out Sly & The Family Stone, its all good.
     
  6. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    Mexico
  7. We had the honor of opening for this band last Saturday.....

    Monkey In A Mansuit

    Smokin' Bass player! Check 'em out.
     
  8. Redhotbassist

    Redhotbassist

    Oct 19, 2002
    England
    cheers pez ill check them out.:D
     
  9. baba

    baba Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2002
    3rd stone from the sun
    Cut to the chase and go buy The Best of The Meters. It all starts there in my opinion.