A bit of a weird topic... I like funk... the music... the energy... the groove. Not so much the lyrics/singing. I think that's what stops me from listening to more funk, the lyrics are usually party lyrics. Nothing beyond the fact that they are in fact there to funk you and that is a fact. I dig Sly and the Family Stone alot because the lyrics usually seem to be about coming out of a bad place and making the most of it. But I'd like something perhaps more profound or ambigious than that. Funk Rock tends to be even worse. I like Fungo Mungo, but that is some of the worst lyrics I've ever heard. And no Joe Nerve, I don't think RHCP are much better (Except in the later years, but they started unfunking).