funky rock songs

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Blunk, Feb 23, 2003.

  1. Blunk


    Aug 14, 2002

    Our band needs a kickin' song a la The Chilis or Rage but it can't be one of their songs because we already have some of their songs in our set and we don't want to be a RATM/RCHP tribute band.

    Anyone have any suggestions? Something with the same aggressiveness (and with some slap ;) ) that RATM or RHCP songs would have.

    thanks a million
  2. my band used to cover incubus' "new skin". it's got some fun slappin', and it's definitely a crowd-pleaser.
  3. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    "Funny Vibe" from Living Colour's 1st album(Vivid).
  4. Nate Dawg

    Nate Dawg

    Apr 8, 2000
    Denver, CO
    Even though I'm not into metal or funk at all, I really dig the song "Sunless Saturday" by Fishbone. I think it's because I remember it from their performance on SNL. There are some funky bass licks in it.
  5. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Another Fishbone song: "Psychologically Overcast"
  6. guitarmv


    Oct 26, 2009

    Wakey wakey, old thread; I need some danceable rockers, to fit in between Flock Of Seagulls (I Ran) and Surrender (Cheap Trick). Foxy Lady is in there, what else is good for a 2 guitar groove (and bass has no slap or pop to him, but huge heavy black hands, holding down that bottom).

    Whatcha got?
  7. You could do some Dave Matthews Band songs.

  8. colcifer

    colcifer Esteemed Nitpicker Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    A Galaxy Far, Far Away
    The Dead were pretty funky as were The Band if you want to go old school. Older school, go Motown, Chuck, or Buddy.
  9. DougD

    DougD Bassman7654

    Sep 19, 2002
    North Las Vegas NV
    T.M. Stevens
    as about as funky as rock can get:)
  10. dannster


    Aug 20, 2000
    Always liked this one.
    Extreme - Get the Funk Out
  11. clintotron


    Nov 11, 2008
  12. dannster


    Aug 20, 2000
    FirehOse - Down with the Bass

    Why Vevo lumped this with FirehOUse I'll never know...:meh:
  13. clintotron


    Nov 11, 2008
  14. Have none of you noticed that this thread is 8 years old?
  15. yeah we noticed

  16. BigOldHarry


    Aug 11, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    Living color / Fishbone - both great for loud funk...

    Also consider looking at old P-funk and rocking it out a bit.
  17. Gang of Four - Entertainment (album). Hugely overlooked in the U.S.
  18. Skitch it!

    Skitch it!

    Sep 6, 2010
    Fishbone, Norwood Fisher is the man for moi, criminally underrated, immense technique and grooves. Check out 'Bonin' in the Boneyard, I'll upload a play-along in the near future, that took some doing to get down accurately, he played it in '88.
  19. DONZI97


    Dec 24, 2008
    Algonac Michigan
    Yeah, I've been thinking Testify is a good candidate for this. Also Are You Going to Go My Way by Kravitz seems pretty funky to me.
  20. garmenteros

    garmenteros Bass Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2008
    Dominican Republic
    Les Claypool - Rumble up the Diesel
    Primus - American Life

    or anything from him actually....