Go-Go Club

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by bass12, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. bass12

    bass12 Have You Met Grace Jones?

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    A lot of bassists seem to be into funk, but no one ever mentions go-go. Well, I know some of you out there must be fans of some of the funkiest music ever made, so let's hear from you. Do you play in a go-go band, have any favourite go-go bassists or groups? And no, I'm not talking about 60s go-go, with the girls in white boots, etc. - strictly D.C.
  2. bass12

    bass12 Have You Met Grace Jones?

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    No love for go-go?
  3. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    I don't play in a Go Go band but have played lots of Go Go music over the years!

    'Say What'??!!
  4. cossie


    Apr 29, 2005
    I've only recently got into Go-Go and would you believe it was from watching HBO's "The Wire"! After the series finished (what a show!) I was reading about one of the actors - Anwan Glover - who is/was also the lead singer of a Go-Go band in Washington, DC. So I checked out some of it, I liked it a lot :D
  5. I dig the older stuff Chuck Brown, older Backyard and so on. The newer stuff, "Bounce Beat" is absolute trash my brother loves it and I think It's an insult to music itself. They don't play instrument the beat on them and make sounds come out.

    /rant off

    I will say that one band, Mambo Sauce, makes some seriously nice stuff. Funky, melodic and the singers actually sing. It's not overladen with crappy effects either, just good music.
  6. two words: trouble funk

    that is all