*Live* Funky Wig-out from my band...

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Mike Flynn, Feb 2, 2005.

  1. We played a very groovy gig last Friday here in London and we taped it via an iBook and the results aren't too bad - in fact they are pretty bloody good; here's a tune that I wrote in the main - but obviously the singer wrote all the words, oh yeah, and sung them as well - it's her on sax too:

    <a href=http://www.munkio.com/music/Victor/Rough&Tumble.mp3>Tough & Rumble Boy</a>

    Another one of our funk anthems:

    <a href=http://www.munkio.com/music/Victor/All%20Directions.mp3>All Directions</a>

    Let me know what you think...

    I'm going on holiday on Friday, to Thailand, so have fun without me and look after yourselves - all you ERBers don't scare the little ones now, and all you four-bangers keep on banging, basically play nice and have fun.


  2. Thanks man - we're getting to the place we want to be - hopefully we'll keep on improving - this however was a good night for us.

    Cheers M
  3. That drum rocks. In fact I love your overall band sound. Really cool.

    EDIT: at about 1:14 when the groove comes in, I can't help smiling, the bass is so growly and everything is funky. What bass are you using by the way?

    My only criticism is that the guitarist needs to get just a bit tighter in the groove, I mean it's already pretty good, but just something for him to work on.

    Shades of Jamiroquai, I guess that's why I dig this song.
  4. HI Geoff - this is the bass I'm using it's my 1990 Thumb, and yeah, it still plays and sounds awesomely, doesn't look too bad either ;)

    <img src=http://www.munkio.com/music/warwick%20pics/bass_face_on2.jpg>

    As for the guitarist I think I know what you mean - but this is still a bit of a new song for us hence we could all do with tightening up a bit - but I'm glas you're digging the over all vibe - as much as there are some 'classic' funk grooves in what we're doing I wouldn't say there was any one band that has influenced us - basically anything that has the funk, be it drum and bass or soul or whatever - then that's definitely an influence!


  5. DaveBeny


    Mar 22, 2000
    London, UK
    Sounding great Mike!

    I could imagine Gilles Peterson playing some of your stuff on his show!
  6. deepbob


    Oct 3, 2001
    left field
    saweet.. as is the rest of the group =)
  7. Well hopefully we'll be able to give him a 12" at some point - the rest of the set was pretty killng as well - the last six months of gigging has definitely payed off for us - onwards and upwards this year...
  8. He he - quick bump from Thailand - really tired as we've switched to 7 hours ahead - but the fun has yet to begin - anyway looks like we're staying in the No1 spot for holidaying Americans - have fun - see you lot in a week or two

  9. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
  10. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Great stuff...really sweet. I love the drummer!
  11. pyrohr


    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    More than a pleasure to listen to, great stuff! :bassist:
  12. Sounds and grooves awesome.
    How is it recorded on the Ibook? Straight from the mixer?

    Your tone is awesome. I don't like the tone on that horn though. The rawness doesn't fint the music IMO.
    But that's just me, and I'm probably wrong.
  13. yeah, those songs are awesome!
    they remind me of jameroquai, which is awesome, because i really like stu zender!
    you are awesome!
  14. sargebaker

    sargebaker Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
    I love j00 m4n! Awesome stuff, really feelin' the funk!

    By the way you had told me about some kind of sweep picking you were doing, did you ever get any recorded?

    I guess you're in thailand now, hope you're having a blast, let me know when you get back!

    P.S. I tried learning a bit of "Plasma"... :bag:
  15. Ari


    Dec 6, 2001
    Very nice grooves urb_munki! Hope you're having a nice holiday! :D
  16. Hi people - yes Thailand is kicking no small ampunt of butt, and all we're doing is chilling under palm trees! Sorry to be a bore and post from my hols but you know I love you guys realluy! Really glad you're digging the stuff - UI've been listening to it on the beach and I'm itching to write some new songs - I have a load of ideas floating in my head - plus I'm doing a lot of imafginary practie!

    See you soon - thanks again for the kind words

  17. Cheers GT and NW- forgot to say the other day that I was haaving doubts about the Warwick Thumb and EBS combination, but seeing as the signal for this recording was taken from the XLR D.I. on my EBS head - and note I used no compression aside from a little on the amp itself - I am now very happy with the resulting sound. The drummer's brother took a direct feed from the desk into his iBook - I simply 'normalised' the results in Sound Forge to boost all the frequencies - I think the over all recording kicks ass. As for the sax sounding harsh, I agree, but this is a pretty raw recording in the main so I hope you can make a few allowences for the various messy or rough sounding parts - we still have some rehearsing to do!

  18. Briefly - no sweep picking sounds yet dude, and go for it on learning my stuff - it's the only way I taught myself was by copying other bassists... :bassist:
  19. The Clap

    The Clap

    Jan 5, 2004
    Scottsdale, AZ
    I am in love with the singer on Tough n Rumble Boy. Anything else you could post with her talents involved would be welcome! Kudos on your fine playing as well.