Show of hands, who here thinks that Funk consists only of slapping and popping? That's the impression that I'm getting. "Tommy The Cat" by Primus and say, "Eyes Water Fallin" by Level 42, albeit great slap bass songs are NOT funk. Mandrill, one of the funkiest bands in history, rarely had a slapped bassline. The first thing a person under the age of 25 does is start slapping the minute someone mentions funk. It runs SO much deeper than your thumb. It's from the heart! Bass Player mag will state this, but then contradict themselves down the road. As a child of the '70's who grew up in the inner city, I've heard and seen of THE funkiest bands ever, and the majority of them didn't have slapped basslines. Examples: Flea - Not funk, fonky maybe, but not FUNKY. There's a difference that we'll get into later Stu Zender - Funky Mark King - See "Flea" Pino Palladino- Funky Les - See "Flea" Fieldy - Not Ryeknow - No, although I've heard tapes of his pre-Mudvayne days, and he can be. Andrew Levy - Funky Prince - Funky Rocco - Please, if you don't know by now, shame on ya! Get the point?