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What is the funkiest album ever?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Funk Warts, Dec 21, 2001.


  1. Funk Warts

    Funk Warts

    Jun 13, 2001
    London, UK
    I need some more funk in my life, and I must know the name of the funkiest bands and the funkiest albums (in the same vein as Five Fingers of Funk; Infectious Grooves and Weapon of Choice please!).

    Feel free to make them as obscure as you want!

    Thanks for all suggestions.
     
  2. Niels Keijzer

    Niels Keijzer Guest

    Nov 27, 2000
    Any greatest hits album by Motorhead.
     
  3. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    <b>Strength in Numbers</b> or <b>6</b> by <b>24-7 SPYZ</b>
     
  4. Maggot Brain by Funkadelic
     
  5. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    Mexico
    motorhead??? :confused:
     
  6. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Stellar Fugnk - Anthology of Slave
    Tear The Roof Off - Parliamant Anthology
    Pick Up The Pieces - Average White Band Anthology
    Fencewalkin' - Mandrill Anthology
    Graham Central Station - Greatest Hits
    Tower of Power - Greatest Hits



    BTW, Motorhead?!:confused:
     
  7. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Woodchuck-
    What's with all the "Greatest Hits" BS?! ;)

    I will second Mandrill's Fencewalk double-cd, though. Those guys are THE S***! It's a sham that they're not given more props(in their prime, Santana, War, EW&F, Sly, etc OPENED for Mandrill).

    Something a 'little obscure' that touches on Funk in an Acid/Avant sorta way-
    The Screaming Headless Torsos' debut cd(from what I've heard, that self-titled album is about to be re-issued with BONUS cuts...I'm down with that!). ;)

    Check www.torsos.com for details!

    FunkWarts-
    Do yerself a flavour & pick up Funk by David Thompson...this book covers a lotta material & would make a nice gift from Santa. ;)
     
  8. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    The reason I suggested GH albums, because I'd cause you to go broke if you got all of the funk albums I suggested!:) Also, a lot of this stuff is VERY rare, so I suggested GCS's GH as opposed to "Mirror".
     
  9. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    ...well, in keeping with the spirit of The Greatest Hits cds- ;)

    Sly & The Family Stone-Anthology or Greatest Hits

    James Brown-Funk Power 1970: A Brand New Thang

    The Temptations-Greatest Hits(in particular, the Norman Whitfield stuff..."Psychadelic Shack", "Cloud 9", Ball Of Confusion"...).
     
  10. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Ooh! That JB album is WICKED!!!!
    Also Sun's anthology.
     
  11. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    Mexico
    MOTORHEAD??

    Lemmy got funky... what did i miss?

    still :confused:


    :D
     
  12. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    The Temps' Whitfied era amazed me... most groups that went through that drastic a personel change never get back on their feet. I actually liked them more during Dennis Edwards tenure.

    For Funk with a serious edge (besides SHT and Lost Tribe... Fima is nasty, like the bastard child of Marcus and AJ)...

    any of the early Herbie Hancock sessions with Paul Jackson and Mike Clarke.

    Jim, you know how I feel about Mandrill ;)
     
  13. Niels Keijzer

    Niels Keijzer Guest

    Nov 27, 2000
    Well, it was really some kind of a joke:eek: , but I should work on this Dutch sense of humour.
    Still, funk=imagination.

    On a more helpful note, I should try Sly + the Family Stone, and The Meters should be really funky, but I haven't heard those people.

    ;) Yet.
     
  14. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    After listening to the Meters and Mandrill, you're gonna need a shower and an unfiltered Camel afterwards! ;)
     
  15. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    The Mothership Connection (Parliment)...c'mon Supergroovealisticprostifunkstication, greatest Funk song title ever...That merits a mention, at least!
     
  16. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    Mexico
    hey brendan i just saw your sig... it rules :)
     
  17. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Dave-
    Morphing your quote,
    ("Are you a misunderstood artist, or just a moron"?)

    with a classic(IMO)Scott Thunes' quote,
    ("If you are a bass player in a Rock band, you are by definition a moron".)

    Becomes-
    "Are you a misunderstood artist, or just a bass player in a Rock band"?

    ;)
     
  18. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    Mexico
    hey jim that sounds really nice

    Bass Player = Misunderstood Artist

    i hope everyone agree ;)
     
  19. Bassdadto2

    Bassdadto2

    Dec 3, 2001
    California
    Close, but no cigar! The funkiest, or should i say FONKEEEST album is "funkentelechy vs. The Placebo Syndrome". That is the album that gave us "Flashlight"

    A close seond...."Uncle jam wants you" which brought us "Not just Knee deep" (she was doing me deep when she did the freak with meeeeeee!)
     
  20. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    DOH! I just hit www.torsos.com & see the SHT has a new bassist(first name is Patrice. A new singer named "Freedom" is onboard, too).
    The LIVE SHT's cd is 'soon' to be released domestically; recorded about 5 years ago LIVE @The Knitting Factory, it is, to say the least, very RAW(sound quality-wise). Weird...other recordings I have from the Knit are a little 'substandard', as well.
    No word on the debut cd's BONUS material.