Page 1 of 12 12311 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 175

Thread: Funk is Cancelled.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    26,678

    Default Funk is Cancelled.

    We all cringe when we hear funk now. The jiving brass, the preening bass, the assembly line compartmentalisation. I can't identify the moment it became intolerable, but it's happened. Anything drawing on the legacy of funk is cancelled. Funk is Bruno Mars.

  2. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to luka For This Useful Post:


  3. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    9,546

    Default

    It's period music now, isn't it? Like jazz. Weekend at Bernie's material. The time barrier.
    Αι ψυχαί οσμώνται καθ΄ Άιδην.

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to Corpsey For This Useful Post:


  5. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    9,546

    Default

    G-funk isn't cancelled, though. Although making g funk NOW would be cancelled.

    Funk is one of those genres I've never taken a crack at. Occasionally a funkadelic song will slip through the net and I'll think I need to listen to some more of that.
    Αι ψυχαί οσμώνται καθ΄ Άιδην.

  6. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    East Loondon
    Posts
    2,380

    Default

    I remember when it seemed the most exciting music on the planet.I think it was kinda over-revived, we heard rare groove via a thousand bad student nights and cheap compilations and that just soiled it. I'd class Funkadelic as separate as they never really got brought back in the same way, and their records have enough going on maintain interest.

    Thinking about it, I think where funk loses out is the separation of the vocal. So many of the big funk tunes are instrumentals, but the vocals connect with that wider black music legacy - gospel, soul etc.

  7. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    18,153

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    Funk is Bruno Mars.
    Had to be done:

    Doin' the Lambeth Warp New: DISSENSUS - THE NOVEL - PM me your email address and I'll add you

  8. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    26,678

    Default

    The student nights and provincial discos really cemented the association with comedy afro wigs, flares and pound shop shades with star shaped frames. Hollywood prone to using the same lazy cheapening set of 70s signifiers.

  9. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to luka For This Useful Post:


  10. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Posts
    5,163

    Default

    I'd rather cancel whiteboy disco house but who am i to say. also surely if you cancel funk you cancel breakbeats and jungle? in which case is dissensus gonna become gabbersensus?
    Quote Originally Posted by vimothy View Post
    I respect islamists

  11. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Posts
    5,163

    Default

    please for the love of god justify this to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by vimothy View Post
    I respect islamists

  12. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    East Loondon
    Posts
    2,380

    Default

    I think it's got something to do as well with listening to the music in the UK, third hand as part of a revival. I was listening to a podcast the other day of Ohio Soul (Dogpatch) and it reminded me of listening to rap with a mate from the US - it's like you hear the music in a different context. Americans understand it in a different way. Or American music nerds at least. Maybe it still has crap associations at the student disco level.

  13. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to DannyL For This Useful Post:


  14. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Posts
    5,163

    Default

    the best funk is on 45 anyway

    Quote Originally Posted by vimothy View Post
    I respect islamists

  15. #11
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    26,678

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by thirdform View Post
    please for the love of god justify this to me.

    This doesn't need cancelling it was cancelled at birth. This thread is about funk.

  16. #12
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Posts
    5,163

    Default

    sure, do it. then are you trying to get to jungle through pink floyd?

    whats gonna take funk's place? and let's say nothing has to, then what happens after we've canceled it?
    Quote Originally Posted by vimothy View Post
    I respect islamists

  17. #13
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Posts
    5,163

    Default

    im agreeing with you. cancel it. then what?
    Quote Originally Posted by vimothy View Post
    I respect islamists

  18. #14
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Posts
    5,163

    Default

    it's like trying to cancel blues in the 1960s, completely pointless argument.
    Quote Originally Posted by vimothy View Post
    I respect islamists

  19. #15
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Posts
    5,163

    Default

    all we're gonna get is some bong rip stuff about how we are analytical whiteboys who don't understand the masters teachings because we can't afford to fly around the world and take 48 flights a year

    just pointless. stagnant.
    Quote Originally Posted by vimothy View Post
    I respect islamists

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •