Archive for the 'Disco/Funk' Category

You’ll Disappear-The Phenomenal Handclap Band

Likely a dance punk outfit that realized it would be more fun to be a groove/minimalist funk/space disco band than a rock band pretending to play techno, these guys I might guess are a fun show. I saw this vid at Amandagon, and this particular track makes me want to take fake pills and fake smoke but everything else can be very real. The lead vocalist on this track is only guesting and I haven’t listened to the rest of the album yet, so no info there.

Sex-O-Matic- The Bar-Kays (Your weekend block party)

If this song doesn’t suggest an exceptionally awesome, hypothetical episode of Miami Vice, I don’t know what does. 6:25 of totally cheesasm. Was in the mix on the lunch hour Old School jam. I think some of you know what I’m talking about.

HOLIDAY BAKE OFF THEME SONG-BG- SO MUCH EFFORT INTO THEME SONG!!!! MUCH MORE THAN PLAY-DOH WREATH FOSSIL COOKIES!

So, it comes down to this. Little Miss Bossy, BG, now known as LMB,BG has throne down the gauntlet from her thrown. She said that Res was in the same humor pool as Imus. Since Res is most likely dead because of this effrontery, she thinks she can steam to victory with her theme song.

YOU ARE THE JUDGES!!!!! JUDGE HER HARSHLY!!!!

Mountains-Prince

I remember this from Friday Night Videos. I never heard it on the radio. The radio had already passed on Prince as a “5 tracks form the album get played” kind of guy. I mean “Kiss” was pretty big off of Parade but I really don’t think this got broad play. I always liked the funky cloud video. Certain just average Prince is still really good.

All Through The Night-Escort

Admit it, you wanted the Lauper jam. Anyhow, we did steal this from P-fork, but luckily their ironic hipster love of Muppetry in all its forms coincides with our genuine love. Shake your juicy butt, Senator Brownback, you can’t stop the beat! The editing is really very good on this, and we love Janice on bass!

Heartbreaker – Grand Funk Railroad (+ Contest!!!!!!)

It’s really easy to forget that before Grand Funk became the lame ass band associated with The Loco-motion and even worse efforts in the 1980s, they were actually grand and funky. And bluesy. Heartbreaker was written in 1969, when music was loud and good and stands up today as a truly kick ass song. The live version below if from 1974, and shows the band at its performing best. Note the epic Marc Knopfler-esque guitar solos, the drummer screaming his ass off, and your heart slowly slowly breaking.

As for the contest. What 2006 hit song is foreshadowed by heartbreaker? 10 points if you get it from the first 23 seconds of the song. 5 points if you get it in the first 1:03 of the song. 1.125 points if you need to hear the “Bringing me down” part of the chorus to get it. Oh and 1 million 3B dollars to the first correct answer.

Presuming as usual that I can’t embed it properly, the video is here:

OH WE GOTTA EMBED THIS

Dazz-Brick

Clearly I grew up inside an unbaked loaf of Wonder bread. I had never heard this JAM until this weekend when it popped onto the Old School Countdown at around 83. Disco+Jazz=Dazz, even though the Jazz part of their Jazz sounds more like Supertramp, that’s not really important. What’s important is the hook on this beast. Here’s some advertising weirdness below with the hook, it might annoying just start playing, but then you are hosed because it is in your head.

Also, I bet Pop Ren has a 500 minute long extended mix that he destroys the dance floor with. Cobag.