Funk metal

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Funk metal (also known as thrash funk,[3] funkcore, or punk-funk[3]) is a subgenre of funk rock and alternative metal that fuses elements of heavy metal and funk.

History and characteristics[edit]

AllMusic has claimed that "funk metal evolved in the mid-'80s when alternative bands like the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Fishbone began playing the hybrid with a stronger funk underpinning than metal."[4] Faith No More have been described as a funk metal band that dabbled in rap-metal.[5] Rage Against the Machine's mix of funk and metal not only included rap, but also elements of punk rock.[6] Primus, a band that has never had a clear genre, has been called things such as "thrash metal-funk meets Don Knotts, Jr."[7] Living Colour have been cited by Rolling Stone as "black-funk-metal pioneers."[8]

Les Claypool, frontman of the funk metal band Primus.

Certain bands not from an alternative background, such as Bang Tango and Extreme, have also frequently incorporated funk into their musical style.[9][10] Bands such as Primus and Mordred emerged from thrash metal backgrounds.[2]

Notable funk metal artists[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Primus: Nice and Cheesy Hot Metal via ram.org. Retrieved November 21, 2012
  2. ^ a b http://books.google.com.au/books?id=z9fMwxwJ7tkC&pg=PA39&lpg=PA39&dq=thrash-funk&source=bl&ots=E77KeMMZJf&sig=CFUCYvWWr7caaquHouzKc3CtMIk&hl=en&sa=X&ei=ySpgUbqMBYyRigfN1IGwDw&ved=0CFYQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=thrash-funk&f=false
  3. ^ a b Dunham, Elisabeth. "Roll Over Manilow: Thrash funk is here". Lawrence Journal-World. Retrieved 2012-11-16. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Funk Metal . Retrieved February 1, 2012.
  5. ^ Rap-Metal . Retrieved February 1, 2012.
  6. ^ a b The Battle of Los Angeles : Rolling Stone. November 1, 2003. Archived from the original on April 14, 2010. Retrieved February 1, 2012.
  7. ^ Gore, Joe (August 1991). New Rage: The Funky from Guitar Player. Retrieved February 1, 2012.
  8. ^ a b Fricke, David (November 13, 2003). Living Colour: Collideoscope : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on April 12, 2009. Retrieved February 1, 2012.
  9. ^ a b Prato, Greg. Bango Tango > Overview . Retrieved February 3, 2012.
  10. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Extreme > Biography . Retrieved February 3, 2012.
  11. ^ Prato, Greg. 24-7 Spyz > Overview . Retrieved February 3, 2012.
  12. ^ Blind Melon Tastes Predictably Metal 1992, Washington Post. Retrieved 2012-03-31.
  13. ^ Bush, John. Clutch > Biography . Retrieved February 4, 2012.
  14. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. Electric Boys > Overview . Retrieved February 1, 2012.
  15. ^ Hurt Smile on Myspace. Retrieved February 1, 2012.
  16. ^ Huey, Steve. Incubus > Biography . Retrieved February 1, 2012.
  17. ^ Book, John. Infectious Grooves > Overview . Retrieved February 1, 2012.
  18. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Devil Without a Cause > Review . Retrieved February 3, 2012.
  19. ^ a b c Torreano, Bradley. Allmusic ((( L.A.P.D. > Overview ))). Retrieved February 1, 2012.
  20. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. Mind Funk > Overview . Retrieved February 1, 2012.
  21. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/mega!!-kung-fu-radio-mw0000092454
  22. ^ Profanation: Preparation for a Coming Darkness Allmusic review
  23. ^ "News - Articles - 1434320". MTV.com. December 14, 1998. Retrieved February 3, 2012. 
  24. ^ Prato, Greg. Suicidal Tendences > Biography . Retrieved February 1, 2012.
  25. ^ Anderson, Rick. Persona Non Grata > Overview . Retrieved February 3, 2012.

References[edit]

  • Chick, Stevie (2006). Dimery, Robert, ed. 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. Quintet Publishing Limited. ISBN 0-7893-1371-5.