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Re: Band: Mind Funk

Postby Bernardo on Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:34 pm

sulfur)addict wrote:Tar Babies


Hmmm, not sure I'd say they fit. Not too familiar with them, though.

sulfur)addict wrote:Scatterbrain.


They had a hit. Were also too too squarely in the metal spectrum, it was metal with humour. And CHOPS! Different category.
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Re: Band: Mind Funk

Postby first2letters on Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:05 pm

sulfur)addict wrote:Tar Babies


If they didn't exist, would we need to invent 'em? Nah, but then we also might not have Dan Bitney, so Tortoise wouldn't be quite the same.
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Re: Band: Mind Funk

Postby The MayorofRockNRoll on Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:49 am

I still like Bullet LaVolta's Swandive album.

I used to like Mind Over 4 live. They were kinda huge among kc/lawrence musicians I'd looked up to at one point, now I'm like Eh...poor man's queensryche.

I think the genre is probably Former Hardcore Kids Learning 'Chops'
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Re: Band: Mind Funk

Postby Dave N. on Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:23 pm

I loved Unity’s “Blood Days”. Still do. When Dubar went from that to Mind Funk, I was bummed.
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Re: Band: Mind Funk

Postby Bernardo on Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:19 pm

Dave N. wrote:I loved Unity’s “Blood Days”. Still do. When Dubar went from that to Mind Funk, I was bummed.


Still, I bet it didn't prepare you for Corporate Avenger.
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Re: Band: Mind Funk

Postby first2letters on Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:59 pm

The MayorofRockNRoll wrote:I still like Bullet LaVolta's Swandive album.


I kinda do, too. (Also dig The Gift.) Very '92 in its '92-ness, but also reminds me of fun shows and skateboarding and being inspired to learn more than barre chords on my guitar, so I go back to it when I'm feeling nostalgic.

The MayorofRockNRoll wrote:I think the genre is probably Former Hardcore Kids Learning 'Chops'


Pretty much this. Also adequately describes the era of Dischord that gave us Holy Rollers, Gray Matter, Severin, Soul Side, et al.
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Re: Band: Mind Funk

Postby Tommy on Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:27 pm

sulfur)addict wrote:
I'll nominate Tar Babies


Fried Milk is AWESOME. Sounds like Meat Puppets playing Minutemen. The rest of those Tar Babies albums are mostly throwaway.
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Re: Band: Mind Funk

Postby The MayorofRockNRoll on Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:50 pm

first2letters wrote:
The MayorofRockNRoll wrote:I think the genre is probably Former Hardcore Kids Learning 'Chops'


Pretty much this. Also adequately describes the era of Dischord that gave us Holy Rollers, Gray Matter, Severin, Soul Side, et al.


Not so sure I agree with this. Soul Side were doing a rhythmic, syncopated thing that pre-dated Fugazi, actually, a little bit. Gray Matter were, actually, on the loose (mildly sloppy) side, not really sure I've heard much Severin or Holy Rollers. It isn't quite the melodramatic metal-flexing of the other bands mentioned.
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Re: Band: Mind Funk

Postby first2letters on Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:54 pm

^ That’s a really good point. I actually dig all those Dischord bands, BTW — I just remember the first time I heard them as a then-hardcore kid myself, I was like, “Wow, these guys really know how to play their instruments.” But yeah, there’s a big difference between that sort of creative aptitude and having “chops.”
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Re: Band: Mind Funk

Postby Bernardo on Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:46 pm

Warrior Soul are too off-limits?
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Re: Band: Mind Funk

Postby M.H on Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:36 am

Bernardo wrote:Warrior Soul are too off-limits?


Nah, listen to that guitar tone. They're part of the pack.

According to Youtube commenter Brian Groves:

Brian Groves wrote:Warrior Soul, Saigon Kick, Mindfunk, Sven Gali, Metal Church and Circus of Power should have moved to Seattle in the early 90's they were all ahead of their time but displaced sadly and got overlooked, they all had the potential to have went down with the like of Nirvana, Alice In Chains and Soundgarden, should Warrior Soul have adapted to grunge? well that's a toss up, it probably would have gotten them more exposure, but I think being in Seattle alone would have gotten them noticed without having to sacrifice their sound,


Ah, the perils of rocking in 1990.

Not sure if I'd group Circus of Power with this crowd (they had more of a 'hardcore kids getting into classic AC/DC' vibe, like The Four Horseman, or a more blue-collar version of what The Black Crowes and Drivin' N' Cryin' were mining), but maybe Collision might be the middle-ground band between these scenes. Their self-titled record from 1992 wasn't great, but it may be worth a punt.

I must confess that I'm woefully uninformed about the music made by Saigon Kick and Sven Gali, but feel free to report back if you find any decent riffs...
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Re: Band: Mind Funk

Postby Bernardo on Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:25 pm

I own the Collision record. Not sure why.
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Re: Band: Mind Funk

Postby biscuitdough on Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:32 pm

Scatterbrain’s predecessor Ludichrist was pretty awful too.
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Re: Band: Mind Funk

Postby Bernardo on Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:20 pm

Weren't Metal Church FROM Seattle in the first place, btw?
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Re: Band: Mind Funk

Postby Bernardo on Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:19 pm

Big Chief?

Gruntruck?
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Re: Band: Mind Funk

Postby uglysound on Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:58 pm

Bernardo wrote:Weren't Metal Church FROM Seattle in the first place, btw?


Wikipedia says SF and Aberdeen. I had no idea that they never went away. I saw them with Anthrax when I was 14 (1987), bought a tape shortly after, and forgot all about them within a year or two. I shudder to think of what their attempt at a crossover might have sounded like.
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Re: Band: Mind Funk

Postby M.H on Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:12 am

Bernardo wrote:Weren't Metal Church FROM Seattle in the first place, btw?


The singer / mastermind was (from Aberdeen, no less), but they had some success with the metal crowd way too early to gain any cred for coming from Cobain-ville post-1991. Queensryche suffered a similar fate.

M.C were a proper metal band, anyway. Toured with Metallica at some point. No funk in the mix.

Bernardo wrote:Big Chief?

Gruntruck?


Big Chief, 100%. The American Happy Mondays (yes, that bad).

Gruntruck were a little different, IMO. Ex-Skin Yard guys who got snatched up during the sign-anything-that-moves-in-Seattle feeding frenzy.

I group them in my head with Love Battery and The Fluid - Tad-ish sounding bands who were heavier than most but weren't as gifted in the song writing department.

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Re: Band: Mind Funk

Postby morespaceecho on Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:49 am

M.H wrote:M.C were a proper metal band, anyway. Toured with Metallica at some point. No funk in the mix.


the drumming on this is not without some funk:

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Re: Band: Mind Funk

Postby sulfur)addict on Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:21 am

I enjoy the first Metal Church album, almost despite myself. Thrashy Dio on vocals is distracting, but over the course of the album he just becomes part of the sound.

The first two Love Battery albums also have some pretty strong songwriting - I always liked the "psychedelic" grunge bands over the dumb metal ones.

I know Cop Shoot Cop are too New York, industrial, and well-known for this "genre" but they have some of the same trappings, no?
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Re: Band: Mind Funk

Postby numberthirty on Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:23 am

M.H wrote:M.C were a proper metal band, anyway. Toured with Metallica at some point. No funk in the mix.


I gotta throw an "Utter And Complete Bullshit..." flag on that play, buddy. Sorry.

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