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Q: 2022/23 You are the Chairman what do you do with Moyes?
a. Stick with him obviously, he's delivered two good seasons back to back and will see us out of this dip in form
32%
  
b. If we're still lingering around the bottom three by the start of the WC then that's the time to get rid
29%
  
c. What are we waiting for 2 wins in the last 20 PL games is reason enough to sack him, go now
32%
  
d. I've just got my new Orange & White 3rd Kit with Moyesinho on the back, I can't wait to wear it down to the supermarket, they call me Mr West Ham around here
7%
  



yogib 10:36 Fri Apr 21
The Story of Funk..
On BBC4 in a minute for anyone into a bit of George Clinton etc.....

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Alex V 2:13 Sun Apr 23
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>>> The thing with funk is that a great deal of the best songs were one off singles by groups who did nothing else and who most people haven't heard of.

There are also quite a few albums where clearly all the emphasis is on that one great dancefloor filler, with some other stuff put on the record. But that's true of most pop music honestly.

I do agree in a sense though, that I think there are really very few great 'only funk' albums. And maybe they're shouldn't be. If you have 8+ bits of music that are repeated funk riffs it can be quite hard going - I think funk is a great sound, but it needs other sounds to go with it. Light & Shade and all that.

geoffpikey 1:29 Sun Apr 23
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I know you can only fit so much into a 1 hour doc, but that was lightweight. Made by BBC WALES. Bogus.

White Pony 1:03 Sun Apr 23
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It would appear that Alex V has surpassed himself in being a clueless fucking idiot. How anyone can keep mentioning Level 42 on a thread about funk, without any trace of irony, is frankly staggering.

The Stoat 10:05 Sat Apr 22
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Parliament/Funkadelic played the Dagenham Roundhouse in 1971 dontcha know

irisiris95 9:37 Sat Apr 22
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Prefer the funk period just as it was coming out of the R&B era around 1966-71 ...a lot grittier & menacing than the smoother 70s pastiche that it later became. Probably the drugs going from amphetamines to coke -->

Tomshardware 8:00 Sat Apr 22
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I got the funk.

bobbysleftfoot 7:59 Sat Apr 22
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zebthecat 10:41 Fri Apr 21
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Alex V 6:46 Sat Apr 22
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Lol I was just doing the same search on youtube. They're still going too. Some great stuff on there of the female bassist Kim Clarke as well.

Swiss. 6:33 Sat Apr 22
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfxgOMVGPms

Swiss. 6:33 Sat Apr 22
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yeah it was Defunkt> Saw them in a place in New Cross

geoffpikey 5:38 Sat Apr 22
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Fair enough. Each to their own. Haven't watched prog yet but if it's too much Level 42 and Jamiroquai and not The Meters, War even the Temptations (later period) I will be riled.

Alex V 5:29 Sat Apr 22
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Level 42 couldn't be more out of fashion (if they were ever in it) and their later stuff does tend to seem a bit too slick and bland. But at their best there's simply no other band that sounds like them - good or bad they are utterly unique imo. Considered as a pop band they're ordinary - in funk mode they're wonderful imo.

geoffpikey 4:20 Sat Apr 22
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Level 42? LEVEL FORTY TWO????


Fred Wesley - "Funk For Your Ass"
Betty Davis - "F.U.N.K."
Herbie Hancock - "Hang Up Your Hang Ups"

You will shit your pants with funk.

Takashi Miike 3:57 Sat Apr 22
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*Charley*

Takashi Miike 3:56 Sat Apr 22
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you want funk, watch some live videos of Ian Dury & The Blockheads when Charlie Charles was alive. him & Norman Watt Roy were FUNK

also anything by Nile Rodgers/Bernard Edwards/Stuart Zender

White Pony 3:29 Sat Apr 22
Re: The Story of Funk..
Prince - We Can Funk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTmc8ZhHccA

Alex V 3:25 Sat Apr 22
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Never heard of Defuked. Was it Defunkt? Would have loved to have seen them live.

Swiss. 3:24 Sat Apr 22
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Powerhosue - Some Like It Hot. Great funky rift

Swiss. 3:23 Sat Apr 22
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Saw a band in the *80s Defuked. They were great.

Alex V 3:14 Sat Apr 22
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A lot of Duran Duran stuff is very funky imo. Some of The Police, too. I was listening to mid-80s Scritti Politti recently - that is basically funk. It's not all black people with afros.

It mainly is though.

Alex V 3:09 Sat Apr 22
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Stranded 2:40 Sat Apr 22

Not knocking Sly & The Family Stone, who I think overall are one of the most interesting bands of the whole era. And obviously you have to trace that bass sound for example right back to them. Massively influential. But as you say, a big chunk of their material is not funk as it pre-dates it. I just think a lot of the music of that early 70s period (and certainly before) is really soul music with a growing funk influence - I find it somehow a bit dry for my tastes at times, personally.

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