Saturday, April 13, 2013

Obscuro! Mixtape #13...'Bright colors, white brothers'

I've always been fascinated by funk-metal (the genre focus of this week's mixtape)....most of it is so completely un-funky that the name doesn't even make sense. But, the basic concept is white metal dudes (usually thrashers) playing poor man's Parliament rhythms and kind of half-assing some rap over the top. Doesn't sound too great, right?

Usually, I'd say that's the case, but considering Mr. Bungle is often lumped in this genre, it can't be all bad. So, as usual, I wade through all the bullshit to bring you about 60 minutes of 'good' funk-metal. Now, I might be a little biased since I grew up with Faith No More and Snot and things of that ilk, but whatever, some good tunez here for springtime, and not a 311 song among 'em.

Some highlights include a cut by Tom Morello's (Rage Against The Machine) first band which isn't really that bad, and has some fancy guitar work of course, and a cut by the pre-KoRn band L.A.P.D. (which apparently stands for 'Love and Peace, Dude'--how stupid is that??) Also, some classix like Fishbone and Sugar Ray (yes, they used to be a funk-metal band) thrown in for good measure. ALSO a demo cut by Red Hot Chili Peppers...possibly their oldest song?


JCS said...

I love your investigations into these genres that people seem to really hate. Nu metal, funk metal...will definitely give this a listen, love me some Fishbone!

Bizarro Jerry said...

Haha, glad you enjoy! Thinkin' about maybe delving into some horrorcore or something for the next one...also, Fishbone does indeed rule.