Skip to comments.Who Killed the Funk?
Posted on 08/10/2013 5:44:39 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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Electric purgatory: The fate of the black rocker. I thought it was pretty good. It’s a tremendous shame, in my opinion.
Rap killed the Funk.
Simple. Funk died or morphed into something else as do many musical genres.
Last week I saw a claim that racists like Sean Hannity killed Motown music but it really just died a natural death. In fact if anyone was making traditional Motown music today, it would be 50 and 60 somethings buying it.
There’s still some good and not so good music coming out of Detroit. Some of the biggest names in the world have come out of Detroit like Madonna. More modern names would be Kid Rock, Uncle Kracker, Jack White and even Eminem.
I’ve always had a real love for funk and soul music. Sly and The Family Stone, George Clinton, Marie Queenie Lyons, Earth Wind and Fire etc. It’s a shame that it’s almost nonexistent in the current musical trends. Those old funk acts were far more musically talented than the auto-tuned crud that makes up so much of the top 40 these days.
BTW, on a completely random note: I always thought “Soulfinger” by the Bar-Kays would make a great personal themesong. I mean, wouldn’t it be great if everytime you walked into a room, the opening horns to that one started playing?
Leftism killed funk and Motown. When the Left co-opted black youth into thinking their way about things, the decline began.
The death of horn sections killed funk. It’s a complex music structure and modern music is simple. Also spawning off disco didn’t help it much. But in the end it was always a fringe type. There’s still some out there, Janelle Monae is doing some good funk. Plus of course the old farts are still cruising around.
How did How did Sean Hannity kill Motown? It faded out before anyone knew who he was? Even though Motown went for another decade, I think Berry Gordy moving it to L.A. damaged it. And rap.
And of course in one of the great jokes of the music business GFR was a blues/ hard rock band, not sure there’s a note of funk in their catalog.
Rap crap killed it. I used to love funk in the 70’s.
“Rap” killed music.
Alfonzo Rachael’s (Machosauce) band has a heavy metal/funk sound to some of it.
If you can’t read/write music or play an instrument, you end up with rap.
Just another predictable consequence of liberals in charge of education and government.
I miss the Motown Sound.
Just like hair metal in the 80s, it became a parody of itself and collapsed for lack of anything new. Same cycle many genres go through. But the magical power of retro rexposes it to an all new audience and the nostalgia for something they never knew starts the ball rolling again.
I didn't realize Sean Hannity had so much influence. He was born at the end of 1961, so since the "Motown sound" faded in the early 1970's, he apparently killed it when he was in grade school and junior high.
Dunno, but 'twas a righteous kill.
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