Re: new music and funk
Sun, 24 Nov 1996 19:35:00 +0000


I am sending this to the whole group in interest of starting discussion,
although this message is specifically directed to the dialogue between
myself and Andrew.

> If you are looking for bands who are creating new styles of music, then
> funk is not the place to look. Anyone who is doing straight-up funk in
> the present day is obviously ripping off from somebody in the past. It is
> impossible not to.

I wasn't looking to Dag as a source of new music genius or anything like
that. There are a hundreds of funk bands out there and none of them
sound new or interesting. They are all obviously coming from the old
school funk. But there are bands/artists who play in the funk vein who
are uniquely their own. i.e. Me'shell Ndegeocello. Dag on the other
hand, sounded as if they just basically borrowed bass lines, vocal
melodies, the whole thing. And that was my point. Dag wasn't just
sounding like another funk band, they were sounding like Sly. Too much

bye :)
brian in burlington vt.