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GRAND SLAM - The Sounds of Funk Revue (2004)

Messagepar Funkygirl » 23/09/04 22:44

I just received it from Funk to the Max :lol:

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It's a mix of P-Funk with a Rock Energy and some Hip-Hop... It reminds me a lot Fishbone when they decided to groove :wink:

Grand Slam is a German band (I've heard about them but I wasn't knowing their music since now...)

The Cd contains 12 long jam/tracks (between 5 and 8 minutes for 7 of the tracks) + a bonus track and is 73 minutes long


I give you some comments on the tracks :


:arrow: "We Keep on Doin' the Phonk" : It's what it means, a fat Funk track with heavy guitar.


:arrow: "Gotta Go 4 What U Got" more classical Funk in is construction, with scratchs.


:arrow: "U don't Ring my Bell" is more bluesy : it's not what I prefer but it's a good tune.


:arrow: I ADORE "Amusez-vous Bien" : Well done :mrgreen:
And yes your read well it's a track with only French Lyrics (Anyway I don't understand all LOL You can consult us the next time :wink: - I think it's a prononciation's problem :lol: ) and it grooves VERY WELL in a P-Funk Style :razz:
I think they laugh a little at french's people with the cheese's scene on the bridge :shock: :grin:


:arrow: "Win the Lottery" is very Rock/Funk/Fusion... I think some of you will love this one... I like the guitar solo... I'm near to JUMP alone on it so... :lol: Near Slapbak style in their wildest tracks :razz:


:arrow: "We Guts to Party" a Funk/Hip Hop track with some samples and heavy bass and keyboards... :lol:


:arrow: Last "Hunk/Pop" a great jam with a slapping Bass, scrats, deep voices and a saxophone solo (One of the tracks I love the most...)


To resume, different from what I used to listen but very pleasant : there's a lot of energy and P-Funk vibes in this GOOD Cd :!:

"The sounds of Funk Revue" is well chosen title to present what's inside :grin:


:arrow: You can order it here : www.funktothemax.com

:arrow: Other review (in better English :wink: ) of this Cd : http://www.tnt-productions.de/seiten/infogs.htm

:arrow: The Band Website : www.grand-slam.info


Image Funk is alive in Europe too :lol:
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Messagepar Wonder B » 24/09/04 08:06

AMusez vous bien is a potential hit!!!! And sooooo funny
They make fun of us and our cheese alright but I love it!!!!
The groove is a killer!
The other track that made me get down instantly is We Keep On Doing The Funk... The title says it all and the bass line is a real killer

More on this great album later as I haven't had time to listen to all the stuff in detail...
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Messagepar Funkygirl » 24/09/04 13:48

I totally agree with you Wonder (as often :lol: )

Listen to it and post more comments yes :razz:
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Messagepar Funkygirl » 20/11/04 14:09

I copy it here Wonder :lol:

Wonder B a écrit :The New Grand Slam is ... slammin'!

I love it. It shows the band going to the next phase in terms of funkmanship and production...

The immediate hit (for me!) is the Great 'WE KEEP ON DOING THE PHONK'!

"...We keep on doin' the funk, no sell-out... for the funk of it... "

This can't be any more P than it is...

Another track that I am sure all French Funkateers will love is the ultra funky 'AMUSEZ VOUS BIEN'... the french lyrics are a riot... absolutely hilarious... and funnily they manage to make french sound really funky, when many bands in our own land are still looking to achieve that goal!
Led by a funky synth riff and complimented by some nice horn licks, that one is a sure floor filler. Love the bridge with the heavy guitar...
'... je vais vous faire un amuse bouche... c'est une tartine avec du fromage... mais qu'est ce que c'est... çà pue......' how 'bout that.... revenez... c'est du funk... oui du vrai P-Funk' LOOOOOOOOOOL

Way too funky... the Germans are making fun of our eating habits but they do it with perfect taste...!

It moves to english towards the end of the song... 'it would be ludicrous to think that we are new to this..'.... well done indeed....

The intro to 'WE GUTS TO PARTY' is the monster funk clavinet intro to The Streets Of San Francisco.... a true funk killer.... it goes on with some gritty guitar and bass synth... A little slapped bass spread to good mesure and there you have it... another winner...

'HUNK/FOP' is hip hop funk (or is it funk or hip hop?)...
"Grand Slam kick a groove like a bullet from a gun... always fresh and always funky and always on the one... most of all we still love to FUNK!"

Is that a message we all want to hear or what? I say YES! VERY YES! LOL

Frankly, I say to the people who thought the sound was a little on the weak side on the previous album, you WILL BE more than pleasantly surprised...

A sure winner ........
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Messagepar Wonder B » 20/11/04 14:13

I gots to agree LOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

Listening to the one track I didn't talk about GOTTA GO 4 WHAT U GOT.... pretty funky... love that funky break.... woooooooooooooow
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Messagepar JoeKelley » 21/11/04 15:30

I have to get this CD. Any recommendation from the FunkyGirl is high praise.
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Messagepar Funkygirl » 21/11/04 18:54

And you can be confident in the legendary -one of the biggest funker and collector in France - Wonder B too :wink:
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Messagepar Wonder B » 23/11/04 15:36

Thanks but your opinion is just as valid as mine.... plus Joe seems to know you so he knows your taste too...
Maybe one day I'll have the pleasure of meeting him and exchange some views and ideas about the music which we all love...!
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Messagepar Funkygirl » 23/11/04 18:21

Wonder B a écrit :Maybe one day I'll have the pleasure of meeting him and exchange some views about the music that we all love...!


It would be great... Each of you are as passionnated :lol:
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Messagepar JoeKelley » 09/12/04 00:43

Wonder B a écrit :Thanks but your opinion is just as valid as mine.... plus Joe seems to know you so he knows your taste too...
Maybe one day I'll have the pleasure of meeting him and exchange some views and ideas about the music which we all love...!


Yes, I would love to meet Wonder B too. I hear many great words about him as well. Much respect to you brother.
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Messagepar Wonder B » 09/12/04 03:23

Thanks for the kind words Joe!!!
As I often come to NYC, this may very well happen one of this days...
IN fact I was in the Big Apple three times last month... so who knows...
I'll be delighted to make your acquaintance...!
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Messagepar JoeKelley » 30/12/04 16:44

Wonder B a écrit :Thanks for the kind words Joe!!!
As I often come to NYC, this may very well happen one of this days...
IN fact I was in the Big Apple three times last month... so who knows...
I'll be delighted to make your acquaintance...!


Just let us know next time you are in town and we can hook up and converse abour the funk.
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Messagepar Wonder B » 30/12/04 16:49

Well Joe
I'll be in NYC this very Saturday!!! I am coming in (if there's no delay) around 2.20PM which means I could be at the hotel (Millenium on Times Square) around 4pm which leaves me an open schedule from then on...
Unfortunately this is quite a short saty as I am leaving the newt day early in the afternoon... So I don't know where you'll be (especially after the New Year's Eve Party which I'll be missing because of this flight) but we could either meet on Saturday evening or Sunday morning... it all depends where you are geographically!

Email me at wonder.b@wanadoo.fr or send me an MP through this forum...
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Messagepar Funkygirl » 27/02/05 12:05

Check out what's new on the Glam Slam website :arrow: http://www.grand-slam.info/e_index.html

- A (too) little video sample from the show in Groningen (Eurosonic 15th Jan 2005)...
- And audio concert from nov 21-1998 in Jena-Germany in 2 parts... (1st part : 32 mns and 2nd part : 39 mns... )

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Messagepar Wonder B » 02/03/05 00:30

Ils seront le 24 Mai à Paname en concert....

They'll be in funkin Paris off their feet on May 24th!

BE THERE OR BE SQUARE! LOL
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Messagepar Funkygirl » 02/03/05 09:02

Very good news... :razz: Do U know where :?: :cool:
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Messagepar Wonder B » 02/03/05 18:05

Tu fais bien de me faire vérifier... en fait c'est le Samedi 28 MAI au TRYPTIQUE.....

En prévision (on y bosse) FAMILY STONE EXPERIENCE pour ce Printemps aussi... avec Greg ERRICO et Jerry MARTINI lmes originaux de SLy & Family Stone et d'autres surprises...

Mais déjà venez voir GRAND SLAM... (y'aura sûrement Mudbone Cooper du Rubber Band avec eux puisqu'il est apparu sur leurs albums et qu'il habite Paname...)
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Messagepar Funkygirl » 02/03/05 20:26

Ok so you want me to translate Wonder B :?: :razz:

I put a new concert information in the right part in French :cool: and of course I'll be there :wink:
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Messagepar Wonder B » 03/03/05 04:25

Oooops sorry FG............ I forgot I was in the Shakespearian section LOL

What I meant to say was that GRAND SLAM was going to play Paris FAMILY STONE EXPERIENCE this Spring too...

This band features Greg ERRICO & Jerry MARTINI original members of SLy & Family Stone
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Messagepar Phil » 03/03/05 10:19

And do you know if there are other original members of Sly & Family Stone ? What about Cynthia Robinson ?

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Messagepar Wonder B » 03/03/05 11:00

Cynthia and Rose (Sly's sister) could be there too but I need more info on that. That's what we are working on... I know they were part of the initial project...
Cynthia is definitely a crowd pleaser and easy on the eyes as I would put it mildly (!) LOL so I definitely would like to see her in...
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Messagepar Funkygirl » 30/03/05 14:11

Hey Wonder B any confirmation :?: :razz:
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Messagepar Funkygirl » 28/05/05 15:57

So a reminder... They are tonight in Paris :cool:

:arrow: The Band Website : www.grand-slam.info (and just have the surprise they mentionned Funkhome now :wink: )
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Re: GRAND SLAM - The Sounds of Funk Revue (2004)

Messagepar Doumba Funk » 03/04/08 22:29

Funkygirl a écrit :I just received it from Funk to the Max :lol:

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It's a mix of P-Funk with a Rock Energy and some Hip-Hop... It reminds me a lot Fishbone when they decided to groove :wink:

Grand Slam is a German band (I've heard about them but I wasn't knowing their music since now...)

The Cd contains 12 long jam/tracks (between 5 and 8 minutes for 7 of the tracks) + a bonus track and is 73 minutes long


I have finally got and listened to this CD thanks to http://www.funktothemax.com/

It's really well mix of different style of grooves, P-Funk, Funk, Hip Hop, Ballads. It's really great and very mature in their mastering of music.


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