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Can you help me remember this band?

Postby Buddy Bradley » 22nd Apr 10, 19:58

I can remember owning an album on tape around the early 90s, about the time Pornograffiti came out. It was by an American (LA?) funk rock/metal band who ripped-off Extreme quite blatantly - but they got a bit of airplay with a single and video on Raw Power that I think had the band playing in a quarry or somewhere like that.

I also think the lead singer had white-blonde long hair and wore a bandana.

And very vaguely I think their name either had "funk" in it, or was a completely made-up word.

Can anyone help jog my memory? :hmmm:
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Re: Can you help me remember this band?

Postby Andy » 22nd Apr 10, 22:37

For some reason the name Mind Funk comes to mind.
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Re: Can you help me remember this band?

Postby spoon_of_grimbo » 23rd Apr 10, 01:42

i saw a mind funk album reviewed in rock sound t'other week in the reissues section. apparently jason everman (dude who guitared for both soundgarden and nirvana before they both got famous) was in the band.
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Re: Can you help me remember this band?

Postby paulron32 » 23rd Apr 10, 07:33

If it is Mind Funk, I'm sure I have the album tucked away somewhere on CD.
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Re: Can you help me remember this band?

Postby DarrenStockford » 23rd Apr 10, 08:55

It wasn't Stevie Salas Colorcode, was it? I recall this song, from 1990, which got them a fair bit of press/airplay/attention just as the funk-metal thing was taking flight, and it's quite Extreme-ish. Alas, there's no quarry, but I know how the memory sometimes cheats, so I thought it was worth a shot.
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Re: Can you help me remember this band?

Postby Buddy Bradley » 23rd Apr 10, 09:00

No, it wasn't Mind Funk, although I did have their album (and it's still on Spotify if I ever fancy a trip down memory lane).

I also once slept on the floor of Jason Everman's ex-girlfriend's house. Which has to be the worst claim to fame ever. :D

Not SSC either. Any more ideas?
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Re: Can you help me remember this band?

Postby paulron32 » 23rd Apr 10, 14:02

Are you thinking of Saigon Kick? The vid for Hostile Youth was shot in the Amazon but had them in the mayan ruins etc.
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Re: Can you help me remember this band?

Postby Buddy Bradley » 23rd Apr 10, 14:10

No, not them. Not Shotgun Messiah either.
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Re: Can you help me remember this band?

Postby Stuart Brackpool » 23rd Apr 10, 20:45

Mind Funk were ace, I still listen to those albums. Dropped is by far the best.

I have a vague memory of a band called King Of The Hill fitting the description given.
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Re: Can you help me remember this band?

Postby Andy » 23rd Apr 10, 22:48

Mordred, maybe.
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Re: Can you help me remember this band?

Postby paulron32 » 24th Apr 10, 07:28

I thought King of the Hill, their big hit was I Do You, saw them support in the UK but can't remember who was headlining - poss Skid Row. I'm really trawling now but could it be Slave Raider? We have to have an answer this is going to drive me insane.
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Re: Can you help me remember this band?

Postby vanrad » 25th Apr 10, 11:17

A trip down memory lane excellant.... KingOfTheHill supported Extreme on their second Pornograffitti tour. I saw them at Edinburgh Playhouse. I can remember their cheesey cover of 'Wild Thing' .... you make my dick swing. I kid you not!!!!

Mindfunk where another great band, that I saw once. Their first album was amazing .... it was funky but also more in a heavy thrashy metal vein. I found dropped their 2nd album good but a bit intense.

I can't help with the band as I would have gone with the other suggestions. I know they went on to huge commercial success but the Red Hot Chili Peppers (not a Ginger favourite!) did a video in a quarry, can't remember the name but it would have been just before they started to hit it really big, pre BloodSugarBabySexMagik .... and OK a long shot! They also didn't really rip off Extreme!
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Postby Jules » 25th Apr 10, 13:36

Mindfunk were excellent. Must dig out their albums again. Saw them live at Buckley Tivoli in 1991 (I think) supporting Kings X. Amazing gig.
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Re: Can you help me remember this band?

Postby Buddy Bradley » 26th Apr 10, 10:42

paulron32 wrote:I thought King of the Hill, their big hit was I Do You

Aha - I think you may have hit the jackpot! They're apparently so obscure that they don't even merit a Wikipedia entry, but the song is on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Rx-8uvDw1E

Not sure where I was going with the whole quarry thing :doh: but they're definitely ripping-off Extreme, even down to the brass section in the background.

Next task then is to track down the album! Thanks for all your help. :)
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Re: Can you help me remember this band?

Postby Buddy Bradley » 26th Apr 10, 10:43

Oh, and I remember figuring out how to play this on my acoustic when I was about 15:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUSncADIHzw&NR=1

Good times. :D

Edit: There's also an "Unreleased" album on Spotify that sounds like it might be the same band.
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