Barfield’s brand of “Texas Funk” has blues and rock infused into its funkiness even if it is delivered by a guy that doesn’t look the part. Think of a six-foot leprechaun (with red lambchop sideburns) who shimmies like James Brown.
From Zeppelin-era sounds to gospel standards and even 1870s classical music, Jack White mixes it all up on his newest project. In short, the guy who resisted studio “tricks” is now taking them into intriguing new territory.
As weed becomes legalized in more places, lifestyle industries are capitalizing on the buzz. The Jazz Dispensary label has just released a great set of jams in “Soul Diesel Vol. 2,” the perfect soundtrack to 4/20 day.
From their nights in NYC clubs to their time on MTV, Talking Heads never lost any of their funky idiosyncrasies. How many of these deep cuts by David Byrne and company do you recall?
This punk band blended serious pop hooks, edgy lyrics and pounding rhythms to create New Wave songs unlike any other. They’ve been compared to the Beatles and the Kinks, but Andy Partridge has always kept his own vision.