Monday, March 14, 2011
Funky Drummer Challenge - Minutemen
It is no secret around the swords that I am not a large fan of funk. This is not to say I cant enjoy it just that my funkiness training is lacking. I want to throw George Hurley of Minutemen into the ring for the Funky Drummer challenge. That's right the 80's politico punk funk rockers themselves. In the 80's there was very little to compare them to and as far as drummers go especially in the hardcore filled era many drew inspiration from George's shifting drum styles. One thing is for sure, every drum lick this man did had pure funk flowing through him.
Just check out this video for "Maybe Partying will Help" jesus those magic flowing locks!
Double Nickels on the Dime
Seriously one of the greatest releases of the 80's