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Encyclopedia > Funk metal
Funk metal
Stylistic origins: Alternative rock
Funk
Heavy metal
Hip hop
Punk
Cultural origins: Mid-to-late 1980s, United States
Typical instruments: Bass guitar - Electric guitar - Drums - Keyboard - Rapping - Vocals
Mainstream popularity: Some in USA in late '80s thanks to success for Red Hot Chili Peppers and Faith No More , greater in the '90s by Primus and Rage Against the Machine, now underground.
Derivative forms: Nu metal Groove Metal
Regional scenes
California
Other topics
Timeline of hip hop - Timeline of heavy metal

Funk metal (sometimes typeset differently such as funk-metal) is a fusion genre of music which emerged in the 1980s. It typically incorporates hard-driving heavy metal guitar riffs, the pounding bass rhythms characteristic of funk, and sometimes hip hop-style rhymes into an alternative rock approach to songwriting. Alternative rock (also called alternative music or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. ... For other uses, including related musical genres, see Funk (disambiguation). ... “Heavy metal” redirects here. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... The electric bass guitar (or electric bass) is a bass string instrument played with the fingers by plucking, slapping, popping or using a pick. ... An electric guitar is a type of guitar that uses pickups to convert the vibration of its steel-cored strings into electrical current, which is then amplified. ... A drum kit (or drum set or trap set - the latter an old-fashioned term) is a collection of drums, cymbals and other percussion instruments arranged for convenient playing by a sole percussionist (drummer), usually for jazz, rock, or other types of contemporary music. ... Piano, a well-known instance of keyboard instruments A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a musical keyboard. ... For the English folk dance, see Rapper sword. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... Red Hot Chili Peppers is an American alternative rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1983. ... Faith No More was an experimental alternative rock group that formed in San Francisco, California in 1982 and disbanded in 1998. ... For other uses, see Primus. ... Rage Against the Machine (also Rage and RATM) is a Grammy Award-winning American rock band, noted for their blend of hip hop, heavy metal, punk and funk as well as their revolutionary politics and lyrics. ... Nu metal (also called aggro metal, or nü metal using the traditional heavy metal umlaut) is a musical genre that has origins in the mid 1990s. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... The factual accuracy of this article is disputed. ... This is a timeline of heavy metal and hard rock, from its beginnings in the mid 1960s to the present time. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Music (disambiguation). ... “Heavy metal” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... The electric bass guitar (or electric bass) is a bass string instrument played with the fingers by plucking, slapping, popping or using a pick. ... For other uses, including related musical genres, see Funk (disambiguation). ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... A rhyme is a repetition of identical or similar terminal sounds in two or more different words (i. ... Alternative rock (also called alternative music or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. ...

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Genre history

Funk metal grew from the 1980s alternative rock scene, especially the Los Angeles scene, but important groups also emerged from other Californian cities such as San Francisco and El Sobrante. The style emerged in the mid-to-late '80s, pioneered (and exemplified) by Red Hot Chili Peppers.[1] and Faith No More. Alternative rock (also called alternative music or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. ... Indie music scenes are localized, independent, music-oriented communities that exist in many cities, especially in North America and the United Kingdom. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... “San Francisco” redirects here. ... El Sobrante is a census-designated place located in Contra Costa County, California. ... Red Hot Chili Peppers is an American alternative rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1983. ... Faith No More was an experimental alternative rock group that formed in San Francisco, California in 1982 and disbanded in 1998. ...


These bands usually came from an alternative rock background, but were characterised by their adoption of various other genres. The definitive influences were strong elements of funk and heavy metal, normally evident in the bass and guitar respectively, but bands were more than often also informed by punk rock and hip hop. Some groups came from a funkcore background, and rapping is a prominent vocal style, even in groups with experienced singers as vocalists. Alternative rock (also called alternative music or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. ... For other uses, including related musical genres, see Funk (disambiguation). ... “Heavy metal” redirects here. ... The electric bass guitar (or electric bass) is a bass string instrument played with the fingers by plucking, slapping, popping or using a pick. ... An electric guitar is a type of guitar that uses pickups to convert the vibration of its steel-cored strings into electrical current, which is then amplified. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... Funkcore is a music genre or movement derived from a fusion of hardcore punk and funk. ... For the English folk dance, see Rapper sword. ... Harry Belafonte singing, photograph by C. van Vechten Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with speech. ...


In the late 1980s, the funk metal band Extreme, who were influenced by the era's focus on glam metal, had brief success, but lost popularity when public focus changed to grittier music and appearance. The genre had greater mainstream success in the early '90s alongside other forms of alternative metal and grunge, when Red Hot Chili Peppers, Faith No More, Jane's Addiction, Primus, Rage Against the Machine and others gathered large dedicated followings and commercial success. By the end of the '90s, however, only a few bands retained their popularity, and the genre went underground again. Extreme was an American Hard rock band that achieved popularity in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... Alternative metal is an form of music that gained popularity in the early 1990s alongside grunge. ... “Grunge” redirects here. ... Janes Addiction was an American rock band featuring Perry Farrell (vocalist), Dave Navarro (guitarist), Eric Avery (bassist), and Stephen Perkins (percussionist). ... For other uses, see Primus. ... Rage Against the Machine (also Rage and RATM) is a Grammy Award-winning American rock band, noted for their blend of hip hop, heavy metal, punk and funk as well as their revolutionary politics and lyrics. ...


Notable funk metal artists

24-7 Spyz (pronounced twenty-four-seven spies) are a crossover band from the South Bronx, New York City, formed in 1986, originally consisting of Jimi Hazel (guitar), Rick Skatore (bass), Kindu Phibes (drums), and P. Fluid (real name, Peter Forrest) (vocals). ... The Alter Boys are an American band from Ohio. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Bootsauce was a Canadian rock band which formed in Montreal in 1989. ... This article is about the Avant-Garde composer and musician. ... Clutch is a musical group from Germantown, Maryland in the United States. ... Chronic Future is a rapcore band from Scottsdale, Arizona. ... Dink, also written DINK, was an Alt-Industrial band formed in Kent, Ohio in 1992. ... The Dan Reed Neywork is a funk rock/funk metal band formed by Dan Reed in 1984. ... The Electric Boys are a funk metal band founded in Sweden in 1988, and enjoyed a cult status in Europe at the end of the decade. ... Extreme was an American Hard rock band that achieved popularity in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... Faith No More was an experimental alternative rock group that formed in San Francisco, California in 1982 and disbanded in 1998. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Gargamel! is an American rock band from Orlando, Florida. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Guano Apes were a female-fronted alternative rock quartet from Göttingen, Germany, and one of the most successful German rock bands of their time. ... I Mother Earth, or IME, is a Canadian alternative rock band consisting of Brian Byrne (vocals), Bruce Gordon (bass), Christian Tanna (drums), and Jagori Tanna (guitar). ... Incubus (IPA: /ɪŋkjubəs/) is a five-piece American alternative rock band based out of Calabasas, California. ... The Infectious Grooves are a Funk metal band led by Suicidal Tendencies frontman Mike Muir. ... Janes Addiction was an American rock band featuring Perry Farrell (vocalist), Dave Navarro (guitarist), Eric Avery (bassist), and Stephen Perkins (percussionist). ... Jimmies Chicken Shack is an American alternative rock band from Annapolis, Maryland. ... L.A.P.D. (Love And Peace Dude) is noted as the pre-Korn band, since all the classic members of Korn (Head, Munky and Fieldy) but for Jonathan Davis were in L.A.P.D.. Insted of Jonathan Davis on vocals, L.A.P.D. had Richard Morrill. ... Le Shed is a five piece funky metal band formed in Hull in the UK, and known by many for their original and innovative crossover style. ... Colonel Les Claypools Fearless Flying Frog Brigade is one of many musical projects involving Primus bassist Les Claypool. ... Living Colour is a hard rock band formed in New York City in 1983 by Vernon Reid. ... Lucy Brown was a 1990s Washington D.C. area funk-metal band. ... Image:Mindfunk1. ... Mr. ... The band was started in 1985-86 by Dan Nastasi (guitar), John Milnes (drums), Chris Milnes (vocals), and friend Scott LePage (bass). ... Orange 9mm was a post-hardcore band from New York City formed in 1994 by Chaka Malik and Chris Traynor after the breakup of Maliks band Burn. ... The Phunk Junkeez The Phunk Junkeez are an American rock/rapcore band from Phoenix, Arizona, that formed in 1991 and have established a strong underground following both in Arizona and nationwide. ... For other uses, see Primus. ... Debut Self Titled Album Artwork Psychefunkapus was a pioneering Thrash Funk band from the San Francisco Bay Area that released two albums for Atlantic Records in the early nineties. ... Rage Against the Machine (also Rage and RATM) is a Grammy Award-winning American rock band, noted for their blend of hip hop, heavy metal, punk and funk as well as their revolutionary politics and lyrics. ... Red Hot Chili Peppers is an American alternative rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1983. ... Senser Senser, a politically-charged UK band originally formed in South West London from a group of friends in the late 1980s, Nick Michaelson (guitar), Heitham Al-Sayed (vocals), Kerstin Haigh (vocals), John Morgan (drums), James Barrett (bass) and Haggis (engineer, producer, programmer) and in 1992 they were joined by... Shootyz Groove is a funk metal and rapcore band from The Bronx, New York. ... Skunk Anansie was an English rock band whose members included Skin (Deborah Dyer), Cass (Richard Lewis), Ace (Martin Kent) and Mark Richardson. ... Left To Right: Spank Dog, Money Mike, Suave, D-Smooth, Mr. ... Snot was a alternative metal band based in Santa Barbara, California. ... Suicidal Tendencies are a hardcore punk band formed in 1982 in Venice, California. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

See also

Heavy metal
Alternative metal - Black metal - Classic metal - Death metal - Doom metal - Folk metal - Glam metal - Gothic metal - Industrial metal - Metalcore - Neo-classical metal - Nu metal - Post-metal - Power metal - Progressive metal - Rap metal - Speed metal - Stoner metal - Symphonic metal - Thrash metal
Regional scenes
Scandinavian death metal - New Wave of British Heavy Metal - Bay Area thrash metal
Other topics
Fashion - Bands - Umlaut

Nu metal (also called aggro metal, or nü metal using the traditional heavy metal umlaut) is a musical genre that has origins in the mid 1990s. ... Rapcore is a musical genre that fuses the techniques of hip hop, heavy metal, alternative rock and sometimes funk. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Funkcore is a music genre or movement derived from a fusion of hardcore punk and funk. ... Funk-rock is a music genre that fuses funk and rock elements. ... “Heavy metal” redirects here. ... Alternative metal is an form of music that gained popularity in the early 1990s alongside grunge. ... This article is about the musical genre. ... Classic metal is a term used to refer to heavy metal bands from the 1970s and 1980s who peaked later than the late 1960s and early 1970s pioneers of the genre, yet before the era when mainstream and underground heavy metal became seriously divided. ... This article is about the musical genre. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Folk metal is a diverse collection of music, encompassing a wide variety of different styles and approaches. ... Glam metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal music that arose in the late 1970s - early 1980s in the United States. ... Gothic metal is a genre of heavy metal music that originated during the mid 1990s in Europe as an outgrowth of doom-death, a fusion genre of doom metal and death metal. ... Industrial metal is a musical genre which draws elements from industrial music and heavy metal music. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Nu metal (also called aggro metal, or nü metal using the traditional heavy metal umlaut) is a musical genre that has origins in the mid 1990s. ... Post-metal is a music genre, a mixture between the genres of post-rock and heavy metal, with roots in progressive rock and industrial music. ... Power metal is a style of heavy metal music typically with the aim of evoking an epic feel, combining characteristics of traditional metal with thrash metal or speed metal, often within symphonic context. ... Progressive metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music which blends the powerful, guitar-driven sound of metal with the complex compositional structures, odd time signatures, and intricate instrumental playing of progressive rock. ... Rapcore is a musical genre that fuses the techniques of hip hop, heavy metal, alternative rock and sometimes funk. ... Speed metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal that spawned in the early 1980s and was the direct musical progenitor of thrash metal[1] [2]. When Speed metal first emerged as a genre, it innovatively increased the tempo of the music template set forth by Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin... Stoner rock and stoner metal are interchangeable terms describing sub-genres of rock and metal music. ... Symphonic metal is a term used to describe metal music that has symphonic elements; that is, elements that sound similar to a classical symphony. ... Thrash metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music, one of the extreme metal subgenres that is characterised by its signature high speed and aggression. ... Scandinavian death metal concerns the death metal bands of Scandinavian origin. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Bay Area thrash metal, or Bay Area Thrash, referred to a steady following of heavy metal bands in the 1980s who formed and gained international status in the San Francisco Bay Area, California [1]. Along with Tampa, Florida, the scene was widely attributed as a starting point of American thrash... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This is a list of bands that pertain to the heavy metal genre of music. ... The heavy metal umlaut, or rock dots, is an umlaut over letters in the name of a heavy metal band, such as Mötley Crüe or Motörhead. ... Funk is a distinct style of music originated by African-Americans, e. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... Afrobeat is a combination of Yoruba music, jazz, Highlife, and funk rhythms, fused with African percussion and vocal styles, popularized in Africa in the 1970s. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Funk Carioca means Funk from Rio in Brazilian Portuguese, and is also known as Brazilian Funk (which also relates to a 1970s musical style), Favela Funk and, elsewhere in the world, Baile Funk (the name of the party in which it is played) and also Baile Funk Carioca. ... Funkcore is a music genre or movement derived from a fusion of hardcore punk and funk. ... Funktronica (sometimes electro-funk or Nu Funk) was coined in the early 2000s to refer to styles which combine funk beats and sometimes jazz instrumentation with electronic music. ... Funk-rock is a music genre that fuses funk and rock elements. ... G-funk, an abbreviation of Gangsta-funk, is a type of hip hop music that emerged from West Coast gangsta rap in the early 1990s. ... Go-Go is a subgenre of funk music developed in and around Washington, D.C. in the mid and late 1970s. ... For other uses, including related musical genres, see Funk (disambiguation). ... The Minneapolis sound is a hybrid mixture of funk, rock, pop, R&B & new wave that was masterminded by Prince in the late 1970s. ... Nu-funk is a modern day form of the 1970s musical genre funk. ... P-Funk is an abbreviated, compound name for two bands, Parliament and Funkadelic. ... Rare groove is an umbrella term that refers to relatively obscure and hard-to-find jazz-funk, funk and soul, soul-jazz and jazz-fusion tracks from the 1970s. ... This is a list of funk music artists. ...

Footnotes and citations

  1. ^ a b Red Hot Chili Peppers are described as "funk-metal kingpins." August 2006 edition of Q, pg. 51

August 2006 is the eighth month of that year, and has yet to occur. ... Q is a music magazine published monthly in the United Kingdom, with a circulation of 140,282 and a readership of 731,000. ...

Sources

  • "Funk Metal" on All Music Guide
  • Christe, Ian (2003). Sound of the Beast: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal. HarperCollins. ISBN 0-380-81127-8.

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