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Funky Friday – Funky Music, Funky Moves

Posted in bass, before they were famous, Funky Friday, Have a Go Heroes, northern soul on February 1, 2008 by planetmondo

Blimey O’Riley, it seems like a lifetime since we got on the good foot here on Planet Mondo, but there’s plenty of tasty treats on offer today.

Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings franticly funky rework of – ‘I Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)’ – orginally a Psych Rock groover by the First Edition featuring Kenny Rogers – set to a display of spectacular fruggery.

A crazy ace clip of the First Edition, performing ‘Condition’ with Kenny Rogers looking for all the world like a gripping hands Action Man.

And a stunning bass masterclass, with a home made vid’ of a ‘have a go hero’ playing the bassline along to MVP’s Northern Soul stomper ‘Turning My Heartbeat Up. If you don’t know ‘Heartbeat’, it’s a simmering starter that goes through the gears to an eventual giddy tizz and fireworks finale. I’d never noticed the bass run on ‘Heartbeat’ until watching this clip, seeing it in almost isolation is stunning.

If you’ve only got time for one clip, to quote James Brown “please, please, please” watch the bass vid.

In the mood to bust some moves like these? Then get on over James Brown dance class here at the marvellous Landcroft House blog.

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – I Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In).mp3

Doesn’t Kenny Rogers looking like one of these ?.

The First Edition – I Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In).mp3

I really could watch this all day.

The MVP’s – Turning My Heartbeat Up.mp3

There’s also some footage of a Northern Soul dancer set to ‘Heartbeat’
here but I find the over use of slo-mo doesn’t really suit the mood.


Have a Go Heroes Pt. 1 – Borat With Biceps Pumping Heavy Metal

Posted in Have a Go Heroes, Heavy Metal, Lookalikes, YOUTUBE on September 3, 2007 by planetmondo

One of the best (and worst) things about the internet is it’s an open mic medium and anyone can shine a spotlight on themselves and become a cyberspace superstar. Occasionally you see something that has more sparkle than a chandelier, but mainly it’s happy amateur howlers

I’m going to start logging some of these “Have a Go Heroes” in the blog – Anything from top notch bit’s and bob’s I’ve stumbled across that have made me think how much longer until I can play like that? to lower league legends whose hearts are in the right place but fingers aren’t. It’s all going in the blog.

First up is The Nuclear Warrior blundering around in a boiler room. Doing two minutes of half hearted heavy metal and semi shredding solo’s that melt your fillings and make your ears bleed. They grind out the sort of trebly, tinny frequencies that put the needles in the red, and next door’s dog into spasms. But it’s not just a noise that annoys, there’s crazy shark fin shaped guitars, a muscle vest (in red) with comfort fit leisure slacks, porn star ‘taches on guitar ‘n drums, and a librarian on bass too.

It’s like Borat rocking out with a couple of reps.