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The Funk Store's Review of RECLAIMING THE PYRAMIDS

http://www.thefunkstore.com/IA/Funkanauts2009.htm Fear not cats & kitties of cosmic strumpet Mother Earth, for the Funkanauts have returned to claim the pyramids with this jubilant world-quaking, life-affirming voluminous funk groove. This music comes down so hard on the one it naturally locks you into an ecstatic frenzy from the opening crackle of “Groove With You” ….thru the outer space ways of “Commander Broun” .

All this funk is wrapped up in super-charged crack horn charts, slippery synthesizers with bad-azzed bass & guitar shredded madness all anchored by a fat, throbbing drum beat. Stimulating multi-layered choir-like vocals swirl over the top.

It’s funky fresh and energetic melodies like “Keepin It Real” that prove even in this day and age of plastic radio sounds The Funk is alive and thriving. The Funkanauts launch a full frontal assault against all of the negativity of life like a funky rainbow of sunbeams out of the Bay Area. Just check the clavinet-drenched, Bootsyesque bass acrobatics of “Give You What You Want” and you quickly realize the Funkanauts mission.

Simply put, these are the brothas from Planet Funk-the Guardians of the Good Groove. The funk flows freely thru their veins and is in the secret of the DNA. Its just a natural progression of the James Brown, P-Funk, Ohio Players, Sly, Prince-influenced sounds that bombarded their own young sensibilities and now ooze from the pores of their very soul.

They’ve picked up the instruments and started channeling that same energy by tapping into the immortal, esoteric and celestial frequency that is The One. This is the stanky and sweaty essence of creative juice, not some slick homogenized deodorized over-produced pre-packaged placebo schmuck we hear on the radio. Funkanauts be the reel deel. It’s just a wide-open, high-octane, toilet paper-ripping wipe out of colossal stank.

The message in this music is to simply “Feel the Funk”, use it to inspire yourself. No need to intellectualize, just let these joocy grooves into your very psyche and the vibrations will do the rest. Free your mind this is One Nation. They ain’t gonna spend no “Life Time” worrying about it either, just gonna live and let live and unite all under the common denominator of universal love and grooveallegiance. The paradisiacal beat of “Chocolate Lollipop” and “Right Thing” are a celebratory fete of libidinous bliss. For those that like to groove we salute you on the pounding “We Got Funk”.

The Funkanauts have come to this dimension to awaken you to and remind you of your own birthright as the “Funky People” of the Universe. If you find yourself “all strung out on corporate radio, the feeling just ain’t real when you change the dial, did your boss lay you off from the job?” Funk it. Go forth and get off your ass and jam, awake and pay attention, for these Funkanauts have got “Something Fo’ Ya”.

Reviewed For TheFunkStore.com..By Noted Cincinnati-OH Funk Journalist~"Bustin'"Bob Mitchell

Compiled For TheFunkStore.com..By:Tylard Tatt II

Funkanauts -Brotha From Planet Funk-

☥Greetings Funkateers - as we speak negative vibrations subdue the earth’s consciouness...FUNKANAUTS - We are the Guardians of the Groove and won’t let it take over... On December 12th we will be in Berkeley, Ca. @ KPFA studio talking with the Uhuru MAGGOT himself Rickey Vincent. You & the world will have a chance to hear brand new FUNK. "RECLAIMING THE PYRAMIDS"....we have from P-FUNK ALLSTARS AMP FIDDLER playing keys’ on "SOMETHING FO’ YA!", We play original music. THIS IS NO JAM BAND FUNK :wtf:

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✪ DECEMBER 27th Funky Holiday Party at STARRY PLOUGH as the FUNKANAUTS star in the supporting role for Stymie &the Pimp Luv Jones Orchestra ✪

We come from the school of players focusing on the groove so hard until it’s hypnotic. That’s where the magic happens. A little bit about me I have been playin’ guitar for over 20 years plus and I play a few different instruments. I grew up in San Francisco & Oakland played in tons of bay area bands, Miko Weaver formerly Prince and the Revoultion produced a band i played in.. got lots of licks from him....My brotha from another motha- Robert Ball the funkiest man EVER & I spent some quality time playing...got some licks from him. Robert and I played in a group with EAST BAY RAY from the Dead Kennady's. Skrapyard was the band name. Put out thru "Alternative Tentacles" record label 1991 My first recording.... My influences... EVERYTHING. I listen to all types of music. Someone told me it was good to be open. That doesn't mean I like everything...I'm just open to new possibilties...new frontiers...new vibrations  MySpace URL: 

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☥Greetings Funkateers - as we speak negative vibrations subdue the earth’s consciouness...FUNKANAUTS - We are the Guardians of the Groove and won’t let it take over... On December 12th we will be in Berkeley, Ca. @ KPFA studio talking with the Uhuru MAGGOT himself Rickey Vincent. You & the world will have a chance to hear brand new FUNK. "RECLAIMING THE PYRAMIDS"....we have from P-FUNK ALLSTARS AMP FIDDLER playing keys’ on "SOMETHING FO’ YA!", We play original music. THIS IS NO JAM BAND FUNK.

KPFA 94.1 FM (24k mp3) KPFB 89.3 FM (16k mp3) KPFA ogg vorbis (stereo) iTunes Radio: "Public" Comcast Digital Cable 967

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