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Punk Funk Mob / Press

“We gonna say it loud, We're funky and proud, Femi Andrade and Quincy Ramone, co-leaders of Punk Funk Mob, wailed over the tightly syncopated grooves of Ramone's low-slung, popping bass, his brother Jeff Logan's scratchy, Jimmy Nolen-inspired guitar chunk-a-chunks, and Michael Williams' solidly throbbing traps. The quartet — color-coordinated in black and white — delivered the tune with fierce abandon. It was one of six from the group's ten-song debut CD, Revolution, that comprised its set at last month's second annual San Francisco Winter Music Festival at CellSpace in the Mission. Femi, who goes by her first name only, jerked and bounced about the stage as she sang and rapped, often kicking her feet in the air to match the aggressiveness of the instrumentalists behind her.”

“Punk Funk Mob sings over a heavy haze of distorted guitars, the syncopated chuck-a-chuck of a rhythm guitar, a throbbing, popping bass and the steady crunch of trap drums. The track is one of the highlights of “Revolution,” the East Bay band’s recently released debut CD. Punk Funk Mob is the brainchild of producer and multi-instrumentalist Quincy Ramone and vocalist Femi Andrade, who bills herself by her first name only. Both collaborated in writing the 10 tunes on the disc, with Ramone’s brother, guitarist Jeff Logan, pitching in on “Funky & Proud.” The group’s retro sound draws on funk, punk rock and elements of new wave. “It’s rooted in funk,” Ramone explains while sitting behind a drum set in the band’s San Leandro studio. “It’s rooted in George Clinton and Sly Stone and Curtis Mayfield, Bootsy, Slave and Cameo, but at the same time I listened to Elvis Costello, Joni Mitchell and the Ramones.” “I’m the sixth Ramone,” he jokes. (READ MORE)”

“There are many variations on The One. As "WGtF" played out, it was interesting to see all the different approaches to funky music. The Punk Funk Mob delivered on its advance billing as "Funkadelic meets Betty Davis,"...”

“The Punk Funk Mob's PR describes their sound as "the Ramones meets Funkadelic with Betty Davis on vocals." If they come close to attaining even a tenth of that in their debut Yoshi's performance June 15, it will be all gravy, baby.”

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