Originally posted on February 6, 2008
And then there is Defunkt. It’s a mid-sized band that began under leader Joseph Bowie in 1978. I believe they are still together. The CD I’ve been checking out is Defunkt Live at the Knitting Factory (Enemy) recorded in NYC 1990.
Now I don’t know enough about their extensive discography to tell you whether their sound has changed in any big way since that period, but what they did back then was a volatile mix of funk, rock, jazz and avant elements. I suspect they are doing much the same today. Bill Bickford was playing a raucous funk electric guitar and the band had gotten pretty tight. It was a bit too "in your face" to get a lot of commercial attention. There are some real moments on the disk, though.
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Thursday, November 12, 2009
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