If ever there was a match made in heaven, it would have to be Kung Fu and Funk Friday. I mean, think about all those old-school kung fu movies and what kind of music was on the soundtrack? Funk. Ergo, this is the perfect marriage.
Now, before I get to writing about the music, I have to say one thing. It’s not often I take exception with how a band describes itself. It is after all the band’s description. That being said, I do take exception to the Sounds Like section on Kung Fu’s ReverbNation page. Why? Because there is no mention of Frank Zappa. Are you kidding me? That’s one of the first artists that comes to mind when I listen to Kung Fu. Seriously, just listen to “Rattlesnake” and try not to think of “Zombie Woof.”
This is funk music, but it’s not exactly the get sweaty on the dance floor funk that we normally feature here on Incognito HQ. This is thinking-man’s funk. This band can groove like anybody. The organ and bass in “Gung Ho” will definitely get your backside moving. However, the Frank Zappa comparison enters the picture because this band is completely unpredictable. The structure of the songs is definitely not traditional. In fact, if you’re not in the band or a serious student of music, you might have a hard time even figuring out what the structure is. Whether you analyze the song structure or not, this band is seriously funky and will get you groovin’. And isn’t that what Funk Fridays are all about?