RB: Funk Pack 1

· by Steve · Read in about 2 min · (224 Words)

You’ve got to hand it to Harmonix - not many music games put in the effort to represent the breadth of the (popular) music spectrum quite like they do; whether it’s metal, pop-rock, indie (alternative for our US cousins), punk, classic rock, glam - they try to cover it. Funk, jazz and soul have been a tiny bit underrepresented, mostly turning up in bands that are really rock setups who wove some of these elements into their music (such as Red Hot Chili Peppers and Rage Against the Machine) but it looks like they’re trying to go someway to addressing the situation next week:

Funk Pack 01

Average White Band- “Pick Up the Pieces”

Earth Wind & Fire- “Shining Star”

James Brown- “Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine - Pt 1”


Against Me!- “Thrash Unreal”

The New Pornographers- “All the Things That Go to Make Heaven and Earth”

The New Pornographers- “Use It”

Papa Roach- “Last Resort”

Papa Roach- “Lifeline”

That’s some classic funk / soul right there. Arguably I could question the completeness of any funk track pack that omits Jamiroquai, Los Amigos Invisibles, Kool & The Gang, Brand New Heavies, Santana and Prince, but I guess there’s only 3 tracks and you can’t have everything. 😀

And hey, this gives me an excuse to link a Venezuelan band!