Frontier Former Editor

September 23, 2007

Sunday night funk for white guys

Filed under: funk, music, Was (Not Was) — Frontier Former Editor @ 10:45 pm

In my never-ending subliminal quest to find rhythm, here’s a little vintage bit from Was (Not Was). Give it 1:46 and you’ll see why  . . . .


Frankly, it gives P-Funk a run for their money . . .



  1. Damn. I’m at work again and the connection speed sucks. I love both WNW and Parliament.
    I’ll be back tonight. :0(

    Comment by ~m — September 24, 2007 @ 8:19 am

  2. “Hello, Dad–I’m in JAIL! Hi, Dad–I’m calling you from JAIL! …say hi to mom–From JAIL!

    Was (Not Was) were just awesome! AWESOME!!

    Comment by Soylent Ape — September 24, 2007 @ 9:16 pm

  3. Funky ass shit.
    But WNW will never be quite as strange as P-Funk.
    Nobody is wearing a diaper on their head . . .
    Good call, dude.

    Comment by ~m — September 24, 2007 @ 9:17 pm

  4. Didn’t WasNotWas do that Dinosaur song?
    I was a kid when that song was inescapable. I hated it so much that I can’t bring myself to give the band a chance.

    But I ❤ Parliament.

    A-tom-ic daaaaaa-aaaaaa-aaaagh”

    Comment by The Bagel of Everything — September 25, 2007 @ 12:41 am

  5. Hey White Boy,

    Don was was/is brilliant. I started movin’ and groovin’ the minute I heard the song start. Not easy for a middle aged white woman.


    Comment by lauriekendrick — September 25, 2007 @ 1:24 am

  6. I think I can safely say that if Wild Cherry walked into this discussion that they’d be laughed roundly the hell out of this room.

    Comment by Frontier Former Editor — September 25, 2007 @ 7:27 am

  7. I always dug “Knocked Down; Made Small”. Great Song.

    @ bagel: Clinton and Bootsy were weird, but what’s really weird is making a composition whose sole lyrics are variations of “dad, I’m in jail”, having Frank Sinatra, Jr. guest on a song about Vegas Weddings or engineering a duet between Ozzy Osbourne and Kim Basinger. That goes far beyond wearing a diaper.

    Comment by Soylent Ape — September 25, 2007 @ 7:50 pm

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