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Funk Giant


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fasteddie

 Genre: Hard Rock

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American Deluxe Fender Stratocaster
PRS Mira Guitar
American Deluxe Precision Bass
MESA Boogie Express 5/50 amp
Peavey VYPYR 120 2/12 6L6 tube amp
Presonus BlueTube preamp for vocals
Percussion programmed in Reason
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Lyrics
Funk Giant

Funk Giant lives in the kingdom of sound
Kicking up the beat as he thumps on the ground
Driving up the groove by beating on his chest
He can bust out moves with the best of the best

Snapping big old fingers and kicking up his feet
The Funk Giant loves to move to one big beat
But there are some who don’t like this great big sound
Who would like to see the Funk Giant go down
They hold their town meetings and discuss just how
To get the Giant to leave starting right now
If they have to gang together and use full force
That’s an option they will consider of course

Chorus:
The Funk Giant must not fall down
His beat must live so we all get down
He makes the beat that kicks in the groove
That makes us all want to bust out a move

So the people met and devised a plan
To get the Funk Giant out and get him banned
With torches ablaze armed with big rocks and sticks
They were prepared to do away with him quick
His music and beats would be a nuisance no more
They’ll show the Giant what pain they have in store
So they lashed out at this maker of great beats
Stabbing and burning at the Funk giants feet

The Funk Giant left the kingdom of sound
Never again there to pound at the ground
The beat was gone and the groove was no more
The crazy beat followed him right through the door

Funk Giant will be missed by some
By those who miss all the fun
There’s no more shaking of the ground
There’s no more groove to get down

After a while the kingdom became so sad
The music was bland and made them all so mad
They wanted the Funk Giant to return his beat
To add the groove that they all thought was so sweet
So they pleaded for the giant to return
They said it was a bad lesson that they had learned
So the giant has a heart as big as a house
He said he would return and bust the funk out

(chorus)
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Comments: 64
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Plays: 194
Downloads: 99

Uploaded: Jul 11, 2010 - 01:19:56 PM
Last Updated: Jul 11, 2010 - 01:19:56 PM Last Played: Jul 08, 2015 - 01:39:39 AM
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jdholliday said 2658 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
you rock!
that's for sure! Cool lyrics and nice work on your vocals, rock lives on!
p.s. stop using pics of my girlfriend without my permission!
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fasteddie said 2657 days ago (July 12th, 2010)
Dude!
That girl is a hottie but she must be only 4'6". That bass looks bigger than she is. However, you know what they say; the best presents come in small packages. Thanks for the listen man.
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RAVENS said 2658 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
Funkarockalicious
What a way to end the weekend, rarrrrrrrrr...

Okay, this kicks a$$ & that solo is killer! Interesting lyrics, you rock mi amigo.

RAVEN ;-)
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fasteddie said 2657 days ago (July 12th, 2010)
Muchas gracias Dani.
"Interesting lyrics". I was trying to write a metaphor about censorship. I probably dropped the ball in a couple places; the problem with me is that if it takes more than 30 minutes to write song lyrics then my dose of Ritalin probably wasn't high enough (just kidding). You rock mi amiga!
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ramonaji said 2658 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
seriously awesome
Yep!
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fasteddie said 2657 days ago (July 12th, 2010)
Thanks Ramona
You are awesome!
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alackbass said 2658 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
Funk Giant
Man you're a heavy hitter! There's a Motorhead meets the Chili Peppers vibe here. Like it a lot!
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fasteddie said 2657 days ago (July 12th, 2010)
Motorhead
and RHCP. As long as I don't grow a coco puff on my face like Lemmy did I'll be OK.

I wish that I could play bass like Flea!

It's funny, I never really went out of my way to listen to RHCP much, but they get so much air play how could anyone not get some influence by them.
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Vic Holman said 2658 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
funky giant
great tune Michael.
brings to mind shades of Faith No More. mostly in the vocal variety and musical shifts
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fasteddie said 2657 days ago (July 12th, 2010)
Thanks Vic
I did listen to a lot of Faith No More in my delinquent era. I love that band! Thanks for having a listen.
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Doadars Uncle said 2658 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
Funk Rock
Nice tune! Love the lyrics!
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fasteddie said 2657 days ago (July 12th, 2010)
Thanks man
for having a listen.

I really liked your song Green Heat. Good one!
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ShadowofNine said 2658 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
Rockin tune
Yu rock with the best of'em Michael...and yu hit it on the head again..
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fasteddie said 2657 days ago (July 12th, 2010)
Thanks SoN
for having a listen. This song was all over the map. I tried to keep the contrasting parts flowing as well as I could. I can hear where some of them are a little off still.

Epica is awesome!
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michaeljayklein said 2658 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
Take it easy dere!
I don't have seatbelts on this chair! This REALLY kicks behind Michael--sheesh! The production on this is solid--that guitar solo murdered me and in all, a great musical production with a special nod to the vocal work--crystal clear and indelible. I should be paying for this!
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fasteddie said 2657 days ago (July 12th, 2010)
Thanks Michael
for your words of encouragement. I have a long running joke with my girlfriend that if I had my CD's at a garage sale that I would have to label them "Can't even give them away."

Thanks!
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dave_b said 2658 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
Funk Giant
Rock on FastEddie! Phantasmagorical concept - or is it? Maybe that Funk Giant is behind every good groove that ever existed! Great groove, cool heavy guitars (love the lead break), you're really getting the production end of things down.
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fasteddie said 2657 days ago (July 12th, 2010)
Thanks man
Phantasmagorical- I was trying for a metaphor of censorship. I don't think that I pulled it off.
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rok41 said 2658 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
Funk Giant
(smile)...I like this. I hear the obvious Chili Peppers influence all over this but also a little Blue Oyster Cult, Ramones thing too...I love the P-Bass, always sound consistent and my main tool these days. Fun stuff!
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fasteddie said 2657 days ago (July 12th, 2010)
Thanks for
having a listen. My P-Bass has active EMG pickups so it kind of has a Jazz Bass sound to it. It can really twang, which I like.

I'm obviously a guitarist first and a bassist second. I'm functional but not proficient. You rage on the bass!
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Moviz said 2658 days ago (July 12th, 2010)
Funk Fun
Michael, I was smiling all the way through this at my visual images of what you wrote in the lyrics and the 'Giant' sounds incorporated here....... excellent as always, regards M
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fasteddie said 2657 days ago (July 12th, 2010)
Thanks M!
You are very kind to listen and to comment. I really liked Shine Your Light.
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Jarvoid said 2658 days ago (July 12th, 2010)
I am
still stuck at the artwork ...I might listen to the song...oh there is a song....okay just looking at rhe artwork again, mmmm sweeter than Lemmy anyway.......


yeah ,it rocks 80)


as ever,nice one
Cheers
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fasteddie said 2657 days ago (July 12th, 2010)
Like I say
I don't mind sounding like Lemmy as long as I don't grow a witche's mole or two on my mug. Thanks Chris!
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mike_d said 2658 days ago (July 12th, 2010)
Nice!
I listened to this in the car on my way to work. Sounds great on my sound system. Love that lead! I see RHCP was mentioned- I heard that reference too. Nice track man!
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fasteddie said 2657 days ago (July 12th, 2010)
Thanks Mike
For having a listen and for the comment. I wish that I could play bass like Flea. If I did I'd have to get a pair of stuffed Teddy Bear pants too. I don't know how he could walk in those.
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davisamerica said 2658 days ago (July 12th, 2010)
kick
ass!
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fasteddie said 2657 days ago (July 12th, 2010)
Thanks man
for the brevity!

You rock!
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Calchas said 2658 days ago (July 12th, 2010)
ha ha!
Funky INDEED! The change-up at :31 is AWESOME! Nice chorus too. More kick-butt fun from you bro. Very enjoyable, this.

Be well friend!
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fasteddie said 2657 days ago (July 12th, 2010)
Thanks Mike
for taking the time to listen and comment. I need to practice my guitars. I'm getting out of practice because I've been spending so much time mixing songs and so little time playing. I can tell when I'm playing riffs and lead that it's not feeling as natural as it should.
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Symphony101 said 2658 days ago (July 12th, 2010)
I just would like to ...
put the volume to the max !!! (but then I'd make some good friends in the neighbourhood) :-) Headphones will do ...

You rock man, your guitar work is a killer, your solo rocks ! Last but not least, great great vocals. Terrific !!!
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fasteddie said 2657 days ago (July 12th, 2010)
You are too kind.
I left a couple of loose spots. Sometimes they aren't as obvious until after I post up a song. Oh well, this will make for a good MJ reunion song.
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ted23 said 2657 days ago (July 12th, 2010)
dooooooood!
As always a great theme for a song.
Funk rock is possibly my favourite genre..... This is more funk metal! Which i don't think i've heard before :) The bassline is awesome man. Love it.

fasteddie said 2657 days ago (July 12th, 2010)
Thanks Ed
Funk metal is just a fad man. There's no way it can stick!

I wish I was a better bass player. The funky riffs I played way more times on the bass than the guitar parts just because it's a harder instrument for me. Thanks for having a listen!
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Outtaorbit said 2656 days ago (July 13th, 2010)
Oh man.........
Get some and get some more........ he ain't leaving town
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fasteddie said 2656 days ago (July 14th, 2010)
Glad he's back.
Should never have been kicked out in the first place.

Thanks for the listen. Really liked outrage. Good stuff.
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woofer3 said 2656 days ago (July 14th, 2010)
Oh this is superb
Love it's driving Peter Gunn type riff - It has everything to make it succeed. The vocals are just right. A fave and no mistake.
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fasteddie said 2656 days ago (July 14th, 2010)
Thanks man
for having a listen and for the comments.


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woofer3 said 2656 days ago (July 14th, 2010)
sorry - I'm back -
I forgot to mention the solo - I loved it.
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fasteddie said 2656 days ago (July 14th, 2010)
Thanks
for that too. I'm a blues scale junkie.
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Bob Rodgers said 2656 days ago (July 14th, 2010)
What
a great funk rock song, great guitar work and vocals with an excellent production.
Great lyrics too and I loved the solo, superb!

Bob
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fasteddie said 2656 days ago (July 14th, 2010)
Thanks Bob
for having a listen and for the nice comments. I'll have to check out Sunset when I get home from work and can listen on my good studio monitors.
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lengold said 2656 days ago (July 14th, 2010)
You are definitely
on a roll Michael - another great track.
Cheers
Len

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fasteddie said 2656 days ago (July 14th, 2010)
Thanks Len
That's kind of you to drop by and listen to my madness.
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billykirsch said 2656 days ago (July 14th, 2010)
You gotta love
the funk giant.
I wish he was a she so I could match the leftie in the pict with the song. I did it anyway and the result was quite interesting ;-)

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fasteddie said 2656 days ago (July 14th, 2010)
I know
I like the bass too! I'd need a righty tho.

Thanks for the listen!
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tempie said 2655 days ago (July 15th, 2010)
damn!
it's like the monggz meet the chile peppers meet the dead milkmen. LOVE that bass line. Bust the funk out!

(technically, dude, as in 'from a technical perspective' you are ratcheting up your game with every tune. outstanding stuff!)
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fasteddie said 2653 days ago (July 16th, 2010)
Thanks man
for having a listen. I did what you said last time and put a second rythm guitar part that was kind of quiet against the other rythm guitar part to fill out the sound during the lead. I think it worked out pretty well. Thanks man!
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raistlin said 2654 days ago (July 15th, 2010)
Great Music and Lyric
Good changes, a lot of them in fact, it keeps it fresh, great bass playing
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fasteddie said 2653 days ago (July 16th, 2010)
Thanks for having a listen
Yeah my music bounces all over the place. I try to get back to something familiar every so ofter though so that it might appear like there is some structure.

I liked your song One with the Numb. Good stuff man.
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Sigmund said 2654 days ago (July 15th, 2010)
Funk Giant
Kind of a cross between Chili Peppers and Rage Against the Machine. And, I like songs with the word "funk" in them - it always ends up sounding more hardcore that way - like the phrase "bust the funk out" - classic!

This is a hard hitter to be sure - very fun - nice job!
Sig
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fasteddie said 2653 days ago (July 16th, 2010)
Thanks man
I really like Rage Against the Machine. Those guys are one of my all time favorite bands. I guess the influence is pretty obvious here.

Love of My Life is really quite a production! Pretty amazing stuff there.
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RobLeBanc said 2653 days ago (July 16th, 2010)
Giant
song man! I think you are really hitting an interesting phase here mike, sounds like you are continuing to push the creative envelope. I love it! Lyrics are sung with more clarity, harmonies are present, song structure solid, leads shred, BASS IS A FUNKY GLAZED DOUGHNUT OF GOODNESS!!! Wow, really cool!
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fasteddie said 2653 days ago (July 16th, 2010)
Thanks Robby
Playing bass is brutally difficult for me. It's not an instrument that I can just bust out a styling groove with. It takes me a bit of effort. Glad this ended up a glazed doughnut. Mmmmmm Doughnuts!
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paddler said 2652 days ago (July 18th, 2010)
.
Very entertaining at first reminded me of anthrax then vocals had a 'no means no' ambience for me - but the fusion together is the original fasteddie! Great production RG
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fasteddie said 2650 days ago (July 19th, 2010)
Thanks
for having a listen. I tried to meld several very contrasting styles into one song. It was certainly a challenge.

I really liked The Knight of Patchouli. Good stuff.
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hackneybloke said 2651 days ago (July 18th, 2010)
funk giant
mike
love the funky rhythm guitar on this. have you thought about doing more like this (and less rock). actually having said that the solo at 2.40 is excellent. i can hear elements of 'the clash' in this. you're turning out much more interesting stuff now.
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fasteddie said 2650 days ago (July 19th, 2010)
Thanks Julian
for having a listen.

Now onto the Folk challenge. I'm up for it. Let's see how this turns out. I'm off to wipe the dust off of the old acoustic and see if I can't strum up a winner.
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abfkingsport said 2649 days ago (July 20th, 2010)
The King
Funkalicious! Great lyrics. Diggin' the rhythms and beat. Clean production.

The King
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fasteddie said 2620 days ago (August 18th, 2010)
Thanks man
for having a listen. This is a good start. I may have to change a few things and resubmit this one at a latter date.
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mvh9591 said 2649 days ago (July 21st, 2010)
Very Nice_____
This has that classic smithereens flavor to it. 80's kind of drive I like.

Enjoyed - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )

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fasteddie said 2620 days ago (August 18th, 2010)
Thanks
for having a listen and for the nice comments.

Much appreciated.
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crissew said 2621 days ago (August 18th, 2010)
Dang I missed a couple
of yours on my sabbatical. you been busy! Another rocking vibe. I think the vocals need a bit more separation here. there are some overlapping frequencies which makes the vocals kind of hard to hear clearly. I like the phrasing you did here. Almost reminiscent of 50's music in ways but heavy as heck. Enjoyed it!
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fasteddie said 2620 days ago (August 18th, 2010)
Hey thanks
for having a listen and for the instructive comments.

After listening to this again it does have several really loose spots.

This one was really difficult to mix. I think i should have just left it on the back burner for a while then revisited it later when interest raised again.

Thanks
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