Thursday, 14 April 2011

Trouble Funk - Drop the Bomb (1982)



Last weekend the sun was blazing here on the south coast, temperatures crept up above 20C and I got a bit of a tan. This fantastic album got some play in my house and a great time was had by all.

When I was in my teens in the North-East of England (a small town called Bishop Auckland to be precise), Trouble Funk were big with the local B-Boys (there were maybe 5 or 6 of them in the mid-'80s) along with Schooly D, Kraftwerk and Run DMC. Trouble Funk make an almighty noise, theirs is a weird brand of disco-funk - heavy on the polyrhythmic percussion, fat bass and simple call and response vocal lines.
If the sun is out where you are, then you might want to give this a go.

'Pump Me Up' is my favourite track, so here it is:


Tracklist:

01 Hey Fellas
02 Get On Up
03 Let's Get Hot
04 Drop The Bomb
05 Pump Me Up
06 Don't Try To Use Me

Get it HERE.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

awesome. never heard this one - thanks!

icastico said...

Ah memories.

dial africa said...

Trouble Funk were my favorites concerning 80s funk, even a little bit better than Defunkt (for the young soul).

JONNYCHIBA said...

Bishop Auckland, BBoys, I may have been one of them, though mid to late eighties for me. We were the Graff writers.

Can't beat a bit of gogo, i'll give this a listen

Simon666 said...

Thanks Mr tear! Saw these guys in the 80s in NYC, love it :)

Anonymous said...

For anyone wandering through this old post. File this under "Go-Go" music. It's a regional music style from the Washington DC area.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go-go

Jack said...

Cheers mate. It weren't easy being a B-Boy back then. Later on I saw Schoolly D supporting B.A.D. He got bottled off stage by the rock crowd. Although his very first words were 'Rock'n'Roll livin is a thing of the past, so all you long haired faggots can kiss my ass'! He'll always be a legend to me for this.

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