Topic: soul-punk...?

Can anyone recommend bands like for example off the top of my head stuff that would straddle both soul and punk

Similarly to obvious ones i can think of
Royal headache
Tenement
Ted leo

Anything over past couple decades or current/contemporary even better

Thanks

2 (edited by alex 07-04-2016 11:29:12)

Re: soul-punk...?

The Dirtbombs' 'Ultraglide In Black' LP.

3 (edited by shabeen scene 07-04-2016 16:57:16)

Re: soul-punk...?

Indeed.  Most of what Mick Collins has touched turns to gold but maybe after less garage-rock vibes. 

Perhaps I'm imagining that these kind of bands exist..... thinking more obscure-ish, poppier GBV style, Alter Boys etc

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Gold blade!

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Kingmob wrote:

Gold blade!

Haha wow for real? Just googled and youtubed some of that.... had a feeling this thread may spiral down to to jokesville piss take land but surely there's NO place for rockabilly on czine even if it is laughable

Anyway. Thanks. I chuckled

Re: soul-punk...?

maybe some of the songs off this?

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The Make-Up obviously

i like em but not sure how Royal Headache are soul influenced. genuinely like to hear thought process behind what you're hearing in them

Added: 07-04-2016 23:32:50

oh, and that Dirtbombs album of soul and funk covers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0tSiJet9TM

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the guardian said so: http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/a … igh-review

actually, that's tom hughes who isn't your usual guardian fly by night time waster.

seems the band aren't fans of the term, haha:

https://twitter.com/royalheadache/statu … 2194525185

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Haha classic.... Never saw that article or even been on their twitter

Oh well. I feel dumb but whatever, maybe not RH then.... but soul influenced or soulful in a way that I can definitely hear some Motown tempos, I guess how I hear a distinctness of this same influence in bands like The Clash or The Jam, Ramones or even finer, less chaotic moments of The Replacements or RftC

A broad spectrum, power-pop (which to me just means easy-listening punk?) or "blue eyed soul"?  Any band with a vocalist that can really croon out a melody from the gut.  Soul more as an existential term like how emocore has been stretched and abused

Also, digging Big Crux, thanks. saw the name around before. very Minutemen

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i think it's perfectly fair to say stuff like royal headache and sheer mag is soulful. no idea what their influences are but hey.

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Without necessarily itching the punk requirement, you could always just listen to SLADE (the best!), THE FACES, and the first 4 Rod Stewart albums... Also fucking CREEDENCE really, and even BIG STAR (and pre-BS band Box Tops, which is straight up blue eyed soul)...But I might be straying away from the point

Also 'Hard Road' and 'Black-Eyed Bruiser' by Stevie Wright, two blue eyed soul/hard rock albums I dig quite a bit. Aussie too, I'm sure Royal Headache dig em:

Also really like this Dwight Twilley hit:


Added: 08-04-2016 19:13:11

And the fucking SAINTS first 3 albums


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That Dwight Twilley song is great - best part of watching You're Next was finding out about that tune.

Sky:Lark (Noisy Post-Hardcore) - http://skylark.bandcamp.com
Man Hands (Fastcore) - http://horsepartyrules.bandcamp.com

Re: soul-punk...?

ewan wrote:

The Make-Up obviously

i like em but not sure how Royal Headache are soul influenced. genuinely like to hear thought process behind what you're hearing in them

Added: 07-04-2016 23:32:50

oh, and that Dirtbombs album of soul and funk covers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0tSiJet9TM

ALSO as much Ian Svenonius has become this godlike parody of himself I do still love NOU and The Make-Up.  Off on a tangent now but anyone seen Half-cocked? can't find on youtube now, the whole film was on there a while back..... worth a watch, pretty hilarious and entertaining, anyone who's seen it will know

Hop Along to me is soulful as can be as fragile as the vocals are

first song!

And DUSK (who need their own thread) more alt-country/soul, Tenement related, such jams

Thanks folks will check all these out, love CCR & the 70s vibe but after more 90s possibly? or current stuff? may or may not exist

Keep em comin! 
Cheers

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shabeen scene wrote:
Kingmob wrote:

Gold blade!

Haha wow for real? Just googled and youtubed some of that.... had a feeling this thread may spiral down to to jokesville piss take land but surely there's NO place for rockabilly on czine even if it is laughable

Wasn't a piss take. I add the proviso that I haven't really followed them for many years. But, back in the day their whole shtick was very much based on being Soul Punk. The packaging/liner notes on the first record 'Hometurf' was a complete hats off to the nation of ulysses. Robb Pineapple is obviously a bit of a clanger. But I saw them blow the roof off the place a few places in their day.

[yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aKYMtX9jWc[/yt]

In a similar cut of suit, the Jim Jones Review from a few years back did a pretty good Jerry Lee Lewis goes punk shtick.

What's wrong with Rockabilly? Karl Perkins, Flat Duo Jets, Link Wray, Stray Cats, The Reverend Horton Heat, fuck it, even the Fall!

[yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8bjJf3Q5mE[/yt]

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Sorry for the hard sell but people can buy a Big Crux LP from me if you like
http://superfirecords.limitedrun.com/pr … onchito-lp

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Always thought Former Cell Mates were pretty soulful, especially their first album: https://formercellmates.bandcamp.com/album/hustle

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ewan wrote:

i like em but not sure how Royal Headache are soul influenced. genuinely like to hear thought process behind what you're hearing in them

genuinely like to hear thought process behind what you're not hearing in them tbh

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Future Virgins?

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Good call on Former Cell Mates, anything Bear Trade related is awesome

Blasted this again while cooking tonight, hit the spot https://sicksickbirds.bandcamp.com/album/heavy-manners

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shabeen scene wrote:

Blasted this again while cooking tonight, hit the spot https://sicksickbirds.bandcamp.com/album/heavy-manners

Sick Sick Birds were amazing. The title track from Gates of Home is one of my favourite ever songs.

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Johnny wrote:
ewan wrote:

i like em but not sure how Royal Headache are soul influenced. genuinely like to hear thought process behind what you're hearing in them

genuinely like to hear thought process behind what you're not hearing in them tbh

just slapped High on again. okay, I'm hearing it with Need You. hadn't sprung to mind before but the organ and screamed "baaaaaby" makes sense

Added: 09-04-2016 00:33:07

(however, i'm still convinced that Garbage is an unbelievably shit song and i can't quite believe they even considered putting it on the album)

Re: soul-punk...?

shabeen scene wrote:
ewan wrote:

The Make-Up obviously

i like em but not sure how Royal Headache are soul influenced. genuinely like to hear thought process behind what you're hearing in them

Added: 07-04-2016 23:32:50

oh, and that Dirtbombs album of soul and funk covers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0tSiJet9TM

ALSO as much Ian Svenonius has become this godlike parody of himself I do still love NOU and The Make-Up.  Off on a tangent now but anyone seen Half-cocked? can't find on youtube now, the whole film was on there a while back..... worth a watch, pretty hilarious and entertaining, anyone who's seen it will know

Hop Along to me is soulful as can be as fragile as the vocals are

first song!

And DUSK (who need their own thread) more alt-country/soul, Tenement related, such jams

Thanks folks will check all these out, love CCR & the 70s vibe but after more 90s possibly? or current stuff? may or may not exist

Keep em comin! 

Cheers

where can i find more stuff by dusk? struggling to find a bandcamp or whatever

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where can i find more stuff by dusk? struggling to find a bandcamp or whatever

http://countrydusk.bandcamp.com/

Worth following on fb too, they often post live vids. So damn good. Blows my mind how bands like this who can write such killer pop jams don't explode but guess they wanna keep it to their own level of diy/underground dignity

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Big Boys shirley??