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Fattest Grooves Ever?

There have been other threads related to best records ever, best songs, best in certain genres, but what about specific grooves?

I don't care what kind of music it came from. Name some of the fattest grooves you know of, the ones with the biggest pockets, heaviest riffs, etc. all layed out in a way that makes moving some part of your body to it NOT an option.

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Stevie Wonder - Superstition (pretty obvious)

Led Zeppelin - Heartbreaker (that intro riff takes me by the short and curlies from the git go)
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Public Enemy's got some pretty funky shit.
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Funky Kingston - Toots & the Maytals
Meters - first album
99 & 1/2 - Wison Picket
most tracks by - Big Youth
Oh Carolina - Shaggy
Honky Tionk Woman - Stones
Bassline in Madonnas "like a prayer"
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Lately I'm into D'Angelo's Voodoo again .... Love the 'off' timing feel of that one ....

Earth Wind and Fire is an all time favourite.

Oh, and how can I forget my percussion roots. Paquito di Rivera and Arturo Sandoval ... especially their latin stuff
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the first song on 'Clutch's' album 'Elephant Riders'

anything off 'Rage Against the Machine's' first 2 albums

track seven on 'Mos Def's' album 'Black on Both Sides'
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Honky Tonk Woman - Stones
Beat me to it Jules..

Also, "Beds are Burning" by Midnight Oil.. the bassline rocks hard...
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James Brown the middle two CD in the box set. Pick a song it doesn't matter.

Zeppelin "Since I've Been Loving You" "Fool in the Rain" "Levee" and most others

Stones "Can't You Hear Me Knockin'?"
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Pink Floyd "Dirty Woman" off of "The Wall"
Jeff Buckley "Everybody Here Wants You" off of "Sketches..."
Soundgarden "Slaves and Bulldozers" off of "Badmotorfinger"
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the first song on 'Clutch's' album 'Elephant Riders'
and muchas veces off the same album. also swampboat upside down on jam room.

meters look-ka-pi-pi
beastie boys pauls boutique/in sounds on the way out
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Meters. Meters. Meters.

Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground.

Jungle Boogie.

Parlament Funkadelic - their funk not only moves, it can re-move.

(can you imagine doobie in your funk?)

Ohio Players - Fire

Pat Boone. ooops, did I say that?
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how did i space on pfunk? pick ANY of their albums.


and squishy.
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AJ, perhaps you need to visit the mothership.


On the radio right now is "Get the Funk out of my Face" by the Bros. Johnson. Can't stop my head from bobbing.

All time great groove is "Good Times" -Nile Rogers, later to become "Rappers Delight."


Wow, the song after "Face" on the radio was 'Sophisticated Lady' and now they are playing "Walk this Way". KPOO, aka the Mighty Poo, the best station ever.
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Yeah! The POO rocks! Are they still doing Coltrane all day on Tuesdays?

KPFA is pretty damn cool too, though. Except sometimes, they get a little too "dinner jazz" for me. Or someone gets on who should shutup and spin some records, but that happens on KPOO sometimes also.
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Yes, tuesday afternoons are dedicated to the Saint John "Will-I-Am" Coltrane. They play not only Him, but related music. I think the DJs are from the Church of Coltrane which is now in Hunter's Point.

Jax, I just did a live broadcast on KPFA a couple of weeks ago. The new studios there are really nice.

Ha, now playing "If you hear any noise, it's just me and the boys..."
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Quote:
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Honky Tonk Woman - Stones
We used to use our favorite top 5 single as a mix reference at Motown. We kept on using "Honky Tonk Woman" for over a year because nothing came into the charts that could touch it. I'm pretty sure Larry Miles used it as his reference for mixing Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On."

I carried a 15 ips 2-track dub of it around on my reference reel all through the '70s and played it in most of the top rooms in LA. I hope the new SACD sounds as good as my dub from the LP did. The 1985 CD sucked.
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Busta Rhymes - extinction level event & when disaster strikes
Slum Village - Fantastic Vol 2

(all above mainly jay dee production)

Like Chris said D'angelo - Voodoo

All monster grooves!!!
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What about .......... Jamaica Funk - Tom Browne?
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"Super Bon Bon", Soul Coughing, the lead off on Irresistable Bliss. Mercilessly huge bass.

Trying to pick out something from Morphine, but so much of it grooves so hard. "Super Sex" is cool because it's got this kind of menacing sound to it, but it's not trying so hard to be menacing that it blows it.

"Aerial" on Chris Whitley's Terra Incognita. Grabs me in everytime, everything about it kicks my ass, I want a full half hour of it. Some other pretty deep grooves on that album, too, which I hadn't really thought about before. Dougie Bowne kicks some ass. That album really should be mentioned as one of Whitley's best, but never is.

I'm not sure deepest groove, but possibly most elegant: "Big Sur" on Deconstruction's eponymous album. Dave Navarro and Eric Avery post Janes Addiction, with a drummer, and pretty dismal vocals from Eric. Some of the music still rises above, like "Big Sur". There's this one groove, a repeating riff, that the bass locks into about 1/3rd the way through the song that is just big, warm, and present, and the song evolves around it beautifully, and that riff is most of the remainder of the bass track. If you like the long Janes Addiction songs like "Ted, Just Admit It", "Three Days", and "Then She Did . . .", it's probably worth keeping an eye out for it at the used CD stores.

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I hope the new SACD sounds as good as my dub from the LP did. The 1985 CD sucked. [/B]
I can't say how it compares to the original LP, but new SACD sounds waaay better than the 1985 version. I've actually re-bought a number of Stones records, which is something I vowed I'd never do.
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Early Parliament: "I Wanna Know if It's Good To You"

Peter Gabriel "Our Secret World" from the "Us" album. Tony Levin hits some sub-bass in that song that's otherworldly.

"Back in Black" for when I'm in a metal mood.

"Babylon Sisters," possibly my favorite song ever, and certainly my favorite Dan tune. There's this wonderful just-ahead-of the-beat thing going on.

This is the ultimate wedding-band cliche, but "Brick House" has got just the right amount of slop in the groove. Ever notice how no cover band, my own included, gets it quite right. I'd say the same is true of "Superstition."

From the Return to Forever album "No Mystery" (forget everything negative you've heard about "fusion" and buy a copy), the track called "Flight of the Newborn."

"Silly Putty," the opening track from Stanley Clarke's solo effort "Journey to Love." Positively the nastiest, greasiest, sexiest groove I've ever heard. I can hear it in my head now, and it makes me depressed... no matter what I do with my life, I will never be this funky.
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Funkadelic - "Who says a funk band can't play rock?"

Fat Boy Slim - "The Rockafeller Skank"
(or whatever tune he sampled it from...)
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This is the ultimate wedding-band cliche, but "Brick House" has got just the right amount of slop in the groove. Ever notice how no cover band, my own included, gets it quite right. I'd say the same is true of "Superstition."
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And if any of you still have the original 45 of Brick House (once it was a hit, both sides were Brick House), listen to "Captain Quickdraw" - the Commodores doing a CB radio song. It has a wonderfully greasy horn chart and a groove that won't stop - even better than the Brick House. I dunno if if was ever on an LP.
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Bad Brains - I Against I

Bad Brains did with Jamaican spritual music what Led Zep did with traditional English folk, and BB was never as accessible as LZ. Whether or not you like the idea of metal meeting Jamaican spiritual meeting punk, I suggest everyone check this unqiue sound out. If you do like the heavy shit, the riff from this song is unstoppable. People have fought in wars with less inspired musical backing.
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