Grunky Funk | The Year of Defeat

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The Year of Defeat

by Grunky Funk

Unprocessed honky-tonk blending blues, and Junior Brown-style country that pokes fun at the Bush Administration and the religious right.
Genre: Country: Country Blues
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2. Nsa
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3. Deadeye Dick
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4. Gw Blues
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5. Republican
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6. Peaceful Dreams
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7. Homophobic Blues
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8. Pride
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Album Notes
Finding inspiration from the current political atmosphere, the Bush administration, and the southern surroundings within the “Bible belt” from whence they hail, Grunky Funk set out to record a satirical album addressing the politics of the post 2004 presidential election. Incensed by the knee-jerk support of most country acts toward the Bush administration and its war in Iraq, Grunky Funk set out to provide a voice for the country music artist and fan not beholden to extreme religious fundamentalism, homophobia, and unjustified war. The goal of the album is to parody the reality of the current American rightwing culture as a means of discharging the depression, anger, and frustration with which those in the center and to the left are stricken. If you are dissatisfied with the direction America is currently heading, you might want to listen, and maybe laugh where you would otherwise mourn.

Für die deutschsprachigen. Stell dir vor, der Bush wäre dein Präsident. Leider für uns Amerikaner ist es die Realität. Er hat unser beliebtes Land schändlich befleckt und mit Kot beworfen. Und heute lieben ihn noch ein Drittel der Bevölkerung! Tausende dicke, geistigschwache, NRA-Gewehrschleppende Cowboys und Südstaatler bücken sich vor ihm und beten ihn inbrünstig an, als ob er Jesus der Auferstandene wäre. Nichts als dieser beweinende Zustand bewegte uns ein satirisches Album über den schlechtesten Präsidenten in der Geschichte der Vereinigten Staaten (wenn nicht der Welt!) zu schreiben. Ich hoffe es bringt dich zum Lachen, wo du möglicherweise sonst nur weinen würdest.



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Subversive Alt Country with a punk aesthetic
Grunky Funk's debut Album, The Year of Defeat, is a deft combination of social commentary and virtuoso guitar playing. Thematically evocative of Green Day's American Idiot, Grunky Funk cleverly satirizes the underlying ethos of the neo-consevative revolution with a musical style that is at once classically American and experimentally modern. This CD is a must have.


Incredible guitar, powerful lyrics.
This CD is amazing. The parodies of the Bush administration go beyond any simplistic humor one might expect to find. The lyrics are thoughtful and invoke emotions of rage, sadness and humor regarding our current world political climate.
The musical talent displayed on this album is incredible. The obvious influences of Junior Brown along with other great guitarists ring loud and clear.
I highly recommend this music, not only to those looking to ease the pain caused by the Bush administration, but for true music lovers. You will not be disappointed by this album.