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Trouble Funk (1987)

Interview by Mat Snow, Rock's Backpages audio, 1987

Drop The Bomb! The First Citizens of the Chocolate City talk about everything Go Go: the audiences, the live thing, getting energy from the people and the Washington DC scene.

File format: mp3; file size: 42.9mb, interview length: 44' 39" sound quality: ***

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Trouble Funk, Minor Threat, the Big Boys: Lansburgh Cultural Center, Washington DC

Live Review by Howard Wuelfing, The Washington Post, 26 September 1983

Punk & Funk ...

Trouble Funk: Trouble A Go Go

Interview by Richard Grabel, New Musical Express, 14 April 1984

Hip-hop? Hell no, go-go! RICHARD GRABEL keeps up with TROUBLE FUNK, grand masters of the D.C. sound. ...

Trouble Funk On A ‘Go-Go’

Report and Interview by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 9 September 1984

WASHINGTON – Ronald Reagan may preside over official Washington, but Trouble Funk rules the inner city surrounding it. ...

Go-Go: Drop The Bomb On The Love Boat

Report by Richard Grabel, New Musical Express, 22 September 1984

Go-go's got a godfather and a group in every area!! RICHARD GRABEL goes ga-ga in Washington as he uncovers the biggest show in those suburbs. ...

DC Freeze: Staying Alive in the Chocolate City

Report and Interview by David Toop, The Face, April 1985

Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, New York... The urban sound off black America is synonymous with these places. So what of Washington DC, the first US city ...

Go-Go: A Musical Phenomenon Bonding a Community

Special Feature by Richard Harrington, The Washington Post, 19 May 1985

GO-GO MUSIC, the hard-hitting street funk born and bred in Washington's inner city 15 years ago and the heart of a vibrant black subculture for ...

The Capital Gains Of Go-Go

Report by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 27 October 1985

IS WASHINGTON'S explosive Go-Go funk Style destined to follow New York's rap/scratch/hip-hop brigade into the pop mainstream? ...

Trouble Funk: Professors Of Funk

Profile and Interview by Simon Witter, New Musical Express, 2 November 1985

IN WASHINGTON DC, a city that has its fair share of fast-buck entrepreneurs and exploitable kids, Trouble Funk's understanding of the music machine marks them ...

Trouble Funk: Go-Going in Style

Interview by Bill Bentley, L.A. Weekly, 5 December 1985

Getting Small With Trouble Funk ...

Trouble Funk: Saturday Night Live! From Washington, D.C. (Island)

Review by Fred Goodman, Musician, February 1986

STARS OF the D.C. Go-Go scene, Trouble Funk represent a throw-back to an earthier, less predictable disco groove. Saturday Night purports to present the groove ...

Crankin' That Go Go Gadget

Report and Interview by Richard Grabel, Creem, April 1986

THIS IS CRAZY. I'm in Cheriy's Roller Rink, in Northeast Washington, D.C. The place is filled with black teenagers, and even their younger brothers and ...

Trouble Funk, Skin: Paradise Theater, Boston

Live Review by Jim Sullivan, The Boston Globe, 23 April 1986

Trouble Funk's go-go too much of the same ...

Go Go Not Gone!

Report and Interview by Simon Witter, New Musical Express, 7 June 1986

Go Go all gone? Washington DC all fini? Not on your Nelly, argues Simon Witter, Go Go guru of the King’s Roadeo. The deaths of ...

Trouble Funk: Town & Country, London

Live Review by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, 2 August 1986


Trouble Funk: Say What! Live In London

Review by Mat Snow, New Musical Express, 1 November 1986

JUST THE other night I achieved a tiny slice of immortality when radio-jock Andy Kershaw played a 1960s Texan garage nugget of which he knows ...

Trouble Funk: Trouble With Your Dancing Feet?

Interview by John McCready, New Musical Express, 27 June 1987

TROUBLE FUNK are going where no go-go has gone before, to radio-land. JOHN McCREADY supports this funky plan. ...

Trouble Funk: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Dele Fadele, New Musical Express, 11 July 1987

SOME CLAIM Angel Dust is a one-way ticket to oblivion that brings out the random psycho in you. Forget it. These bona fide purveyors of ...

Trouble Funk: Free Your Ass And Your Mind Will Follow!

Interview by Mat Snow, Sounds, 18 July 1987

The gospel according to the new Trouble Funk album Trouble Over Here, Trouble Over There is: educate, agitate and organise. MAT SNOW meets the REED ...

Trouble Funk: Trouble Over Here (Island)

Review by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, 5 September 1987

GO-GO limps on. Go go has flopped so many times now (the movie was a disaster, the Pepe jeans tie-in a farce) and each time ...

Various Artists: Sugarhill Club Classics (Sequel)

Review by Paul Mathur, Melody Maker, 1 May 1999

IMAGINE, IF you will, "The Bible" performed in rhyme by young men in baseball hats. Breakdancing. It would have gone something like this. ...

see also Go-Go Allstarz


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