Top Ten Funk Bands

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21 Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated ...read more. V 1 Comment
22 Jane's Addiction Jane's Addiction Jane's Addiction is an American rock band from Los Angeles, formed in 1985. The band consists of Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro, Stephen Perkins and Chris Chaney.
23 Fishbone

Why is fishbone never mentioned? RHCP really? Rage? Come on people!

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24 Faith No More Faith No More Faith No More is an American rock band from San Francisco, California, formed in 1979. Before settling on their current moniker in 1983, the band performed under the names Sharp Young Men and later Faith No Man.

Excuse me? Faith No More are pretty much the pioneers of funk rock. RHCP only copied their style when they did Blood Sugar Sex Magic, before that it was all hillbilly stuff. These guys have always stayed to their roots and have experimented with fusing funk with metal, punk and even classical music. - metaldude8

I have no idea who these guys are but I do know that they do not warrant the number 10 spot on this list! Where is The Fatback Band? Slave? or even Chic?

25 Bob Marley & The Wailers

The greatest Reggae band has no business on a funk band list! come on guys!

26 Vulfpeck

This is pure funk with massive feelz! If you were to extract the "funk" from every band on this list and make a potion that would instantly enable musicians to embody perfect platonian funk, those musicians would form Vulfpeck.

Joe Dart!

27 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition ...read more.
28 The Bar Kays V 1 Comment
29 Steely Dan Steely Dan

These guys are the epitome of funk man. - fireinside96

These guys are great, I don't know how this group is so low

30 The Meters

No Meters, no almost anyone else on this list.

The Meters are the kings of New Orleans funk and a huge influence to RHCP.

31 Stone City Band
32 Jamiroquai

They are playing acid jazz but they have a funky spirit and their basslines are kickass.

33 Papa Roach Papa Roach Papa Roach is an American rock band from Vacaville, California. Formed in 1993, their first major-label release was the triple-platinum album Infest.
34 King's X
35 Extreme

Funky metal for sure, especially the earlier stuff.

36 The Funk, the Whole Funk, Nothing But the Funk
37 KC and the Sunshine Band
38 Average White Band

Pick Up The Pieces is a true master piece. Live versions are just awesome.

39 Finger Eleven V 1 Comment
40 Clutch Clutch Clutch is an American rock band based out of Frederick, Maryland, originating in Germantown, Maryland.
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