Phat Phunktion Interview
Tim Whalen from the band Phat Phunktion joins me on Revelator #216 to talk about the band’s latest live album and DVD release. On this episode you'll hear the live version of Knockin'em Down" from the new album Live at the High Noon.
Tim also shares some great stories about the bands history and the work that went into making this extraordinary live album.
As a group of University of Wisconsin-Madison music students who banded together in 1996, Phat Phunktion have built a loyal following of listeners throughout the United States and around the world. Combining the polish of Top 40 with the smooth feeling of 60’s soul and the raw groove of 70’s funk, Phat Phunktion is a nine-piece tour-de-force that are one of the most revered live acts of the past 20 years. In their hometown of Madison, they have been known to attract crowds of 5,000 people and regularly sell out wherever they perform.
As the no net continues its second decade of melting minds with its incendiary live show, the members felt it was time to reward fans with a testament to their electrifying onstage chemistry. Gathering before a raucous sold-out show at the High Noon Saloon in Madison, WI, on October 7, 2016, Phat Phunktion unleashed a blistering 80-minute set to rapturous applause. Stand-outs include the booming “Whatcha Gonna Do,” the funky boogie of “Knockin’ em Down,” a transcendent 8-minute version of “Rock Star,” and a show-stopping rendition of “Jupiter,” the Earth Wind & Fire classic. Produced by Whalen and Falaschi, the 13-track collection, Live at the High Noon, will be available worldwide on June 2, on CD, as a digital download, and on Blu-ray, in High Definition.
Blu-ray Trailer https://youtu.be/-BH-KfjMBz4