Funk의 거의 모든 조건을 완벽하게 갖춘 Zapp & Roger의 곡들은 지금 들어도 그 시대감을 잊을 만큼 빈틈 없는 Electro-funk, P-funk의 진면목을 보여주고 있으며, 무엇보다 대체할 수 없는 Groovy한 리듬으로 인해 유독 댄서들로부터 사랑 받는 음악이기도 하다.
Roger Troutman, a passionate singer-songwriter who had been singing with his custom-made TalkBox, organized a funk band called ‘Zapp’ in 1977 with his family and friends. This Ohio band created funk masterpieces as a godfather of funk during their golden age from 80’s to 90’s until the members met their tragic ending triggered by a domestic gunfire affair.
Since many of the songs by Zapp & Roger satisfy the qualifications that almost every good funk song has, it seems obvious that these tracks show off their true worth as real electro-funk/P-funk vibes and never feel like they are old-fashioned until now. This is why even today’s dancers in particular love their music whose groovy rhythm is just irreplaceable.
Translated by operands
Do It Roger / So Ruff So Tuff – Live