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The band formed in the late ’80s in New Jersey and featured musicians from some other pretty-well-known bands. Guitarist Louis Svitek had played in Chemical Waste with Jason Coppola and together with original bass-player John Monte in M.O.D. on their third album Gross Misconduct. Original drummer Reed St. Mark did in fact play with the (in)famous proto-black-metal band Celtic Frost on the EPs Emperor’s Return and Tragic Serenades as well as the albums To Mega Therion and Into The Pandemonium. Pat Dubar had sung with the straight-edge hardcore band Uniform Choice during the 80’s.

The band signed to the Sony/Epic-label and released their self-titled debut-album in 1991. From the beginning they were actually called Mind Fuck, but Sony wouldn’t let them release an album under such an offensive name. Hence the name Mind Funk, which seemed appropriate to a certain extent because of the funk-influence on the first album. Funk was not the only influence though, not even that dominating. There were very dark elements in there which were later developed on the 2nd album.

Jason Everman (June ‘93):
“We’re just a rock band. Labels like ‘independent’ or ‘grunge’ are just some kind of fashion-statements. But if it helps someone way out in the mid-west to understand what we’re about, then it’s fine with me.”

The first album got a varying amount of acclaim, and was #3 on Kerrang’s list of that year’s best albums. Well enough to grant their first video for Big House Burning some airplay on MTV’s Headbangers’ Ball.

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  • kingcrabbie

    Great band, albums still sound good today.

    18 Jun 6:13pm Reply
  • YuvalZak28

    Classic, supergroup, underrated, grunge , funk metal , stoner.

    9 Nov 2013 Reply
  • miserific

    Only 3k listeners... they weren't that far off...

    28 Oct 2013 Reply
  • wizzxx

    Sugar ain't so sweet with blood on your feet

    2 Aug 2013 Reply
  • raudonikis

    I hate when really good bands are so underrated..

    14 May 2012 Reply
  • nopuppet

    actually theyre called mindfuck, which sounded some way too offense to their record label

    17 Dec 2011 Reply
  • HSuperunknown

    Zootiehead!!!!!!!!!!!! Amazing song!!!!!

    25 Nov 2011 Reply
  • HSuperunknown

    MINDFUNK, not "Mind Funk"!!!! The band changed the name after the Mind Funk album (1991).

    25 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Hung_Jury

    I don't know why their bio doesn't include Jason Everman playing with Kurt Cobain and Nirvana on Bleach. He even toured with Nirvana.

    16 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Lunarsight

    Dropped was a good album - it really marks the exact moment when glam faded out, and grunge took its place. I think it may appeal to different people than their first album did.

    21 Aug 2011 Reply
  • phanta69

    i like it. good band

    15 Apr 2011 Reply
  • MusicQuizKing75

    The drum pattern in the song "Sister Blue" is just like the one in "Breaking the Girl" from Red Hot Chili Peppers. By the way, both albums came out in 1991, but Mind Funk was first.

    27 Oct 2010 Reply
  • MusicQuizKing75

    such an underrated band.

    27 Oct 2010 Reply
  • nvathlon

    Mind Funk

    25 May 2010 Reply
  • Knoter

    Mindfunk or Mind Funk?

    8 Jan 2010 Reply
  • nopuppet

    sadly ignored band, still got all their stuff

    7 Jan 2010 Reply
  • pupertron

    i thought dropped was disapointing after the superb 1st lp. the whole mind funk is avaiable to stream on spotify. get involved

    15 Jul 2009 Reply
  • mart-the-mod

    First 2 albums=class

    3 Mar 2009 Reply
  • unknown-name

    um, when i try to listen to listen to sister blue, it starts to play sing for the moment........hahaha

    24 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Josef36

    I like MindFunk and Dropped. I haven't hardly listened to their 3rd "People Who Fell From the Sky" yet. Sounds mellower than some of Dropped. Love Mindfunk though and Last Crack too, from that era.

    25 Jan 2009 Reply
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