Fambooey

Succulent

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This quintet plays the sort of genre-bending music popular in the late '80s and early '90s, taking every style of music known to man and mixing it all into a funky stew. The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fishbone, Faith No More, Suicidal Tendencies, 24-7 Spyz...the list of bands on the funk metal bandwagon got so long that it became difficult to tell them apart. The good ones eventually developed a distinctive style that separated them from the pack, while the rest...well, they became Fambooey. Songs like the ska-tinged "Air Fambooey" and the pseudo-soulful "Maggots in the Catfish" are interesting enough to convince you that the groove is in their hearts, but too much of Succulent provokes a game of name-that-influence, never lingering long enough to leave much of a lasting impression.

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