First things first, let's get your ears on the BRAND NEW Big 'Ol Nasty Getdown single "Groovy Nasty" & then check out our Volume 2 project below!
We've also created 3 brand new KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE T-Shirt designs that are ONLY gonna be available as part of our project until Sunday at Midnight. Back ANY project bundle that includes a T-Shirt and get your choice of one of FOUR FUNKTASTIC T-SHIRT DESIGNS, all seen in the rewards section below.
WANT ALL THE T-SHIRTS? Simply add +$25 to your pledge PER T-SHIRT and send us a note saying you want more shirts and guess what, YOU GOT 'EM!
*T-Shirt design & size selection chosen via survey at the close of the project
GREETINGS FUNK CADETS,
Imagine if the people who made James Brown dance, Kool and the Gang celebrate, and P-Funk’s Mothership fly, all joined forces with some of todays greatest talents for a timeless one of a kind collaboration. This is us! We are a FUNK supergroup featuring over 150 members from 90 major touring acts called—
The music is FUNK, with threads of SOUL, R&B, JAZZ and GOSPEL. At the helm are producer/bassist JOHN HEINTZ and his right hand man, producer FRANK MAPSTONE, who have put together this massive collaboration featuring members of:
- Living Colour
- Arrested Development
- Earth, Wind and Fire
- James Brown / Horny Horns
- Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band
- The Fritz
- Kool and the Gang
- The Meters
- Jane's Addiction
- And MANY more!
We come to you today in support of our brand new album VOLUME 2, which we recorded the bulk of over one funky week at a cabin in the woods outside of Asheville, NC. Here's the album cover:
“We used the same blueprint as we did for recording Volume 1,” bassist John Heintz explains. “We assembled, created a sense of camaraderie in the house and let it fly. It yielded a lot of tracks pretty quickly. We went to a studio down the road and started recording what we were putting down in the house.” Mapstone says the production moved faster the second time around. “We realized the jamming and hanging out could be done in the studio. We made the studio our home.”
WORLD CLASS MUSICIANS
This time, more than 50 musicians participated. “We were jamming around the clock for a couple of days,” Heintz says. “People who were playing in town came to the sessions after their shows. We went way into the night, with song after song being written. Once the instrumental beds were created and tracked, Frank and I asked ourselves, ‘If we could have any vocalist or soloists` we want on this track, who would it be?’ Most of the time, we got them, but there were no guarantees. We went with whoever was best for the track. There was lots of ebb and flow in the studio, in the jams and in the production.
Woven into the sonic tapestry. “Mantra,” the first single, rides FISHBONE'S Norwood Fisher’s big, Bootsy-like bass line, pumped up by blasts of brass, the wha wha guitar of Tori Ruffin (THE TIME) and anchored by the inexorable snare of Jeffry Suttles (TAYLOR DAYNE). Speech assures us that the funk will drill us like a dentist, while Kendra Foster invites us to, “Breathe it out and let it flow.”
Since the recording in Asheville, we've moved our recording and mixing operations to STUDIO 606— the Los Angeles based recording studio that's home to the FOO FIGHTERS. Remember that sick documentary SOUND CITY? Yeah, that super famous Neve recording console is sitting right here in front of us. So. Dang. Cool.
Part of what we're offering with this campaign includes access to STUDIO 606 to record your band with John and Frank and maybe even a collaboration of between YOU and B.O.N.G.
“As the project progresses, we’re seeing an evolution on each album, even from song to song,” Mapstone says. “We stay open to the flow of the music. If the groove moves in a different direction, we go with it and follow the creative force in the room. In the festival world, musicians will spontaneously sit in with other bands on stage and gather for late night jams. At our sessions, we catch those moments and put them out into the world.”
PROJECT GOALS & REWARDS
This Kickstarter project will help us reach the goals of promoting Volume 2 bigger & wider than we could with Volume 1 - and ideally get everyone into the room to document and allow fans to experience exactly what the Big 'Ol Nasty Getdown is all about with a once a lifetime "Generations Under A Groove" concert event.
For your support, ALL BACKERS can stream NEW Volume 2 track "Rock It (Instrumental)" immediately, via track link located in the PROJECT UPDATES section.
With your help and generosity, we'll be able to create high quality merchandise and ultimately get the publicity and promotion that can help take B.O.N.G. to the next level. There is still SO MUCH more to do!
The recording of Volume 2 is done and it's time to get it out into the world. Here's what we plan to do with the project funds:
REWARD BUNDLES INCLUDE:
- VOLUME 2 on CD, Black Vinyl, & LIMITED EDITION Copper Swirl Vinyl
- AUTOGRAPHED Items including CDs, Vinyl, & Title Cards
- Audiophile Digital Liner Notes
- VOLUME 1 on Black Vinyl
- B.O.N.G. Logo Frisbee
- Honorary B.O.N.G. Member (Play 1 Song with the Band at Generations Under A Groove Concert Event)
- Your Song Run through the FAMOUS Sound City Neve Board (Now at Studio 606)
- Record at Studio 606 [Room, Gear, Engineer, 8 hrs. Studio Time]**
- NEW B.O.N.G. "In Funk We Trust" T-Shirt
- NEW B.O.N.G. Funky Logo T-Shirt - KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE!
- NEW B.O.N.G. "Can 'O Funk" T-Shirt - KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE!
- NEW B.O.N.G. "Funkin' Nuts" T-Shirt - KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE!
- LIMITED EDITION Evan York Art Prints
- Online Ticket to "Generations Under A Groove" Concert Event*
- LIMITED EDITION B.O.N.G "In Funk We Trust" Hoodie
- Your Name Listed in Digital Liner Notes
- Spend A Day in the Studio with B.O.N.G.**
- AUTHENTIC George Clinton Folk Art
- & MUCH, MUCH MORE!
REWARD BUNDLE DISCLAIMERS
Check out all of the reward bundles along the right side of the project page. Please message us with any specific questions.
- Generations Under A Groove concert will take place if the $5,000 project goal is reached - Date & Location are TBD
- Most rewards will be shipped in January 2018
- Experiential events & Studio 606 rewards will be scheduled for sometime in 2018
PLEASE NOTE - Reward bundles include ONLY items listed in the reward outline. Backer is solely responsible for ALL additional costs associated with reward; including, but not limited to:
- Travel Costs to Los Angeles, CA or other experiential locations
- Transportation Accommodations
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Anything NOT Expressly Outlined in Reward
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
VOLUME 2 is coming for you. Yes! We’re gonna put it out into the world and see if it catches, because what the funk else are we gonna do?? Thanks for being here. You guys have been so rad to us. We’ll see you at the shows and please— SHARE THIS WITH YOUR FRIENDS!
REMEMBER: ALL BACKERS can stream NEW Volume 2 track "Rock It (Instrumental)" immediately, via track located in the PROJECT UPDATES section.
PEACE and LOVE,
The Big Ol' Nasty Getdown
Risks and challenges
As with all products, there could be production delays. However, we'll keep everyone updated throughout the entire process.
We're hoping to release "Volume 2" exactly the way we envision it. We're incredibly proud of the music and what we've done and can't wait to share it with you all.
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