(Eye Like) Funky Music

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( Like) Funky Music

from the album Newpower Soul
Song details
Performer: New Power Generation
First Released: 30 June 1998 - Newpower Soul album
Album(s): Newpower Soul
Writer(s): Prince (as ) and Doug E. Fresh (credited to New Power Generation)
Producer(s): Prince (as ) (credited to New Power Generation)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

( Like) Funky Music is the tenth and final credited track on the New Power Generation’s third and final ’solo' album Newpower Soul (Wasted Kisses was included as an uncredited bonus track), but in June 1997, a year before the album’s release, a short sample of the song was available to stream on Love4OneAnother.com (along with samples of Shoo-Bed-Ooh, Funk Radio and Sado-Masochistic Groove).

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking took place in May 1997, at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (during the same set of sessions that produced Shoo-Bed-Ooh). A repeated horn line in the song was previously used as a repeated synth line in Feel U Up.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
May 1997 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Recording Personnel
  • - all vocals and instruments, except where noted (credited for "all musical instruments and tantrums")
  • Doug E. Fresh - rap
  • Kirk Johnson - drum programming (as "KAJ", credited for "drums, drum and synth programs")
  • Rhonda Smith - bass guitar (credited, but uncertain contribution)
  • Rev. Scott - rhythm guitar (credited, but uncertain contribution)
  • Mr. Hayes - keyboards, background vocals (credited, but uncertain contribution)
  • Marva King - background vocals (credited, but uncertain contribution)
  • Hornheadz - horns

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
( Like) Funky Music 4:31 Newpower Soul Studio
Broadcasts/streaming (only)
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Feel Better, Feel Good, Feel Wonderful ?:?? Delayed performance TV broadcast Live 27 March 2009, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, NBC Studio lot, Burbank, CA; contains 1999 intro and ( Like) Funky Music chants
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
( Like) Funky Music Studio Original longer recording missing some overdubs
Additional Information

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