The Boonx: Citizen D

And now for a shameless little plug, if you’ll indulge me:

… that was Flemish band The Boonx, as produced by my good friend and longtime musical compadre Franky Drappier, who also shot the video above – on a shoestring budget, I might add. Aside: at around the 1:40 mark you may ask yourself: do I know that voice?

The Boonx is, at its best, a 13 piece band whose spicy mix of soul and funk really shines when played live. Listen to more of their music here. Anyone interested in providing gigs (or record deals!)? They’d love to hear from you.

4 Responses to “The Boonx: Citizen D”

  1. urbangraffito says:

    Ain’t it funky now! Great sounds, Barry. But your friend requires new pants (something double knit) a new coat (something long and dark) and a funky hat! We all know with the right head wear, you’re half way there…

  2. Barry's Imaginary Publisher says:

    A quote from urbangraffito:

    Ain’t it funky now! Great sounds, Barry. But your friend requires new pants (something double knit) a new coat (something long and dark) and a funky hat! We all know with the right head wear, you’re half way there…

    Ah but that’s not my friend in the video (Franky produced the track and the video). I will pass on your fashion tips to Xavier, the singer, though! :)

  3. urbangraffito says:

    A quote from Barry’s Imaginary Publisher:

    A quote from urbangraffito:

    Ain’t it funky now! Great sounds, Barry. But your friend requires new pants (something double knit) a new coat (something long and dark) and a funky hat! We all know with the right head wear, you’re half way there…

    Ah but that’s not my friend in the video (Franky produced the track and the video). I will pass on your fashion tips to Xavier, the singer, though! :)

    Nice vid, btw. I like how more and more contemporary artists and groups are going this DIY route. I turn you to the following DIY video of Canadian Hawksley Workman’s “The City Is A Drag” shot in a Hamburg, Germany parking lot on May 7th, 2008, during his European Los Manlicious Tour, directed by Sean Michael Turrell:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rb-h3mBGYDM

    Notice the double-knit pants, the dark coat, and the hat, btw….

  4. jonnybutter says:

    I like the use of the slide/dobro in a funky context. Gives it a swampy aroma (I mean that in a good way!).

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