04 Feb Funk It Or Dunk It: Paper Tongues’ “Ride to California”
Throw in some Led Zeppelin, a dash of Beastie Boys and top if off with a touch of Living Colour and you may end up with the sound in this new song, “Ride to California” from the band Paper Tongues. I think this is one you’ll either quickly funk or dunk, with no inbetween.
It’s an in your face sound which seems to match lead singer Aswan North’s bravado. He interrupted American Idol judge and music producer Randy Jackson at lunch in an L.A. restaurant, pushed aside his plate, and laid down his MySpace address and cell number. When Jackson asked him what he was doing, North said “I don’t know, you tell me coach, I’m just trying to learn how to make the layup.” -Dr.FB