One of the bands I am happy to have recently discovered is The Main Squeeze – a funk and rock band, based in the US. I first discovered them through their covers on their YouTube channel, like this one for Pink Floyd’s Have a Cigar. They have a wonderful singer and the rest of this five-piece band is top-notch as well.

But while I liked to watch their cover videos, I didn’t explore further, namely I didn’t go to listen their original material. Then, out the blue, my former/currently-remote bandmate of my late 90ies band, Gray Eclipse, Michael, asked me if I heard a specific song by them, called I’ll Take Another (Apple Music link). It’s a song from their first eponymous EP, released in 2012. This song surprised me, in a good way. My main taste in music is based on classic/progressive/art rock and jazz/rock fusion. This song didn’t disappoint. It’s a 9-minute track that has it all – heavy guitar riffs, interesting singing, funk, and mellower, fusion parts.

The Main Squeeze album cover

I then listened to the whole album and it’s all good – not something common these days. Mostly it’s well-done funk, with a prominent brass section, drum and bass solos, in additional to the more traditional guitar and keyboard ones.

Now I need to try check out their next two albums.

2 thoughts on “The Main Squeeze

  1. Replied to The Main Squeeze by Jacob (Just Good Music)

    One of the bands I am happy to have recently discovered is The Main Squeeze – a funk and rock band, based in the US…

    You helped me discover another great band in the past (Snarky Puppy) and now you’ve done it again sir. The Main Squeeze’s cover of A Whiter Shade of Pile is superb. (You might like the cover of the same song that Annie Lennox did.) I also listened to a few other songs – I love Corey Frye’s voice and attitude. I’ll Take Another reminds me a little of the band Living Color. Thanks for sharing.

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