Funkify Your Mind - EP

by The Purple Stuff

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The Funkify Your Mind EP is the first release from The Purple Stuff - a fun and funky jam band from upstate NY. Derived from all the band member's many influences, this album covers rock, blues, disco, experimental, electronic, and keeps it funky all the way.


released April 19, 2019

Guitar/Vocals - Matthew Pryce
Bass - Mark Musial
Keyboards - Mike Guagliardo
Drums - Joshua Gruft


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The Purple Stuff Albany, New York

Everything is going to be funky from now on.

Prepare yourself for an explosion of improvisational funk that will evoke dance moves you didn’t even know you had inside ya!

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Track Name: Purple Party
B / B E


B A G#m /
G#m A. B /


Here we are, dudes havin’ fun
Try to make you dance, before we’re done
And if you don’t, you must be bored
So we hit ya with another chord

[instrumental pre-chorus]

Can we jiggle, can we tap our feet?
Josh is kickin’ it with a funky beat
Mark’s on bass, droppin’ low
My name’s Matthew, and here we go


Bring it on down
Climb it back high
Listen to the sound
Of three purple guys


You’re invited
Won’t you come along
Don’t try to fight it
Our Purple Song
C#m B
Come away
Come fly with us
C#m E A B [to verse]
Get on board, the purple bus, it’s the purple party

It’s the purple party

B A G#m ——>

It gets lilac, this time of night
Let these mulberry sounds just soothe you right
Indigo and and orchid puff
Nice to meet you, we’re purple stuff

Here we are again
At the turnaround
We are not in control
Of our violet sound

[chorus to end]
Track Name: Old Dog
Em A | B7
I gave it a go like the nice guy I am
You weren’t kind, you didn’t give a damn
You’re the kinda guy who says he’s the star
That attitude isn’t gonna get you very far

So listen up pops, because I think you should know
You got a lot of holes going on in your show
Playing in time really helps with the flow
Well, old bag, you’re gonna reap what you sow

Em7 A
You’re an old dog, you can’t learn ( x 3 )
You started a fire, now you’re gonna watch it burn
You’re an old dog, you can’t learn ( x 3 )
G#7 C#7
You started a fire, you just can’t fix
F#7 B7 Em7
Everybody know you can’t teach an old dog new tricks

You think you got it all figured out
Never want to hear what I’m talking about
Never considered that what I may know
Might just lie beyond your scope

Nah, you got it plain to see
Neil himself could learn a few things
Burning bridges everywhere you go
Well, its nigh time you reap what ya sow

A D7 Em
Yours is a call, I ain’t gonna return
A D7 B7
This is one bridge you should not have burned
Track Name: Where We At?
Cm / F Eb

Where we at? I ask again again because I don’t know
Where were at, let me know should I stay or should i go

I ask again, for the third time
You make me wait, it’s such a crime
C F Eb
So tell me where were at, its time you let me know

Whats going on, i cannot tell and you lie
What’s going on, its might be time to say goodbye

Maybe you think, I’m worth a little less’
This bird is looking for a new nest
So maybe it’s time to fly, fly one away

C Bb F C (1x)
C / | F /

Where we at, still i ask but i don’t know
Where were at, i get the sense you will not show

The paycheck I’m looking for’
I’m gonna need a little bit more

So tell me where were at, or its time for me to go
Track Name: Tilt
A D Dsus4 D A
Ain’t gonna sing about feelin’ myself
F#m D A
Gonna take the madness and put it on the shelf

And when it think I wanna sing about the rain
Take that the feeling, pour it in the refrain

Bm D A (x2)

The songs I sing, come right from the heart
Some gloomy days are dark right from the start
I know I get so unglued
Take a puff to help me power through

Bm D A

We all got to sing sometimes
Sometimes it takes some sillly rhymes
Let’s get on with the day
Bm D E7
Plug in, and start to play


Sometimes you don’t have to sing about the bad
Things that horrify you or just make you mad
Words can drip, drip right from your mouth
Even if the universe is going south

Bm D A (x2)

If the tone hits you in the spot
Music can turn the sadness into not
Soulful grooves soil of the world
Spin around up down the tilt a whirl

A E C#m DE

The world is so askew
It’s limited what we can do
So when the planet starts to tilt
Remember not the guilt we built
Track Name: Shtank
Let’s put a little shtank up in the mix
Solid grooves sure got the tricks
Low end bass drop frequency
Sounds a bit shtanky to me
F>F#>G G>F#>F
Hope inside this purple car
>C [G7]
Funk on it on back to where we are

Once again the funk clock ticks
Man that floor Tom kicks
Stink with us, kids, you’ll see
Purple stuff gonna make it funky
Gonna funk it up from here on out
That what this band’s all about


(B) Am F C
Put some shtank on it, tonight
We sure got the recipe to do it right
Am G F G
Our goal is to make you groove along, come and dance to our funky purple song
With shtank on it

Dance tonight, come and tap your feet
DJ Mercy is kicking out that sexy reggae beat
The man on bass, he knows just where’s it at
Nice to meet you, my name is Matt
Another purple tune, echoes in your ear
The shtanky funk is coming crystal clear

Put some shtank on it today
When you want to dance, there is really is no Better way
Smell that smell, let it funkify your face
The beat compels a groovy sort of space …. with shtank on it

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