Blue Food

Blue Food

 Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
BandRockFunk

Blue Food are a progressive funk rock band from NJ. Playing original material that blends progressive rock influences like Rush and Tool with funk and soul influences like Stevie Wonder and James Brown, creating the thinking man's grooves for the new school.

Biography

Funk for the 21st century, Blue Food is a combination of high energy progressive rock and intricate grooves. The band was formed in 2008 and has been flattering audiences since with their dynamic stage presence and unique sound.

Blue Food is funk for the 21st century. Formed in 2008 and naming themselves after the George Carlin routine about the absence of any blue food ("Don't say blueberries, 'cause you know they're purple."), the band has been flattening audiences in the New York City area ever since their first show at Greenwich Village's famous Bitter End with their dynamic stage presence and unique sound, which is equal parts Led Zeppelin and Stevie Wonder.

In early 2011, after two years of performing live and writing material, the Blue Food headed into their guitarists home studio to independently record their full-length debut. The resulting album, entitled "Engines," is an ambitious collection of songs that blends the members various influences, from the classic rock and funk of the 1970s to modern pop, dance, and heavy metal. Officially released in August of 2012, Engines weaves seamlessly between the hard-hitting guitar riffage on songs like Boogiemen, the funky grooves on tracks like Joker Face, and the anthemic, catchy chorus of the albums centerpiece, Engine of the World.

Armed with a new CD and determined to make their mark on the modern music scene, Blue Food is prepared to bring their powerful sound to the masses. Combining their contemporary edge with old school sensibilities and a raucous, in-your-face live presence, this band is bound blow minds, shake asses, and shatter eardrums worldwide.


In early 2011, after two years of performing live and writing material, the Blue Food headed into their guitarists home studio to independently record their full-length debut. The resulting album, entitled "Engines," is an ambitious collection of songs that blends the members various influences, from the classic rock and funk of the 1970s to modern pop, dance, and heavy metal. Officially released in August of 2012, Engines weaves seamlessly between the hard-hitting guitar riffage on songs like Boogiemen, the funky grooves on tracks like Joker Face, and the anthemic, catchy chorus of the albums centerpiece, Engine of the World.

Armed with a new CD and determined to make their mark on the modern music scene, Blue Food is prepared to bring their powerful sound to the masses. Combining their contemporary edge with old school sensibilities and a raucous, in-your-face live presence, this band is bound blow minds, shake asses, and shatter eardrums worldwide.

Lyrics

Chef

Written By: Blue Food

He’s got his mind marinating
Simmering on the low flame of thought
A spirit bubbling in the heat of the moment
And he’s stirring it up
He’s cookin’ up a recipe for the ages
Taking this, that, anything and everything
He’ll slice it up, dice it up, and toss it up and into the pot
And now he’s serving it up

With a dash of courage and a pinch of pride…

Can you smell what chef’s cookin’ in the kitchen?
A ticking time bomb for your tongue
If you can’t stand the heat, then get out!
When you’re finished with your first, get a second helping
He won’t stop ‘til you’re bellyful
If you can’t stand the heat, then get out!

He’s got a room full of drooling mouths waiting
To slurp, suck, swallow, and devour whatever he’s got
If you’ve got yourself a dish you think can hold a candle
Well, then, serve it up!

With two parts heart and three parts mind…

Can you smell what chef’s cookin’ in the kitchen?
A ticking time bomb for your tongue
If you can’t stand the heat, then get out!
When you’re finished with your first, get a second helping
He won’t stop ‘til you’re bellyful
If you can’t stand the heat, then get out!

Waterwalking

Written By: Blue Food

Blown back in my wake as I “waterwalk” into your daydream
‘Cause you can’t tell the puddle you’re in from the sea
See, what keeps you in the kiddie pool is some notion that you’re a fool
And that I’m spoon-bending
Levitating
Coming up from some higher school

Wake up!
No, it’s not some miracle
I’m not walking on water
No, I’m not on some spiritual trip
I’m just the only one who bothers

Puking in your suit as I “waterwalk” into your boardroom
‘Cause you can’t tell a paycheck from a prison cell
See, what keeps you grinning greedy is some notion that you’re winning
And that I’m just dreaming
Stagnating
Working through a rebellious phase

Wake up!
No, it’s not so simple
I’m not just another rebel
No, it’s a matter of principle
I’m just trying to get better
No, it’s not some miracle
I’m not walking on water
No, I’m not on some spiritual trip
I’m just the only one who bothers

You can bend spoons and change your tune
You can break out if you want to
You can learn to lose your suit
All it takes is some resolve to

In over your head and stinking in your suit
‘Cause you can’t tell that there’s no difference between me and you
All that keeps you bottom feeding
All that keeps you shallow swimming
It’s that you’re thinking distance, while I’m constantly pushing
I’m “waterwalking” through life

Discography

New Old Stock (EP) - Released 7/10/09

Blue Food's debut EP. Featuring the two original tracks, "Chef" and "Waterwalking," this acted as a demo to give out to clubs and promoters as well as fans. Setting a precedent for the band's original and eye-catching presentation, each copy was hand wrapped in brown parcel paper and twine, opening up to reveal the band in packing peanuts.

Having a limited run of only 500 physical copies and given out for free at shows, this future Ebay collector's item is now only available as a digital download at bluefood.com!

Set List

Varies in order depending on set length and band preference.

Original songs:

Chef
Waterwalking
Blizzard in a Sphere
Seeds
Engine of the World
Tte--Tte
Boogiemen
Joker Face

Rearranged Cover Songs:

Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin
Privilege by Incubus
Hey Bulldog by The Beatles
Airbag by Radiohead