Munkeez Strikin Matchiz

Munkeez Strikin Matchiz

BandRockFunk

M S M's hi-octane performances are fueled by a blend of past, present and future funk, rock, R&B, jazz and Hip-Hop. Having shared the stage with acts like George Clinton & the P-Funk Allstars, The Wailers, and many more, MSM will restore your groove with a plate of chicken-fried-funk.

Biography

Formed in Gainesville, Florida in 1998 by Joe C. and Scott Free, Munkeez Strikin Matchiz (MSM) solidified their presence as a "must see" show band on the north-central Florida music scene. The band has performed hundreds of shows with their high-energy stage performances.

MSM and/or individual band members have shared the stage with such notable performers as The Wailers, Bernie Worrell & The Woo Warriors, Original Parliament, The Steve Kimock Band, Leftover Salmon, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Buckethead, Les Claypool, George Clinton, Wil Calhoun & Doug Wimbish, Hot Tuna and Bo Diddley.

Scott Free and Joe C. laid the groundwork that would result in the Fall 2005 release of the Munkeez Strikin' Matchiz debut full-length CD 'BananAtomic Mass', a no-holds-barred, collection of songs that support the band's unique ability to transcend musical genres.

*Why The Name Munkeez Strikin' Matchiz?

When Scott Free lived in New Mexico in 1990, he met a scientist at Los Alamos Labs who recalled hearing a story that went like this: After being invited to work on the Manhattan Project, Albert Einstein allegedly said "Scientists who base their calculations on E=mc2, should concentrate on splitting bananas, not atoms," and was said to have referred to project scientists as "monkeys striking matches."

We share 98% of our DNA with chimps, and based upon the evidence of;

a. man's waste of Earth's natural resources
b. our ease with "living pollution"
c. our well documented traits of racism, sexism, ageism, and terrorism
from afar, probably look exactly like "monkeys striking matches."

Lyrics

No Time

Written By: Munkeez Strikin Matchiz

I've been workin' oh so hard
Workin' just for you
From sun up in the mornin'
till the time my day is through

I gotta hit it just like this
each and everyday
To get the finer things in life
& bills I got to pay

Ain't got no time
to spend with you
Ain't got no time
to spend with you

I hear you tellin' all your friends that I don't really care
'bout the way you walk or talk
the way you wear your hair.

But don't forget to tell your friends 'bout this one true fact girl
it's from me workin' oh so hard
that keeps nice clothes on your back

Ain't got no time
to spend with you
Ain't got no time
to spend with you

Get funky like a monkey ya'll
Get get get get get get on up

Got me workin' hard
Get get get get get get on up

Get funky like a monkey ya'll
Get get get get get get on up

Got me workin' hard ya

Time-
ain't got no time to spend with you

Time-
na no no no no no na na no

Take some good advice from somebody supposed to know
Work real hard everyday
& watch your pockets grow
(gettin' big girl)

But just a few more words
to help you cultivate your wealth girl
(sure 'nuff)
If you can't please everyone
good God ya' got to please yourself

Ain't got no time
to spend with you
Ain't got no time
to spend with you

Ain't got no time
to spend with you
Ain't got no time
to spend with you

Baby ya' got me workin'
day & night

Baby ya' got me workin
from sun up to midnight

Get get get get get get on up

Baby ya' got me workin'
day & night

Get get get get get get on up

Baby ya' got me workin
(get funky like a monkey ya'll)
from sun up to midnight
from sun up to midnight
sun up

I been funkin' with the Munkeez
all the live day long

Can ya' hear the whistle blow
can you see my body sweat

C'mon party people
c'mon it's time to go

Ain't got no time
to spend with you
Ain't got no time
to spend with you

Baby ya' got me workin'
day & night

Baby ya' got me workin
from sun up to midnight

Baby ya' got me workin'

ya' got me workin'

ya' got me workin'
get funky like a monkey ya'll

ya' got me workin'
get funky like a monkey ya'll

I been funkin' with the Munkeez
all the live day long

Can ya' hear the whistle blow
can you see my body sweat

C'mon funkin' people
c'mon it's time to go

Ain't got no time
to spend with you
Ain't got no time
to spend with you

© 2006 Munkeez Strikin' Matchiz

Ankle Deep

Written By: Munkeez Strikin Matchiz

This is a toe jam session!

Baby your love is ankle deep,
and if you don't do somethin'
I'm gonna freak!

Ankle deep aahhh

Her love is only ankle deep aahhh

I've had it up to here,

and toe jam isn't love

Unless it's freakin' me out on the dance floor

Unless it's freakin' me out on the dance floor

Unless it's freakin' me

Baby baby girl

You know I wanna rock your world

That it aint so hard to see.

It's all around the hood.

They sayin' you're no damn good.

But tell me baby

Can you put it on the floor with me?

Oh I like the way you shake shake it.

All around

You're goin round and round and up and down

Tell me little one

Do you wanna have fun with me?

Baby-you're love-is ank-kle deep

Baby you're love is ankle deep,

and if you dont do somethin' I'm gonna freak

Yo, yo

Love ain't workin' out

It's hard to get up out the house

Without ever hearin' that ever talkin' mouth

Whatever she say is like a naggin' mosquito

It's like she wanna veto everything the pres. wrote

She the reason I got nothin' to brag about,

and every other Saturday I wanna creep out for dinner

How am I supposed to eat this?

I just close my eyes and reminisce

About takin' her out to the dance floor

The girl's so good, she'll break her back and won't get paid for it

She got the right to burn her sole's out

But if she's asked to dance she'll tell 'em she's sold out

To me and there's absolutely nothin' that can change that attitude

But the floor can rearrange that.

The floor is getting hot

C'mon girl show me what'cha got

Show everybody what'cha know

Oh I like the way you shake shake it.

All around

You're goin' round and round and up and down

Tell me little one

Do you wanna have fun with me?

Show everybody what'cha know.

Oh I like the way you shake shake it

Round and round and up and down

Round and round and up and down

Baby your love is ankle deep,

and if you don't do somethin' I'm gonna freak

© 2006 Munkeez Strikin' Matchiz

Doin' What We Got To

Written By: Munkeez Strikin Matchiz

Doin' what we got to
to get to where we're goin'

Hope that what your seein'
is exactly what we're showin'

This is life
and life is us
and live this life
we simply must

Life is always on your case
got a monkey on your back
and we're in your face

Kidding ourselves
from day to day
as we fight to keep
those wrinkles away

We dye our hair
and buy new clothes
try to look fresh
but we're gettin' old

Doin' what we got to
to get to where we're goin'

Hope that what your seein'
is exactly what we're showin'

Momma's chasing them dollar bills

Daddy's hooked on viagra pills

Brother's shackin'
with the girl next door

My sister just robbed
a grocery store,
Heah-

Doin' what we got to
to get to where we're goin'

Hope that what your seein'
is exactly what we're showin'

Six- Oclock
& I watch the news
Palestinians kill
a few Hasidic Jews

Terrorism on the rise
World Trade is lost
it's no surprise

Protests shout
of all is lost
But to be the boss
you got to pay the cost

On my couch
I'm Safe at home
rollin' x & tokin' bones

Doin' what we got to
to get to where we're goin'

Hope that what your seein'
is exactly what we're showin'

Momma's chasing them dollar bills

Daddy's hooked on viagra pills

My brother's shackin'
with the girl next door

My sister just robbed
a grocery store
Heah-

Momma's chasing them dollar bills
Daddy's hooked on viagra pills

Brother's shackin'
with the boy next door

My sister just robbed
a grocery store
Heah-

Doin' what we got to
to get to where we're goin'

Hope that what your seein'
is exactly what we're showin'

Doin' what we got to
to get to where we're goin'

Hope that what your seein'
is exactly what we're showin'

© 2006 Munkeez Strikin' Matchiz

Cold Shoulder

Written By: Munkeez Strikin Matchiz

Damn!

That's cold!

How'd I ever let you out?

How'd I let you get away?

Now my night's are filled with doubt

And my feelings have been played

and played

and played

There's a chill in the air

And its been here
ever since you
been givin' me the cold shoulder

We used to be so hot together
our love with-stood the stormy weather

But now your temperture is so below zero

My body's cold,
my heart is froze

There's a chill in the air
and its been here
ever since
you been givin' me the cold shoulder

© 2006 Munkeez Strikin' Matchiz

Summer Love

Written By: Munkeez Strikin Matchiz

You're my summer love

You're my summer love

We fit like hand in glove

Sent from the Lord above

You're my summer love

We're walkin' hand in hand

Kicken' up the sand

In this wonderland.

You're my summer love

You've got the stuff

everybody wants

I call it funk

give it up

give it up

© 2006 Munkeez Strikin' Matchiz

Wreck It

Written By: Munkeez Strikin Matchiz

I can't eat
unless you let me tear it up
let me tear it up
Tear it down

I can't sleep
unless you let me tear it up
let me tear it up
Tear the walls down

I can't walk
unless you let me tear it up
let me tear it up
Tear it down

And I can't talk
unless you let me tear it up
Bo Diddley
C'mon Wreck it

Let me tear it up

Let me tear it up
I know how to tear it up right

Let me tear it up
Bo Diddley
C'mon Wreck it

Let me tear it up
I wanna tear it up tonight

Can I wreck it baby
can I wreck it

Can I wreck it baby
can I wreck it

Can I wreck it baby
let I wreck it

Can I wreck it baby
let me wreck it baby

Godfather of Rock & Roll
try to leave you out
what is this all about
they don't know
about the guitar flow
gotta jam my man
to the Diddley Band

Well I'm bo Diddley
& I know how to tear it up right

I'm Bo Diddley and I can tear it baby

C'mon can't hold'em back
This is the rap game
mixed with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

We get down low
with that Bo sound
how it goes
they don't know

I can't eat
unless you let me tear it up

I can't sleep
unless you let me tear it up
C'mon wreck it

I can't walk
unless you let me tear it up
let me tear it up
Tear it down

I can't talk
unless you let me tear it up

Bo Diddley

Discography

Munkeez Strikin' Matchiz ~ Debut CD
'BananAtomic Mass'
copyright 2005 ximentmix/Munkadelic Muzik

Featuring Guest Appearances by:
~Bo Diddley
~Bernie Worrell (P-Funk/Talking Heads/Woo Warriors)
~Chuck D. (Public Enemy)
~Cordell "Boogie" Mosson (P-Funk)
~George Clinton III

Streaming audio links for the entire 'Bananatomic Mass' CD available at:
www.munkeezstrikinmatchiz.com
www.cdbaby.com

Munkeez Strikin Matchiz Full Length CD 'BananAtomic Mass' is now available for digital download as a full length CD or as individual tracks on the following sites:

www.itunes.com
www.music.yahoo.com
www.rhapsody.com
www.napster.com
www.emusic.com

Set List

Songs and set lists are carefully selected based on the type of audience anticipated. This guarantees non-stop music, and non-stop excitement for the entire audience. A recent festival set list included:
1. M S M Intro
2. Give Up The Funk/Atomic Dog Medley (P-Funk)
3. Sir Duke (Stevie Wonder)
4. No Time (M S M)
5. Do What We Got To (M S M)
6. Sex Machine/Kiss Medley (J. Brown-Prince)
7. Derrick Davis bass solo~
8. Ankle Deep (M S M)
9. Jungle Boogie /Fire Medley
10. Skyntyte guitar solo~
11. Shining Star (E W & F)
12. da Shadow & Joe C. drum/percussion solo~
13. 1 Nation/Knee Deep Medley (P-Funk)