does he even know the definition of a "funk band". Funk has a laid back overall groove to it. Gym class heros dosent have that groove they are closer to a hip hop act.
parliament isn't laid back... they're the biggest traveling party there is. i think in terms of funk being a style and not neccessarily a style of song writing- gym class isn't too far from it. what other band do you listen to that has a hype-man waving a flag?! haha