Maniacal Mondays: Jamiroquai

Jamiroquai Put on your dancing shoes, kids. 

That's because today's Maniacal Mondays track is from Jamiroquai's 2001 bass heavy whirlwind album A Funk Odyssey. 

Now, I should take a moment to confess to something: until Jamiroquai released the above mentioned album I really hadn't paid that much attention to them. In fact, they kinda bugged me. When they hit the bigs with 1996's Virtual Insanity I instantly ramped up my personal dislike filter on the group, especially since the accompanying video for the song was put into heavy rotation on MTV and MuchMusic for what seemed like two years. What can I say? I guess I just didn't appreciate frontman Jay Kay's big hat wardrobe at the time. The entire Jamiroquai package was just a little too smooth and silky for my liking. 

A Funk Odyssey opened my eyes again to the Jamiroquai world, and I liked what I saw (and heard). I guess time does heal all wounds, since it's an album I return to frequently when I'm in the need of some white boy funk.

Speaking of which, here's my favourite track from the album, Main Vein. Just remember to stretch a bit before you bust a move in the middle of the office.


About Jay Moon

Freelance writer guy. My ears love music. I'm a transplant recipient (October/2015), so I also give talks to the masses about that entire experience.

Posted on March 21, 2011, in Maniacal Mondays and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I couldn`t stand these guys only `cause Virtual Insanity was rammed down everyones throat.
    A buddy at work loves Jamiroquai, and is trying to convert me.
    So far, it ain`t working.
    But, we`ll see.

  2. I hear ya, Rob. I wanted nothing to do with them for years, but I’ve come around. With the exception of Virtual Insanity, which still makes me want to put my head through a brick wall.

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