The rhythm-oriented grooves of {{funk}} plus the {{Epic Riff}}s of rock. Due to this simple combination, it was the first fusion genre to appear, way back in TheSeventies.

* Music/DavidBowie - On ''Music/YoungAmericans'', ''Music/StationToStation'', ''Music/ScaryMonstersAndSuperCreeps'' and ''Music/LetsDance'', most notably.
* Eric Burdon
* [[Music/GeorgeClinton Funkadelic]] - Especially early on. Parliament tended to be pure {{Funk}}, however.
** ''Music/MaggotBrain'' (1971) (with Funkadelic)
** ''Music/OneNationUnderAGroove'' (1978) (with Funkadelic)
* Betty Davis
* Music/JimiHendrix - The {{Trope Maker|s}}. "Little Miss Lover" is arguably the UrExample of funk rock.
** ''Music/AreYouExperienced'' (1967)
** ''Music/AxisBoldAsLove'' (1967)
** ''Music/ElectricLadyland'' (1968)
* Music/TheIsleyBrothers - Some would argue that the Isleys are the UrExample.
* Music/RickJames: Combined the driving, fast tempo and in-your-face attitude of Punk music and the funkiest of, well, Funk music. Considered to be the originator of Punk-Funk.
* Music/LennyKravitz (at times).
* Level 42
* Music/OhioPlayers had a few songs that edged into funk rock territory.
* Music/{{Phish}} - Fairly prominent among the many, [[NeoClassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly MANY]] genres they touch on.
* Music/{{Prince}} & the Revolution
** ''[[Music/PrinceAlbum Prince]]'' (1979)
** ''Film/PurpleRain'' (1984)
** Several of [[Music/PrincesAssociates his associate bands]] like The Time and Mazarati.
* Rare Earth (and they were even signed to Motown to boot!)
* Music/RedHotChiliPeppers: Especially so in their earlier days, until their 1999 album ''Californication''. Since then, they've focused more on AlternativeRock with vague [[CallBack callbacks]] to their funky roots.
** ''Music/BloodSugarSexMagik'' (1991)
** ''Music/{{Californication}}'' (1999) [[labelnote:note]]not to be confused with the [[Series/{{Californication}} unassociated TV show of the same name]][[/labelnote]]
** ''Music/ByTheWay'' (2002)
** ''Music/StadiumArcadium'' (2006)
* Music/SpinDoctors
* Music/{{Trapeze}}
* Music/MothersFinest
* Music/TalkingHeads - They comparatively leaned towards a pure {{Funk}} sound with NewWaveMusic and {{Afrobeat}} influences, but they still count.
* Ike & Tina Turner - Their work as a duo in the 70s falls under this category, being more Rock-oriented than their earlier work and much of their solo material.
* Wild Cherry (a.k.a the "Play That Funky Music" band)
* Yolk

'''Punk Funk'''

Appeared in the late 1970s in the UK, can frequently overlap with PostPunk. Much less funk-oriented than either funk-rock or -metal, more experimental/dissonant/noisy. Arguably mutated into what we now know as dance-punk.

* Music/ACertainRatio
* Music/BigBoys (who mixed this with HardcorePunk)
* Music/BushTetra
* Music/TheContortions
* Music/GangOfFour
* Music/{{Minutemen}} (much like Big Boys above, they combined this style with HardcorePunk, though there were {{Jazz}} and {{Folk}} influences, too)
* Music/OrangeJuice
* Music/ThePopGroup
* Music/{{Pylon}}