Simple Simon is a 3-piece Chicago-based band. The music is fat, raw, emotional, vocal, textured and to the point. Stylistically, their music is somewhere between the big 'A' word and what CMJ would probably call Loud Rock. Regardless of the categories, here's some of what Simple Simon has done (how much ass they've kicked): Simple Simon was formed in the very early 1990s. Their initial sound was what could be described as a hybrid of Red Hot Chili Peppers and Rage Against the Machine with a bit more RHCP than RATM. Injected with blasts of hard rock as well, Funky Dog is a good listen. They released their first album, Funky Dog, in 1993, and started playing their brand of funk-meets-rock-meets-rap at venues all over the Chicagoland area, effectively taking the city by storm.