The show began at 9:15pm. This was a
performance by the Clones of Funk, joined by members of Grilled and Invisible
Network Newz. The funk was strong...killimeter-millimeter longer as evident on
Grilled's "You Can't Stop Us Now", featuring some lead vocals by Joe
Keyes. Joe Keyes spent part of the show spewing out P-funkisms like " you
have the power to negate any wrong, ill-causing feelings that prohibit you to
think" (from "If You Don't Like The Effects, Don't Produce The
Cause"). "March to the Witch's Castle" sounded good, with the
exceptional lead guitar riffing. "Cosmic Slop" was a definite
crowd-pleaser and featured the blazing guitar skills of Mr. Famous himself,
Michael "Kidd Funkadelic" Hampton!! The first set was over at
Joe Keyes says "And the flag was still there, waving on while we dance!"
At 12:15am, the second set began with some "Maggot Brain", featuring the slimmer Andre (Andy) Lassalle on lead guitar.....the boy tore it up, but one has to wonder: WHY WASN'T KIDD FUNKADELIC PLAYING LEAD ON THIS ONE? IT'S HIS SIGNATURE SONG (well, since Eddie Hazel pass the baton to him). "Let's Take It to the Stage featured some of the lyrics from "Take Your Dead Ass Home"....the rhythm guitar riffing was killin' (was that guitarist Hot Rod?) "Undisco Kidd" was followed by "The Goose". "Red Hot Momma" was red-hot featuring lead vocals by Joe Keyes and Wesley Beann. The guys was doing call-n-response with the audience, having people sing a line from "Slingshot". "Up For the Down Stroke/I Can Move You (If You Let Me)" was good. "Flashlight" was the jam with the heavy thumpin' bass of Terre Holland and strong horn blowing by trumpeteer Mike Powell and saxophonist Jerry Queene. "Trash-A-Go-Go" was the ending to the show featuring the Clones of Funk chant dedicated to Eddie Hazel: "Game, Dames and Guitar Thangs....." (I wish I could remember the rest). The second set was over at 1:45am.
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