CLONES OF FUNK @ B.F. Biggins - Annapolis, MD (4/22/06)


At B.F. Biggins - Annapolis, MD (4/22/06)



Wesley Beann, Terre Holland and Scrape!

At 10:00pm, Clones of Funk began their first set with The Bootsy Theme (featuring "Aah...The Name is Bootsy, Baby" and the "Disco-to-Go" horn riff, featuring the Horny Horns of Annapolis, Jerry Queene (on sax) and Mike Powell (on trumpet). They performed an original Clones song called "Dedicated to the P", a hardcore funkateer's dream with some strong basslines by the Scary Terre Holland! Throughout the Clones's sets, they had a guy dressed as Sir Nose (with a "tool" for a nose, if you know what I know....) dancing about with some of the hottest Annapolis female funkateers!! Wesley Beann and Scrape were great on the lead vocals, as was Mike on backing vocals. "Theme From the Black Hole" was followed by "Red Hot Momma/Undisco Kidd", featuring a blazing guitar intro from guitarist Hot Rod (who was playing the intro chords of Jimi Hendrix's "Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)"...Hot Rod was actually SMOKIN' on lead guitar for almost the entire song!!! By now, almost every funk fan was on the floor dancing! "Tear the Roof Off the Sucka/Everything is on the One" was great as Mark Brown was killin' those drums on the "Everything" segment...a segment perfectly accented by the horny horns! "One Nation Under a Groove" was the ending to the first set, which concluded at 11:20pm.

Annapolis's own version of Sir Nose....just don't let him sneeze on you!

The second Clones of Funk set began at 12:00 midnight with the horny sounds of "Gamin' on Ya". The best bass performance ever heard was during "Up For the Down Stroke/I Can Move You (If You Let Me)" when bassist Terre was stinking up the joint with some Bootsy-flavored bass slapping!! "Cosmic Slop" was great with the hardcore guitar wailing of Hot Rod! "P-Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up)" and Mothership Connection" were good, but "Maggot Brain" blew the roof off of B.F. Biggins as Hot Rod's lead guitar wailing was just too intense. "Flashlight/Electric Spanking of War Babies" was good for the sizzling sax and trumpet performances. "Atomic Dog" was good, but better was the sonic guitar blasts of "I Got a Thing, You Got a Thing, Everybody's Got a Thing" and "Free Your Mind and Your Ass Will Follow"!! The second set was over at 1:35am.

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