At Dotson's Live - Glen Burnie, MD (6/29/02)



I walked in at 10:30pm to find that the Clones of Funk were already performing. They were doing some "Night of the Thumpasorus Peoples" with some lyrics from "Children of Productions"...the drum smackdown was intense as hell, thanks to Tom "Smack Daddy" Wilson! "Aqua Boogie" featured some freakishly funky keyboard work by the one and only Gene McBride! "Theme From the Black Hole" featured some tasty, scratch guitar (by Gerard "Hot Rod" Butler) and funky horns (Mike and Jerry Queene).......the best part of the song was the fiery, lead guitar madness at the end (courtesy of Hot Rod) and the heavy smackdown by Smack Daddy!! "Tear the Roof Off the Sucka" was good...Wesley Beann and Lamont "Scrape" Randall sounded so funky together!! "Knee Deep" was an extended jam with some "in your face" bassisms by Terre Holland!! The first set was over at 11:40pm.

The second set began at 12:05am with some nursery rhyme shit called "Take Your Dead Ass Home (Say Som'n Nasty)...speaking of som'n nasty, Smack Daddy did the X-rated raps of the song! Gene McBride was still funking up Dotson's Live on keyboards!! "Up For the Down Stroke" featured some "I Can Move You (If You Let Me)". "One Nation Under a Groove" featured some good percussion by Mike, some tight drumming, and some serious lead guitarisms! "Unfunky UFO"'s strength was the funky keyboardisms that exactly recalled the album version! Smack Daddy threw down extra-hard on "Cosmic Slop" (at the end)! The fans got their souvenir pinwheel flashlights and shined on the funk to "Flashlight"...the bass was funkily thumpin' and the horns were extra-horny! "Atomic Dog" featured some "I Got a Thing, You Got a Thing, Everybody's Got a Thing" and three lovely females onstage shaking what their mommas gave them!! "Free Your Mind and Your Ass Will Follow" was good with the lethal, ear-blasting drum outro...Smack Daddy is just too bad!!

One comment: I wished that somebody would actually do the WHOLE song ("Free Your Mind and Your Ass Will Follow")..that would be da shit!

The second set was over at 1:30am.

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