At Tobacco Road - NYC (10/12/02)
First off, this was supposed to be a Sheila Horne (of George Clinton &
the P-Funk Allstars fame) show featuring the backing band, Enemy Squad. However,
Sheila couldn't make the show, so it became an Enemy Squad show! Guest
members of the band included George Clinton, Jr. (bass), The Flash (lead
guitar, of Bernie Worrell & the WOO Warriors fame), L.A.W. (rapper), Angela
Workman (vocals, of Nappyhead Funk Army fame), Nowell Haskins (vocals, of
Funk-Kin fame), and DJ Lynn Swan. The core members are Gabe Gonzalez
(drums, vocals & leadership), K.C. (bass), Ron Smith (guitar), and Pete
Gabe Gonzalez.....The Undisco Kidd!!!!!!
12:45am, the lethal funk-rock extravaganza began with a good introduction of
the band by one Dr. Brookenstein!! Let me see if I can recite what he said:
"Tobacco Road! (in Bootsy Collins's CASPER voice) Well,
uh.......HALLELUJAH, BABY BABA!! (laughs to Nowell Haskins, who is in the
audience) Yeah! Please welcome the funkiest rock band out of Detroit,
Michigan......ENEMY SQUAD!!!!!!!!" Enemy Squad did the lethal E-Squadelic
rock standards "Welcome to the Millennium" and "Return of the
Swamp Thang". "If It Fits (Do You Swear It?)" featured good bass
riffs by George Clinton, Jr. and the Flash's killer lead guitarisms!!! DJ Lynn
Swan did some turntable scratching on the LP play of Funkadelic's "Get Off
Your Ass and Jam" before the band did the song "Anti-Prozac",
with Ron Smith giving up some lead guitar madness!!
"Prankster Boogie" was good, and so was the segment of the show where
Nowell Haskins hyped up the audience with some chants and L.A.W. did some
"United State of Mind" was the absolute
bomb because everyone got to solo.......the Flash set the club afire with some
insane, volatile, Hendrixian guitar blasts and groans!!! Gabe added to the
property damage with some bombastic drumming....the rhythm guitarisms by K.C.
was also really good!!
A welcomed rarity,
"Promentalshitbackwashpsychosis Enemy Squad (The Doo-Doo Chasers)"
smoked with some thumpin' bass by K.C., some double-guitar rockisms by Ron and
The Flash, and some flavorable keyboard riffs by Pete Piscarzyk!!!
Angela Workman.......bad-ass vocalist!!
Another rarity, "Handcuffs", smoked with some great vocals by K.C.
and L.A.W. Featured guest vocalist, Angela Workman, practically blew away the
fans with her powerful voice!! The only bad part about this song involved
the inclusion of the turntable scratching.......what was the purpose of this??
It didn't add anything to the song.......actually, it took away some of the
funk! "Alice in My Fantasies" and "Good to Your
Earhole" were serious guitar and bass highlights!! "Trick Chick
Jane" featured some super-funky to the 1,000th power bass strength on it
(thanks to K.C.)!! The show was over at 2:45am.
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