At the Wetlands, NYC (9/09/01)
At 8:15pm, the Nutt-sanctifying funk of FISHBONE
(from the planet of NUTTMEG) started their set with a little bit of Jimi
Hendrix's "Power of Soul"........Spacey
T's lethal guitarisms smoked the speakers in the Wetlands (which will be soon
be "condo space", unfortunately).
After the Hendrix tribute, it was on to "AIDS and Armaggedon". From
there, it was off to stuff like "Cholly", "Ma and Pa" and
"Bonin' in the Boneyard", which featured a delicious, thick bass solo
by the original Bonehead, Norwood Fisher!! During the first 30 minutes of
the show, I noticed that there was a second guitarist (but I didn't catch his
name). "Riot" was the song that
drove fans into a crazed frenzy (somebody get Mr. John Steward a new set of
drumsticks because his must be reduced to small twigs after the heavy drum
assault) OR was that "Sunless Saturday"? "Sunless
Saturday" shook the foundation of the Wetlands enough that I thought the
place just might be shutting down sooner than I thought!!!! Other favorites included "Alcoholic",
"Primadawnutt", "Just Allow", Dr. MaddVibe's "Jah-Jah
on the Telephone", the anthem of Fishbone "Party at Ground
Zero", and the show-stopping encore of "Servitude"!!
This Fishbone show didn't feature any Dirty Walt
solo songs, but it featured a lot of new Fishbone songs. One of the songs had a
hardcore punk-rock edge to it and sounded like "Frayed Fuckin' Nerve
Endings"!! Another one, called "There's a Demon Among Us" (I
hope that title is correct!) was da shit with some hardcore rock guitar riffs
by Spacey T and some excellent, funky horn riffs by Angelo (lead
vocalist/saxophonist) and Dirty Walt (vocalist/trumpeteer)!!
The Fishbone Nuttmeg
experience ended at 10:00pm.
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