At 11:00pm, King's X took to the stage and began their funk-rock set. "Believe" (from the album MANIC MOONLIGHT) was great with an electrifying guitar solo by Ty Tabor and some inspirational words about self-confidence by Doug Pinnick! They performed tracks from the new album BLACK LIKE SUNDAY, like "Finished", "Black Like Sunday", "Screamer" (featuring some monstrous drumming by Jerry Gaskill), and "Johnny" (featuring a long jam, with some excellent lead guitar by Ty and standout bass riffs by Doug)!MANIC MOONLIGHT's "Static" sounded great, and the electrifying guitar shredding was the absolute highlight to "Dogman"! "Cigarettes" was another smokin',intoxicating hard rock song!! The King's X set was over at 12:30am.
1:05am, Fishbone started their funk/rock/ska/R&B set with some
"behavior control"......actually "Behavior Control Technician,
featuring the funky horns of Angelo and Dirty Walt, punctuating the driving
rock force of the guitar (courtesy of Spacey T), bass (courtesy of Norwood
Fisher) and drums (courtesy of John Steward)!! Angelo did his stagediving act
at the start of the hard-rock groove of "Sunless Saturday", after an
acoustic intro!! "Pressure" was lethal, thanks to the powerful
drumming!! Angelo skanked about on "Skankin' to the Beat" and
delighted fans with some New Orleans-style partyin' on "Karma
Tsunami"! Fans were going nuts in the mosh pit and Fishbone added even
more fuel to the fire with their high-energy version of "Ma and Pa"!
"Cholly" was followed by "When Problems Arise", featuring
some NASTAY lead guitar riffing!! "Bonin' in the Boneyard" was
followed by "Give It Up" (this is the first time I've heard this song
live and it was great)......"Give It Up" got a hard-rock facelift
(better than the album version!) and featured some smolderin' bassisms!!!
"Primadawnutt" was good, and "Lyin' Ass Bitch" was better
with Angelo throwin' in a long list of new insults at the very end of the song!
Unfortunately, I had to leave at 2:05am to head back to Philly, so I left the show while the band was doing a newer song......I believe it was "Skank 'n' Go Nutts"!
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