At the Keswick Theatre - Glenside, PA (6/13/01)



At 9:00pm, the P-Funk Allstars started their set with some "Maggot Brain" (the song where the one and only axe-slayer, Michael "Kidd Funkadelic" Hampton shined!) and "Dog Star" (Blackbyrd's shining moment). "Cosmic Slop" sounded great (with the great vocal chops of Garry "Diaperman" Shider) and that's when George Clinton came out! George started his rap of "What is a booty and how would I know if I'm shakin' it?" (from an unreleased Prince & G. Clinton collaboration called "Soulpsychodelicide") "Tear the Roof Off the Sucka" and "Up For the Down Stroke" were good, but I loved Belita Woods's chant of "I wanna get down, I wanna get down, let's take it to the bridge like James Brown....we're funkin' at street level!" (the first part from the Jimmy G & the Tackheads track, "Slingshot" and the second part from P-Funk's "All Sons of Bitches") "Take Your Dead Ass Home" preceded an amazing keyboard solo by was Bernie Worrell's "Atmosphere"!! Next was a funny-ass, cartoonish version of "I'm Never Gonna Tell It"!!! The slow groove of "U.S. Customs Coast Guard Dope Dog" followed! "One Nation Under a Groove" and "Flashlight" were great, the latter having a hot sax & trumpet solo (Scott Taylor & Bennie Cowan, respectively)!! "Flashlight" included "The Electric Spanking of War Babies". "Knee Deep" included "Rubber Duckie" and the "Disco-To-Go" horn riff. "Something Stinks & I Want Some" featured some tasty rhythm guitarisms & sleazy vocals by Treylewd!! "Billy Boy" (also performed by Treylewd) focused on the Bill Clinton sex scandal..."in the oral office"!! Steve Boyd was da SHIZNIT on vocals for "Dr. Funkenstein"......a true ghost of Glen Goins!!!!! A few more songs and the band did their "Hall of Fame" theme, followed by "Free Your Mind and Your Ass Will Follow"!! The show was over at 12:00 midnight.

The personnel: George Clinton (legendary maggot overlord), Garry Shider (rhythm guitar & lead vocals), Blackbyrd (lead guitar), Michael "Kidd Funkadelic" Hampton (lead guitar), Tracey "Treylewd" Lewis (rhythm guitar & lead vocals), Lige Curry (bass), Cordell Mosson (bass), Billy Bass Nelson (bass), Ron Wright (drums), Frankie "Kash" Waddy (drums), Joel "Razorsharp" Johnson (keyboards), Michael "Clip" Payne ("man-in-the-box"), Bennie Cowan (trumpet), Greg Thomas (sax & lead vocals), Scott Taylor (sax), Belita Woods (lead vocals), Steve Boyd (lead vocals), Sheila Brody (background vocals), Paul Hill (background vocals), Robert "P-Nut" Johnson (background vocals), Sir Nose ("dancing Sir Nose") and airbody else I don't know.

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