At the Elbow Room in NYC - 2/16/01
I arrived about 25 minutes before the show's conclusion because I was
checking out comedian/actor Mike Epps at Caroline's.....the comedy show got off
to a very late start at 1:10am (the scheduled time was 12:30am) and ended at
2:40am. I finally got to the Elbow Room ta 2:50am to see Nappyhead.
"Let's Get Satisfied" (a George Clinton
classic from the HEY MAN....SMELL MY FINGER album) was the first song I heard.
It was so funky with some funkatizing synth riffs by Eric Wilson and Prez!
The song contained the "Landshark" (by Bootsy) chant: "Shake
what ya brought with ya, ya know what it's gonna get ya!" Bass player Carlton shook the Elbow Room to its foundation
with heavy thumpasorus bass riffs (DAMN!) on "Aah....The Name is Bootsy,
Baby"......Eric-Jay was wearing his Bootsy star-shades and the song
included the chant "All around the world for the funk" from the
Parliament tune "Theme From the Black Hole"! The bass was still at
Ritcher 9.5 scale power during "One Nation Under a Groove"!
"Knee Deep" followed with Eric Wilson throwing some more STANK
into the funk mix, John Willis setting the stage afire with brutal lead
guitarisms, and Carlton offerig some freakalicious bassisms to the mesmerizing
fans!! The tight-drumming by Ainsley Taylor and John's lead guitar solo
(which was ultra-hot) made it all the better!! The last song, "Unfunky
UFO" incorporated the Brides of Funkenstein's "Party Up in
Here".........it was too wicked with the
super-hot guitar, bass and keyboard riffs that threatened to demolish the
Greenwich Village area!!!!! WOT WAS DAT???!!!!
Eric-Jay was wearing the Trombipulation nose! By the way, Lindsey (the
saxophonist) was pretty funky, along with the funky vocalizing of Ms. Thang,
Tanya Thillet!!! The show was over at 3:15am.
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