At The Lion's Den in NYC - 2/17/99



I met Zack Roberson (leader of Nappyhead) backstage and he was very appreciative that I came out for the show. I was able to get a couple of group photos of Nappyhead. Interesting enough, MC Moe only stayed for one rap song, "Fread is Dead". Also, this is the first time that I sawPat D'Auria play bass, and she is definitely good!


At 12:15am, Nappyhead started their set with Zack doing the introductory speech to "P-Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up)". The highlight of the show is the band's performance of "Stretchin' Out in a Rubber Band"....Gary Bordies was really thumpin' on the bass.....take me to outta space, Gary!! The "Stretchin' Out" song included snippets of "Cholly (Funk Gettin' Ready To Roll)". Neil Hazel-Knox was excellent as lead vocalist for "Cosmic Slop" and MC Moe was very good as the featured rapper on the hip-hop number "Fread is Dead"! Eric "Boogie" Wilson was fantastic on "Funk Connection Y2K" and "Fly on the Wall", with keyboard riffs that were as smelly as chitlins!!! John Purvis did a great solo on "Fly on the Wall", with riffs so earth-shattering that he could shatter windows in a two-mile radius!! Pat D'Auria was the featured bassist and lead vocalist for her song "Why Bother?".....why bother downplaying this wonderful performance by Pat!!! "Maggot Brain" was DA BOMB with a fantastic solo by excellent solo that had the club patrons in NAPPY SPACE!! John held a note for about 30 seconds! (Note to the Nappyhead band: If John Purvis is doing the solo for "Maggot Brain", the group needs another guitar player to do the rhythm guitar part).

The song set listing:

·         P-Funk (Wants To Get Funked Up)

·         Alice in My Fantasies

·         Stretchin' Out in a Rubber Band (w/ "Cholly (Funk Gettin' Ready To Roll)")

·         Cosmic Slop

·         Fread is Dead

·         Funk Connection Y2K (w/ "Comin' Round The Mountain" & "Get Satisfied")

·         Fly on the Wall

·         When Doves Cry

·         Why Bother?

·         Maggot Brain

·         One Nation Under a Groove

The show ended at 1:20am.

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