Big Rob, in his "dog" costume.....I think he's a Dalmatian!
I walked into the club a little late (at 9:30pm) to hear Zapp do a good version of "Be Alright". Funkier still was the funky "Doo Wah Diddy".....honestly, even though I found this performance to be very good, I felt it wasn't as funky or smokin' as the good ole days. There was a fat rapper named Big Rob who did the rap to the groove of Chic's "Good Times" (who was that old school rapper who did that song back in the early 80's? What was the name of that song?) That s ong was followed by Big Rob running around, trying to avoid another bandmember who is disrobing him piece by piece.....HEY, TAKE YOUR MIND OUTTA THE GUTTER!! BIG ROB WAS WEARING A DOG COSTUME UNDERNEATH!! Zapp did "Atomic Dog" while Big Rob and 2 band members did a dog dance!
Vocalist Nicole Carter did a great rendition of Cheryl Lynn's "Got To Be Real". Original ZAPP drummer, Lester Troutman, did a killer drum solo during "Sexual Healing"!!! Gregory Jackson did the lead vocals for the Marvin Gaye classic. Zapp tackled small portions of The Commodore's "Brick House", Rick James's "Mary Jane", Parliament's "Flashlight", Jean Knight's "Mr. Big Stuff", and "Earth, Wind & Fire's "Let's Groove". Keyboards were very funky and very dominant during this show! "Computer Love" featured a live talkbox vocalist! That song and "I Wanna Be Your Man" were good, but "More Bounce to the Ounce" stunked up the place with highly explosive funk!!! The bass licks were FONKAY!! Zapp ended the show at 10:45pm.
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