Bernie Worrell & the WOO Warriors
The Downtown - Farmingdale, NY (Download)
Bernie Worrell. Oh great and powerful "Wizard of WOO." He is classically trained from the New England Conservatory of Music. He co-wrote Parliament/Funkadelic classics like "Flashlight," "Atomic Dog," and "Cosmic Slop." In 1997, he was inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame. His career to date includes enough twists and turns that I gave serious consideration to creating a resume to keep it all straight. Just check out the video bellow.
The WOO Warriors play a mix of Parliament and Funkadelic songs, as well as others that Bernie has worked on. I chose this show because it was Bernie's birthday, and I love birthday concerts. The show opens up with a jam into "Why can't we WOO together?" "Volunteered Slavery" is a departure from the way most bands interpret this song. It's slower, more deliberate. That feeling is carried through "Outerspace Ways, Inc" right into the beginning of "Biological Speculation." The show ends with a strong version of "Thumpasasaurus." The rest of the show played out like this:
Intro-> Jam-> Why Can't We WOO Together, Gamin' On Ya, Super Stupid, Red Hot Mama, You and Your Folks Me and My Folks, Drums, Volunteered Slavery, Outerspace Ways, Inc., Biological Speculation, Happy Birthday, Bernie, Trash A-Go-Go, Standing On The Verge *, Cosmic Slop *ENCORE: ThumpasasaurusSound Quality is A- and the files are encoded in Shorten (see our new how to). Show clocks in around 1:40:58. As a side note, Jen Durkin is a member of Deep Banana Blackout and previously highlighted on thejivefather here. Show seeded by WOOFAN.
Bernie Worrell, Gary Sullivan, Donna "Lady Bass" McPherson, "The Flash," Jen Durkin, * w/ John Hickey