Monday, November 30, 2009

11/24/09 - Rob Zombie w/ Nekromantix and Captain Clegg & the Night Creatures - Broadbent Arena - Louisville, KY

Since bursting onto the scene 25 years ago as the frontman of the seminal New York metal outfit White Zombie, Rob Zombie has established himself as one of the last great rock and roll monsters - worthy of mention alongside legends like Alice Cooper and Ozzy Osbourne. Now, 10 years after becoming a highly successful solo artist with the multi-platinum Hellbilly Deluxe, the rock monster/horror film director is embarking on a world tour in support of his upcoming fourth solo release, the highly-anticipated Hellbilly Deluxe 2.

To some, it may seem a bit pretentious to name an upcoming album after your most successful work, but if Zombie & co.'s performance at Louisville's Broadbent Arena is any indication, the album should live up to the hype surrounding it. Storming onto a stage adorned by two large banners featuring a giant skull against a background of stars and stripes on either side of a large video screen, the band tore through classic cuts like "What Lurks on Channel X?," "Superbeast," "Never Gonna Stop," "Living Dead Girl," and "American Witch" against a backdrop of animation and vintage horror, television, and burlesque erotica. Showing up from the White Zombie back-catalog were the grinding numbers "Super-Charger Heaven," "More Human Than Human," and "Thunderkiss '65" - the latter of which was split by a lengthy solo break by guitarist John 5, who left the crowd awestruck with a note-perfect rendition of Van Halen's "Eruption" before placing his guitar pick in his mouth and playing the national anthem with his teeth. Thrown in for good measure were new tracks "What?!" and "Sick Bubble-Gum," and a three-punch encore of "Demonoid Phenomenon," "Dragula", and "Lords of Salem" that still left a rabid crowd begging for more.

Opening the show were Captain Clegg & the Night Creatures, a Texas psychobilly band that has appeared in or contributed music to several of Zombie's films. Although the audience was first confused by the band's stand-up bass and addition of a steel guitar, the band soon won them over and left them ready for the Nekromantix, another psychobilly band (complete with pompadors) whose furious cover of the Misfits' "Hollywood Babylon" worked the audience into the night's first frenzy.

Try as the openers might to own this November night, it was clear who the night truly belonged to once the Nekromantix left the stage and the chants of "Zombie" began. Twenty-five years into a musical career known for shows that deliver a shock to the senses, Rob Zombie is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon - and gods forbid he ever does.

34 comments:

  1. 我們不是因為快樂而歌唱,而是唱歌使我們快樂........................................

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  6. 當一個人內心能容納兩樣相互衝突的東西,這個人便開始變得有價值了。............................................................

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  7. 唯有用熱情、用智慧去觀察事物,這事物才會把他的秘密,洩漏給我們............................................................

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  8. 好的開始並不代表會成功,壞的開始並不代表是失敗............................................................

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  9. 認識自己,是發現妳的真性格、掌握妳的命運、創照你前程的根源。......................................................

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  12. 人自幼就應該通過完美的教育,去建立一種好的習慣。......................................................

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  13. 獨居時,要反省自己的過錯;在社會大眾之間,則要忘卻別人的過失。..................................................

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