Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Spank Rock & Ghostface / NY Magazine...

Spank Rock Upstages Ghostface, Girls Go Wild

We were peeved when we found out that Wu-Tang’s surrealist-wordplay champ Ghostface Killah was the opening act at his HighLine Ballroom show. But last night, it only took one raunchy, stage-burning set to convince us that Spank Rock deserved the headlining slot.

Ghost ambled onstage with his usual Theodore Unit crew, swilling a decanter of orange juice, his endearingly goofy off-key croon on point for a brief, punchy set. The whole thing would have been a total tease if not for the RZA, who materialized — Ghost seemed genuinely surprised to see him — for the crushing first verse of “Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing ta Fuck Wit.” Said Spank Rock's hype man Pace Rock: “We played with Bj√∂rk at the Apollo last week, and it didn’t come close to that!”

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UPDATE: more pics and review over at Angry Citizen and Brooklyn Vegan