Rob Zombie Live Show Review
Photos and Review by ~James Urban
June 9, 2015
On a hot and steamy June night along the Ohio River, the Riverbend Music Center’s PNC Pavilion was treated to the monstrous experience that is Rob Zombie.
Opening the evening’s music was Disco Death Rock a DJ playing heavy music and pumping up the crowd while wearing a creepy Halloween mask and priest collar.
He pumped up the crowd and then climbed behind the drums as it turned out to be Ginger Fish in the mask, the drummer from Rob Zombie’s band.
As Ginger Fish, Piggy D, John 5 and Rob Zombie came on stage to greet the crowd, the excitement started as soon as the haunting music filled the PNC Pavilion.
As the 3 front men reached their Nosferatu mic stands, they began with the appropriately named song, “Teenage Nosferatu Pussy” to the delight of the fans.
Adding to the feel of zombies and monsters the stage was adorned with classic monster banners featuring Frankenstein, Wolfman, Dracula, Phantom of the Opera and King Kong.
The theatrical stage settings were accompanied by some dramatic lighting draping the members of the band in harsh reds and greens.
Rob Zombie’s vocals made for a great show as his voice seemed to get stronger as the set continued.
Musically the band is incredibly balanced and talented, with Piggy D and Ginger Fish providing the bass lines and drum beats that tie all the music and vocal themes together.
John 5 is undoubtedly one of the best and most creative guitarist in the world and has a very creepy presence on stage that goes along with the entire band and feel of the show.
The entire show was exciting and energetic playing old songs that were the staple of Rob Zombie and his band mates.
Songs like “Superbeast”, “Living Dead Girl”, “Meet the Creeper” and “Dragula” give even the most casual listener a feeling of being a part of the creepy musical experience.
Covering songs like James Browns “Get up ( I feel like being a) Sex Machine”, the Ramones “Blitzkrieg Bop” and Grand Funk Railroads “We're an American Band”, pay homage to the musical history that helped create and develop the legend of Rob Zombie.
As he continued to deliver the crowd classic songs from his past, such as “Super-Charger Heaven”, “More Human than Human” and “Thunder Kiss '65” coming from the start of his persona from his band White Zombie. As one of the premier theatrical bands, all metal fans need to experience this group of monstrous musical magicians on stage live and in color.
Teenage Nosferatu Pussy
(White Zombie song)
Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine
(James Brown cover)
Living Dead Girl
Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Supertown
More Human Than Human
(White Zombie song)
Meet the Creeper
Never Gonna Stop (The Red, Red Kroovy)
Thunder Kiss '65
(White Zombie song)
We're an American Band
(Grand Funk Railroad cover)
The Lords of Salem
Favorite 'FMR' Moments: The monster themed stage and seeing one of my favorite songs performed live “Living Dead Girl” \m/ \m/
Rob Zombie is:
Rob Zombie - Vocals
John 5 - Guitar
Piggy D - Bass
Ginger Fish- Drums
Opening Act(s): Disco Death Rock DJ
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