Throwback Thursday: The Roots Live In NYC, Phrenology Tour [2003] - Okayplayer

Throwback Thursday: The Roots Live In NYC, Phrenology Tour [2003]

Questlove with The Roots live on the Phrenology tour 2003

The obsessive documenters of live music over at Funkit blog recently blessed us with this incredible series of The Legendary Roots Crew playing four different shows (with four different guitarists) on their Phrenology tour back in 2003–storming through New York, Germany and the  The Netherlands (North Sea Jazz Festival) like a cotdamn musical hurricane. Actually that’s not even an exaggeration–while they were in Europe, the Legendary played the Hurricane festival in Scheessel, Germany. And, in the spirit of Throwback Thursday, we thought we would share it with you. Watch The Roots tear up NYC’s Roseland Ballroom in the first clip, below (featuring guest appearances from Nice & Smooth, Brand Nubian, and Special Ed among others–scroll down for the set list) and then click through for the rest of the clips, including an interview for German TV and audio downloads for most of the shows.

01. Rock You
02. Thought At Work
03. Swept Away
04. The Next Movement
05. Quills
06. Proceed
07. Act Too… Love of My Life
08. Panic!!!!!
09. What You Want
10. Water
11. The Seed (w/ Cody ChesnuTT)
12. Silent Treatment (reggae version)
13. You Got Me
14. Drum & percussion duet
15. Peter Piper [Run DMC cover]

Black Thought – MC
?uestlove – drums
HUB – bass
Kamal – keys
Scratch – human beatbox
F. Knuckles – percussion
Ben Kenney – guitar

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