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Despite the world recession impacting upon revelries, Sabian Live, held at the Sheraton Park hotel had the NAMM after show crowd packing the Sheraton’s ballroom to the gills as this year’s line up of Chad Smith’s Bombastic Meatbats, Terry Bozzio and Steve Ferrone brought the beats a-plenty to the fore.
Chad Smith’s Bombastic Meatbats, featuring Kevin Chown on bass, Ed Roth on keys and Jeff Kollman on guitar drew the opening straw and proceeded to kick out the jams by performing a healthy selection of cuts from the band’s debut album. Smith’s thick, fat backbeats and deep pocket had the audience enthralled from the first downbeat and it never let up, as the funk grew steamier and hotter. Dancing became mandatory as the crowd continued to grow until the numbers became so large, that the only place of respite was at one of the adjoining bars!