Holy crap these kids were the real deal. Almost 30 years later and they sound more cutting edge and relevant than anything out today. I saw them open in 1993 for House of Pain in Jax, FL they gave away their cassette tape for free. I was dumbfounded. I couldn't tell if I hated them or loved them. I still love them.
Creating music as a response to sociopolitical issues powered/inspired by raw emotions. The messages are still relevant. The music gives me chills and moves me. To pull over the "Why Modern Music Sucks" thread, I can't imagine I will be remembering 30 years from now the chart-topper-du-jeur singing about how fucked up they're going to get partying "tonight. Tonight. Toniiiight!"
People crushed by law, have no hopes but from power. If laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to laws; and those who have much to hope and nothing to lose, will always be dangerous. Edmund Burke
Post by jimwilliams on Jun 26, 2018 17:40:25 GMT -6
They were booked to play the Hollywood Paladium back in 91 or 92. The crowd was rowdy as it was a free show. The band cancelled at the last minute out of fear and then the crowd rioted.
The rioters tore up all the band's gear as they stormed the stage. I remember seeing a couple of guys pick up the large Yamaha PM4000 mixer and throwing it off the stage landing on it's face. The amps and drums were cut to little bits.
Moral of the story: Cancel a free show at the last second and the crowd will Rage Against Your Machine.