tour was used to call attention to racial injustices still remaining in the United States. Mumia Abu-Jamal
, The Move 9
and such were publicized between bands. Not to mention the bands, mostly from Asian Man Records
, were damn good
I caught it with my brother and girlfriend in North Carolina
, April, 1998
. This is the wettest I've ever gotten at a concert
. Sure, they sprayed water on everyone, but the water was scarce and did little to quench the heat of the crowd. I was literally soaked with others' sweat
. I bought two shirts and several albums; After the show I tore off my wet rag of a shirt and threw it in the car's trunk, mopped myself up with shirt #2, and wore the third relatively dry shirt home.
changed a little depending on location, but let's see if I can't remember everyone...
Kemuri - a Japanese band that really kicked it. The band members were so into it - during the Blue Meanies' set one of them climbed out and hung from the rafters over the crowd
Blue Meanies - Awesome. Got everyone involved in a smoking song - "Pave Pave the World!" - they had us all by the balls
Less Than Jake - Sweet, of course. Audience participation, songs I knew well enough to sing along. Lots o' fun
Mu330 - This was the first time I heard them, and they played near the beginning, so I don't remember much
Mustard Plug - Replaced Mu330 at half the shows
Mike Park - Did several The B. Lee Band songs, I think with Mu330 as the band.
The Toasters - I knew little of them then, but loved em anyway
Who did I forget?