The 'Best We Forget' gig Sept 11. - The Twits, Violent Mood Swings and IRA
Videos that accompanied the bands on the rear projection screen:
- Let My Puppets Come
- WADD - The Life and times of John Holmes
- Topless Go-Go dancers
- Russ Meyer's Supervixens
- The new 'moving' TWITS backdrop
What was also showing on TV in the bar at the same time:
- Documentaries about September 11 and the rememberance ceremonies
The International Republican Army (IRA) where up first and mainly
did covers along with a few original songs as they seem to be a fairly
new band but they hold good promise for the future. Their lead singer
Jim is very good looking and friendly also.
Slightly more experienced were the Violent Mood Swings with Steve Prictor
and Fred T Farlowe. On seeing the topless Go-Go dancers video playing on the
big screen Steve asked "Are you cheering us or the tits?" (The drummer
looked pretty interested in the video also.)
They play mostly blues style rock with Steve breaking out the harmonica
on more than one occasion (I don't know why he sang through a phone though).
I think this band are pretty much regulars on the St Kilda music scene
(their CD covers are on display in the Espy Kitchen dining area), so it
shouldn't be too hard to see them around the place.
The final act for the night (and the reason I decided to take tomorrow off
work so I could go tonight) was The Twits who were up to their usual antics
with special guest Osama in Pyjamas (Bin-1), The Twin Towers and a heap of pissed yobbos.
I am constantly surprised how many women seem to be interested in this band
as they go out of their way to do over the top and rude things during their performances
(the bass player always ends up nude for some reason.) They also need some way of controlling
the drunken audience members who take over the microphones towards the end of the gigs.
What I also liked about their gig tonight was that they played a couple of new songs
and they managed to work the theme of the night into their performance. I am really
looking forward to seeing them on Grand Final Night and getting the pictures developed
that I took at this gig.