SNOTNOSED (HANATARASHI tribute) - GIG REVIEW
- Snotnosed aka Pisshole Surfers (a tribute to The
Live Shit Action 1 @ The Chillingham Arms, Heaton,
Due to electronic problems (or excesses) Snotnosed
faced an early hitch with their electronic equipment.
As a result, they were forced to rely on "acoustic"
instruments, such as Glass, sheets of metal, a large
metal bin, crockery, Junk and a large slegehammer! (In
hindsight the lack of electronics was probably a
blessing, as it forced them to work twice as hard at
causing as much damage to the venue, themselves and
everyone else in it).
Unphased by the lack of electronics, after a few
largely unintelligable words were shouted (It sounded
like it could have been "fuck all noise musicians, we
are Disco Pop!", or something like that) the fun and
began. Within minutes the guitars was smashed in half,
and glass and metal was flying everywhere, creating a
carpet of smashed junk in the small upstairs room, all
conducted to the soundtrack of amplified destruction
and ear piercing feedback.
Throughout the performance one member (sporting a mask
of some kind, which looked like something a diver in
an old sci fi might wear) spent most of the show in
the background making a racket with whatever junk he
could lay his hands on to smash, whilst the other
perched himself in the centre of the small room,
causing as much chaos and damage as possible with the
sledgehammer (the venues lighting, and floor/roof of
the main room seemed to be firm favourites).
It's hard to describe how insane the whole thing
looked at this point, and it can only partly be
illustrated by the fact that one member had his foot
broken in three places by a flying turntable threw by
member........... and failed to realise.
In what seemed like a few minutes later the
destruction and madness drew to a close, with
Snotnosed taking a bow. Seconds later, following the
shout of encore! They were at it again, amps were
randomley hurled around, the sledgehammer was put to
further good use, and to top it all off nicely, they
finished up by having one member dive head first into
a bin full on junk, and the pouring it over his head.
Another bow and it was all over.
The lights came on to reveal a sea of glass and metal
junk, a whole load of smashed equiptment, a less than
happy looking club owner, a broken foot,
puzzled/shocked faces, and quite a few ringing ears.
This was everything you you could ask for from a
tribute to The Hanatarashi. No stupid arty attitude,
just great fun, senseless destruction and absolute
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