Friday, February 27, 2009

A long time ago in a venue far far away... DUST:RETOX

I was having a clear out the other day when I found a blank cd-r that I had obviously "put somewhere safe." I stuck it in the computer and much to my suprise I found some live footage from a DUST:RETOX show.

It was a show at the Underworld in Camden as main suport to Sheep on Drugs on the 3rd of may 2003.
It was the first live show after D.U.S.T. had changed their name to DUST:RETOX. I think we only did about three or four shows as DUST:RETOX before we changed the name and PORNOVURT was born.

The footage is shaky and the sound is awful. We had a few technical issues and Paulo who was controlling the synths and drums kept fucking up, but it was still a great of night shirtless fun.

We drank a bottle of tequila before going on stage and I had used a whole can of spray glitter on my chest, Sheep on Drugs had chucked the other bands out of backstage so they could "get ready," so we got pissed off and covered their rider in red spray on hair colour. All good wholesome fun!

Anyhow, here's the video:


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The drunkest most shambolic yet strangely fun gig ever!

We played at what is now my favourite glam/sleaze night a few weeks ago. All hail WHISKY at the Golden Cross in Coventry. It's really cool to play somewhere that the promoter really makes an effort. The room looked great and was full of scantily clad "Whisky Girls" and drunk folk off all descriptions.

Having said that, despite the fact that the night was amazing, the gig itself was a bit of a shambles as the video will show. It turns out that Dave had started drinkingat 9-00am a full 13 hours before we went onstage which with hindsight might not have been such a good idea, but hey, you live and learn. We did have a few technical niggles as well, it was my first gig with my new wireless system and that was giving me a few problem. Rob's advice for the day, NEVER fucking EVER play a gig with a new bit of kit that you haven't plugged in before going on stage. I'll be making sure I have at least one rehearsal to get use to anything I gig with from now on.

We have been invited back though, so when we play again in August we'll definitely be saving the free booze for after we play or maybe just not touch it til an hour before we go on. It was still a fun gig, but not quite the peformance we would have wanted to give. By the last song Steevi had broken 2, yes 2 bass strings and Dave was so fucked that he wasn't playing at all! We still made it through FDR the last track with just one guitar, drums and vocals. Highlights included Dave falling over and even chucking his guitar on the floor.

What a fucking bunch of rock heroes :-)

So here's some fun but very messy live footage from Whisky at The Golden Cross in Coventry.
This is "Shit's going down." 
and this is "FDR" with pretty much just one guitar drums and vocals
and here are some pics.


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Some video from the last Burnley gig.

Just a quick one.

Steevi has put up some new live footage from a few gigs on youtube.
There's a track recorded at Sanctuary Rock Bar in Burnely. It's called "Heartbreak High," one of our newest tracks that we open the set with now. There's also a couple of tracks from the last gig we did at the Wheatsheaf in Oxford, "Boyz will be Boyz" and "FDR."

There'll be a ton of new stuff to come over the next few days so there will be a lot of new video to follow, including the live debut of my newest Lag Roxane and some footage of Dave falling over and not being able to play after drinking so much he could barely stand.