Sunday, June 5, 2011

We'll Be Easy To Spot Because We'll Glow In The Dark


I humped it on down to Danbury last night in record time (61 minutes) for the Adrenalin O.D. reunion, getting to the club just as A.O.D. were setting up, which was pretty good timing on my part... hung out, talked to some people, bought some records from Malcolm... A.O.D. friggin' ripped; they could've taken it easy and played some slower stuff, but other than a handful of exceptions ("Masterpiece Theme", "A Nice Song in the Key of D"), mostly all of the songs they played were from "Wacky Hi-Jinks" and "Let's Barbecue"-- "White Hassle", "Going to a Funeral", "Small Talk", "Suburbia", "Old People Talk Loud", "Trans Am", "Rock n Roll Gas Station", etc., all at the same speed as the originals... playing stuff that had to be physically demanding by this time, there were a few flubs (Dave blew out his kick drum), but overall I think they nailed it. If everyone who'd ever paid $150 for a copy "Let's Barbecue" had showed up there might've been 20 extra people there... on the way home I couldn't get the guy at the Dunkin Donuts drive-thru to understand what "only a eyedropper-full of cream, like no cream at all" meant, so I got out of the car and made it myself...


Adrenalin O.D. -

"Trans Am (the saga continues)"












18 comments:

Jere said...

oh shit it didn't cross my mind you might be there--at one point I went right up in front of Bruce to take some shots of him. I'm guessing I was right between you and Prorock because I remember a guy with a camera right there too. Had I ever seen you outside that picture on the side and that documentary, I surely would have recognized you.

Brushback said...

You were there that night? Why didn't I recognize you?

Were you the guy with the big-ass camera? Everyone else had little point-and-shoots-- like five people standing around with little cameras--except for one guy who was taller and had a black jacket or something, and had a real camera with a lens and everything... maybe I'll get a real camera myself one of these days.

Anonymous said...

Hey Dave, Scott M from KC here. Wish geographical distances hadn't prevented me from attending this. I lol'd at your post-gig DD experience. We now have one in my former county in Kansas (Johnson). Weird to only see the one after stumbling upon them everywhere back in New England.

Brushback said...

"I just want a coffee, I don't want a White Hassle"

Though I think the guy in the drive-thru window was Brazilian.

Jere said...

No, I wasn't big camera guy, but I saw that guy too. Also, for the whole time before AOD played, I was outside that side stage door, and came back in right as they started, and then actually left before it was over since I was feeling like I was gonna barf and I had a 2.5 hour drive ahead of me.

Brushback said...

Post your photos, dammit

Brushback said...

Oh, man, that Al Pist thing you just put on your blog is nuts.

Brushback said...

"A.O.D. made me wanna barf"

--Jere, Pac-Men

Jere said...

It was terrible, right as I got to the show I started feeling all weak and stuff, and on top of it I'd just eaten all this pizza. So as I watched the band before AOD, all these tweens were spinning around and I was so nauseous I had to sit down. Meanwhile, the singer's makin' fun of us "old people," and there I am sitting in a heap against the wall. That's why I finally left the building to get air not to return until we heard AOD starting.

As for pics, I was mainly shooting video, but figured I'd go up and get a few B&W Bruce shots, Brushback-style. And that exact shot has already been posted...by Brushback.

Brushback said...

Still going to shows when you're older isn't punk. Dropping out after a few years and never giving it a second thought afterwards, that's punk.

Brushback said...

Ha ha, Malcolm: "Adrenalin OD consist of 4 dudes, each twice as old as I am, twice as heavy as I am, and rocking twice as hard as I do."

Evan said...

Hey, I'm that kid who was making fun of old people. We're just dicks when we play. Well, plus that was our last show and there was hardly any movement so we were being extra dick-y.
But hey, don't get pissed. I got those old farts to come back together for our last show.
Anyways, are there any pictures from the rest of the bands? Any more of AOD? Thanks!
-Evan

Brushback said...

A) Jere IS old. He's like what, 29 now? Jeezus, that's OLD.
B) A.O.D. played "Old People Talk Loud", a song where they wish old people would die, and no one complained.
C) Your dad probably would've done the same thing. Maybe not, though maybe Violent Children would've.

No pics of any other bands that night, I didn't see 'em. I have a few other A.O.D. pics which came out OK, but I decided just to go with one each of the four guys (Paul, Jack, Dave, Bruce) cuz they're like The Beatles that way.

Jere said...

Evan--

I filmed you guys playing one song (before I got violently ill, ha, the legend grows...), and I also filmed when sang with AOD. Angela seemed to be recording a lot, but maybe it was just for AOD. I'll YouTube my stuff and post in this space when I do.

Also, I've been slowly putting the pieces together, and I think your mom used to come into Coffee Please in Danbury (around 2000) when Bruce worked there. I'd be there in the mornings, and I remember hanging out with you as a toddler and your mom. I was the guy with the too-long mohawk and filthy jeans having just gotten off work from my overnight job at a factory.

And now you're all...old! ha

Jere said...

"filmed when sang with AOD"

should read "filmed when YOU sang with AOD"

Brushback said...

Old people spell bad
Wooah-oh

Evan said...

Yeah, that was my mom and I! Haha. I guess we are old... we sold out! Toddlercore is all that matters!
But yeah haha I'd love to see those videos when you have the chance.

Anonymous said...

four fingers killed it. very unappreciated hardcore from nj.