Some shows I want to go to, some shows I feel like I have to go to. Last night's orgy of reunions at the House of Targ combined both, with local greats Four Frames, King Kung and Double Pumpers taking a break from all their other bands to rock the stage at the House of Targ. It was good to seel all the familiar faces both on stage and off.
Four Frames were up first. I've namechecked the band a bunch of times, but I'm not actually sure I have any photos from their heyday ... they might just have snuck in pre-blog (it's been 13 years or so since they got on stage together). I can distinctly remember singer Chris puking his guts out at Bumpers (he warned the crowd last night about possible projectile vomiting).
Brother Albert hits!
On our right, Rene LeClair made the trip from New Brunswick, Ian Vance did not.
That reminds me, I have to check out that Xenozoic Tales collection.
Rhythm section action!
Wide angle action!
Now here's some video of the band tearing through one of their tunes; my apologies for the terrible sound, my camera's wee microphone has been subject to so much volume over the years I think it's adding an extra layer of fuzz to everything.
King Kung were definitely pre-blog. If memory serves, I saw them only
once, performing at the Hi-Fi/Lucky Ron's (I forget what stage it was at
then). Since then, I've seen Rob Snasdell-Taylor perform with The Pop
Shove-Its and more recently stage a return with Chops & The Holics;
bassist Johnny Nash has kept busy with The Fucking Machines, Long Timers
and most recently Neck (among others). Shawn Hill was pretty active for a while with Garaga and Mighty Eagle Band. Drummer Scott Terry has also done plenty of other things, most recently behind the kit with Trees of North America, but wasn't on hand for this get-together. Here's Rob!
The whole lot (with Joel Lemieux on drums)!
Joel hits! Hel also plays drums in Rob's new combo, Chops & The Holics.
Guitar strap repairing action! It was a night of technical difficulty "just like the old days!"
The shouty bit!
And so on!
Rob likes a good ankle workout.
Finally Double Pumpers wrapped things up with their patented greasy boogie.
Rhythm section action with Damian and Yogi!
Nightmarish action with Yogi!
The whole lot!
Extra Dave! "Try not to get too much nostril hair.," he told me ...
Barre chord action!
The shouty bit!
A might fine walk down memory lane for all involved.