@ Shibuya Club Quattro (21st June '03)

Hail Hail! Some of Japan's best come together
to pay tribute to San Diego's finest. -- part1 --

John Speedo

Since forming in San Diego, California in the summer of 1990, Rocket From The Crypt has been tearing shit up around the world. Notorious for their phenomenal take-no-prisoners live show and scorching records the group quickly rose in popularity. Mixing numerous genres including rock, punk, garage, blues, rockabilly, and ska allowed the band to capture the hearts of passionate critics and music lovers alike. It also allowed them to influence numerous bands from all different styles of music worldwide.

Some of Japan's best bands have chosen to show their appreciation to Rocket From The Crypt by making contributions to the recently released tribute album, A Case of RFTC Junkies. Several of the acts further showed their thanks by performing at the album's release show at Club Quattro in Shibuya.
John Speedo
Up first was Jet Boys. Playing to a rather tame crowd, the trio admittedly got off to a bit of a slow start. Their lead singer tried to get some momentum going by tossing his flailing body all over the stage and floor, but squashed his efforts by talking for three to five minutes between each song.Half way through their show things turned themselves around though. A brief appearance on stage by RFTC front man John Reis, AKA Speedo, garnered loud applause from the audience. Reis told the group's lead singer that he had flown half way around the world to see his penis before handling lead vocal duties for a killer version of the group's cover of RFTC's "Lipstick".

After Reis left the stage the band seemed to be much more focused.

Knocking over mic stands as they kicked out their tight punk anthems they started to get geared up for their big finale. Not wanting to disappoint Reis, just prior to their last song, the group's guitarist / lead singer stripped down to his underwear, picked up a pair of nunchucks and started swinging them wildly.After a minute or so, he disappeared offstage only to return a few seconds later completely naked and holding a giant rutabaga. He put the vegetable between his legs and did a few pelvic thrusts for the crowd before picking up his guitar and playing it with the rutabaga. Showering the crowd below with flying bits of vegetable, he jumped up and down while spitting out his lyrics to the night's final song. Deservedly receiving a tremendous applause, I can easily say that Jet Boys finale was one of the most bizarre and entertaining things I've ever witnessed. It's definitely one of those things that has to be seen to be truly appreciated. -->Part2

report by shawn
and photo by maki

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buttonMusic Soothes the Savage Beast : eastern youth (20th Dec @ Shibuya Club Quattro)
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buttonExciting Music for Exciting People : illreme (6th Dec @ Shibuya Club Quattro)
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buttonScare The Rock Right Outta Ya : Halloween Ball 2004 feat . The 5,6,7,8's, Gasoline, The Woggles (30th Oct @ Shiomkitazawa Shelter)
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buttonMedical Breakthrough : The Most Notorious Vol. 18 feat. Melt Banana and K.K. Null (25th Sept @ Shimokitazawa Shelter )
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buttonGetting Knifed in Tokyo : Shonen Knife / bloodthirsty butchers(12th Jul @ Shibuya Club Quattro)
buttonHail Hail! Some of Japan's best come together to pay tribute to San Diego's finest : TRIBUTE TO ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT feat. John Speedo with Jet Boys, Retro Gretion, and KEMURI, (21st June '03 @ Shibuya Club Quattro)
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buttonno title : Banda Bassotti with Doberman, Oi Skall Mates & Rude Bones (12th May @ Kawasaki Club Citta)
buttonThe Enchanting Sounds of Summer : KEMURI (31st May @ Shinjuku ACB Hall)
buttonAbsolutely F**king Brilliant!! : The Coral (21st Apr @ Shinjuku Liquid Room)
buttonno title : Short Circuit w/ Asparagus (24th Mar @ Shibuya AX)

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