SLIM'S Orange County, USA.
Oppressed Logic, Intrepid A.A.F., Cut Throat,
Product Of Public Schools, American Pigs
Friday August 31st 2001
by Some Kid at http://getit.at/vips
I come in and get pony's stamped on both hands to keep me from drinking. Interview some folks and sit down at one of many small round wooden tables. To my right are some punkish people sitting at a bar and to my left there are bands sitting at their merchandise tables. In front of me there is a dance floor that goes out 20 feet to a stage with band on it. The American Pigs start the show with a song called Drop the Bomb. The guitar has an 80's acid rock sound and the band is kind of annoying. Products of Public Schools went on next and Started with a song called wasted. Obviously they watch too much TV cuz the intro was the same as King of the Hills. Jacob the lead singer really go the crowed going in a song called expendable, but it was obvious that "Fight Song" was the house favorite, Over at a table the band had it's only CD for free which was a demo. Cut Throat was different then most punk. The band sounded like a 60's Rock and Roll band gone punk. They had awesome melody's and great tunes but it didn't get a whole lot of attention. After a happy birthday shout out to Ryan Dunn, they play "Getting Crowded". After the last song the crowed chants "one more song" but the band isn't having it.Intrepid A.A.F. was a real crowed pleaser. The lead singer was popular and rambled on in drunken slurs before his band just launched into each song. The music Jammed and it's harsh ruff style had the melody of guitar that gave it a persuasive head banging effect. Most songs sounded the same I liked "What the Hell" because it got me singing along with the chorus. There was also a great guitar solo at the end of the last song and the band handed out free CD's. The last band was the reason I came to the show and it was the only one that got a big mosh effect to a few of it's songs. They were very funny and spent a good deal of time making fun of each other. I think that their music was really together as was the band. Their were people video taping them and lot's of interaction between the band and the crowed. This Oakland band had me eating out of their hand with their funny ass performance that just plain rocked. The punk fans weren't too rowdy overall and their were many head bobbers that outnumbered mosher 15 to 1. They looked like a mosh crowed but acted like they were listening to the radio. If I wasn't on the job I would have been in there a lot. One hot chick and her friend complained in drunken slurs about the life of the crowed. " What the hell is wrong with them, get your asses moving!" I had a good laugh at that one, and then bolted out the door to catch the last Bart home. The band was funny as hell. They were cracking jokes to get the crowds attention like, " This one goes out to Suzy Home Maker." The first song was very fast and got the crowd going. The lead singer was all over the place, shouting, pacing, pointing, nudging guitarists, and making fun of their new Canadian guy in the band. The beat starts really kicked ass as the lead guitarist Todd yells out " this night is dedicated to your momma." Mike ( on vocals) sure knows how to scream, and I couldn't help but move. After bumping around in the mosh pit towards the end of their line up I noticed people filming, jumping around, and they responding better tan to any other band that night.
Here's a follow up to the Slims review ... in the eyes of
Chicken from LISAFER!! oops I mean now they are D.I.!!
"The one band I can say that has the biggest asshole representing them is Oppressed Logic. He seems to wish he was from Canada soooo bad that he has to use annoying, dry jokes to try and belittle the other Canadians
in his band. They were down in O.C. a few weeks ago and he kept telling my friends that he was from Canada,
in-between mouthfuls of Alvaro's burrito's. If you want to have fun seeing a guy act like and asshole go see Oppressed Logic.
For the actual site where this came from go to: http://getit.at/vips