Sunday, July 30, 2006

Headed For the Dragon's Lair

I'm not at all connected to what's going on in the world of hardcore music today -- you kids, and your loud music, and your tattoos, and why are you so angry? -- but oh holy Jesus, I walked into Criminal Records today, and saw a poster for a Gorilla Biscuits show on August 29th.

Gorilla. Fucking. Biscuits.

I haven't listened to the GBs in years, and I haven't been anything approaching straight edge in more than a decade. But when I was 16, 17 years old, these guys were my favorite band on earth.

I think I have to go, even though it's probably in poor taste for a 33-year-old drunk to be attending a straight-edge hardcore show out of weird 1989 nostalgia.

On the other hand, the Biscuits are probably all 33-year-old drunks by now!


Brushback said...

If the Gorilla Biscuits were in town, I'd definitely check 'em out, if only for the experience.

I've still got the first Gorilla Biscuits demo laying around somewhere.

gsdgsd13 said...

Yeah, I think it's definite that I've gotta go -- since finding out about this, I've had the chorus to "Finish What You Started" running through my head.

For the uninitiated, that chorus runs:

Finish what you started
Be open hearted
Don't be retarded
Just finish what you started

I work that night, but it shouldn't be hard to get off.

brian ed sauer said...

you were a 33-year old drunk even when you were 27. i know. i was there. i saw it all.