Tuesday, December 18, 2007

GFNR, Red Hot Pussy Liquor, Nonetheless, Horror Story at Valve 14 December 2007

This was a punk show I was really looking forward to. I'd been told last time I saw Sticky Filth play at the Royal in Palmerston North(sometime back in the early to mid-nineties)I was told Goat Fucking Nun Rapers were a New Plymouth band of kids who were well worth checking out. At least ten years have past and these guys still play the material they played when they were kids which they consider immature now and perhaps a little baffled by the fact that people liked it. Wellington two piece instrumental band, Thumper were meant to be the first band but they were a no-show. GFNR suggested it was because they'd heard GFNR were playing. I had heard GFNR's opening song Samantha Fox before but had no idea who it was by. Below is a clip of GFNR with their song One For The Gutter, One For The Road.



While I was watching GFNR from the bar the guy standing next to me asked what I thought of them. I said that I really liked them. He stated that they'd tamed down their stage act from sticking drum sticks up their asses and then said if I liked the band that was playing I'd love the next band Red Hot Pussy Liquor and said he was the singer. It turned out he was absolutely correct as I really enjoyed their set and bought their CD.
Below is a clip of their song Live For One Day


After the two New Plymouth bands were Wellington band Nonetheless who seemed more polished and melodic in style. I went and ate a kebab around the corner for most of their set and a fellow customer pointed out the Red Hot Pussy Liquor CD artwork in a complimentary way. Nonetheless were still playing when I got back and I remember enjoying hearing their song Hawaii again.



Above pic: Nonetheless

Next up were Horror Story who were the band most people had come to see although due to another show happening right next door quite a few people had left by the time they came on. They played a solid and enjoyable set. I really like hearing Rock and Roll Frankenstein live at the moment. No photos or youtube clips as the undead don't show up well on film and best seen in the flesh.

1 comment:

Greg said...

Hi Chris, another cool blog, thanx for posting the Red Hot Pussy Liquors clip- my half brother plays guitar in the band. They put out a cd this year.... so when i was home in may/june, i said i'll give you a copy of the Casualty lp and you send me a copy of the RHPL cd...
the little bugger didn't send it! So if you have a copy or can get your hands on one, a review would be great!
OK have a good break over Crassmas.
Cheers
Greg.