Projected Annihilation

9 Aug

Get your doom nod on with footage of a Scott Reagers-era SAINT VITUS, thundering through “Zombie Hunger”, live December 20, 1984.

Note: the DK sticker on Dave’s gtr; not one but two BLACK FLAG t-shirts clothing the band; plus Henry Rollins working up a sweat and getting off down in front, no doubt gearing up to join Brother Ginn for the main attraction.

What a voice! What a headpounding riff! What a solo! Aaahhhhhooooooooooo!

For more from this gig, including clips of BLACK FLAG and openers TOM TROCCOLI'S DOG(!) check out all of downtownlive's uploads here.

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7 Responses to “Projected Annihilation”

  1. mark August 9, 2008 at 3:51 pm #

    Scott was the better Vitus singer, IMO. Wino rules in his own bands, though.

  2. mrowster August 9, 2008 at 4:06 pm #

    I liked them both equally. If VITUS were CAN, Scott woulda been Malcolm Mooney to Wino’s Damo Suzuki. Or something like that.

  3. mark August 11, 2008 at 2:23 am #

    Yeah! That makes good sense. I just have listened to both versions for a long time, and Wino with a guitar along with his vocals, I find a bit more compelling. Still, love the analogy. Just got back from Big Sur. Man, I still love California!

  4. mrowster August 11, 2008 at 7:27 am #

    I agree that Wino + gtr (as on “Ice Monkey” from V) was more compelling.

    Never any spent time in Big Sur. I probably missed out on something special.

  5. mark August 11, 2008 at 3:33 pm #

    Spirit Caravan, Bottom of the Hill, 2001. Oh, man. One of the best shows I’ve ever been to. Next time you and your wife come out the the States, do check out Big Sur and Monterey. Ask me where the record stores are in Seaside.

  6. Sonicgg August 13, 2008 at 2:16 pm #

    Yeah, I saw Vitus open for BF in ’83 or ’84 and Rollins was in front headbanging and I chatted with some of the Vitus guys who had DKs buttons and stuff…cool cats…If I were still doing my blog I would write about the show that launched “stoner rock”: St. Vitus (Wino-era) and Blast! at the Anti Club – future members of Fu Manchu were in the audience!

  7. mrowster August 13, 2008 at 7:17 pm #

    Sonicgg: the show that launched 1000 bands, indeed. Dave Chandler just doesn’t get the recognition he deserves.

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