Last Night The Horror
posted by February 12 at 11:09 AMon
Thoughts from last night’s Horrorpops (Danish Psychobilly)/Pink Spiders (Nashville-based Weezer influenced Hot Topic Pop Punk) show:
Pink Spiders have a hot pink leopard-print drumset that looks like a little girl’s toy.
The bass player, Jon Decious, is a perfect lovechild of Johnny Whitney and Ric Ocasek. Coincidentally (or not) Ric Ocasek produced their record Teenage Graffiti.
That’s the lovechild in the middle.
The Pink Spiders got really mad at the crowd, who wasn’t really into them. At one point, they said, “Do you guys even have a pulse?”
They also asked if either the Lashes or the Boss Martians were in the audience. They weren’t.
They had a chubby band member who isn’t in any of their band pics. Hired gun?
At one point during their very long set, I realized I’d been thinking about other things for the previous ten minutes or so, including ice cream and possible reasons why there were so many mohawk/stud punks at the show. (I eventually concluded that they just don’t have anywhere else to go.)
The Horrorpops have backup dancers that rarely sing backup vocals. They were dressed as dead brides. Their dances were repetitive.
Sorry about the crappy pic.
The Horrorpops also have a stand-up bass that appears to be covered in pinup girl tattoos and whatnot. When the loaders put this bass on stage before the band came on, the crowd cheered.
The singer and stand-up bass player, Patricia Day, said this: “Wow, I can’t believe this. Four hours ago, we were stranded at a mechanic’s, trying to get our van fixed. Now we’re here, playing the show! Classic Horrorpops!” (My companion noted that their van problem was probably easily solved by their thousands of dollars.)
When the band started playing, I noticed a very loud clicking sound. It sounded like a loud click-track, like when you are learning to play drums. At first, I thought it was the backup dancers, with those little clamshell instruments. Then, I thought it was them wearing tap shoes. But it turned out to just be the stand-up bass. The clicking made me physically nauseous.
The Pink Spiders have the largest merch-booth banner of all time. None of the other bands had merch booth banners.