Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Playing Asteroids to Paranoid

This is Chrome Locust, first band I toured with. They were Todd Youth (Murphys Law), Michael Wildwood (D-Generation) and Jim Heneghan (Space Juniors). They were a great band.

It was 1998 and they opened some shows for the Soul/Bad Brains. Did some club gigs as well. The first show was at Hal Daddys' in Baltimore. Still the worst PA I ever mixed on, and it was new! The FOH speakers were behind the band, the console was in the kitchen. Crazy feedback. Band liked the place, I didn't. 

Second show was at House of Blues in Myrtle Beach. Biggest room I had ever mixed in, like 6,000 capacity or something. The PA was amazing and I had no idea how to run it. I asked the house engineer for help and he was great. The show went off without a hitch. Good mix before ego, always.

Chrome Locust recorded one album before disintegrating in a storm of bad feelings. A shame, they could have been somebody. Their cd is available for something like $0.71 on Amazon. Buy it now!

1 comment:

Jim said...

Hi Noel-

You know what I liked about the House of Blues gig, the curtain! That was fun, kick out some big old power chords in the key of E and let them pull that puppy aside and make room for the rock.

Thanks for the memory joggin' to the noggin', Jim