Thursday, May 1, 2008
THC-killing for peace demo (1986)
1.blood n guts
5.killing for peace
Thrashing Hectic Circle mixed metal and punk together perfectly, making for some sweet Northern California crossover in the 80's. Seriously, if you love the likes of old DRI and Sodom, etc. then you'll dig this. I don't think they ever really went over well with hc kids cause of the length of their hair. My old band the Romper Room Rejects practiced next door to these bros in Livermore California when I was living out there in 1988. We shared an Autobody shop and a mechanics garage, that were next door to one another for practicing. I remember seeing these dudes dressed up in gas masks with light shows, etc at their practices. They went all out when they played even for themselves. This is the bands first demo, they recorded the Christian brainwash one next, which is also on my blog in the Archives. I prefer that one, but this one has a very special memory.
I remember Kenny D listening to this demo tape on the way to a show at Gilman street for a punk gig we were playing there in 1987 or 1988. The reason I recall this is that we had a pretty insane car accident on what ever five lane highway connects Livermore to Oakland (890 maybe?). I was following My friend Kenny who played drums in our band. He was driving a Cherokee scout, I was driving his 1972 Chevelle. It was raining hard, we were already late to the show, and I was sorta tailgating Kenny. He started to swerve at about 80mph, lost control of his vehicle, and I rammed him sideways at 80 mph. When I came to, Kenny was running around picking up his drum set from all over the highway, just in shock. This tape was still playing on the cassette deck, as cars were floating around the two totaled cars, and a 10 piece drum set, and some amps scattered about the highway. I remember because I turned it off, as it was bewildering to me. I had two other people with me, my buddy Kurt Dittmer, and a girlfriend who had both blacked out as well, but were okay. Kenny's parents somehow happened upon the accident, and ended up driving us to the show. We did end up playing , and were still in shock from the accident. I recall Tim Yo introducing us as the band no highway could stop. Both Kenny's cars were totaled. Enjoy, and comment please.