Monday, May 12, 2008

Wild Man...Wild!


Unbelievable stage banter (audio only) from black metal's leading idiot Cronos. No music here...just the mind of a genius at work. The audio is from a 1986 show that Venom played in New Jersey's City Gardens with Black Flag.

Years later, Henry Rollins (then singer of Black Flag) would go on to write about this show in one of his books. From Wikipedia:

Venom used portable fans to keep their hair flowing while on stage. "It was like seeing Spinal Tap ... I expected them to go into 'Sex Farm' at any second." Rollins writes that he and some tourmates drew magic marker pentagrams on their hands to flash at Venom and offer “Hail Satan” salutes. For their final number, Venom asked the audience to chant what Rollins thought was “Black Funky Metal”, which briefly made Rollins suspect that he had overlooked Venom's sense of humor, until he realized Venom was actually saying “Black Fucking Metal.”


You may recognize the "Wild man... wild!" sample that the Beastie Boys used on the song "Mark On The Bus". Listen and be amazed.


12 comments:

  1. "Do some gigs", eh?

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  2. I had a feeling this would turn up sooner or later.

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  3. man, that first pic. the dude's butt ugly.

    he should try hair band, though:

    boris leiner

    a great way to turn baldness into a fashion statement.

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  4. Good god this dude is fucking boring, he should stick to the ol' "Shut up and play!" adage. The part about the New York show probably being bigger was hilarious, though. Rock stars. Ha, ha, ha...

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  5. i think cronos was being kind to the audience, knowing that if he talked less...they would have to put up with even more of venom's music. i've heard rumors about pretty much every nyc metal, punk and hardcore celebrity being there at the show. i'm sure its one of those shows EVERYONE claims to have been at, but it can't be true since there seems to have been only a handful in the audeince anyway.

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  6. Venom Rules. This blog sucks. Hard.

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  7. The guy above is clearly the one who bought that Blasphemy shirt off the satanic skinhead on eBay. He's now feverishly benching to the tune of "Teacher's Pet", after which his mother will prepare him a crustless PB&J sandwich (cut into triangles) and a glass of milk.

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  8. This was put out as a limited 7 inch record,by Thurston Moore of SONIC YOUTH supposedly!!!

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  9. ...don't forget to drink some hot chocolate and read another chapter from the "Lord of the rings" before saying goodbye to mommy...

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  10. I met Cronos at an in-store once & the dude is like five feet tall, no shit. Like a garden gnome. And his hair was the same color as your fingers get after eating Cheetos.

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  11. seriously old dudeMay 15, 2008 at 4:15 AM

    Cronos is an aerobics instructor these days.

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