Thursday, December 1, 2011

Spirit Caravan live in 1999 at the Caboose video


The Caboose was a small club in Garner, North Carolina (just outside of Raleigh the state capital) owned by Ed Warner, who later would become one of my closest friends. From 1996 to 2000 Andy Miller, another one of my closest friends, booked shows there. Andy and I also did Scumfeast Fanzine which covered the extreme side of underground music and culture. I had the good fortune to work security at the Caboose which afforded me the incredible opportunity to be at almost all of the shows. Since Andy had great taste in music, the bands that would appear on the small stage at the Caboose were the ones he wanted to see. So for close to four years the Caboose had the best shows, as far as extreme Punk and Metal go at that time, in all of Wake County. Also Andy video taped a lot of these bands in order to keep a historical record, give copies to the bands and trade via mail to other video collectors across the globe. Right now Andy Miller and Ed Warner are appearing on stages and making history themselves as part of the punk/metal act KNOWLEDGE IS FOR FOOLS.




Andy also is owner of Buttons Made For You, a small company that creates buttons/badges. Through constant inquires from fans about those old videos Andy has finally took some time out of his busy schedule in order to upload some of those old videos to Youtube. Scumfeast Metal 666 is proud to present some of these videos, with a few words about the bands and show memories, on a regular basis.

Today people can only dream about seeing Wino in an intimate small venue this close and personal. Then again back in the day Wino could barely fill a small club so this was a regular thing. Andy once told me about the time when he saw SAINT VITUS and there was around 12 people in the audience. There were more than that at this show but still compared to today.

One thing that hasn't changed is the respect people have given Wino all these years. The thing I've noticed is that if you like Wino you Really Like Wino and all of his bands. After this show I didn't get to do anything cool with Wino which would be impressive to speak about today. All I did was shake his hand and thank him for playing. One thing I noticed is that standing next to him he's short but when Wino is on stage he's giant among other performers.

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