Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Upsidedown Cross live at Caboose 1998


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.
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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.

What you are about to watch is INSANE!

Once that mic stand came flying out from the stage the people stayed back. This is UPSIDEDOWN CROSS from Boston, a band formed in the late 1980s from the ashes of KILSLUG. On this night they were the closing band of the Scumfest 1998 fest. Oh yeah that's Liz Buckingham, now in ELECTRIC WIZARD, to the left side of the stage. She was in the band for a short time. The fog and strobe lights had people at the show calling it something akin to watching a UFO landing. Close Encounters of the Sick & Twisted Kind is more like it.

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