MY FIRST GIG

THE BILLY TAL­ENT MAN MIGHT NOT HAVE JUMPED AROUND, BUT CAN’T BLAME HIM WHEN YOU’VE YOU LOST A SHOE TO RAGE…

Kerrang! (UK) - - K!Lobber -

“this show changed me, right down to my phys­i­ol­ogy. the Ma­sonic tem­ple is a great, iconic venue, and sadly it’s now clos­ing, but this show there will stay with me for­ever. “I went with Ian [D’sa, gui­tar] and Aaron [Solowo­niuk, drums], and Jonathan [gal­lant, bass] was there, too – so ba­si­cally the whole band were united at this in­cred­i­ble show! “House Of Pain were the head­line band, and Quicksand and Rage Against the Ma­chine opened for them, which I know ac­tu­ally sounds su­per-weird when you think of the kind of mu­sic you’d be hear­ing that night, but it ex­cited me. I had never heard of Quicksand be­fore – this was pre-in­ter­net days, so you only learned of bands if your friends loaned you a CD or a tape. But it was see­ing Rage Against the Ma­chine that ba­si­cally com­pletely changed my whole world. “their first record had just come out, and I had never seen such pas­sion, and that car­ried through to the way the fans were re­act­ing and in­ter­act­ing with them. I re­mem­ber not be­ing able to take my eyes off them and think­ing, ‘this is what I want to do.’ “I’m a big hip-hop guy and I liked House Of Pain, too. I was re­ally into their first record, though I’m not sure if I jumped around to Jump Around be­cause I’d lost my shoe at that point. But, af­ter Rage Against the Ma­chine, noth­ing was go­ing to be as good.”

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