Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Conaboy's Basement (1995)

I brought my girlfriend (now wife) to this party in Jim Conaboy's basement, back in '95. We stayed for Rat Bastard and the debut of Adrenachrome, but then it became too much for her so we left...she's not from Bellmore. The one thing that stands out in my mind was when Adrenachrome took the floor, Deluca asked Scott to play a "E" chord so he could tune up. Scott's note was so low that Dave had to detune his bass about two steps down. In other words...they were heavy.

Lucky for me, someone video taped the rest of the show. They must've got to the party after Rat Bastard and Adrenachrome because those bands aren't on the tape...unfortunately. I can't for the life of me remember who gave me this tape or who shot it, but I remember receiving it when I was nearly completed with Bellmore: The Unscene, so the footage didn't make it into the movie. I did use the shot of Jim doing his Travis Bickle (Taxi Driver) impersonation because it was easy enough to swap in.

Here's Whatsoever performing "Profane Barnacle" and "Flash And Fold"...though the camera is rarely on them...instead capturing all the freaks at the party...

And here's almost a full set from Zombula 451˚. "I Killed Ghandi" gets cut off while the camera guy searches for a good spot, but then it's smooth sailing for "No Fear", "Love Affair", "Gotta Go" and "End Of The World"...

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