Friday, October 9, 2009

Rat Bastard Opens For The Mighty Mighty Bosstones (4/5/95)

Rat Bastard's third show was opening for The Mighty Mighty Bosstones at Malibu – and this was at the height of The Bosstones career. Daveman had connections from when he used to work at radio station WDRE so he managed to get the band on the bill. Rat Bastard had a shaky start (see the video below) but pulled through and delivered the goods. They polished off The Bosstones' keg back stage and sold all their Don't You Boys Know Any Nice Songs?! demo tapes in the parking lot.

In this video (found on the Bellmore: The Unscene "Extras" DVD), Jim Conaboy, Daveman, Joe Kollar and Mike Walsh reflect on the show...

And just for the record... Joe responded to a Barking Spider post that Conaboy didn't have his facts quite right. Here's what Joe wrote...

"RB playing with the Bosstones was not a "Pay to Play" show. We were selling tickets so we could get paid but even if we sold none, we were still on the bill. There's just no way, I would ever pay to play a gig. I'm way too cheap."

...Now you know.

Dave Jemmott - vocals
Joe Kollar - guitar
Kevin Purcell - bass
John Hoffman - drums

1 comment:

notsaved said...

i still have my pass!..