Thursday, August 23, 2007

CAPITOL PUNISHMENT: Three Chord Pile Up

After signing to We Bite Records in Germany in '86, they set up a European tour for us in '87 and again in '91. We Bite did such a wonderful job booking those tours. Thomas and Margit Issler also took great care putting out a top quality product. Playing for appreciative audiences, singing along with our songs in Germany, Belgium, Denmark and Austria was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We played a few 500+ halls, but It was mostly small halls and Jugenzentrums. It was very meaningful and outrageously fun!
But, all things must come to an end and the so-called "first line-up",
which was actually the second line-up broke up at the end of that first European tour in '87. The band was coming apart at the seams anyway. The enormous stress of that tour was the proverbial straw. We five worked together as a team for 6 years. I say five because Jimi Haze our roadie/driver/confidant was very much a part of the band. We couldn't have done it without him. Jimi is now vocalist for STRYCHNINE, a band from Oakland CA.They've been one of thee most European touring bands and have tons of great tour stories.
In '87 the demise seemed eminent with many band member squabbles. So, we kinda saw it coming. When it finally happened it was quite painful, like a divorce, if you have any idea what that's like.

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