Goober Patrol / Orifis /10 Inch Freak
August 7 1998
Having seen the Goobers for the first time at the all day hardcore thing the other month, I took the chance to check them out again sooner than I expected. And lo, there was a crowd. Id almost forgotten what they looked like. Plenty of real skate core kids to support their friends, as you should do of course. In protecting the scene. Being real. Which is why they were all absent for Consumed or Monkey Boy or any of the other bands that play to nobody (or nobodies if Im there). I know, you cant go to all the gigs, I dont. Im guilty of what I slag others off about, but thats ok cos Im writing this and Im a hypocrite anyway.
And its bloody hot in here. Wish there wasnt so many people here, it may have been bearable then. (Ah, if you cant see the sarcasm in that, then the Introduction to Sarcasm Pt 1 will be available from me very soon now.)
And so, after parting with one of those 2 pound coins, (am I the only one who a) hates those things, and b) didnt even know theyd been introduced until I was given one as change and then thought someone was giving me duff money?) But thats something totally different. Anyway, were in and the first band are doing their thang!
10 Inch Freak. Not bad in that its another melodic punk type of band sort of thing way. Yeah. Uh, Id like to hear a demo, but to be honest, it came, and er, it went. Next please.
Next are Orifis. Dodgy name. But, well, more of the same if you will. A frontman whos a bit cocky. Cocky enough to tell off his mates watching him. Broken guitar strings are dealt with, and the songs keep a coming. Um, its actually best part of a week since this gig. I was just lazy and didnt type it up straight away. And Ive forgotten most of it. Does that tell you something? Again, Id listen to a demo.
And Goober Patrol. In many respects Im in the same position here. Melodic punk band. Humourous. Dont own anything by them, so dont know the songs, apart from the Spiderman theme tune that is. And so Ive forgotten most of it, but I do know that I was entertained. It felt good. It felt like I really ought to go and buy one of the albums and take a listen. Many bands do that to me. The real test is whether I actually do it or not. Maybe I will, in which case, I think Goober will have passed the test. At the moment its looking in their favour.
So you reckon maybe next time I should not be so lazy and write a review when everything is still in my mind, instead of nearly a week later in an alcoholic haze? Wheres the fun in that?