Tuesday, October 2, 2007

PHP/I WANT A BIG MAC 2001

Devilcake "Pie Hair Pie/I Want a Big Mac 2001" Youtube

cross posted to the Devilcake gig blog...



I guess enough years have passed on this one for everyone to be at least slightly objective about it. Maybe?

This gig was a smeg-load of 'firsts' and 'lasts', a truly transitional point in the history of Devilcake. It was Darrin's first gig ever, my first & last Devilcake gig playing guitar, um... Ray on bass, Todd on keyboards. Mike Bill on guitar and Mike Gourley singing. This is possibly the FASTEST "Pie Hair Pie" and "I Want a Big Mac" ever!

Darrin and Todd can weigh in further....

You can see how overwhelmed I was with being liberated from playing drums. I literally could not make up my mind how to proceed on guitar, with my 'costume' (I think we were wearing costumes at that point, right?), it was like a caveman seeing fire for the first time. Or using a wheel. This video captures it all. Guitar behind the head within the first two minutes.... trying not to jump onto my amp....

And I remember vague talk of us all doing a side to side choreographed thing during "I Want a Big Mac," but as you can see I was the only one who followed through. Maybe it's funnier that way. I guess we'll never know!

HERE's the original gig blog...

1 comment:

Darrin said...

i remember being all confused over my first (and one of very few) sound checks. this was my first playing out gig every. i was mentally a wreck, worried that i would forget how songs went n shit.

i remember playing everything at 200 mph and tiring out halfway through pie hair pie. good lord "I want..." is at a blistering pace! i broke a stick as well. i accidentally left one of the infamous saw blades there as well. i apologized profusely to you for about a month i think.

only todd and i (and techincally you) wore costumes for this one. i had on a cracker jack apron. Todd had on some 'have a nice day' apron. you wore your green sparkle shirt i think. no one else costumed up. the next time i think we did costumes was at little bros for the release of the box set. you remember, the mohawk and winterminty fake blood that you nearly gagged on.

i still have the video tape of this one. man... my connection here at work is crawling... i'd make better time if i drove home, watched it and came back to work. good golly!