Of course there’s more from the Springfield High School Battle of the Bands. Today, we’ve got two songs from Up In Arms. I’ve mentioned them on this blog before and, as far as it can be described, Tazmanians and Up In Arms were sister bands.
Just as there was so much to enjoy in that Tazmanians video, there is a slew of enjoyable mentions in this video as well. Jeff’s 1989 Batman t-shirt rebranded “I Hate…Batman”, Fernando’s sliding drumset and of course, Jeb’s Sid Vicious t-shirt.
I saw Atom the other day and he nagged me about not having encoded more video after the purchase of my handy Elgato video converter. Thus, I went home immediately and started encoding. Atom’s nagging is legendary.
He passed me a few videos and one of them was a show recorded at Saint Genevieve’s Parish in the summer of 1994. St. Gen’s was (and still is) a Catholic school and thus, not the most logical location for a show. However, considering most of the bands who wound up playing St. Gen’s rec center were straight edge hardcore bands, I imagine it was one of the better uses of the center.
I can only remember going to two shows at the center. One when Franklin played along with Fracture and Frail and the show filmed here. Perhaps these two shows were one in the same? Who can really remember.
Sadly this video only captures a few moments of Fracture (with cameos by Dave, Tim, Carly and myself) but it does offer a captivating glimpse at the pokemon like cuteness of Danny O’Neill, bass player for Disregard. You could pinch him! I have no idea who filmed this.
Two interesting side notes:
1. These days, my nephew attends Saint Genevieve’s.
2. This video was recorded on my wife’s 15th birthday, 8/27/1994.
In this shitty, shitty quality video the boys hammer thru Anton’s Syndrome and Thresholds to Adult Living.
“Symbolic knife in my heart and my head, one false move and I’m symbolically dead…”
Wow, this was a surprise even for me. There seems to be a real lack of any video documentation of Franklin playing live. I have a VHS tape somewhere that I hope to unearth and encode someday but this video popped up on Facebook yesterday thanks to Dan O’Neill. He found this video on YouTube user aouoon’s channel. There’s plenty of other goodies to watch over there if you’re in the mood.
Anyway, this video was recorded when Franklin was on tour with Fracture. It was our second tour together and would be Fracture’s last tour. I seem to remember we played this festival in Cleveland on a Sunday. Festival’s were really taking off at this time and within a couple of years there seemed to be hundreds. We never actually played all that many. We never seemed to get invited or, we did and we just couldn’t make it because we never were a really hardcore touring band. At the end of this show however, Fracture’s yellow and black, mini A-Team van was almost towed because it was parked somewhere it shouldn’t have been.