Blammo's vocalist struts his... stuff...

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Cod-Piece...

with Malevolence and Trike Wipeout
The Brickyard
Vancouver, B.C.
Saturday, December 20, 1997

Review and photography by Rodney Gitzel

'Twas a few nights before Christmas, and Blammo were in the house, promising to out-do their Hallowe'en extravaganza. Did they succeed? Scroll on.

First up... Trike Wipeout. Lotsa jumpin' about, lotsa smoke-machine-in-a-can. And still the Rollins meets Filter meets Biohazard sound. Happily, though, their DJ-guy was audible in the mix! That was a first...

Elliot a-jumpin'

They were also giving away these groovy giant foam three-finger-rock-salute hands...

Elliot gives a giant three-finger salute

(No, I don't know where you can get one.)

Up next, Malevolence. From Victoria, I think.


Competent New York hardcore, but with West Coast skunk-weed funk tossed in, of course.

Malevolence vocalist

They also sported the biggest white-boy dreads since Econoline Crush's early days. (Incidently, rumour has it that manicures are now required of all the E.C. boys. That Bruce Allen certainly knows how to preen a band!)

Then, finally, the band all the cameras were waiting for, Blammo. And, well, no, this show didn't come close to that Hallowe'en show. This time out it was less of an event, and more just a band playing. No blood, no costumes, no fire-breathing... only two Blammettes, and rather normally dressed ones at that... ah, oh well...

They did still have lots of pyro.

spark-spewing guitars

And though there were only two Blammettes...

the Blammettes

...they still knew how to rock...

the Blammettes

As did guitarists Riffer and Andy.

Blammo guitarists Riffer and Andy

Gotta wonder about that cod-piece, though.

Val and his reindeer codpiece

At least it had a condom attached to the antlers...

Blammo and the Blammettes, along with the Probes and Delta 88, would be most pleased to serenade you and your honey this upcoming Valentine's Night. That would be Saturday, February 14th, at the Brickyard. Sexy lingerie would be appreciated, but is not required...

First published in Drop-D Magazine on February 1, 1998

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