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Dayglo Abortions prove punks can play

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If anyone thinks punks can’t play their instruments, they should have been at the Moose Hall, Monday, Sept. 16 for Canadian The Dayglo Abortions tore apart the Moose Hall, Sept. 16. photo by Richard Amerypunk icons the Dayglo Abortions who were playing with “Mad Max” core band the Last of the V8 Interceptors as well as local punks the Scallywags and the Dregs.

 After solid and long sets by the Dregs and the Scallywags, the Last of the V8 Interceptors, featuring Dayglo Abortions drummer, Blind Mark Blark, who blind, was lead to his kit, white cane in hand and bashed the hell out of them. They played a short and sweet set of energetic punk rock music fuelled by lots of riffs and scorching solos.

 I wanted them to play longer as I was almost looking forward to them more than the Dayglo Abortions. They  featured their fourth bassist on this tour and sang all too brief set of original music from their self titled CD.
“Dingo Ate Your Baby” was one of many highlights of a set of music, which lyrically had much to do with the cult ’80s movie the Road Warrior.

The last of the V8 Interceptors. Photo by Richard Amery
 Then, the Dayglo Abortions took the stage as a trimmed down, lean, mean power trio and took the young punks to school with an intense and ear blisteringly loud set. They began with a newer song “Facebook Can Kiss My Assbook and took off from there even though “The Cretin” Murray Acton broke a string two songs in and had to change guitars. 

He busted a string on that one too and borrowed the Last of the V8 Interceptors’ frontman’s Gibson Flying V for the rest of the  set, which included newer songs and “super old songs.”

The Scalllywags opening for the Dayglo Abortions. Photo by Richard Amery
 A couple highlights were “Scared of People/ Black Sabbath” as well as “Dishwasher.”  A ferocious mosh pit started in front of the stage which included much of the room of 60 or 70 punks, young and old.

The Dregs opened the show with a straight ahead set of energetic, straight ahead punk. 

“FTW” was a highlight as was their song about Sarah Palin. They ended their set with a new song.
 The Scallywags played their usual energetic songs about drinking, drugs and zombies. A mosh pit started in front of the stage and a few drops of blood  flowed.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 25 September 2013 12:39 )  
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