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Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Fear


Everyone probably already knows everything about Fear, so instead of the regular material I'm posting their songs from their Saturday Night Live appearance. If you don't know the story here's what i've always heard: SNL wanted John Belushi to come back for a guest spot and he agreed as long as Fear was the musical act. Fear brought along some "dancers" including a bunch of folks from the D.C. scene and they proceeded to go nuts until someone yelled "Fuck New York" or something to that effect and they cut to commercial as Fear starts Let's Start A War. That's Donald Pleasance introducing them (fittingly) for the Halloween episode. Crappy sound but it's a great piece of punk rock history you always hear stories about, or you could just see for yourself....
and listen for yourself.....

tracks removed to free up space

5 Comments:

At 6:50 AM, Blogger DarrenTX71 said...

Fear actually played a fourth song, "Let's Have a War" and it ws during this song the SNL went to commercial. A kid came out with a giant pumpkin and was about to smash it when the cut to commercial. The audience was a little over the top for the average person at the time. It included members of the Meatmen, Negative Approach, and Minor Threat to name a few. The singer from NA actually grabbed the mike between songs and yelled "Negative Approach is going to fuck you up!" It was a raucus little clip. I once get a copy of the whole show recorded by someone's wife because they were at the show going nuts in the audience.

 
At 3:20 PM, Blogger malfeitor said...

That's crazy. The only one i've seen is the replay on Comedy Central and read about it on the internet. I wonder if the full show has ever been rebroadcast? Thanks for the clarification.

 
At 4:16 PM, Blogger Darren said...

I do not think that comedy central has ever broadcast the last song. There used to be copies floating around in the late 80s and early 90s of the whole show. The copy I had originally came from Tesco vee, not to name drop, that is the only reason I ever knew about the last song.

 
At 5:01 AM, Blogger Jim H said...

Darren is right -- according to local folklore, one of the slammers is a young Ian MacKaye.

 
At 8:24 PM, Blogger malfeitor said...

Yeah, that's Steven Blush's claim in his book Hardcore. He goes into a little detail about the show if I'm remembering my source correctly.

 

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