Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Remember These Guys?

When I was mopping the kitchen floor this afternoon the King Missile song "Hamsters" popped up on the good ole iPod. I tried to find a video of "Hamsters" to post here today, but I couldn't find one. So I'm posting these three videos for other King Missile songs that I always liked too. I didn't have cable at the time that I was into this band so I've never seen the videos.

I went to see them play once at a place in Columbus called the Alrosa Villa with my friend Bob. We were both really broke and only had enough money to split one pitcher of beer between us. We decided to drink it as fast as possible to help us along with our buzz and each chugged 2 glasses very quickly and left the rest for later.

The Alrosas was the kind of place that bands with names like Whitesmoke, Deesel Fuel or Gun N Roses tribute bands would play and we almost didn't go to see King Missile when we found what club we'd have to go to. We had been there before but only because we had to, like when one of us was dating a musician because the Alrosa always hosted our local Battle of the Bands. Most of the guys that hung out at the Alrosa looked like this:

I went to the bathroom and when I got back Bob had vomited in our pitcher of beer.

She has always been a really sweet natured person and it is the only time I can ever remember being angry or disgusted with her.

Detachable Penis

My Heart Is A Flower

Here is a homemade one by some dude lip syncing that's pretty good too...

Cheesecake Truck


The Guv'ner said...

The Lady might not Lunch but she can PARTY LIKE A ROCKSTAR!!!! :)

And...Bob's a GIRL? Rock on Bob. Why can't I be called Bob? My dad was Robert and everything. I want to be called Bob dammit.

I also want a margarita.

But I keep picturing beer pitchers of vomit.

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

It's short for Barbara, which is a name she despised. She and I used to go out together all the time and get hammered and fight off the mens. At the Alrosa it was easy to say no to boys because they were all really icky. That may be why she heaved that night - ugly, stupid men and bad pick up lines.

minijonb said...

i love Detachable Penis. and Martin Scorsese. and the whole Happy Hour CD. King Missle rock.


The Guv'ner said...

I guess one way to preserve your chastity would be to go somewhere with icky men and lots of beer, yes. It all makes so much sense.

SO long as the men are SO icky that the vast amounts of beer wouldn't cloud your judgment any on this matter.

Step Right Up said...

I remember Detachable Penis because they played it on the local college radio station TOO MUCH.

It's funny the stuff I use to listen to but haven't in a good long while like The Dead Milkmen and The Dead Kennedys and Suicidal Tendencies. Ohhh sweet ol' musical memory lane...

Churlita said...

I can't get over the vomiting in the pitchur imagery. Maybe it's because I just ate lunch. Mmmm.

pistols at dawn said...

Yeah, I had an album or two of theirs. But mostly, I was listening to the same stuff as next step up (except not the crappy MD hardcore band named next step up). That first ST album is crucial. "I saw your mommy and your mommy's dead" spoke to me.

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

minijon - oh good! I had forgotten them for awhile, but am enjoying again.

Guv - under any other circumstances we wouldn't have been caught dead in that place.

Step - we didn't have a radio staion in Columbus that played King Missile at the time.

Churlita - sorry I kinda threw that in there without any warning.

Pistols - what?