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April 2000

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We’re back at last! Did you miss us? Didn’t think so. Anyway, we’re back just in time to miss April fool’s day, so be on the watch for plenty of wacky, Kaufman-esque pranks throughout this issue! Shakespeare takes on Hannibal Lector!   Cuba Gooding Jr. continues his quest get his Oscar stripped away! PLUS: ASH gets pissed off and rants for a full page! Oh Boy! All this and more more MORE!
Crankenstein... LIVE UNDEAD!!!

As surprising as it may seem, I do occasionally leave my house. It’s not particularly common, but it does happen, so long as there’s nothing on TV. And I do mean nothing. The TV has to be completely inoperational for me to consider even looking outside, let alone getting off the couch and actually doing something. Anyway, one of those rare occasions occurred a few weeks ago, when I ventured out to the Hi-Fi to check out a concert by the latest rock ‘n’ roll sensation to hit the nation, local band Crankenstein. I’d heard of them through my intricate underground grapevine connections, and decided I should see what all the fuss was about. And boy was I in for a treat. The band put on a hard-rocking show that really got the crowd going. Mostly towards the door, but at least they were moving. Crankenstein’s tight 10 minute set was so popular they stretched it out to a full hour. Some might say this was due to the fact that lead singer Scott O’Connell had been drinking for 12 straight hours and began lapsing into lengthy bouts of Turret’s Syndrome in between songs, but I say it was what the crowd wanted. Bassists Nick Von Murder and Owen Jesus managed, despite the tight rehearsal schedule and limited practice time, to play very loudly, and the team of virtuoso guitarist S.S. Carreau and legendary drummer Sean O’Connell played a tight set, which sounded even better on the rare occasions when they played the same song at the same time. Highlights of the set included the performance of Crankenstein’s number 1 hit single "Bloodthirsty", which sounded better and better every time they played it, and their brand new song "Dead By Dawn" which went well despite the fact that nobody in the band knew how to play it. The band also premiered another new song, "Love Buffet", which has lyrics so repugnant I can’t even allude to the subject matter. All in all, it was a great show, and I urge all of you to go check them out next time they play, provided of course anyone ever lets them on stage again. I know I’ll be there.

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