Adam Savage - Mongrel Print E-mail
Written by Adam Savage   
Sunday, 15 November 2009 15:11

Mongrel_-_REFUSE_-_cardSelf-described as aggressive punk/rock/metal, Mongrel are another cool band that you might not have heard of that Über Röck is pointing you in the direction of. While we wait for the Über review of their new EP, we asked guitarist Adam Savage if Hell was indeed gig-shaped...

 

 

"....Over the past six years we've definitely had some interesting gigs.... way back in the early days of the band (before any of the other current members were in the band), myself and our original singer had just lost/fired our rhythm section and refused to cancel shows so we did several full-on electric shows with just guitar, vocals, and occasional percussion on a mic'd steel chair for the gunshot sounds in the cover of Body Count's 'Cop Killer' that we did at that time. 

 

There was the show in Ohio where we stayed with a friend/acquaintance of the band we were on tour with... if you've ever seen the movie 'Strangeland' with Dee Snider, that was this guy's house... the room I stayed in had bloody handprints with nails in them all around the walls, and a random tyre propped up against the wall. Our drummer at the time was on guard duty and had his gun under his pillow all night...Fridge straight out of Fight Club and when we came into the place a couple of his friends were there watching a serial killer documentary and telling a story about a time one of them stabbed someone...



There's been the ten hour drive from Massachusetts to Ohio that became a twenty hour drivemongrel cause of a blizzard shutting down most of the highways in Pennsylvania, the attempt to play a show with an Irish punk band we dig in a club we no longer play at (by choice) where their fans HATED us, trashed the club, and then the owner told us (since we put the show on) to shut down the show three songs into their set with NO security on staff - it did NOT go well....and there was the time we got paid to go home when we got booked on some new school metalcore/screamo show after one of our fans got jumped and knocked out by some asshole. They paid us our guarantee to go home (it was a rather hostile situation for our fans) which we in turn gave to the fan who got knocked out to help cover the wages he was gonna lose the next day from the concussion keeping him out of work...



Thankfully most of our shows go really well and we've had some amazing times (CBGB's, shows with Misfits, GWAR, etc) but those are some of the horror shows that come to mind off the top...."

 

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