Cave In “Crossbearer” Live Bopp Hall 1998 (by heavysleaze)
Sorry dudes…this was taken down :(
From the Murder Weapon Demo
“La Mala Sombra”
recorded live to 4-track 1997 by John F. Henley III
Christopher Ashley -Bass/Vocals/Tapes
Index For Potential Suicide shirt.
Thanks to Chris Ashley for the image.
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Murder Weapon “Burn Baby Burn” Bopp Hall 1998 (by heavysleaze)
The smashist contingent continues to multiply… first an annoyance, next a threat, soon to be a full-fledged menace… At the very least a public nuisance… at the very least. Strains of Nazereth’s “hair of the dog” echo throughout the universe as a thousand kids chant in unison “Now you’re messin with a son of a bitch!” The kids are alright, the kids will have their say, the kids know where it’s at, and if the kids are united they will never be divided. Well, time will tell and the day shall come. The rallying cry will be “fight fascism, embrace smashism!” For the kids that gave the past the slip, the futures so bright we’ll all be wearing shades. Remember that revolution is human evolution, and rock the paradise tonight!
YOU TOO CAN BE A THREAT!
Don’t miss out on every single opportunity you get to usher in the (R)evolution. This season’s philosophy is Y2K=Y1. Together we can make the world a safer place for art and thought. For one thing, there should be more sex at punk shows. I imagine the punk scene as a giant “ORGONE ACCUMULATOR”… the more positive energy we release into the cosmos, the more the balance scale will tip in our favor. Our will shall be done, so mote it be! The last thing AUTHORITY wants you to discover is the amazing amount of power you have in your own desire. Think about it, when you’re in love it seems that nothing else matters… NOTHING… like taxes, deadlines, laws, patriotism, etc. etc.
Smashism characterizes itself as an antidogmatic dogma, an anti-systemic system, an anti-religious religion, an idea devoid of any idea. Smashism turns art into garbage and vice-vera. Smashism recognizes the power-weilders and it lies to them. Smashism will liberate you from work. Smashism seeks to ignore food as sustinance, but embraces it as a weapon. Smahsism goes into spasms, urinates, throws flour, screams, crawls, knocks tables over. Smashism stabs, kicks, punches, paints, sculpts, fucks. Smashism may or may not become everything it hates. Smashism must run itself into the ground in order to properly be considered Smashism. Smashism accepts mistakes (also called shams or clams) and embraces the manner in which they positively mutate the realities of the past. Smashism assumes that anyone in power must suffer some form of humiliation. Smashism publically denies any involvement in illegal activities. Smashism would like to run all music through an effect. Smashism is more honey and less money. Smashism is more feeling and less thinking. Smashism seeks to make all that is ugly, beautiful (or at least interesting). Smashism seeks to replace the family unit with heaps of dirty laundry. Smashism must destroy all tourist centres. Smashism accepts that “noise” is the infintessimal scales between the notes. Smashism realizes that bodily functions can be effectively used as insults. Smashism must always tear itself down in order to prove it is for real. Nothing is so extreme that it cannot be instantly realized through Smashism. Smashism will eventually destroy all art as commodity. Smashism seeks to undo all societal training. Smashism doesn’t attempt to learn foriegn languages, it instead creates new words. Smashism likes that “smash hit” sounds like “smash it”. Smashism seeks to invent absurd new fetishes. Smashism wants to destroy the tired old concept of procreation. Smashism likes the way sweat smells. Smashism must dress to annoy the populace until the populace follows in its footsteps… then it must go nude. Smashism accepts all forms of music, but cannot play any of them. Smashism was dead on arrival.