Makiladoras, Fleas And Lice, Crude @ OCCII, Amsterdam 11 December 2002
Crude like Holland. They have been celebrating holidays in Amsterdam a couple times before and fortunately I found out by accident and decided to check if they were up to some gigs. Although communication was pretty hard, I managed to get them 6 gigs in total. Eventually they wished they would have done more which I am working on right now.
11 December 2002 The first gig of the mini-tour. We pick them up from the Flying Pig hostal and they are very much into doing the series of gigs. Communication is limited to mainly basic words and a lot of sign-language and drawing. Lots of people show up, and especially the foreigners go crazy during the Crude set. Even without Shou on 2nd guitar, this is an amazingly convincing performance. Hidekazu screaming his guts out, Benkei like a true guitar virtuoso and Hidetoshi punishing the drums with his preposturous thick Yamaha drumsticks. Too bad he forgot to bring his own cymbals….