Street Punk Gone Rock Star: Clit 45 show review

Posted June 3, 2005 in
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Clit 45
w/Lower Class Brats
May 1
Lo-Fi Cafe

The show, as it has always been with the Lower Class Brats, was awesome. Besides the security guards sniffing around for disorderly skinheads that tried to start a brawl at the last LCB show (supposedly protecting a kid from being beat up by the large bassist of LCB), the concert held on the Sabbath was unusually large, and full of pissed, though content, punk-rockers. Clit 45 put on an OK show, despite the fact that they were giving SLC shit for its wonderful religious connotations. I always love it when touring bands come to Utah and waste no time in giving us shit. US. That’s what it is, they are giving the scene shit. They aren’t doing a goddamned thing but coming and bitching to us—trust me, we all know of the oppressiveness of the Mormon religion—it slaps us in the faces EVERY DAY! And besides that, the people at the venue have come to your show to fucking support you and your band, and all you can do is diss the religion in our state!? To those types of bands (cough: VooDoo Glow Skulls), they can all fuck off, and I was about to throw Clit 45 a bird for doing the same thing, but then the SoCal punks let off giving us shit and eased their way into having fun and actually playing music. They played mostly from their past-released 7”s, but also promoted their new CD, Self-Hate Crimes, which came out April 19, and as always appreciated, the band members played their music with apt energy. Clit 45 was good at enacting the crowd with lots of mic-grab opportunities and many Clit 45 fans took advantage of it. For the size of the stage, they gave more effort then I’ve seen from some bands, but also less effort than I’ve seen from others. Their set, in all, was one that didn’t blow me away, but gave the band the credibility that they were seeking. The punks were enjoying the show, and all of a sudden, they had to go ruin it again. “We’ve played three shows so far, and SLC is the second-best one,” they said. Gee, golly, thanks. It’s really nice of you Californians to realize that people in SLC don’t really have a mind, and that we are all suckered into the Mormon religion. It’s also nice of you to think that we all don’t have goddamn brains and that we can’t tell an insult from joking around. Besides the snotty fucking attitudes, they pretty much left SLC with a big “up yours” from me and anyone else that wasn’t too wrapped up in the moment to realize their cocky attitude. Hopefully next time they come, they’ll bring the same energy and same DIY punk rock, but leave their rock-star attitudes at home.

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