Verlegt: Rocket from the Crypt

Das Konzert muss leider erneut verlegt werden. Der Nachholtermin steht noch nicht fest und wird baldmöglichst bekannt gegeben.

Summer 1990: After disillusioning experiences with his former hardcore punk band Pitchfork, singer and guitarist John "Speedo" Reis formed San Diego's Rocket from the Crypt. Bassist Petey X, guitarist ND, drummer Sean, and backup vocalist Elaina joined the initial lineup, and thus the band released Paint as a Fragrance in 1991. While the debut album raised their profile as a band, lineup changes occurred as Sean and Elaina left the San Diego area. Adam "Atom" Willard joined as the band's new drummer and Paul "Apollo 9" O'Beirne, one of Speedo's drinking buddies, joined as saxophonist.

Released in 1992 on Cargo Records, "Circa: Now!" experienced a lot of underground success as well as business hype. A bidding war broke out between the major labels - with the result that the band was now based at Interscope Records. Interscope saw to the re-release of "Circa: Now!" in 1993, and the single "Ditch Digger" was included in MTV's Buzz Bin selection for some time. Eventually, saxophonist Jason "JC 2000" Crane joined as the sixth member, allowing the band to evolve their sound into a punky, horn-influenced style, releasing "The State of Art Is on Fire" in 1995.

Rocket from the Crypt released a total of three records that year, including the limited edition "Hot Charity" LP and their most famous long player to date, "Scream, Dracula, Scream". This album was accompanied by three singles, including the international hit "On a Rope", which made Rocket from the Crypt very popular in the UK. Three years later, Rocket From The Crypt returned with "RFTC", which made numerous positive headlines with the singles "Break It Up" and "Lipstick". In 2001, the album "Group Sounds" followed, on which drummer Ruby Mars participated for the first time.

Rocket from the Crypt proved to be a rock 'n' roll machine in the early 2000s, their garage-punk style as fresh as punk after its revival trend. However, the members gradually began pursuing individual side projects. Their seventh album, Live from Camp X-Ray, suffered accordingly, as the alternative commitments of bandmates prevented them from touring properly. Three years later, Rocket from the Crypt disbanded after playing a farewell show on October 31, 2005. Vagrant documented the hometown performance with the release of the live album "R.I.P." in February 2008.

In 2013, Rocket from the Crypt reunited for a handful of live shows and have continued to play occasionally since. In 2015, Reis and his Swami label revived a long-lost project in which RFTC recorded a collaborative album with Sonny Vincent of influential New York punk band The Testors. "Vintage Piss" was released in April 2015. ~ Matt Carlson, Rov

A "Konzertbüro Schoneberg GmbH" event.

Thu, 12.05.2022


concert hall Start 20:00

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