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 Post subject: D.R.I. in Toronto
PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 5:47 am 
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Last night was an awesome show by D.R.I., starting at around midnight and finishing up around 145 or so...It's been nearly 30 years since I saw those guys last time in Regina. The crowd last night at The Velvet Underground on Queen St. West was a might bit rowdier, but fun was had by all. Maybe at 50 I shouldn't spend an hour and a half in a mosh pit, but with their energy and fantastic tunes, it just couldn't be helped :)
The punk festival continues tonight if anyone's interested, but last night was the highlight I am sure!
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I'm smack in the mid forties - so it's inspiring to know life can exist in the coming years :)

I hate it when I'm the oldest guy at a show......that isn't a musical at the Royal Alex.


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Sounds like a good time. I saw them too about 30 years ago in Toronto.


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Saw them at rockfest this summer was fun !


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30 years ago in Regina, I'm guessing it was at the Schnitzel Haus.


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Ok, I will risk the embarrassment - who or what is D.R.I.?


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dmk wrote:
Ok, I will risk the embarrassment - who or what is D.R.I.?

Don,t feel bad, I had to look them up as well. They appear to be a punk band named Dirty Rotten imbeciles. Or Disaster Recovery Institute. :)

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dmk wrote:
Ok, I will risk the embarrassment - who or what is D.R.I.?


D.R.I. is the Dirty Rotten Imbeciles, a Houston/SF hardcore punk/thrash band from the eighties who were genre-bending, and influenced a lot of bands that came after them...their album "Crossover" was a seminal album, and ranks up there with the best of the punk/thrash/speed albums of all time.
Their live show remains one of the best you can see, bar none!

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30 years ago in Regina, I'm guessing it was at the Schnitzel Haus.


Yeah, actually by then it was called the Venue. The Schnitz changed hands in the early eighties but continued to be a haven for the punk scene, at least in Saskatchewan :)

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"Dealing with it" ) is a classic hardcore album and Five year plan was the real first crossover punk metal album the live show at the Ritz is in YouTube is a good reflection of them at their best.


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Five year plan was the real first crossover punk metal album

My vote is with the first, self-titled Suicidal Tendencies album. It was 1983 and I remember there was nothing like it at the time. Institutionalized!

Neither one gets played in my house anymore, I guess I'm old now. :lol:

Although I did crank up some old Discharge recently... speaking of bands whom there was nothing like at the time!!!!!!!!!!!


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I just ordered the new Discharge album. It's great that all these old hardcore bands are still active.

https://www.amazon.ca/End-Days-Discharge/dp/B01BM3R85I/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1478381822&sr=8-4&keywords=discharge+cd


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I have read the whole blog so far, but, no offence meant, still almost laugh myself out of my chair at "Schnitzel Haus". I haven't laughed this much in months. And, Wiesbe, we have a hospital in Edmonton called the Royal Alex. Gotta Love It. Thanks guys!

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Originally the schnitzel haus was a restaurant owned by polish immigrants in the mid 70's - it became a punk venue in the early 80's and was known colloquially as the schnitz ;)
As for suicidal tendencies, yes that first album was great but they were most definitely heavily influenced by DRI.
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christd1972 wrote:
Five year plan was the real first crossover punk metal album

My vote is with the first, self-titled Suicidal Tendencies album. It was 1983 and I remember there was nothing like it at the time. Institutionalized!


That was more skater punk they went Metal on Join the Army the videos were funny also saw them at rockfest couple yeas ago that was terrific


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I'm sure it was a fun show. Saw them here in Vancouver with my bandmates way back in the day - 30 odd years ago. We snagged the set list, as we often did after shows, to decorate our punk rock rental house. The set list was the longest we'd ever seen - numerous pieces of 11x17 paper taped together. It stretched from the ceiling, down the wall to nearly the floor of our kitchen. It takes a lot of songs to fill out a set when many of them are only 30 seconds! My favourite of theirs is Argument Then War.


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