Photos by Detroit Jack
It made absolutely no sense, that earplugs and gas masks would be standard issue upon entering Heavysick on the night I would see my good friend from Australia . . . , who had come to Tokyo for a one night off gig with a Japanese backing band.
I did however find it even stranger that several Dirtrucks were backed up to the service door of the venue off loading massive eight cylinder Detroit Muscle action power units, that were being wheeled inside.
"Hell Yeah!" was my first reaction. A bona fide mini hotrod show to go along with some high octane rock and roll!!
But, the masks?! Damo MC (my good mate from down under) was the headliner . . .
The room dark . . . , the stage unlit. A mechanical echoed voice comes over the house speakers . . . . "Don your masks! Don your masks!! Insert earplugs now! Insert earplugs NOW!! WWWWWOOOOOOHHHHHH! WWWWWWIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIHHHHHHHH!!
OUTRAGEOUS TUNING, SWEET FUMES OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION SANG THE SONG OF FREEDOM DYING, AS THE ROOM FILLED WITH OIL LAIDEN SMOKE AND VIBRATIONS OF MAN MADE LUST . . . . . , WAAAAMP!!! WITH THE PUNTERS BACKED AGAINST THE WALLS, EMERGED THE QUEEN OF NOISE . . . . . MUSCLE CAR!