Review of the Dayglo Abortions live in Thunder Bay on Sept 10, 2013

dayglo abortions tour 2013 posterVictoria’s Dayglo Abortions played at the Black Pirates Pub in Thunder Bay on September 10, 2013 with Last of the V8 Interceptors and locals Broke Til Payday, Rock Truck, Forever Dead and Fist Fight with Ghandi.

The band spent August touring from Victoria to St. Johns as Bunchofuckingoofs with Crazy Steve Goof on vocals.

This time, Dayglo had the lineup of Cretin on guitar and vocals, Blind Mark on drums and Willy Jak on bass and backup vocals. The band treated the crowd to their legendary brand of raw nationalized punk rock. They played a mix of classic songs along with some more obscure numbers. dayglo abortions thunder bay

Although getting on in age since first starting the band in 1979, Cretin sounded great on vocals and his lead guitar playing was particularly fluid, no doubt refined from decades of performing dayglo songs on stages across the country and beyond. Newest member, Blind Mark, did a great job playing the classic punk beats that the bands anthemic songs rely on. Willy Jak held down the bottom end and added enthusiastic backup vocals. I first saw the band perform in 2003 with Jimbo Jak on vocals. 10 years later, their intense punk rock lives on with Cretin’s voice giving the band a sound that’s closer to their classic albums like Feed Us a Fetus and Here Today, Guano Tomorrow.

The band’s facebook page is surprisingly updated frequently:

You can buy a copy of their latest double live album at their website:

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Written by Destrukto. Original content here: Canadian Music News

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Destrukto is a musician, songwriter and producer from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada with college diplomas in both business and computers. Destrukto has spent well over 10 years playing in, recording and promoting Canadian bands.