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The Crucifucks: Live At The Lawrence Opera House in Lawrence, KS 11-04-84

January 11th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Doc Dart: I’d like to thank all you creeps for not showing up at the Kansas City show. A lot more fun without ya.

As befitting the popularity of headliners the Dead Kennedys, there were just a ton of people at this show. As you might well imagine, this meant that in addition to the regulars and enthusiasts of the day there were also an awful lot of casual curiosity seekers in attendance. Casual curiosity seekers whose casual curiosity was no doubt somewhat extinguished by the shrill, whiny and nasally off-key vocals of one Mr. Doc Corbin Dart, the frontman for unadvertised openers The Crucifucks. I saw plenty of hands-over-ears.

On the other hand if you’re like me and you enjoy Doc Dart’s vocals, well then you’ll just find a heap to champion here as they were mixed puh-lenty loud (though maybe not as loud as that Batman loop they started their set with). The lyrics were probably all-too-easy to discern as well, and they were famously some of the most negative and sensationalistic you could encounter at the time (and ultimately a component of some band division, check out Mark Prindle’s Crucifucks review page to read the original guitarist’s take.)

Despite the somewhat mixed reaction (and the fact that my tape ran out after only about 15 minutes) I can attest that the Crucifucks did indeed put on a fine live show this night. In fact I’d say that one of my most vivid memories for the entire evening was when Mr. Dart and his neon animal print shirt stumbled off to the side of the stage and vomited (something I gather he did with a bit of frequency at the time). Showmanship!

Note: As previously mentioned and as represented on the flyer & ticket stub posted below, the Crucifucks were a late addition to the bill and were effectively taking the place of N.O.T.A. (who cancelled and were instead added to a Hüsker Dü show booked for the Lawrence Opera House a month later.)

Ticket Stub (sans Crucifucks)
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Flyer (sans Crucifucks)
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Here’s the flyer from that Kansas City show a month earlier that the creeps didn’t show up for:

Oct 6th Crucifucks show at the VFW#18 in KC, MO (sans creeps)
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The Crucifucks: Live At The Lawrence Opera House in Lawrence, KS 11-04-84 (192 kbps)
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  1. booblikon
    April 9th, 2009 at 15:12 | #1

    thanks for the show, the intro is a hoot too and i’m sure drove a splinter under everybody’s fingernail that night, which is always good to see.

  2. tromster
    May 14th, 2009 at 18:41 | #2

    thanks for the show, is there any chance to have the dead kennedys show too from that day? or other dead kennedys shows? once more thanks a lot for the great stuff.

  3. Greg Blair
    July 12th, 2010 at 15:02 | #3

    Remember Doc Dart playing the trombone? And when someone yelled between songs, “You suck!” and Doc said, “Wait a minute, whoever said that, come up here!” He paused a few seconds, then said, “They never do.” Then they launched into the next song. A punk rock moment.

  1. August 28th, 2010 at 19:00 | #1