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Danzig

"Formed over twenty years ago and having not played Austin in fifteen or so years, Danzig closed Fun Fun Fun Fest with a bang. The band that metalheads, punk rockers, and slightly ironic hipsters all love didn't disappoint anyone who stood in the rain and mud all day long. Glenn Danzig's voice - recognizable to everyone after years from The Misfits and "Mother" dive bar jukebox plays - sounded surprisingly strong as he belted out songs from Lucifuge, Danzig III, and other career defining moments. And he even, appropriately, gave a shout out to Biscuit and the Big Boys for this little monster of a fest they helped inspire." [Austin Sound]
Yes it was awesome, and it was the first time Danzig played Austin in 15 years. After the show a girl a scattered her dead friend's ashes on the stage because one of his last wishes was that his ashes be spread where Danzig had stood... supposedly a true story though I didn't see it happen. There's also supposedly a picture that will surface at some point this week.

Johnny Kelly of Type O Negative was on drums. I think the bassist was Steve Zing, who was also in Samhain. Glenn told the crowd that he and Steve used to be in a band that played an old Austin venue called Liberty Lunch. I think the guitarist was Tommy Victor of Prong. All of these guys have been in the band for a while. John Christ and Eerie Von haven't been in the band since 1995. Chuck Biscuits left one year before that.

It rained all day, but magically stopped right before Danzig. Instead of taking credit for making it stop, Glenn literally took credit for making it rain. Possibly the quote of the day: "I heard you were having a drought here, so i brought in the black clouds of Danzig." (or something like that).

I hope to see them again when they play in NJ on the day after Christmas.

More pictures from the Sunday night set in Austin, including a shot of the setlist, below...

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More pictures from Fun Fun Fun Fest coming soon, and a bunch from Day One are HERE.

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Comments (27)

some kinda monster lol

Posted by internet meister | November 9, 2009 5:08 AM

wow...awesome setlist...looks like it was a great show. the (little) evil one still rips it!

Posted by Anonymous | November 9, 2009 8:19 AM

criss angel has a band?


jkjkjkjkjk

Posted by Anonymous | November 9, 2009 10:01 AM

I think they played all of those songs on the list--which ones did they supposedly skip? Overall, it rocked!

Posted by Anonymous | November 9, 2009 10:14 AM

Pretty much the same setlist he did in NYC in 08 on the "blackest of the black" tour. Not a bad thing though, cool he acknowledged the Biscuits thing.

Posted by noamjamski | November 9, 2009 10:30 AM

Hmmm Danzig lost some weight.

Posted by Anonymous | November 9, 2009 10:39 AM

Amazing that he can still bring it as a 54 year-old.

Posted by Anonymous | November 9, 2009 10:44 AM

Just for clarification - he acknowledged the fact that Fun Fun Fun was named after a Big Boys song, which the singer of was Randy "Biscuit" Turner. He did *NOT* acknowledge Chuck Biscuits fake death rumor of a couple weeks ago.

The show was great - his voice was much stronger than when I saw him in San Antonio on the Danzig/Samhain tour back in 1999... Although it can't compare to seeing the original Christ/Eerie Von/Biscuits line up in the early 90's, it was still much better than I expected.

Posted by Anonymous | November 9, 2009 11:36 AM

is that Jack White??

Posted by Anonymous | November 9, 2009 11:48 AM

Danzig asked that there be no pictures taken of him. Guess that didn't work out.

Posted by yo yo yo | November 9, 2009 12:02 PM

Jack White really let himself go...

Posted by Anonymous | November 9, 2009 12:30 PM

HA! "Danzig asked that there be no pictures taken of him. Guess that didn't work out."

Glenn Danzig is like a Metal Tabloid Wetdream

Posted by Duder | November 9, 2009 12:52 PM

"He did *NOT* acknowledge Chuck Biscuits fake death rumor of a couple weeks ago."

Who said he did? BV didn't and none of the commenter did either. Why bother clarifying something that didn't need to be clarified? No one here was confused.

Posted by Anonymous | November 9, 2009 1:03 PM

danzig is a fucking legend!

Posted by Anonymous | November 9, 2009 1:47 PM

MEHthor

Posted by Anonymous | November 9, 2009 2:08 PM

bitching setlist. yup, pretty much same as '08 NYC show, except this one adds the rectum-tearing Long Way Back from Hell!

Danzig was in good vocalizing form at last year's NYC show too. it seems like he got over some of his throat problems. and this band is the best he's had since the glory days of christ/von/biscuits.

Posted by Anonymous | November 9, 2009 2:27 PM

Danzig needs to bring Chuck Biscuits, Eerie Von and Johnny Christ back. Tommy Victor is cool, but I've seen him with Prong, Ministry and Danzig and the last year or so.

Posted by Anonymous | November 9, 2009 3:18 PM

A trust fund hipster vegan from NY comes to Austin, sees Danzig.

You were made for each other!

Posted by Anonymous | November 9, 2009 10:24 PM

sooo fucking spinal tap...

Posted by gov. bobby jindal | November 10, 2009 1:45 AM

did someone knock that shrimp Danzig out back stage again?

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2009 10:56 AM

danzig is a fucking pussy

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2009 1:42 PM

no where eagles dare?

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2009 4:02 PM

I was there! lol

Front row like every Danzig show I go to


Danzig is the Be(a)st and always will be

Posted by TheFleshClub | November 10, 2009 7:17 PM

"Some days it's dark..."

Posted by em | November 10, 2009 9:33 PM

funny. I'd never think a supernatural being like Danzig would be going bald. You'd think he has some kind of spell to ward that kind of thing off. I guess he's human after all.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2009 12:41 AM

hey shorty, time for a wig!

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2009 10:14 AM

I'm gonna guess that Glenn doesn't warm up his voice before shows, which leads to the surprising result that his voice gets better and better as the show goes on. Not sure I agree with that practice, but it has an amazing effect when his throat opens up an hour into the set and suddenly you hear THE voice instead of trailing screams from the mic as he pulls it away before getting all the words out. I'm a huge fan, always will be. I do not like the way Tommy plays...those riffs sound soooo different when Christ plays 'em. But Christ is a dickhead.

Posted by TimB | December 2, 2009 12:56 AM

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