Guana Batz Gig Dates & News

(Updated 19.11.18)

Guana Batz continue to play festivals and gigs all over the world using the permanent line-up for UK and Europe and the Hancox line-up for shows in the US.

Pip – Vocals
Stuart – Guitar
Jonny – Drums
Choppy – Bass

Pip – Vocals
Jonny – Bass
Josh – Guitar
Jared – Drums


Friday 15th February 2019 – Lake Havasu Rockabilly Reunion


Back to the Jungle NEW full length album

MERCH – available at gigs and online.
The new album “Back to the Jungle” is available at I Sold My Soul Media CD and Vinyl LP available as well as some copies of 7″ vinyl EP “Burning Up”.
Both CD and Vinyl are now also in stock at Bedlam Breakout Shop HERE   for UK and Worldwide shipping and  will soon be available from Raucous Records.


CONTACTING THE BAND – Sorry none of the band log in to the Facebook Page but some have their own personal profiles.

OUR PHOTOS – There are thousands of photos of live shows, memorabilia, releases, t-shirts, flyers, tattoos etc in our Facebook archives HERE

YOUR PHOTOS – You are welcome to share your own photos of Guana Batz by adding your album link to the Facebook timeline or tagging Guana Batz Official on Facebook or #GuanaBatz . You can view other’s photos by looking at “Visitor Posts” or “Community”

Photo by Billy Tombstone Pineda Psychobilly Meeting

You can join Guana Batz on Facebook HERE and bookmark this page to check back for updates HERE on Wordpress.

If you have liked Guana Batz on Facebook be sure to sign up to “get notifications” as only a very small proportion of followers get to see our posts. Give the posts and photos a “like” or a comment too as the more you interact, the more you will see Guana Batz posts on your timeline.


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Epileptic Hillbillys Gig Dates & News


Sat 1 December – Psycho Santa Altoria Leamington Spa
Facebook Event Link

17 Aug – Doghouse 10th Birthday Party at The Exchange Bristol
Facebook Event Link


BOOKING ENQUIRIES initial enquiries via Facebook please.

MERCH – available at our gigs and online ordering details to follow soon.


You can join Epileptic Hillbillys on Facebook HERE and bookmark this page to check back for updates HERE  on WordPress.

If you’ve liked us on Facebook, be sure to sign up for notifications as only a small percentage of followers get to see our posts.  Give our photos and events a “like” or a comment, as the more you interact with the page the more you will see our posts in your newsfeed.



OUR PHOTOS – There are lots of photos of live shows, releases, t-shirts, flyers, etc in our Facebook Archives HERE

YOUR PHOTOS – You are welcome to share your own photos of Epileptic Hillbillys by adding your link to the timeline or tagging Epileptic Hillbillys. You can view other’s photos by looking at “Visitor Posts” or “Community”



The first incarnation of Thee Epileptic Hillbillys was created back in the 80s by founder members Billy Oxley and Paul Oxley. The band soon emerged to make their mark with a name that more people were familiar with – The Radiacs. That band was a core part of the Sheffield scene regularly playing the North’s equivalent of The Klub Foot – The Take Two.

The scene ebbed and flowed and Billy went on to play with many bands notably the Blue Devils, The Tritons and later his first band of the millennium Thee Chills. Meanwhile Paul is most well known for his part in The Krewmen alongside many other projects and session work.

After Billy wound up Thee Chills, he and Paul decided to get Thee Epileptic Hillbillys going again, drafting in Paul’s son Steve on drums. Steve had been playing in his own band Cosmic Razor and as he’d been bought up on a diet of psychobilly from a baby, he was the perfect addition. In 2010 they played their first gig at The Dove and Rainbow as part of Mosh & Go’s Psychobilly Sunday as support to Graveyard Johnnys.

They quickly became firm favourites in the UK and abroad with their cheeky mix of humour infused psychobilly, rockabilly and inbred hillbilly, bringing singalong anthems to the masses.

Sadly in 2012 Billy suffered major health problems which led to a short hiatus for the band, but they soon bounced back, this time with Steve taking over the role as bass player from his dad and Adam Steenson joining the band on drums. (Adam had previously played with Steve and The Raise, who were incidentally on the bill of that very first Epiletpic Hillbillys’ gig in 2010.)

Gigs came flooding in again and Epileptic Hillbillys were a worthy support for some of the scenes top bands such as The Sharks, King Kurt, Demented are Go & The Meteors; and also as a crowd-pulling headliner in their own rights playing many festivals home and abroad – Bedlam Breakout, Inkfest, Pineda Psychobilly Meeting to name a few.

During this time Epileptic Hillbillys have put out three cd albums – Tales from The Underworld, Insanity and Take 2 – and a limited edition vinyl 10” Atomic It’s The Bomb. All recorded with Alan Wilson and released on Western Star Records. A 12” vinyl version of Tales From The Underworld was also brought out by Crazy Love Records.

In 2017 Adam decided to hang up his sticks and new boy Paul Mummery got stuck straight in. (Paul has a background in psychobilly, punk and metal having played with Sin Kings, Boston Rats, Norm & The Nightmares, and The Gonads.) Their first gig at Kingston’s Fighting Cocks in July 2017 was a sell out and the band continue to be in high demand.

King Kurt Gig Dates & News


15 December – Italy
(see Facebook Flyer for info)

18 Jan 2019 – Stomping at the Monkeys Germany
Facebook Event Link

16 February 2019 –  King Kurt play Yorkshire Valentine’s weekender at
Brudenell Social Club LEEDS
Facebook Event Link

24th May Bedford Esquires
Facebook Event Link

8th June 2019 – Psychomania Festival at Potsdam, Germany
Facebook Event Link

Sat 22 June 2019 – Cathays Sports and Social Club Cardiff
Facebook Event Link

August 2019 – Rebellion Blackpool

Sat 16 November – Pompey Rumble Wedgewood Rooms
Facebook Event Link

Friday November 22nd 2019 at The Underground Hanley Stoke
(contact Paul Hodgkinson – see share on Facebook Page – 50% sold already)


MESSY GIGS? – All gigs are mess free unless stated! Sorry but most venues hold club nights after.

PLAYING IN YOUR TOWN – We get lots of comments saying “come and play in “insert town/country”.  If you want to see King Kurt in your town feel free to ask any reputable promoters to get in touch. We can only play where we are booked.


CURRENT LINE UP Smeg (vox), Paul “Thwack” (guitar), Bert (bass), John (sax) Eli (guitar), Gaff (drums), Mr Burton (drums) sometimes

CONTACTING THE BAND – Sorry none of the band log in to the KK Facebook Page.


RECORD STORE DAY 21.04.2018 ‘Ooh Wallah Wallah’ – 35th anniversary edition LP, on transparent yellow vinyl #RSD18 SRD Southern Record Distributors.

If you didn’t manage to get one keep an eye on Jungle Records Ebay Store where they will sell them if there are any left and until stocks last.

OUR PHOTOS – There are thousands of photos of live shows, memorabilia, releases, t-shirts, flyers, etc in our Facebook Archives HERE

YOUR PHOTOS – You are welcome to share your own photos of King Kurt by adding your link to the timeline or tagging King Kurt Official. You can view other’s photos by looking at “Visitor Posts” or “Community”

KINGKURT.COM is no longer manned or updated.

BAND MERCH – available at most gigs!

ONLINE BAND MERCH – news coming soon!

You can join King Kurt on Facebook HERE  and bookmark this page to check back for updates HERE on WordPress.

If you have liked us on Facebook make sure you click “get notifications” from the drop down menu to ensure you see all our posts, and give posts and photos a “like” or a comment too, as the more you interact the more you will see our posts on your timeline.

Tick “Get Notifications” from the drop down menu where you “Like” & “Follow”



How to get the most from UK Psychobilly Gig Guide and Band Pages

Below are a few ways to make sure that you see posts from UK Psychobilly Gig Guide, the band pages that I run and any other band pages that you are interested in :

1. Bookmark this blog.
I generally update the Gig Guide once a week and the band pages as and when new gig dates or news comes in so keep checking back.

2. Like and Follow on Facebook
I share the Gig Guide and posts from the band pages that I run to my Facebook Page HERE  and my Facebook Profile HERE so give me a like or add me but follow the steps below.

Facebook algorithms mean that only a very small proportion of followers get to see posts, unless they interact with them. So, the more you like or comment, the more you are likely to see my posts in your newsfeed.  And the more you comment, the more other people will see them too, which helps me spread the word.

You can also opt in to “Get Notifications” from the Facebook Page (which means Facebook will tell you when I post) and “See First” (which allows you to chose which posts appear at the top of your newsfeed).

Desktop – “Like”, “Follow” and “Get Notifications”


Mobile – “Like” & “Follow”
Mobile – Then “Get Notifications” and “See First”

(This  applies to every Facebook Page that you “like and follow” be it a band, shop or blog so go ahead and like give a few previous posts some love ❤ )

3. WordPress
And of course, you can open an account even if you aren’t a blogger to follow me and others here on WordPress.

4. Submit gig info
If you are a promoter or in a band send in your listings and flyers. Check that it’s not already on there, then message me with your flyer AND the details in the format

“date – band name – venue”

Sorry but I don’t add written info from flyers or FB events you will need to send both if you want it on the written gig guide and flyer photo albums.  I can then copy and paste the info meaning it is correct.

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How to Get the most from UK Psychobilly Gig Guide & Band Pages

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Epileptic Hillbillys Gig Dates & News
Epileptic Hillbillys Facebook Page

Guana Batz Gig Dates & News
Guana Batz Facebook

King Kurt Gig Dates & News
King Kurt on Facebook

Hancox on Facebook

Stomping at the Klub Foot – Facebook Tribute Page
Stomping at the Klub Foot – Gig Listings
Stomping at the Klub Foot Memories

Also check out my lifestyle website TEA & CAKE FOR THE SOUL that covers  a wide variety of subjects including travel, recipes, tips, reviews and mental health but probably of most interest to you a music section that has interviews and features with psychobilly musicians, DJs, Promoters, etc.,  with loads more to come. Links to follow by Facebook, Twitter, WordPress and direct email are on the website.

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All shares are welcome to help out those involved in keeping psychobilly music live and alive!

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Psychobilly Online Shops & Merch Stalls

Here’s an A-Z of Psychobilly Merch, Shops, Stalls, Arts & Crafts. I’m happy to add most small business/hobby shop links that might be of interest to others in the scene. Comment below or message me with shop name, web site url and brief description.  Let’s all help each other out. To access just click on the business name to go to shop pages.

Arson Arts
Creatively Dark Wood Burnings

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Bedlam Breakout Shop
Buy & Sell cd, vinyl, dvds, posters, clothing
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Dog Eat Robot
Psychobilly Fanzine
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Kulture Shack
also on Facebook
Alternative street wear and accessories
for scooterists,rockabilly, hot rods n’ bobbers, psychobilly,
rude boys, skinheads, northern soul, mods n’ rockers

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Last Gang Emporium
Also on Facebook
Rockin’ Clothes, Accessories, Jewellery, Gifts & Homewares
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Mad Music For Bad People
Rockabilly/Psychobilly magazine
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Magick Willow Designs

Home accents, jewellery, asst arts ,witch essentials and curiosities
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Old Dog Books
Psychobilly, mod, scootering books
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Psychobilly Kicks Back

also on Facebook
Cancer charity shop selling music memorabilia,
merch and pretty much anything to raise funds
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Psychobilly Paintings

Hand painted acyrilic canvases (commissions undertaken)
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Raucous Records
Online record and merch store
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Cd & Vinyl
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Subversive Constructs

also on Facebook
Jewellery, sculpture and artworkinspired by tattoos, subculture and
a heavy dose of psychobilly madness!
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Western Star

Rockabilly rock n roll and Psychobilly Records, CDs, T Shirts and merch
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I would very much appreciate a reciprocal link or share of my web pages if possible please.



The Gig Guide has and always will be FREE for everyone to advertise  gigs, bands and assoc businesses.


Stomping at the Klub Foot Fan Page

Whether you were there or not, there can’t be a psychobilly in the land that hasn’t heard of the legendary Klub Foot.  Veterans recall it with fond memories, and the new breed can only hope to gain some sort of feeling for the atmosphere by reading old posts on internet forums.

It has been hailed as the Mecca for all things psychobilly, and would entice 100s of pilgrims to venture into West London of a Saturday night.  A sea of coloured quiffs and bleached jeans would form a queue around Hammersmith Broadway, waiting for the doors to open at 7.30pm.

The building itself was called The Clarendon, a disused hotel or ballroom I believe.  Truth be told it was a dive but what more could a drunken youth culture want?  It had a large bar and a good sized hall with stage – sorted! The Klub Foot was held upstairs in what was rumoured to be a 600-800 capacity venue, although reports suggest many more attended.  On the ground level there was a bar, and downstairs was a small venue called Broadway that also hosted many a gig, including lots of Garage Trash and Mod bands.

The Klub Foot was the brainchild of promoter John Curd which started in 1982 featuring a line-up of punk bands.  By the mid 80s it was predominantly psychobilly but often had line-ups which crossed over the scenes and incorporated goth, rockabilly and garage trash.  It hailed headliners such as Guana Batz, The Meteors, Frenzy, Restless and Demented are Go, supported by many bands which are still the staple diet of psychobilly today – The Coffin Nails, Long Tall Texans, The Caravans and Frantic Flintstones to name a few.

It provided a central place for gigs to be held on a regular basis, a chance to meet with fellow psychos from all over the UK and a few from Europe too.  You could have a laugh, see some great bands, drink yourself silly, then burn off a few pounds by wrecking in one of the largest, sweatiest pits you have ever, or will ever be likely to see again. Oh and if you had any money left you could always stock up on a new band t-shirt on the way out.

Unfortunately The Klub Foot had to end in 1988 as the venue was being knocked down for the redevelopment of Hammersmith.  It put a real dampener on the scene for a good few years.  Although there were still gigs happening up and down the country, and by now it had really taken off in Europe too, The Klub Foot was the main stay in British psychobilly.

There have been many threads on internet forums in the past which all end up lost in internet archives.  In 2008 I set up a page on Myspace as a place for people to share their memories and photos – to develop a site that paid homage to the legendary Klub Foot to be enjoyed by old and young psychobillies the world over. As the internet progressed and everyone abandoned Myspace in favour of Facebook, I moved as much of it as I could over to the new page. There’s lots of photos of bands and punters so check them out.  I do not own rights to any of the photos and where possible have tried to credit them back to their original sender. The page has nothing to do with the original promoter.

Check out the other blog posts for the dated Klub Foot Gig List and people’s memories and comments

Klub Foot Memories and Comments

Below I have listed some of the old comments left on the Stomping at the Klub Foot FACEBOOK  page and now defunct Myspace page dating back to 2008. Feel free to add your own memories or comments and I will update in time.


SIMON: My very first band, Shark Bait played the Klubfoot around six times including one live recording (volume 5) and the ‘Goodbye Klubfoot’ series of concerts (if I remember correctly we invited the Klingonz along to one of these without asking the promotors, who hit the roof, but let the guys play).. we were all under 18 years old and we used to make the overnight trek to the venue on the Dublin-Holyhead ferry, then onto the London train, changing a few times and arriving at the venue around lunchtime 🙂  Shark Bait disbanded when lead singer Dave Finnegan landed a starring role in Sir Alan Parker’s motion picture ‘The Commitments’ (he played the psychopathic roadie, naturally enough)


GARY DAY: Great idea for a page, brilliant!!! I spent many nights there as a punter, Iv’e still got loads of my ticket stubs.
all the best,


MIKE SPLIFFS: hey nice one jo.its mike from wigsville spliff i still got loads of the adverts from music press advertising klub foot gigs and photos etc. we prob played it 20 times and got loads of stories


GRAHAM DAY: I know the Prisoners played there several times but I’ve got no idea about the dates, sorry. It would’ve been between ’83 and ’85 I guess.
We used to play downstairs before we got a bit too popular and had to move upstairs,although I must admit I preferred the gigs downstairs.

Good luck collecting the memories, unfortunately mine’s a bit shot away.


BEN COOPER: Hi,  Thanx a million for the add.  What a great idea this page is. I will try and remember some Restless stories to put on the blog.  Rockin regards  Ben


STEVE WHITEHOUSE: We would love to be actively involved in this page as the Klubfoot holds many memories for me . I have loads of cool piccies of the great nights we spent up there…it was a special place ! When I get my shit together ( we are up to our eyes in it at the mo with last minute stuff for the American tour )I will make sure you get some stuff sent to you .

Congrats on a good idea !!

Best Frenzy Wishes   Steve Whitehouse


VERGE WALTON: Ohh I remember the old days – just about! I was at pretty much all the Klub Foot gigs. That’s me on the back cover of the first live Stompin’ album wearing the home made Guana Batz t-shirt with cut off sleeves and looking young and skinny.
I remember an early gig when the stage was at the opposite end to where it ended up. The Guana Batz played and announced it was going to be their last gig, I think Mick White was on electric bass then. They kept playing for ages as it was their ‘last gig’ and were superb.
I’m looking forward to seeing them again this Summer!  Good work, keep up the nostalgia,  Verge Walton




PHIL: hi Jo, great idea for the site
you are right we have aged well!!…a few of us were just old enough to go, although remember being told quite firmly by security not to go near the bar….or we were out!
anyway have a few flyers,tickets etc which I shall try and sort out for you, although me and technology don’t get on so stick with me on this one.
used to go up with a fair few from aylesbury/buckingham where I grew up, every now and again would get a mini bus/coach depending who was playing
sad to see it go although the boston arms was a good venue, cool to see things have really picked up with lots of gigs and great new bands as well as firm favourites who helped build the scene see ya soon
phil (goodwreckintonight)


I’ve just sent you some flyers and pics. Escalators played the upstairs too, several times. And King Kurt were 3rd on the bill to Erazerhead and the Escalators – this was definitely a Klub Foot gig.



THE GRISWALDS: We played there downstairs supporting The Frantic Flinstones.  Thanks for the add, for your info, I (Gary Griswald) am in the picture that you are using in the avatar. Underneath the “L” in the sign and above the guy with the “Y” on his jacket in the front row


PIP, GUANA BATZ:  thanks for the add


MOJOCAT: The first I went to the klub foot was to see Restless ( one of my all time best rockin bands ) I got really drunk on cider. What great night. I have been waiting for something like this for a long time, thank you.


JOHN: thats cool Jo,  thank you for the effort,   you do for you thats great cheers john


ANDY: gonna be a great memorium to Klubfoot days Jo keep up the good work cosmic x


CARRIE: cheers for the add!  me and the old man have 1,000s of photos between us and a new scanner!!  i was only a child at the time,of course…snigger..


THE OPTIC NERVES: I used to spend a lot of time there.Played a few times as well.I’ve still got some adverts for gigs somewhere & a final curtain t-shirt.I’ll dig ’em out & send you some photos.


NICK: Thanks Jo, i’m looking forward in seeing this site GROW!


WELSHJOHN: Yeah,use my pics if you want Jo,some people say it wasn’t that good….IT WAS THOUGH


GEOFF: I went there a few times,no photos but i’m sure i’ve got some memories somewhere


PETE: looking forward to the pics/stories


OPREZ: Great stuff pet. The Guana Batz were the first ever psychobilly band I heard but it was the cover of the first Stomping At The Klub Foot LP that introduced me to what psychobillies actually looked like!


BRIAN: Memories!! I can hardly remember last weekend! haha!
KEV: Thanx for the add, aint it great being part of history!!


STEVE: cool site Jo. i am sure alison has a few more pics. i will get her to send them to you.


MISTERRAT: cheers for adding me :o) none of my pics survived the years so its gonna be great to see what other people come up with!!!


DOUG: Great idea Jo. Not sure if my mind goes back that far!!


HENRY: Hey Jo cool site 🙂 Henry x


FLIX: Thee Legendary klub Foot,wish i was born around that tyme to go to it


WENDY: Hi Klub Footers! I certainly was a punter and I still find it hard to believe that its 21 years next month that it shut down.  I still have the sign from the gents toilet door – don’t ask me why I chose that but i wanted a momento on the last night and thats where i was! Hmmmm, don’t ask me why there either lol!  Many happy memories, if not hazy through alcohol and the time and the passage of many years since. Will see if I can upload some pics cos I have loads 🙂
Wendy x


MATT: Great idea Jo, wish I could remember more about shows here then I can!! LOl!! I’ve not got any photos but i’ve got plenty of old tickets, flyers etc which I’ll get scanned and let you have
See you Sunday?
Matt x


MICK: cheers for the add, and yes I am an old fart lol !

RICKY: thnk you so much  I really love the old pics…  cheers RD


KING LEPA: Wow Klub foot. i heard stories 4m some guy in Pedro. So how are u? Sux that they turn it into a parking lot or into a office. Love the old pix. Cheerz!


TWINNY: it would of been great to be there at the time, but i’d now be an old fart like you lot lol cheers for the add


TORPEDO: Thanks for making this Site…. I wish I would’ve been there – but never had the chance to 😦


MARK: Thanks Jo,  brilliant idea so good luck with it.  Very best wishes,  Mark


ZOE: looks great Jo!… xxx


LUKE: Great times, great people, great drinkin’ sessions, great bands. Recieved many bruises during my time spent @ the Klub Foot. I fu*kin loved it!


MARK: Thanx for the add Jo, and good luck with the site. I’ll send what I’ve got.  Mark


JONNY: thanx jo,the closest i got to klubfoot was jumping around in my room as a weee l’il kid pretending i was there.oh the shame…lol…


SPAMABILLY: Hi Jo nice nice page ;), hope the people will send to you more pic so to see more pic in future.. great stuff, greetings from italy and best regard 😉


GENERATTION MONGOLOID: thanks to you for the great page!!




PSYCHOJAG: veritable pleasure for a french oldschool psychobilly’s


MANOUCHE: thank you, your page is really good


HEIDI: You are the psycho archive! Not to mention you find all of the really good pics of Pip!!!


CHARLIE: Thanks for going to all the effort of setting this up. Now all us nostalgic old men know where to come for our fix.


PSYCHOPHILE: looking forward to seein more top photo’s added from back in the day
cheeers n beers mate >;)


MICKSIDGE: Cheers for the add , spent all my youth at that place , i think i helped pay the ground rent for the Clarenden in 1984 !!!!!, good times . Will send all the info i have .


DENIS: Hi, The Klub Foot – only good memories for us! Stomping n°2, Guana Batz, Batmobile, Sting-Rays, Purple Things… We’ll scan some pictures and will send them asap.


BAD MOJO: Cheers,i wish i coulda made it down more often,but when i did it was psychobilly heaven.


STU: your’e welcome,makes me feel like an old fart but fuck it eh lol! maybe i am? see ya tommorow,gonna be a goodun!(K)666 ftw ps , welsh john,no more dodgy pics of me thanks!lol ftw


DANNY: Thanks for accepting! We should build a new Klubfoot for all the poor young suckers who wasn’t there in the good ole days 😉 greets from germany, danny


CONNY: hell yeeaaaah ””  the she cats = crazy times  it was fun !! good old days !!!  great page
love x she cat conny Belguim


FRANK: Good Work




MONI: Hey Jo, this is so great!!!!!Thanx again.


BEDLAM: Thanks for the add… I’m actually on the cover of the DvD and Album somewhere…I think I am on the right hand side… And I remember getting kicked in the head during The Coffin Nails Set….. Ah!!! MEMORIES


HOWLING: thanks so lot!  what a great page..