wise words from John “speedo” Reis

wise words from John “speedo” ReisAt the end of March I received the amazing Rocket From The Crypt CD/DVD for my birthday. Of course being a true fan I played the CD at full volume and the watched the DVD so much it is now forever burnt into my eye sockets…. However there is one stupid thing I never did and that was to read the small book that comes with it.

This may be old news for some of you, but John Reis talks about each track and his thoughts about playing them live on that fateful Halloween gig in 2005. Below are my favourite ones: enjoy!

I Put An Intro On You:

“Talk about nervous energy. I could barely get a word out.  Trying to overcome the fear of ruining the moment that would be forever caught on digital tape. There’s a lesson to be learnt kids. If you wanna succeed, don’t try. This whole intro was long, boring and went nowhere. Next time we’ll do something better.”

Jumper K. Balls: 

“OK, here’s where I get clocked real good by a plastic gun. Half way through the song-some butt wipe hurls a toy firearm and tags me in the face. You can even hear it over the blaring wall o’ stacks. I am sure many of you have wanted to do this in the past. It ended up fracturing my labia majora and other small bones in my face. I had to wear a face plate for 3 weeks after the show. But I soldiered on. You know why? Cuz it was in the contract.”

Middle / Born in 69:

“Our best 1-2 punch. Speedo can really sing! Apollo 9 says “I know”. Priceless. Dirty gets up and relives years of backache and shin splints.”

On A Rope:

“The song that will forever be our piss stain on the footnotes of underground 90’s rock lore. Not a bad legacy. I still get checks for $13.92 ever year. In some parts of the world I can buy an ox and fuck it for that price. Speaking of buying things….. I start buying time. I was thirsty and miserable up there. Have I made that clear yet?”

Come See, Come Saw:

“I won 400 clams on a pony at Del Mar Race track with this but but I lost a million brain cells shouting this song at the top of my lungs.”

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Want to read more of these? Well then you will just have to buy the live album set! (Click here to purchase ‘R.I.P.’ from Amazon.)

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