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Argh Fuck Kill: The Story of the DayGlo Abortions von Walter, Chris (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 05.09.2011
  • Verlag: GFY Press
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Argh Fuck Kill: The Story of the DayGlo Abortions

With diverse musical influences ranging from The Mahavishnu Orchestra to Black Sabbath, the DayGlo Abortions have developed a unique and ferocious sound that few have successfully imitated. Legends to some, degenerate drug addicts to others, the DayGlo Abortions remain one of the most controversial yet influential punk groups ever. Read the book that makes The Dirt look like The Adventures of Pippi Longstocking.


    Format: ePUB
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Seitenzahl: 216
    Erscheinungsdatum: 05.09.2011
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9781927053041
    Verlag: GFY Press
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Argh Fuck Kill: The Story of the DayGlo Abortions

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Had Murray followed his intuition and avoided Jim Steveneau, he might never have been sent to St. Michael's University School, the private boys' school where he met Jesus Bonehead aka Brian Whitehead. Because Murray purposely ignored his "inner voice," he set into motion a chain of events that led to the formation of the DayGlo Abortions. By moving towards the chaos, Murray had, in effect, chosen his own destiny.

"St. Michael's was all about being bad," remembers the DayGlos frontman. As a consequence of that poor behaviour, Murray claims to have done eight hours of hard labour every Saturday and Sunday the entire time he attended the school. "They were into full-on corporal punishment," he says, with the weary resignation of someone who has accepted the folly of his ways. From digging holes and filling them back in again, to sweeping the parking lot with a tiny broom, no task was too onerous or difficult for our boy. The deputy headmaster apparently saw something in Murray and wanted to "cure" him of his rebellious ways. Good not only at academics but at sports as well, the boy could have been a top student. Sadly, for the deputy headmaster, that was not to be. Murray and a cohort named David Waddington became a target for the misguided educator, who did everything he could to break the recalcitrant students. "David was the worst kid in the school, even worse than me," Acton remembers. "He was bad to the bone."

Drugs were not yet a priority, but LSD was cheap and readily available. Powerful white blotter and good microdots were everywhere. Unlike today's mild "acid," this stuff produced vivid hallucinations and twelve-hour trips. "One of the things kids today are missing are good hallucinogenic drugs. A good LSD trip is something that every kid should experience at least once. It breaks down boundaries and makes magic possible," insists Acton. Timothy Leary would have agreed wholeheartedly.

In Grade Seven, the juvenile who would later be known as Jesus Bonehead transferred to St. Michael's School from Vernon, BC. Murray noticed Brian Whitehead immediately because students from Vernon wore slightly different uniforms, making them easy for the local boys to identify. "None of the Vernon Prep guys fit in that well. They were a bit rougher around the edges," remembers Acton. Below average height and slight of stature, Brian seemed even more uncomfortable than his fellow transferees, and perhaps Murray subconsciously gravitated towards the outsider. "I remember Brian looking around the classroom," Murray says, recalling the student's unease.

Brian Whitehead was born in Winnipeg on December 22nd, 1959, and his father was stationed at the same air force base as Murray's father was. The men knew each other but they did not eventually become friends the way Brian and Murray did. Although it wasn't until the next year in Grade Eight that the two began to spend much time together, the unholy allegiance had begun.

St. Michael's School boasted high academic standards, but it also housed students that didn't fit the public school system. Brian Whitehead's father, though he had left his wife years earlier, was good enough to set up a trust fund for the boy. Brian grew up believing his father had died in a fiery plane crash, but through a friend of Murray's father who was in the same squadron as Mr. Whitehead, the boy eventually learned that his dad had simply bailed. Brian's mother had substance abuse problems, so his father's decision to leave the family is sad but unsurprising. Murray's parents stayed together but paid three to five thousand dollars a year for their son's tuition, which was a lot of money, especially back then. &

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