GIG 039: Broken Bones / Scat Opera – Marquee, 30th January 1990

Broken Bones were a very influential punk band. Metallica and Slayer have cited them as a big influence and members of Broken Bones had previously been in Discharge. I didn’t know any of this at the time I saw them though. I primarily went because a couple of my best mates, Mat and Adam, were going as well as some other friends.

It was pretty chaotic in the mosh pit but, after having had a couple of instances of breaking my glasses at gigs, I’d decided to play it safe with this one.

I gave my glasses to my ex-girlfriend (Siouxsie) who was by the side of the stage and wasn’t joining us in the melee. She popped them behind one of the speakers next to her as they’d be completely safe there whilst the rest of us got kicked and thumped black and blue in the pit.

This *in theory* was a great idea.

However, we didn’t factor in the lead singer of Broken Bones climbing up on the speakers and then leaping off them into the crowd (which caused one of the speakers to topple over and… well, crush my glasses).

Broken Bones were very good fun. They were supported by Scat Opera (who were alright, but didn’t set my world on fire).

Broken Bones – Decapitated
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