Warm-up Show for Carnivore
(playing under the name "Bensonhurst Lesbian Choir")
It you got a chance to see Carnivore at L'Amour, you knew how Pete started every show. With the curtains down, he played the theme music to 2001 Space Odyssey as loud as possible. This would sometimes lead into Jimi Hendrix' Star Spangled Banner, which would get the audience prepared for Carnivore's arrival.
So, if you think Pete, Keith (or Marc) and Louie had the biggest balls to spend 5 -10 minutes with a record cranked up high while their fans went NUTS screaming and cursing at them to "get on the stage already." With the crowd getting crazier, you can imagine what it was like when the curtain finally went up and 3 jerks from Brooklyn started playing "World War III & IV."
I love this pic,
but I don't have
a good quality version of it.
As a young girl in the audience, I can tell you that it was thrilling to watch and listen to hundreds of fans singing all the lyrics together with the band. During "Male Supremacy," the ladies would go nuts over Pete singing the slow part. What was even more exciting to me was to watch the slam dancing, stage diving, and eventual fighting that would take place on the dance floor during the show. Pete would "bless" the crowd with water (later he used wine) or cut the tops of this shoulder with razor blades so that blood would flow down them during the show. Whether they were dressed in their "warrior fur" outfits or their normal rocker look, women pushed their way to the front of the dance floor to offer themselves to the guys. I've witnessed many a cat fight as these heeled women would pull each other's hair to prevent anyone else from getting close to Peter.
Here is an audio from L'Amour 1985 with an overlay of photos of the Carnivore guys:
Here seems to be a video from the same year - I think it's supposed to be the same show. Sorry, the quality is not the best: