- Mon, 23 Feb 1998 21:04:58
From: Vlad the Inhaler
- I had the pleasure of watching the Crust blow the roof off the Fleet
Enema Center on Dec. 30. Albeit my nasty habit of imbibing gallons of mead
led to an altercation with a Days of the New fan who dared cast a
disparging remark about our Lords of Rocque while waiting in line for fine
malt beverage (I believe the pleeb in question was nursing an O'douls). He
quickly backed down when confronted with his own ignorance(and my beer
An added bonus to an already stellar evening, was that I was seated with a
bevy of punk rock beauties(Le Duc d'Istortions cast offs no doubt). The
show at the Middle Least was tremendous as well,except for the crowd of
Oh-So-Cool Boston fans who don't even have the manners to clap, never mind
rock! Truly pearls amongst swine!
For those of you throughout the country who have yet to experience the
Crust, you are in for a treat. Long Live the Crust and this Web-site !
- Sat, 21 Feb 1998 02:05:51
From: His highness Prince Vas Deferens (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Dear sirs:
Be prepared. I am to understand that you shall be arriving at my abode (San
Francisco) in March. My sources have disclosed that you fancy yourselves
to be quite royal. Ha! While I am certain that your music speaks for
itself, let it be known that I and my band of miscreants shall be on hand
to judge for ourselves. The mark of royalty (and of the Beast, for that
matter) is seldom so obvious. If you provide my court with the proper
entertainment, and if you have managed to quell my growing hunger for
debauchery, then you shall recieve an ample reward. If not, the gauntlet
shall be thrown, and you shall be cast into my realm of doom. Adieu.
- Fri, 6 Feb 1998 11:04:34
From: Stefan Ravello (email@example.com)
- Hey everyone in or coming to the Cleveland area. The revolution will
reach it's true climax when the CRUST pairs up with THE CONSERVATIVES, at
the Euclid Tavern on March 21st. THE CONSERVATIVES, utilizing only the
finest techniques to produce string breaking, stick snapping armageddon
SUIT Rock -n- Roll!!! Do not dare to miss this festival of high energy
chaos, and remember, know your place!
This is, by the way, an outstanding web page!!!
- (Web serf's note: I can't help
thinking that Mr. Ravello is affiliated in some way with The Conservatives.
Regardless, we thank him for alerting the rabble to this upcoming show in
the home of the so-called "Rock n Roll Hall Of Fame.")
- Sun, 1 Feb 1998 08:25:16
i caught the fredette brothers in the pete weiss band friday and
thoroughly enjoyed the show. what a guitar team! and theyre related!
- (Web serf's note: The astute
Crust fan will note that the above-mentioned Mr. Weiss co-engineered The Decline & Fall.)
- Sun, 25 Jan 1998 03:42:03
This is a message from the pesants to the Upper Crust: We are
ready to fucking rock! Have a vulgar tounge, and rock out at the
fucking Court on the 20th!!!! Fuck Aerosmith; Let them eat
shit, and put those fucks back in rehab! The Crust rule!!!! The Crust are
our Lords, and I must say that We, the fucking shit, shall eat Rock, so
long as it is from the Fallutin Crust!!! Fuck Nine inch Nails. Fuck the
Stones. Long live the fucking Crust!!! Kick some ass on the 20th
- (Web serf's note: Phew!)
- Thu, 22 Jan 1998 14:35:31
From: MAYORE DE SODOME (MAYORSODOM@AOL.COM)
LOWLY WEB SERVANT,
I MUST APPLAUD YOUR EFFORTS IN PROMOTING SUCH A FINE
SET OF ROGUES. I, OR SHALL I SAY THEY ,HAD THE EXTREME PLEASURE
OF CATCHING TWO PERFORMANCES BY THE BARDS OF BARBARITY.
BEING A GENTLEMAN OF EXTREME LEISURE I WITNESSED THE COTERIE
ON TWO SEPARATE OCCASIONS. THE FIRST SHOW WAS IN THE CITY OF
ANGELS, AT HOLLYWOOD MOGULS WHICH I BELIEVE COINCIDED WITH
THE RELEASE OF THEIR LATEST CD. SECONDLY I VIEWED THEM AT THE
RAUCOUS COURT TAVERN IN NEW BRUNSWICK. ON BOTH OCCASIONS MY
STAFF AND MYSELF WERE QUITE ENTERTAINED BY THE ROUQUE'S GALLERY
AND LOOK FORWARDING TO EXPERIENCING THEIR PRESENCE AGAIN.
MOYORE DE SODOME
- (Web serf's note: Kindly remove
your CAPS in the presence of nobility.)
- Tue, 20 Jan 1998 23:06:17
From: Sir Michael (Kicknbeats@aol.com)
I was the proud and crazed fan who jumped and screamed my way through
the Crusts' set at the coolest club in New Jersey, The Court Tavern in New
Brunswick last Friday, Jan. 17th, 1998. I was inches away from Count
Bassies face as he debuted he voice. He was stoic and resentful as usual.
After thier set we cheered em back and they played another 5-7 songs, I
forget, I was so loaded. I even woke up the next morning with the set list
in my pocket.
They will be back for more on Feb. 20th.
- (Web serf's note: Sir Michael's
unbridled enthusiasm for the Men In Lace has clearly addled his sense of
time; that Crust show at the Court was Saturday the 10th. However, he is
right on target with the date of the Crust's return engagement as well as
his description of Bassie.)
- Tue, 13 Jan 1998 19:12:34
From: The Earl of Riff-en-Poof (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dear Upper Crust:
Come back to England, and we promise you will not be be-headed! That
Harlot/Tramp you left behind has confessed her devotion to the Dean, and
has re-nounced all ties to you and your tidy band of crumpit eating
Long Live the Queen,
The Earl of R. and his manor of minions
- (Web serf's note: Hey, I don't
write these things, I just copy them from my e-mail and paste them into
this web page. And I can't help thinking that somebody purporting to be
from Oxford ought to know how to spell "crumpet.")
- Mon, 12 Jan 1998 11:26:27
From: Alex Smith (email@example.com)
I relished the very concept of the Crust's triumphant return to New York
City this week (albeing at Coney Island High), after hearing for months
that the band had broken up. They played last night (SUNDAY night), but I'm
told didn't go on until quite late. Like a true peasant, I could not
attend, for I must retain a job to keep a meager roof over my undeserving
head. Thusly, I was not blessed enough to be present for said gala. Was
hoping to catch some upcoming tour info about a possible RETURN trip to our
fair city (preferably on a better night of the week). Ah well.
- Mon, 12 Jan 1998 01:02:56
- January 11th show at Coney Isalnd High, NYC.... Sunday night show
and I didn't go. According to the man at the door, there was a private
party going on in the club, and it wouldn't open up to the public until 10
pm, with the bands scheduled to start playing at midnight. Since there were
two bands scheduled on the bill before The Crust, I couldn't hold out and
Sunday night shows are not good for most fans. Certainly, not for me.
Aristrocrats or rabble-rousers, we most likely all have to work on a Monday
Methinks that they are using genuine powder from the 18th century in their
wigs and makeup!
- (Web serf's note:
Unfortunately, you were apparently the victim of a misinformed door person
and confusing advertising. I got to CIH around 10:30 or 10:45, and the
Upper Crust's equipment was in place on stage, with no other bands in
sight. They went on a little before midnight... I don't know what the deal
was with the other two bands that were mentioned in the ad. Hopefully
their next NYC appearance will be on a Friday or Saturday.)
- Tue, 13 Jan 1998 19:06:42
From: Optimus Prime (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The idiot below doesn't know his budweiser from his absinthe. I was at
the Aero show and the Crust rocked the Fleet. My friends and I fully
appreciated the hard-driving guitar and the great drums.
- (Web serf's note: I've said it
before, and I'll say it again. Lord Bendover (and the dearly departed Lord
Rockingham) may write the songs that the whole world sings, but le Duc
d'Istortion and Jackie Kickassis bring them to life in ways mere mortals
could never imagine.)
- Fri, 2 Jan 1998 15:58:39
- (Web serf's note: The comments
below are actually a combination of an e-mail message and comments received
via the Voice of the Peasants form from the same
individual.) Note that spelling and offensive remarks have been left as
is. I'll be back in a minute.
You SUCK!!!!!!!! That was the worst half-hour my ears have ever
experienced. What a waste of my time. I say forget about these freaks and
just bring on Days Of The New (that's a real kick-ass band) to open for
Aerosmith. I was at Aerosmith's Dec. 30 show. The first band Upper Crust
sucked. How can anyone like a band like that. All I can say are two things.
Lord Bendover. Rock and Roll Butler. They're just asking for crap. What the
hell kind of idea is it to dress like 18th century fags. It only made me
hate them more. Upper Crust BLOWS!!!!
Upper Crust SUCKS!!!! What the hell is the deal with Lord Bendover? What
about the crap with the 18th century stuff. They look like fags and their
bad music doesn't help things. I saw them at the Dec. 30 show with
Aerosmith. Aerosmith kicked ass. Days of the New kicked ass. But, their was
this first band dressed in tights and wigs that sucked. It was the worst
half-hour my ears ever experienced. THEY SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!
- (Hello, Web Serf again.
Really, I think the comments above speak for themselves. However, I just
wanted to mention that, as one who does volunteer work on
behalf of people with HIV/AIDS, I certainly don't condone or encourage some
of the language used. And besides, I don't recall seeing a lot of men in
powdered wigs and related finery in the West Village or
- Tue, 23 Dec 1997 06:44:44
From: Spaceman (email@example.com)
I saw the show at the Paradise and it rocked like the Dickens! The
house shook to the thumping roque as the open-eyed crowd begged for more.
Long live the Upper Crust!!!!
- Sat, 20 Dec 1997 16:21:50
From: The Slugger
I talked to Nat the other day about playing the club I book (The Court
Tavern in New Brunswick NJ) and the Crust will be touring in late
Febuary. [ed. note: this show is now set for January 10.]
It seems they will be touring as a four piece (sans Rockingham). I have
been trying to get them down here for over a year and it looks like they're
finally going to play. For info on the club, check http://www.courttavern.com
- (Web serf's note: I've visited
this establishment on more than one occasion, and I can assure the rabble
that it is already frequented by many fans of the Crust. I dare say that
an appearance by the Upper Crust would do wonders to elevate its
- Fri, 19 Dec 1997 02:07:09
methink that the mighty Crust should teach those grungy "Ne'er Do
Wells," Days of the New, a thing or two about proper hygiene,
especially if they make it to the "Boudoir" with a strumpet when
they play on those Boston dates as well like, how to apply a "Beauty
Spot" perhaps? I'm not trying to sound "Highfalutin" or
anything, after all, I am a mere peasant myself or else I would not be
posting here! Roque and phucking Roll!
- (Web serf's note: Days of the
New aren't fit to light the candles in the Upper Crust's ornate
- Tue, 16 Dec 1997 12:42:36
From: Andrew Rapoport (ARAPO@aol.com)
OK, it's been nearly TWO long, Crust-less years since we've been graced
with the good Lords here in Washington. WE WANT THE CRUST, and we want them
- Mon, 15 Dec 1997 14:15:34
From: F'artagnon (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Long Live the Crust. The Fleet Center will never be the same!!
- Sat, 13 Dec 1997 23:14:00
[At the Paradise December 12,] the Crust sans Lord Rockingham took the
stage to a small crowd. Things
seemed a little tense for some reason. But they Rocked!! I saw 3 songs
for the first time (Paradise Lost, Gourmet Love, and Eureka). They
opened with Rock and Roll Butler which I found odd. Followed by Let
them Eat Rock, Paradise Lost, Fauntleroy, Vulgar Tongue, Gourmet Love,
Boudoir, Eureka, Tell Mother, Rabble, Falutin, (Persona was on the list
but not played), Rickshaw and Cream of the Crust. They came back and
played Neer do well even though Luncheon appears on the set list.
Jackie was amazing!!!
- (Web serf's note: Jackie is
the unsung hero and secret weapon of the Upper Crust. When they do those
Aerosmith shows he should stuff Joey Kramer in a trunk somewhere and then
"volunteer" to take his place!)
- Date: Thu, 11 Dec 97 15:26:59
- I'm a fanatic of the Upper Crust music but I'm a french guy and you
how it's difficult to get the Upper Crust records in France. I've got the
first one ("let them it rock") with a great luck with the best
record shop of
my city (Nice), but I think it's gonna be very hard to get the new one.
I have to command it and I'm never sure...
So you have to know noone knows the band in France (even in Paris where I
lived 2 years) because the records are impossible to find.
Maybe you will be surprised to know I discovered the band at 2 concert of
Fleshtones in Paris in 1997 where the guy on the sono was playing the CD
before the show.
So good luck to this great band!
- Tue, 9 Dec 1997 21:12:11
I too am an afficianado of le roque who, every day, must mingle with the
dregs of humanity on the streets of this grand palace of debauchery, New
York. Please kind sir, inform me of the date of the next crust show in
our great city. I am in haste, sitting in my room sulking like one of
those dreadful Dickens characters. I was lucky enough to catch the
Halloween show, but am now suffering from horrific withdrawal. Much like
the after effects of being high on drugs. I thank you in advance.
- Tue, 9 Dec 1997 15:39:41
From: Dan the Peasant
[Regarding the Crust/Millenium connection,] you have DEFINITELY gone off
the deep end! That's quite a stretch.... or maybe aliens have finally
learned the ways of the Crust.
The truth must be out there somewhere.
- Sun, 7 Dec 1997 23:14:10
From: Duchess Deb U Tante (Sehlucy@aol.com)
I had the honorary privilege of securing several shows for these
distinguished gents out on the West Coast recently and over one year ago.
Watching the local peasants filled with passion for undoubtedly the first
time in their sad, deprived lives as The Upper Crust takes over the stage
is gratification enough for me. It's my contribution to the common people.
Amazingly, it's not below their aristocratic nature to grace the stages of
Los Angeles, City Of Dirt, Smog and Sin (the gents did cleanse their hands
often whilst they were here though, I must say).
- Tue, 2 Dec 1997 19:20:22
From: e blumenthal
- brilliant first lp, sirs! would the band perchance be travelling to
the pacific northwest any time in the near future? portland & seattle
await their highnesses.
- (Web serf's note: I have heard
rumors of a multi-city tour taking place early next year, but these are as
yet unconfirmed. Should these rumors be transformed to facts I shall
indeed alert the rabble.)
- Tue, 2 Dec 1997 00:44:48
From spaceman (email@example.com):
- The Upper Crust is positively the greatest band to ever grace the
itself on the peasantry on this paltry planet.
- Tue, 25 Nov 1997 01:18:31
From Colonel Buford Henry William Fabersham III:
- We witnessed the Upper Crust's medicine show as they blazed a trail
of ruin and pillage through the noble deep south. We were so impressed by
their charade, we have taken it upon ourselves to form our own rocking
version of the TRUE aristocracy - that of the antebellum South. We, The
Empowered Plantation Gentry, challenge the Upper Crust to a Rock Battle to
end all Rock Battles! Suh, my intentions are served!
- Tue, 18 Nov 1997 00:52:08
- I have just received a most interesting message from a dear friend
I have heard, good sir, that at one of the Los Angeles performances of our
lordships, the rabble whipped themselves into quite a frenzy, culminating
a most brazen and (unnaturally) buxom wench removing her blouse, and her
bodice also, and was there exposed before our lordships and the assembled
- Sat, 08 Nov 1997 12:03:26
- Wig rock RULES man!
I am the Manager at [a large record chain store] in Richmond, VA and myself
receiving clerks LOVE the Upper Crust THEY FUCKING
- Fri, 07 Nov 1997 09:51:08
- I can't believe they'd do a tour without [Lord Rockingham]... I
could tell something was missing with some of the vocals, but Beauty Spot
was great! The Count did a great job with the lead... I did feel
like a peasant with the Count's disgusted grimace. What a face!
- Thu, 06 Nov 1997 18:52:29
- Just wanted to congratulate you on this FANTASTIC site and also say
thanks! I've been following the band since their first ever show at the
Green Street Grill in Cambridge and it's great to be able to get updated
info here. Keep up the good work.
- Thu, 6 Nov 1997 16:30:57
- of course I'm sure there are hundreds of women asking this very same
question: is Lord Rockingham married, or is that ring by chance just a
favorite piece of jewelry? It's not that often that I fall instantly in
love. But I saw the Crust for the first time on Halloween, and I was
smitten. A talented man who is attractive and intelligent! What is the
- Thu, 06 Nov 1997 13:24:22
- The Bottom of the Hill show was extremely entertaining and
well-attended. It was great to
see Nat, Jim & Dave rockin' out. Didn't stay for the encores, but the
main part of the show held no surprises: opened with 'Let Them Eat Rock',
did 'Ne'er-do-well', 'Lord Fauntleroy', 'Boudoir', 'Vulgar Tongue'
etc... At one point, Nat's guitar became inaudible in the mix & the
basically stopped playing, as he searched for the cause. Much to the good
Lord's dismay, he realized he had kicked something loose or off, yet his
explanation was oh so gracious -- one of many amusing moments. Hope LA goes
well & they come back to SF.
- Thu, 6 Nov 1997 11:27:40
- Just caught the show at the Bottom of the Hill in SF last night.
UC was great-- my first live exposure. It was a decent crowd, most
of whom probably didn't know who they were. Not sold out though.
Sucky publicity I suppose. About 15 of us fans had been waiting
- Tue, 4 Nov 1997 12:28:52
- In addition to being a great fan of the Crust, I am also a
resident of Wash., DC... I just want to send Lord Rockingham a note letting
him know that
there are many "subjects" of his here in the City whom are glad
him and wish him luck with his new post.
- Mon, 03 Nov 1997 17:30:42
- Hey GREAT Site!!!
I caught the Middle East November 1st show and it rocked!! I haven't
seen them since the fisticuffs show at the Middle East. There was
another show early on in which an altercation ensued. At the Causeway
in Boston some townie jock boy rowdies wouldn't let anyone leave the
club. They were extremely drunk and being assholes. The Crust--wanting
to load out busted through the door and took hold of the situation.
Final tally--Nat 3; Townies 0!! The funniest thing was that Janota was
still in makeup!
You neglected to mention the Gravediggers--a one time Halloween
show in which the Clamdiggers rewrote all their songs--can't remember
where this took place though, or any of the songs for that matter...
The Mid East show was the first time I saw them with the Count, and I'll
tell ya, it was like night and day. There was a thunderous driving bass
throughout that really propelled the band.
-- Sir Slacksenhosen
- Sun, 2 Nov 1997 20:52:16
- Great page. Being a UC fan in the midwest is tough...at least now
there's a place to turn for updates on the best Roque band out of Boston.
I've got more, but this is all I have time to put up for now.
Meanwhile, be sure to
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