[Grief] Gen's bloody cuts at Rafters

takeshi kitano kitano61 at yahoo.com
Sat Jun 11 05:11:44 EDT 2005


the way i heard it from a friend who was there:
it was a woman who ran onstage and attacked sleazy,
and that cosey downed tools and got her off him &
talked to the woman for a bit before going back
onstage & joining back in.

kawalsky

--- david brookes <harmaline23 at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks for the interesting story Mark. I'd love to
> hear any more memories of 
> this or any other TG show you may have, do you have
> any idea who the guy was 
> who climbed onstage during 'Very Friendly' the band
> seemed to usher him off 
> very quickly!
> 
> P.S I think the picture on the front of the Rafters
> LP is a polaroid of 
> Gen's bloody hand
> 
> >From: "Mark Jarvis" <markjarvis at yahoo.com>
> >Reply-To: grief at hollyfeld.org
> >To: <grief at hollyfeld.org>
> >Subject: [Grief] Gen's bloody cuts at Rafters
> >Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2005 12:27:12 -0700
> >
> >
> >Yes.. Dave, you're right.  Northampton, not
> Nottingham.  I have a VHS copy
> >of it.
> >
> >I was at Rafters and can confirm the cuts on Gen's
> hand.  If you watch the
> >video carefully you will even see me at the front
> of the stage during
> >Discipline.  Well, Gen had a huge knife at that
> concert and prior to the
> >performance TG hung out with everyone - if I
> remember correctly we were all
> >sitting on the floor to watch the films.  They
> showed a couple - After 
> >Cease
> >to Exist and Burrough's Towers Open Fire.  After
> the films, my friend
> >Dominic asked Gen to cut him.  Gen's knife was
> unbelievably sharp and cut a
> >deep 4 inch scar in his arm even though Gen barely
> brushed the knife over
> >his skin.  The resulting wound bled a lot and
> really should have had
> >stitches.
> >
> >After that, numerous other people got cut, all
> voluntarily, and Gen cut
> >himself too.  If you look at the LP recording of
> the concert, or the CD,
> >there is a comment on the back that goes something
> like "some of us still
> >bear the scars" (sorry, I am away from home right
> now so I'm trying to
> >recall it from memory).  I believe that the scars
> comment is somewhat
> >related to the knife play that took place prior to
> the performance.
> >
> >mark
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > > > By Nottingham you mean Northampton, there are
> also
> > > > video's from Goldsmiths
> > > > College and Sheffield Uni both in 1980. The
> > > > Goldsmiths College video is very
> > > > similar to the Oundle School footage probably
> due to
> > > > them being 3 days
> > > > apart. My favourite is the Rafters video.
> Genesis
> > > > appears to have cut one of
> > > > his hands and is in a very angry mood.
> > > >
> >
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