Nick Royles wrote:
Yeah I've read a few Xcentric interviews. The Headcleaners EP on that label is an utter classic. Born Bc perhaps not so.
Maniax are playing London very soon. Last time I saw them was In Huddersfield, 1984. They got half way into the first song and got beat up by Hudds Punx/Town Hooligan crew. Beat up the band and their mates. Followed em up to the infirmary and fought them there as well. Ho hum.
First time I saw them was with the Subhumans at Weymouth in '83. The local skins were causing trouble down the front so the Maniax stopped playing, jumped off the stage, kicked the shit out of the skins, got back on stage and started playing again as if nothing had happened. Another time playing at a porn cinema in Bournemouth they found out they weren't getting paid so Big Al told the crowd to tear up the seats, which they actually did and the gig wasn't even stopped, utter carnage.
The Maniax were one of the best bands I've ever seen, always excellent even when off their heads.
Being bilingual ain't all its cracked up to be when you speak fluent bullshit in either language.