Schadegeddon Live At The Fighting Cocks Pub, Kingston, London, May 1st 2015












”Last night i took a train from Waterloo down to Kingston to see Schadegeddon at The Fighting Cocks Pub. I nearly did not make it due to a massive queue at my local station where i bought my ticket being dealt with by one member of staff and then there was an issue with ticket prices that were different to the station database and online ticketing outlets. After some disagreements i finally got to the venue one minute before the band went onstage.”

”How does one describe Schadegeddon?? They describe themselves as Cabaret Rock and going by their frenetic and raucous persona would not be out of place at the Roman Celebration to Bacchus. But Friday being May 1st was not Bacchus’s day, it was  Beltane and The Roman festival Of Bona Dea! Schadenfreude, if you don’t know is the German word used to emphasis enjoyment of the misfortune of others!! I like derive pleasure from the misfortune of others, sorry but i do! Schadenfreude makes me feel better about myself and i can then wallow in their failure no matter who they are, especially when they go about their business in an arrogant manner! The band have not been together for long and this was their first show so i’m not up to speed  with their output, little as it is but there was a song about pederasts and another about looking  like Whoopi Goldberg. What else? There were bagpipes, lots of ivy, a drummer dressed as a zebra(i think) and an Imp! Yes, an Imp not a Gimp, an Imp, one minute dancing around with cock a dangling and the next corseted and knickered. So, if you like cock with your bagpipes then check out Schadegeddon!!”











”The other  bands on the bill were Lilith’s Army, Mocara and The Senton Bombs. What did i think of Lilith’s Army? Never saw them!!! Mocara were a ska/Punk/Reggae band who i’ve never heard of before, they were ok, not really my bag of chips but the drummer who goes by the name of The Swedish Beast i found mesmerising!! I can imagine him buttering toast in the same manner he beats those drums!! The Senton Bombs were on last, a hard rock band from Blackpool who’s influences include Rancid, Megadeth and The Ramones. Again, i have not heard of them before tonight, and again the drummer drew my attention but this time he’d be good at skewering ring donuts thrown from the crowd! First impressions? A good solid set from a good solid band!!”



The Senton Bombs