I visited almost 1’000 gigs in my life, a few of them are absolutely unforgettable. One of the most exciting gigs was in 1993 in Zürich. The day I remember as it was yesterday, it was the 11th February 1993 a Thursday, one day before my birthday. Only Wednesday I learned about the gig of Fishbone and an unknown opening act at the Volkshaus in Zürich. Since 1991 I had access to the internet or better I had a 9’600 kb/sec baudrate analog modem with a local access to dial.eunet.ch but I didn’t learned there, no such information you could reach this time. I’m sure I learned about the gig by radio or newspaper. Anyway for me it was sure I’ll have to go to Zürich!
The 11th february 1993 is the day we were warned about 09/11: February 11, 1993: Hijacking Raises Concern of Plane Being Crashed into New York Building
Anyway this Thursday in 1993 I did a couple of calls, but none of my friends had loss and time to do a trip to Zürich just for visiting Fishbone and this unknown opening act. A few weeks later the most of them was unhappy, they missed a legendary gig. Finally I went alone and yes it was really worth doing this trip to Zürich.
The opening act was Rage Against The Machine and the hell it was one of the most surprising gigs in my life. We knew the Red Hot Chili Peppers and other crossover bands, but this raging crossover sound of the RATM was really a great discovery for the most of the almost 1’000 spectators. WOW – they was rocking our bodies!
But the hell the gig was unforgettable not only due to RATM, Fishbone is a great band too and the show itself was something of illegally, you can’t imagine. They told about their former tour in the United States and then this was the first gig outside of the United States. They mocked about the puritanism and double moral in the USA and they swarmed about the freedom in Zürich … they performed 20 minutes and then they was half naked on stage. The audience went crazy, especially the women, and 20 minutes later saxophonist and vocalist Angelo Moore, with his really nice body with sixpack, went totally naked !!! You have to imagine a really sexy sporty black guy with a golden saxophone in front of the stage performing with his saxophone and holding his dick into the audience … just crazy … I never saw such a thing on a such big audience. If somebody has a photo from that gig, please deliver it to me, I swear I’ll publish ;-)
Nonetheless the sound, the gig of Fishbone was great too, I think it was the time when Fisbone reached the zenith of their work.