Hair Police Live July 4th 2002

2002, 12:42 min, color, sound

A sort of "B-side" to Hair Police '01-'02, this video documents in real time a harrowing 12-minute set at Chicago venue The Empty Bottle. Shot on the Lexington, KY noise band's first tour, it is anarchic and confrontational even by the legendarily chaotic standards of Hair Police's live shows. Within a matter of minutes, the band is lying down on the venue floor as the audience has melted into a contorting pile of howling bodies on stage. By the time the instruments are packed away, the audience has mostly supplanted the band as performers, snatching the mic from each other and staging WWF-style body slams. The frustrated musicians are no longer the authors of the chaos they have attempted to incite.


See also

2004, 29:29, color, sound