Belgium Electro Dance artists Lords of Acid Sextreme Fest ’17

Lords of Acid the Belgium Electro Dance artists, best known for their 1988 hit single “I Sit On Acid”, brought a dirty dance set to SF’s Slim’s with their Sextreme Fest ‘17.  Most known for their debut album, Lust (1991), included singles “Rough Sex” and “I Must Increase My Bust”, which were critically acclaime. Their second album was Voodoo-U (1994), was followed by Our Little Secret (1997), Heaven Is an Orgasm (1998) and Expand Your Head (1999). In 2000 they released a more rock-influenced album titled Farstucker and in 2003, after fifteen years, released their greatest hits album called Greatest T*ts.

The band came on stage and gave a sexy, energetic set, playing many of their best songs we were all hoping to hear; the crowd kept dancing throughout the night.   Current members include: Praga Khan – synthesizers and programming, backing vocals, Mea Fisher (a.k.a. DJ Méa) – lead vocals, Galen Waling – drums, DieTrich Thrall – bass, Joe Haze – guitars, Devon Ann – backing vocals, Roland Turner – keyboards, backing vocals.

Christian Death founded in Los Angeles, California in October 1979, originally called the Upsetters, the band garnered attention after changing their name to Christian Death.  In 1981, they made their first vinyl appearance with the song “Dogs” on the L.A. scene compilation album Hell Comes to Your House.  In 1982, Christian Death signed to Frontier Records, and released their debut album, Only Theatre of Pain that March. Current members: Valor Kand, Maitri and Jason Frantz gave a dramatic, sensual, and sensory driven performance.  The stage, filled with roses and the lights at their lowest point…Christian Death brought a sensual, dark and lovely set; the music sailed along the dim lit room and transcended throughout the crowd.

Combichrist formed in 2003 by Norwegian Andy LaPlegua, who also founded the bands Icon of Coil, Panzer AG, Scandinavian Cock and Scandy. Combichrist is based in Atlanta, Georgia. The band consists of only LaPlegua in the studio, with Joe Letz, Eric13, Brent Ashley, and Nick Rossi for live performances.   I have been fortunate to catch this band a few times before, but this night’s performance was finery, angsty and in your face as hoped.   LaPlegua commanded the stage, utilizing every inch and even diving into the hands-raised, and smiling crowd at a point in the night.  The highlight for me was Joe, in a creepy clown inspired outfit, wearing lace panties, who kept kicking his tom from the riser he was playing from and barely missing me, and others in the front of the stage all night.  Great, great show.

Review / Photos: Jenny Cash

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