GOSSARD DRESSES IN DRAG
For The UPCHUCK CD Release Party...
Show Review by D.W.
GOSSARD member of PEARL JAM and GREEN RIVER made a guest appearance on
Saturday Sept 23 at an event launching a career-spanning CD by
legendary Seattle performer Charles “UPCHUCK” Gerra. Gerra, who died of
AIDS in 1990 is cited as one of the most influential proto-grunge
performers to rise out of the Northwest alternative music scene in the
1980’s. The event was held at Seattle’s KING CAT THEATER the newly
re-opened venue that saw some of the great bands of 1990’s Seattle make
joined UPCHUCK’s former band THE FAGS onstage in a tribute to the
openly gay Gerra. Gossard’s clothing was cut off him by Fags bass
player BARBARA IRELAND who then re-dressed Gossard in high heels,
lipstick and a slinky spaghetti-strap dress. All the while Gossard and
The Fags played a cover of Johnny Thunders ‘You Can’t Wrap You’re Arm
Around A Memory.’ Ireland is currently appearing with Stone Gossard in
Timberland’s DIG IT campaign; a multi-city initiative bringing together
eco-minded, activists and artists for daylong re-greening efforts .
Brother BEN IRELAND, also a member of The Fags is drummer for Seattle’s
SKY CRIES MARY. The band and Gossard
met with cheers from an audience of Seattle’s influential music
community and an base.
Upchuck CD, entitled "UPCHUCK: GONE BUT NOT FORGIVEN" on the dadastic!
Label is set or release Tuesday October 1. It is being
distributed by the SUB POP network ,and is available through amazon.com
and as a widely-released digital download.
more information, photos, video and review copies of the Upchuck CD
on the bill were the Fabulous WHITE TRASH DEBUTANTES fronted
GINGER COYOTE. Coyote persuaded STONE GOSSARD to
White Trash Debutantes with the following monologue: "Hi I'm Sarah
and I can see Russia from my back window.
I'd now like to introduce
The White Trash Debutantes..." Through out the set , Ginger drilled
a new asshole for her
lack of experience and views on Womens Rights.
Opening the show was
NASTY HABITS who got the crowd ready for evening...