Scraps, 4Q, Fflaps, Anakonda play Bee Hotel, Rhyl

By |July 23rd, 1987|0 Comments


Systemisation 2.39
Jerks 2.04
1984 2.32
Video Party 2.16
Not Now Not Never 3.27
Fatallistic Fishbowl* 0.20
Nein Werk no time
Dope Fiend no time
We Want You no time


The Scraps, 4Q, Y Fflaps @ Imperial Hotel, Colwyn Bay

By |July 12th, 1987|1 Comment

(by neil crud)

It was our first ever sound check before our first ever gig, I had nipped out from work at the amusement arcade around the corner to take this first endearing step in to the real world of rock ‘n’ roll. We played an instrumental of our best song Nein Werk (we called it that as No Work sounded too clichéd even for a totally clichéd punk rock band). I stepped out beyond the stage area and turned to face the amplifiers, pretending to the other bands and watching crew that I had an air of confidence. The Welsh punk band Anhrefn always did this when they sound checked, so I emulated my secret heroes. I guess they were checking to see what the sound was like, hence the name ‘sound-check’. Personally I didn’t have a clue what I was listening out for, but to face my own band while strumming my guitar made me feel cool.


By |July 9th, 1987|0 Comments


4Q“, a Colwyn Bay based hardcore punk/thrash metal band, make their local debut at the Imperial Hotel on Sunday evening. The band will be supporting French thrash metal band the Scraps & hardcore act the Flaps.

“4Q” are Neil Crud, guitar; Paul Puke, drums; Wayne, bass; & Edi Film Star. vocals. Although I’ll admit that after seeing Slayer live in April the idea of the “big time” thrash metal seems to me to be an excuse to make a lot of noise & a lot of money.  But 4Q have far different ideals. “We started the band a while ago as we were all on the dole at the time & desperately wanted to get something done. We all like hardcore bands & some American thrash music but we are not just into the idea of the band, we want to get gigs going on a regular basis in North Wales as there really is very little happening in the area,” said Neil Crud. The band want to help bring in bands from outside the area & also get gigs for local groups. As well as this they also organise a regular fanzine called “Crud.”
…although I am definately not a fan of the style of music the band play they deserve credit for having a go & trying to help others along the way.

Chris White