This video is from the very first Any Questions? live performance back in 1990. Since it's Ttam Troll Plays Bass Week on the blog, I felt compelled to include at least one video and this happens to be the only Any Questions? performance where I played any bass.
The song is called Secret (aka Pocket of Sucrets) and was originally released on our Illegitimate Release 1990 cassette. You can be the judge but, when I listen to this song, it reminds me of a cowboy galloping on the range. That image is quite disturbing to me since Any Questions? is known for our uncompromising "Hypermedia Industrial Death" music. Images of bloodied corpses, cybernetic organisms, and post-nuclear landscapes are more akin to our music than an image of a cowboy galloping on the range. Maybe that's why I stopped playing bass in Any Questions?. MC2P4 also delivers a rare vocal performance in this song. It's certainly not one of our better performances and the audio mix is very poor but it is nonetheless humorously entertaining.
This performance took place in Valley Forge, PA at the Park Ridge Hotel at the wedding reception to celebrate the marriage of Scott and Jackey McConnell. That's right, Any Questions? were a wedding band for one day.
Special thanks go to Michael E Lightkep - House Mix, Kurt Smith - Light Operator, Steve Olsen - Follow Camera and Post Edit, and Matt Skirpan - Neo Nazi Cam for helping us to pull off this first live performance.