22nd February 1998. Bloodbath Picnic Heroin. Four Eyes. Akbar. Fallow & Firkin. Harbourne. Birmingham.

Bloodbath Picnic Heroin were a unique band. you really had to see them to know what I mean. Like a very extreme, hardcore Therapy? they were an oddball group that – looking back really should have made it on some kind of scale. Brilliant drummer too.

Rate 6 out of 10.

This was a Mark from Badger Promotions (now Iron Man Records / Police Bastard) event and Four Eyes were at home at many of his events in small Brum pubs in the late ’90’s.

Good venue. Upstairs at the Fallow and a fair size crowd for all bands. At the end of our set Darren (our guitarist) played a lick/jam from a Hard-On’s track. Mark was impressed with this and probably other musical references in our material. Good times.

Rate 7 out of 10.

I can’t really remember Akbar at all. I guess after playing myself I went to the bar / packed stuff away, etc. In my old gig list notes they get…

Rate 6 out of 10.


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