RIP Warped

Sad news for fans of good dirty Australian rock’n’roll as stalwarts Warped call it a day.

I’ve only seen Warped live once, at a PBS benefit. They put on a fantastic, high-energy performance, even if bass guitarist Brettthereberock did nearly keep belting Stu in the face with the pointy end of his guitar because we were right up the front and he kept coming right up the front of the stage and we couldn’t really step backwards or dodge because the crowd was packed in tight. Apart from the look of terror periodically crossing Stu’s face at the prospect of losing some teeth, it was a really great night. Warped will be sorely missed (except maybe by Stu’s teeth).

Oh, and don’t laugh at me just because I don’t know what the pointy bit at the end of a bass guitar is called, arseholes. I’m not a musician, I just fellate them in the hopes of improving my sense of self-worth.

One Response to “RIP Warped”

  1. Ruth Says:

    Incidently, I was going to write a bit of a tribute to Warped, too, but I had forgotten about it until I saw Brettthereberock about half an hour ago and went, “Oh yeah… shit.”

    I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve seen Warped, and they were/are one of my favourite Australian bands. Anyone who doesn’t own “On the Make” (and to a slightly lesser extent, “Qucker Ways to Blacker Eyes”) should really rectify that situation. I have so many fond memories of seeing them at the Tote from ages 15-17. Ah, the Tote, where would my underage drinking habit have been without you?

    Anyway, I caught their penultimate (I think) gig at Meredith at the end of last year, and it was possibly the best show I’ve ever seen them play. So I’m glad that’s the way I’ll remember Warped – standing right up the front, raising my beer and screaming along lyrics while they rocked out under the stars…. I’m sure that all sounded lame, but I’m too drunk to care.

    The “pointy end” is called a headstock. When a Warped headstock was near your face, there was only one thing to do – throw up devil horn signs and scream.

    Also, it’s not a “bass guitar”, it’s an “electric bass”, or just a bass. Never associate us with guitarists. We’re above it.