NATION OF ULYSSES – Live, doctor 02.14.92
A 1989 interview proves that voicalist Ian Svenonius, who later went on to front the MakeUp, was always full o’ cryptic sloganeering, even in his youth! A true original — and a total nutjob. Wikipedia sez:
The band was known for their extremely physical performances, during some of which Svenonius recalls breaking his arm, his leg, and breaking his head open on numerous occasions. Audience members were also hurt during performances. Svenonius described Nation of Ulysses performances as “an extraordinary freak-out kind of thing [...] really masochistic, lots of blood [...] cacophonous, and violent, and aggressive.”
While the music of NoU itself doesn’t always turn me on, I have to admire them for the passion with which they did what they did.