It’s a bill to have fans of lysergic acid punk reaching into the cupboard for their paisley shirts and Cuban heeled boots, when the Green Spiders pair with old school punks Moot and garage throwbacks The Jane Does at Marrickville Bowling Club on Friday, February 24.
The Green Spiders come from the DNA of the Lime Spiders, Adolphus and The Most – all staples of the Strawberry Hills-Sydney Trade Union Club circuit in Sydney in the early ‘80s. They play the songs of the Lime Spiders that Green Spiders members penned.
Lime Spiders members Ged Corben (guitar), Tony Bambach (bass) and Tom Corben (drums) are joined by Ripley Hood (Mushroom Planet) on vocals to deliver a potent parade of hard rock and ‘60s punk gems.
For 20 years, Sydney’s Lime Spiders cut a swathe through audiences in Australia – and for that matter, right around the world.
Beginning as acolytes of the ‘60s acid punk sound, the band developed its own hard rock style, signed to a major label and toured extensively, attracting praise from the likes of Jello Biafra, Iggy Pop and Joey Ramone. Three studio albums and a live record attest to the band’s power.
The Green Spiders could be called the “sequel” to the Lime Spiders. Featuring three-quarters of the Spiders’ most prolific line-up.
Main support Moot are old-school punk rock from the NSW Mid North Coast. With one album under their belt and a stack of gigs since COVID lockdowns listed, they’ve been building an audience in Sydney, Newcastle and the Central Coast.
The Jane Does made their unofficial debut at a private party marked by the reformation of early ‘80s Sydney Citadel label debutants Minuteman midway through 2022 and will be playing their first public gig. Heavily influenced by The Runaways, the Go Gos and the Monkees, they’ll bring a feminine touch to the bill.
Tickets are $20 plus booking fee in advance or $30 at the door, so pre-buy and save.