Loudmouth! - The shows
Only a few days before our first Ramones-tribute, Arturo Bassick (singer and bassplayer for the english punklegend The Lurkers, who were already booked for
the show, and this wasn’t hard to do as Arturo was a personal friend of us for
years and knew, we did something good and special then), asked us, if we could
do a show with his other band 9 9 9
in November. He still plays bass also in this other english punklegend, and
they had a day-off inbetween shows in the east of Germany and in France, and
wanted to play on this Saturday, too, as Düsseldorf were right in the middle of
the distance. Even that meant, we only had some weeks time to organize and to
promote (and even we didn’t know then, if the first tribute could be a success
or a flop), we did it. Sure, we had some bad first experiences in the Rock’N
Roll-biz, many work and many stress, but to get another of our fave groups into
our town- well, we couldn’t say no to it. Idealistic as we were, maybe. Or maybe because we were young… at
least both our first two shows were sold out.
All the bands were satisfied, and, the best compliment to get, they all came
Here’s a nice thanks from Arturo:
“The Loudmouth!-Team did a lot of shows
for both bands I play in, The Lurkers
and 999. Always great and
professional. It was wonderful, to work with them (and also to drink with them
and to party...)”
If you organize
and promote Concerts, it is not essential, in which dimension it happens (size
of the venue, number of the crowd, and anyway, you never know this before)- it
is essential, to have some fun beside of all the work. It is a strange mixture
of stress and troubles (especially with the bands), to get out the best for
everyone, and this factor fun. But that should be forgotten when the show
starts, even the work’s not done then.
Also this just happened to us, we never had the ambition to make our
fulltimejob out of it, nor to make money with it. Anyway, we never made, we
were too nice to the bands...
We are happy and satisfied with what we did. And so were everyone else. And as
we never been a “real” agency, there never been a real breakup. Sure, we could
have made much more with much more bands, we’ve been asked for a lot of times,
but at least all is fine the way it is. All we did, and maybe will do on
(under a new name though), we did with our hearts
and souls, and it is good to know that everyone we did something with, would
come back again for us, if we would ask.
The "little Loudmouth" was
originally painted by Michael Standau (RIP) as a fortunatebringer and logoman
for the team, basing on an idea by Jörg. In 1999 he was “cosmetical operated”
by DISH666, a comicpainter from Belgium, and also the “She-Loudmouth” were born.
She is very shy nowadays, and doesn’t like to be in public,
Here’s a rare picture of both, and on the left you can see, how the “little
Loudmouth” looked like before his surgery in 1999:
Much more to come - page is under construction.
Loudmouth! - The shows