Awesome Deranged Diction Seattle Photos

by Kathy Davis on May 18, 2009

flippin' the bird for a fan's cell phone photo

flippin' the bird for a fan's cell phone photo

By way of Travis Hay of the (now internet only) Seattle Post-Intelligencer’s Ear Candy blog, photographer Steven Friederich has some lovely photos from the Deranged Diction reunion show at the Crocodile Cafe on Friday May 15th.  A few of them were available here - and I’ve posted those in a gallery below. Steven -under the name RazingCulture - has a bunch more to view on his Flickr page.  Here’s what he had to say about the show: 

 Yes, that’s Jeff Ament. And the Pearl Jam rocker is flipping off everyone who doesn’t know who Deranged Diction are. Okay, seriously, he’s just posing for a photo from a fan who wanted to snap a picture with her cell phone camera. But Jeff was in town with one of his early bands, Deranged Diction — a pure punk band that channels way more Black Flag than Pearl Jam. Travis has the low down on the band from his earlier post, including a history of the band in Jeff’s own words.

Set list: (Note that next to some of the songs is the chord the song should play in. And the stapled packet of papers next to the set list are lyrics to the song “What Can We Do,” plus other songs, I’m sure.)

Openers included Suck Machine, which had familiar faces from the Presidents of the USA and other bands, and Police Teeth — who kept lying about what the name of their band really was after each song so I’m 75 percent sure their rname is Police Teeth. I noticed most of the folks from the other bands crowded close to the stage to watch Deranged Diction as the evening progressed. The Crocodile’s Twitter account reported fellow Pearl Jam musicians Stone Gossard and Eddie Vedder were “in the house,” but wherever they were, they didn’t go up on stage.

All of this music lore and history was $10. Ten bucks! Awesome price for great punk rock.

Kathy Davis ( Twitter: @CrookedArm23 )
A Bay-Area based entrepreneur, co-editor Kathy conceives and writes her share of TFT’s articles and sections. She was co-editor/co-founder of one of the first Pearl Jam fanzines "Footsteps" (1992-1997). Kathy’s first Pearl Jam show was at the Bridge School Benefit on November 1, 1992.

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