Mad Caddies / Unpaid Debt / Dr. Octopus

Mad Caddies / Unpaid Debt / Dr. Octopus: live in Sydneylive in Sydney (2004)
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Reviewer Rating: 2.5
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Contributed by: Peter Jones
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"How were the band? They were okay. Not great, but pretty good. They played the songs I knew they would. Some old, some new, the same formula stays true." Okay that's not even a Mad Caddies song, but I felt it applied. Sure they played every song the crowd wanted 'Weird Beard' 'Road Rash' .

"How were the band? They were okay. Not great, but pretty good. They played the songs I knew they would. Some old, some new, the same formula stays true."

Okay that's not even a Mad Caddies song, but I felt it applied.

Sure they played every song the crowd wanted 'Weird Beard' 'Road Rash' 'Monkeys', a couple of tracks of their latest album, and many in between but something was missing.

The night opened when Dr. Octopus took the stage. Doc Ock are a band from up the coast, who have scored the support spot on the Caddies Oz tour. Apparently their bigger in the US than they are downunder. They did what they came to do, get the crowd in a bit of a skank before the main set.

They got the crowd going better than the second act, but their female lead singer backed by six band members was a little too Save Ferris for everybody's liking.

Next on stage were local lads Unpaid Debt. Unpaid Debt did what Unpaid Debt always do which is pretend to be a popular US Pop/Punk band, which they're not. They're four local boys who play fast punk, which isn't particularly good.

The Unpaid Debt boys, most of whom look about fifteen, attempted witty banter between songs, which was only met with a few 'Fuck Off You Wankers!' from the pit.

The Mad Caddies came on soon after. The Gaelic Club wasn't anywhere near as packed as it usually is, but it seemed like most people in the place stormed the stage and took to the mosh pit. The Caddies started up and played what everybody expected them to play.

It was okay. Their fans loved them, but would have loved them anyway. There were more stage divers than I've seen at any show ever. The divers seemed to have a blast, the one poor security gaurd who had to keep running on stage to drag them off didn't have nearly as much fun.

Poor guy. The Caddies were energitic, upbeat and any other cliched expression you can use to describe a live set. But they weren't special.

Although I did buy a t-shirt. But only cause I needed a new t-shirt.


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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
Anonymous (May 25, 2006)

Peter Jones you are the worst writer in the history of music
you are so full of shit!!!
you have said nothing about the music give up loser

Anonymous (July 28, 2004)

Mate you are one jaded person,
and a fuckin borning writer
you have written nothing about the music on the night 'just your personal opinion on the bands look ect
get a clue dude

Anonymous (June 21, 2004)

although i am an aussie, these other aussies here are a small representation of the country, the pussy portion- what were u fuckers gonna do sit around and wait for your family to be blown to fuck or sum shit? and the person who did that review should be shot with a potato cannon, what a retard. I went to both concerts in sydney and it was the best fukn thing i have ever seen. i couldnt get over the fact that those sounds were actually just coming out of a peace of metal, wood etc. punk news- what kind of homosexuals do you employ there

Anonymous (May 18, 2004)

This bitch "under" me is crying like a shithead dingo, damn aussie thinks he can play knifie spoonie with me

Anonymous (May 18, 2004)

Why are all you American whingers on the net. Shouldn't all you be out shooting guns in your high-schools or saving up to see your doctor, or being hated by every country in the world, or torturing prisoners of war, or rigging elections, or lying about weopons.
You've got a good case on us Aussies though, "koala fucker" ohh shit, the yanks are onto us, no more fucking koala's everyone.
"Prison Island", so surprised someone in America even new anything about another country. sorry but u could have used that one about 200 years ago...but...we'll give u a pat on the back for trying. Keep at it though Americould't give a fuck what u come up with anyways

Anonymous (May 18, 2004)

God Bless America fuckers!

Anonymous (May 18, 2004)

"Nothing like a bit of racism to show off how punk we all are"-

uhh, whatever you say, ignorant guy. where are the racist comments in this discussion? i'm pretty sure you file this under nationalism. nice try though.

Anonymous (May 18, 2004)

Prison island? That's clever. ANd your America is one big fat chunk of land mass. How do you like them apples? You land mass.

Anonymous (May 18, 2004)

Yes but our country is better than your country.

Anonymous (May 17, 2004)

Nothing like a bit of racism to show off how punk we all are

Anonymous (May 17, 2004)

yeah, your government gives money to support families, my ass. you're a bunch of fucking capitalists just like the rest of us. they're trying to pay off you monkeys to breed so they can stimulate growth and the economy or re-establish themselves as an actual nation that somebody other than themselves take seriously. you can sell that happy smiley time shit somewhere else.

Anonymous (May 17, 2004)

best comment war in a while.

Anonymous (May 17, 2004)

Troops? you Aussie-Pussies are just one big fat ugly prison island

Anonymous (May 17, 2004)

Actually the government gives money to help support families. They give you money to help pay for things like schooling etc.

We also have free medicare.

And our troops don't photograph themselves torturing Iraqis.

Anonymous (May 16, 2004)


Anonymous (May 16, 2004)

isn't the aussie gov't trying to pay people to have kids to raise the population? are you guys on the endangered species list or something like that? or do you all have lethargic sperm? just curious.

Anonymous (May 15, 2004)

Isn't a koala a marsupial?


Anonymous (May 14, 2004)

"the score is for you aussies saying "fuck off you wankers"... here's to hoping that catches on in the states."

^that's what i was thinking

Anonymous (May 14, 2004)

true dat ma'am we hate those aussies

Anonymous (May 14, 2004)

Its strange how rest of the World hates you. Seriously...

Anonymous (May 13, 2004)

.Revolted of those Aussiecunts

Anonymous (May 13, 2004)


seppos are funny.

Anonymous (May 13, 2004)

Americunts are revloting.

Anonymous (May 13, 2004)

damn that Aussie Pussy went to far , thats sad kid your sad your whole fucking prison island is sad.FUCK YOU!

Anonymous (May 13, 2004)

or "go get your head cut off in Iraq you headless american fuck."

Anonymous (May 13, 2004)

hahah you americans crack me up everytime. "Go fuck a koala bear!" fucnniest shit ever!! first off, koalas aren't bears, they are koalas, you americans just think they are bears. and secondly telling an Australian to go fuck one is just like saying "go get shot in a high school you stupid american gun toting faggot" - oh wait, except that shit actually happens in america. oops my mistake.
Don't cry americans, some of you are good people, but the rest of you are fuckwits.

joeg (May 12, 2004)

i don't know what's more sad. the review or the "go to hell aussies....and i heard a dingo ate your baby" put down.

Anonymous (May 12, 2004)

Just because he posted a REALLY FUCKING SHIT review, doesn't mean we should bag him out for being a stupid ozzy fuck. But it sure does help.

Anonymous (May 12, 2004)

no more reviews. glad to hear it, cause I wouldnt read anymore reviews, cause the review you did write was shit.

Anonymous (May 12, 2004)

GO fuck a koala bear u stupid fuck.

Anonymous (May 12, 2004)

fuck you and your petty prejudices.

Anonymous (May 12, 2004)

ohhh, no more reviews? thank god for small favors, you aussie douche bag.

Anonymous (May 12, 2004)

I was going to not reply. But then I thought. Ooh a 'dingo eating your baby' joke somebody pulled out the big book of Aussie cliches for that one.

You punks are so hard core.

And no. I will not write any more reviews of live shows.

Anonymous (May 11, 2004)

glad to hear that dr. oct from up the coast came and did what they do, and unpaid debt did what they always do, and, the caddies... you know...they do ta be camin when they do ta be doing dis. what the fuck are you talking about? right when i read the opener of this one i knew it was gonna be a stinker. shittiest, most undescriptive, unimaginative review ever. now get out of here, i think i hear a dingo eating your baby.

Anonymous (May 11, 2004)

the score is for you aussies saying "fuck off you wankers"... here's to hoping that catches on in the states.

hayato_the_ninja (May 11, 2004)

Please don't review shows anymore.

(Score is for the review)

Anonymous (May 11, 2004)

terrible review buddy

ilikebandssuchasopivy (May 11, 2004)

Hideous review.

sickboi (May 11, 2004)

Anyone who calls Pennywise "jock-core" needs to check out a Mad Caddies show sometime. Having to watch Rise Against open for them was fucking disgraceful.

TheOneTrueBill (May 11, 2004)


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