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Quicksand: The Movie

Murk - 12-24-2014 at 09:45 PM

On my second Quicksand tour I brought out my video camera, and put together a home made 90-minute tour documentary, called “Quicksand The Movie.” Quicksand was touring on “Slip,” and we had just come off the Anthrax/White Zombie tour. I was the “drum tech,” but was only really part of the Quicksand crew because they wanted their bros to share in the fun.

The tour was with our friends Rage Against The Machine, who had just released their first CD, and for a month in the fall of 1993 we toured the U.S. together in the 1500 – 3500 capacity club circuit. It was a wild, exciting time for all of us. We all felt like the kids who got handed the keys to the candy store. All of us, Zack De La Rocha from Rage included, still felt totally out of place, and way more aligned to our hardcore roots then the rock circuit world we were now in.

Keep in mind we were a bunch of kids in their early twenties, who for the past 5 years had toured only in vans, slept in squats or some kid’s house. We were dudes who more or less had been blowing around the country and Europe much like a tumbleweed, no real direction, nor purpose, but just a belief that as long as you kept on perpetually moving you would one day get some place, eventually…well MAYBE.

Looking back at this video for the first time in at least 10 years, I was in awe of how innocent we all truly were, and how special that moment in time was to be part of. It was like watching a coming of age story in some ways. I went on tour with other bands, but it was never quite the same as those early Quicksand tours. To steal from Gordie Lachance of Stand By Me, “I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve, (or in my case 23)…Jesus, does anyone?”
- Joe Nelson

Discipline - 12-25-2014 at 10:43 PM

I think that's more Quicksand than I could handle.

JawnDiablo - 12-29-2014 at 03:22 PM

I'd like to hear a recording of Ray Crappo getting pushed into some Quicksand......