In the oddest of coincidences, I managed to recover this screenshot out of the Internet Explorer cache of my ancient COMPAQ Pentium that I’ve maybe hooked to the internet a dozen times, tops. It’s a review of an early Destroyed For Comfort show (February 21,2004 to be precise), back when the band was myself on vocals and David Bates on guitar. The review was written by Profytt T, singer from the band Another Liquid Ramble, an all-girl industrial band I almost joined (no seriously). The whole extended crew from Austin/San Antonio industrial band Sleep Now Yes was in attendance to this punk rock barbecue benefit show Destroyed For Comfort had become regulars at.
The review was posted at the now defunct site darkaustin.com-
If it’s difficult to read, this is what’s posted:
This past weekend, the 21st, I went to go catch Destroying [sp] For Comfort, a recent arrival on the Austin industrial-punk scene. It was my first visit to Ego’s and I have to say, I was impressed. The atmosphere was very eclectic – punk, lounge, night dweller, and general Austin types can mix and mingle comfortably. The Saturday afternoon b-b-q and bands is a real winner with me; I have no qualms with spending $3 for all you can eat b-b-q, while drinking beer and checking out some bands.
Only formed three months ago, Destroying [sp] For Comfort is stepping up quickly to show off what they are made of. The band is comprised of only two members, a vocalist and guitarist performing to pre-recorded backbeats. The guitar is loud and repetitive, and the punk-style vocals are heavily distorted, giving the band an edgy, industrial sound. At one point during the set, a woman and her young son entered the bar, and as his mother talked with friends, the boy stood, draped in Marti [sp] Gras beads with both his fingers in his ears and I thought, “yeah, this must be good stuff”.
The band did have some sound issues, which is to be expected from a new band using vocal effects, but they were not swayed by the uneven mix or intermittent feedback. In fact, one of my favorite things about this band was their relentless spirit (their “fuck it; let’s go” attitude). Overall they put on a good, fun show.
Destroying [sp] For Comfort is definitely worth checking out. I know I’m going to be keeping my eye on them; I anticipate some cool, unique sounds and entertaining shows from these guys.
I could have sworn I had a pic lying around of that kid with the huge Mardi Gras beads with his fingers in his ears looking miserable. I know Linda took a picture of him at one point and it was used for something. I thought it had wound up a cover of an issue of My Favorite Bullet, but I may have just hallucinated that.