Monday, 31 August 2015
The Vermin - Go For The Throat A Go-Go
The Vermin were from Las Vegas and were "fucking up Vegas" since the mid '80's as Vermin From Venus before amalgamating with covers band Godboy to become The Vermin in 1995. With influences including T.S.O.L., The Misfits, Adolescents and D.O.A. they were a trio consisting of tattoo artist Dirk Vermin (vocals/guitar), Rob Ruckus (bass) and Gerry "Turbo" Proctor (drums).
They released 6 albums (Sex On Planet X, Push And Shove, Hell Or Las Vegas, The Vermin Vs. You!, Loose Women, Hard Livin' And The Devil and Joe's Shanghai) as well as a few singles and the comps A Fist Full Of Hell and the new career retrospective The Vermin Must Die.
Vermin and Ruckus went on to star in the reality tv show Bad Ink. The band played what was billed as their last ever gig earlier this year.
From their last album, this is an up tempo old school punk rock 'n' roller called Go For The Throat A Go-Go......