T.H.U.G. rules East Brunswick

*sigh*

I still wonder why I bother, and it appears that a gig in Brunswick on the 71st anniversary of the Spanish Revolution is not a gig too far…

Hi there Andy,

Thanks for your concern regarding the Sham 69 show.

From the venue’s perspective, whilst we may not support the type of behaviour cited below, we do not censor shows and respect the right of artists who play here to book support acts of their choice.

We aim to provide a safe and comfortable environment for all of our customers and will be ensuring this is the case for the Sham 69 show.

Do let us know if you hear back from the band and if you have further concerns please don’t hesitate to contact me or our manager K.

Warm regards,
J [July 16, 2008]

Previously…

‘Victim of white supremacist abuse returns to join protest chorus’
Marika Dobbin
The Melbourne Times
October 18, 2006

A LOCAL woman who was intimidated and racially abused by a group of men last month will attend a protest against neo-Nazism outside a Fitzroy pub.

A coalition of local groups is organising the “peace movement” in response to a neo-Nazi concert at the Birmingham Hotel on Saturday, September 23, held to commemorate the death of British white supremacist Ian Stuart.

Blondien (not her real name) says she was walking alone to her car on Johnston Street the same night when she was surrounded by about seven men. She says the men screamed abuse at her, calling her a black c..t and forcing her to repeat the insults.

“It’s disgusting that people would single out one person and you have to say stuff about your race to get out of it,” Blondien said.

Music is planned for the protest on Saturday, October 28, at 1pm outside the Birmingham.

Hotel co-owner Gary (who wouldn’t give his surname) said: “I’m not getting involved in someone else’s bullshit.”

Coming to Brunswick…


    The handsome Canberra boys, Simon (left) and Chumley (right), come to see the ugly Melbourne boys.

Uh-oh…

Lefty skinheads, Maoris, race-mixing mongrels, abominable gays, filthy commies, troublesome Jews: it may be a good idea to avoid the East Brunswick Club this Saturday night (July 19).

Chumley

RACE MIXING SEEMS TO BE BECOMING A TRENDY THING AMONGST OUR YOUTH TODAY IN AUSTRALIA: WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS?
Chumley: The band have never been too keen on mongrels, and it sickens us to think that anyone could stoop to such levels.

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF HOMOSEXUALS, AND HOW SCHOOLS PROMOTE HOMOSEXUALITY THESE DAYS?
Chumley: The way the gay community have been given the ticket from out of the closet and on to our streets is an abomination, and the way filthy commie teachers incubate this disease is another example of just how far Australia has fallen. We are absolutely disgusted with the way things are at present, but things will soon change.

DO YOU HAVE ANY OPINION ON THE CURRENT CRISIS IN THE WEST BANK BETWEEN THE JEWS AND THE PALESTINIANS?
Chumley: As everyone can see the ever troublesome Jews are up to their old tricks by causing mass disorder. So we think that the Palestinians should wipe the Jews out and take back Palestine, then we should go in and wipe the Arabs off the face of the Earth.

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONALISTS MOVEMENT?
Chumley: It makes a lot of sense.

Simon

How did the oi! skins and nationalist/[white power] skins get along in Australia? What is your opinion on that? And how are things today?
Simon: All my mates were into oi! and white pride as well. I did not know any skinheads that were into oi! and were not white and proud of it. Lefty skinheads would never dare to show their face on the street for fear of getting severely beaten. And that’s the way it should always be…

What is the best memory with White Lightning and or any other “scene thing”?
Simon: Best memory was playing a gig in Melbourne, in some pub, can’t remember which, full swing into it and about 30 Maoris drinking in the front bar… I’m sure you can picture what happened. Bedlam. We managed to protect all our gear however. Mic stands make magnificent clubs…

T.H.U.G.

‘We Rule’

You go to the football, what ya gonna do
Go out at night, take your mates with you
And when you fight, you fight to win
No one’s gonna beat you, no one’s gonna do you in

Hanging ’round the streets, when someone starts on you
You kick their teeth down their throat, beat ’em black and blue
Don’t care about jail, don’t care about the law
Take vengeance on your enemies, as you’ve done before

We rule, OK
Death to you bloody scum, now is judgment day
We rule, OK
We fight for freedom, and we will have our say…

About @ndy

I live in Melbourne, Australia. I like anarchy. I don't like nazis. I enjoy eating pizza and drinking beer. I barrack for the greatest football team on Earth: Collingwood Magpies. The 2020 premiership's a cakewalk for the good old Collingwood.
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6 Responses to T.H.U.G. rules East Brunswick

  1. Ultimate Hater says:

    Simon and Chumley certainly mouth off pretty loud for a pair of fat old farts.

  2. @ndy says:

    Simon and Chumley ROOL.

    Btw, as the link makes clear, Chumley’s comments are very old: 1988. Simon’s are more recent: 2000. The point is, despite being contacted and asked for comment, T.H.U.G. has maintained radio silence… except on stage, where they continue to perform White Lightning toons. Other, anecdotal evidence suggests that not much has changed in terms of their Weltanschung… but that’s another story, part of a broader one in which boneheads are happily accepted by their comrades in the ‘punk’ and ‘skinhead’ scenes. For further commentary, see, for example, Skin Heads Neither For Nor Against Racial Prejudice.

    Also of note:

    Local man’s arrest linked to alleged MySpace threat
    Glen Faison
    The Porterville Recorder
    July 17, 2008

    A Porterville man with ties to the bonehead movement is suspected of threatening a coastal California man through use of a MySpace account.

    Rob Bryn, public information officer with the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office, said today that the case against Jeffrey David Lodor, 27, is based on an alleged criminal threats case and includes gang allegations based on Lodor’s suspected ties to white supremacy groups.

    Lodor refers to himself as a reverend for the Creator Bonehead Movement but denies he’s a white supremacist.

    Bryn said authorities in San Luis Obispo County received a report on Sunday from a man who reported receiving what he considered threats from Lodor on a MySpace account allegedly held by Lodor. Bryn said the man, whose name was not released, took the threat seriously.

    “He believed this person may have been spotted in San Luis Obispo County as well,” Bryn said.

    Porterville police arrested Lodor without incident on Tuesday. He was later turned over to authorities from San Lus Obispo County.

    Bryn said Lodor is being held on suspicion of terrorist threats with a pair of gang enhancements based on Lodor’s alleged affiliations. He said the case remains under investigation, but did not comment further on the scope of the evidence.

    “Obviously it was enough to make an arrest in this case,” he said.

    Final disposition is pending in a felony assault case against Lodor in Tulare County Superior Court. That case was filed Oct. 27, 2007, and is based on an incident on Oct. 18 during which Lodor allegedly stabbed a Springville man outside The Antlers Bar, in the 30900 block of East Highway 190, near Springville.

    The alleged assault was the second time Lodor was arrested in October 2007. Charges were not filed in the initial case.

    On Oct. 4, Lodor was arrested on suspicion of criminal threats and defacing personal property with the intent to interfere with a person’s constitutional rights. He was released from jail within a few days after the District Attorney’s Office declined to file charges.

    Lodor’s first October 2007 arrest was in connection to skinhead fliers found by a Horowitz Jewelers employee around the Main Street business.

    Anyway… anarchy is a fag… that’s all I have to say to you Mr Hater.

  3. Darrin Hodges says:

    “Blondien (not her real name) says she was walking alone to her car on Johnston Street the same night when she was surrounded by about seven men.”

    So there was no witness? Was it reported to the police?

  4. @ndy says:

    If the incident was reported to police, I’m unaware of it. One of the boneheads responsible confirmed the fact that an incident occurred on the Bombshell ‘punk’ rock forum in December last year, however, writing:

    BirmyHammerSkinz : why the fuck would i do that when im too busy trying to fix australia from being destroyed by people like you. the gooks can sort their own [shit] out. it took the mighty white race plenty of time to get to where it is and outside scum shouldnt be helped, they get it too easy as it is. open the floodgates and let the cunts in you probably say, and wait and watch as they make the most of our freedom without wanting to give any of it back. we’ll be a fascist state because of so called anti fascists like you in about 20 years because of your inaction on stopping the yellow peril. wait until they take over and then take away your rights. they’ve already helped make one of the best prime ministers ever lose his own seat so dont doubt their ability to greatly affect this country… and reading earlier you were very concerned about some of us hassling a negroid girl, well did you stop to think there may have been a reason? she was foul, spitting on people, drinking goon, making a fool of herself and she had what was coming. anyway mate youre a goose and i think you should put your money where your mouth is

  5. Bernando says:

    Why continue the crusade against what you call “fencesittin” bands when there’s a whole bunch of real wankers on the other side of the fence. NOT making a statement is nowadays the most gutsy stand you can take in my book.

  6. @ndy says:

    You do realise that the post to which you’re responding is over two-and-a-half years old yeah?

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