Blut und Ehre : Melbourne ISD Memorial Gig : September 23rd, 2006

They shouldn’t be driving day or night
They can’t think left, they can only think right
The sun reflects off their bald head
Like Ian Stuart they’re going to wind up dead

Nazis… shouldn’t drive (their cars)

They should’ve paid attention in driver’s ed
Instead of hating foreigners, queers and reds
Keep your eyes on the highway you loser thug
Now you’re squished on the highway like a bug

Ian, Ian, “King of the Pit”, no friend to you or me
Aaaaaaaaaaaah! Watch out for that tree!

Next month, on September 23rd, the Australian franchise of the neo-Nazi international bonehead network Blood & Honour will be holding a gig somewhere in Melbourne to commemorate the death of B&H founder, Ian Stuart Donaldson, in 1993. Donaldson — more commonly known as ‘Ian Stuart’ — was born on the 11th of August 1958 in Poulton-Le-Fylde, near Blackpool in Lancashire. He was educated at Baines Grammar School, talked a lot of racist shit, then died on the 24th of September 1993 in a car crash.

The annual ISD memorial gig is one of few semi-public events organised by the handful of boneheads who form the core of B&H, but the gig itself is reported to attract as many as 1-200 boneheads from all over the country. (The boneheads’ last gig was at the Hamilton Hotel in Newcastle, NSW, on the 25th of February.)

While MDC ridiculed Donaldson’s death with their song Nazis Shouldn’t Drive — as did FYP with their song Ian Stuart as a Crash Test Dummy — the three local bands advertised as playing at the gig are not expected to be doing cover versions. Instead, the three — Bail Up!, Blood Red Eagle and Ultraviolence — are more likely to be singing the praises of being White and manly. Viking ships, convict blood, the evils of Communism and the duplicitousness of Jewry are other common motifs.

Actually, Blood Red Eagle’s lyrics are to boneheadedness what poetry is to Dolly: painful and funny at the same time. The boys have written many many great songs, so here’s just a sample:

From Eye of the Storm:

A state of emergency, living inside hell
You see but you don’t understand and no-one sounds the bell

Ding ding!

From Blood Red Eagle:

Now return to the ground in a world of pain and regret
With a scarlet Blood Red Eagle, carved upon your chest!

Pain.

Regret.

Blood Red Eagle.

(Makes sense.)

From Warrior:

We make our stand against the reds
‘cause those bastards don’t make no sense

Then again, bastards like Douglas (vocals) — with his fetish for all things ‘Viking’ — and Damien (vocals, Bail Up!) — spending almost 40 hours under the needle — don’t really make a whole lot more.

Plus, their music’s shit.

[NB. The other notable bonehead car crash casualty is Violent Storm: they were sadly unable to appear at the B&H festival on the 14th of March 1992, in Valencia, Spain, as only one member survived a crash on the way to Heathrow Airport. To catch their flight | Blood Red Eagle have played with Blasting Process, Changeover, Charter 77, Creeping Jesus, Demolition Highstyle, Exhibit A, Out of Order, Thoughtcrime, Unclean and World War XXIV | Local NSBM bands include Abyssic Hate, Destroyer 666, Gospel of the Horns, Raven’s Wing and Spear of Longinus.]

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  1. Don’t forget ISD’s security man Nicky Crane. They might be a bit iffy on the homophobia. The fash are gay boys.

    http://uncarved.org/blog/?p=102

    Also, Nietzsche’s The Will to Power was a fundamental Nazi text.

    The book Forgotten Fatherland by Ben MacIntyre details the continuation of Nueva Germania beyond the dates you suggest. Do your research before handing out Fs for validity. You can start handing out @ instead of A when you have brought your own house in order.

  2. 1) Re Nicky Crane :

    Yeah… you’ll find that link here:

    http://slackbastard.anarchobase.com/?p=294

    Did you ever go toe-to-toe with Nicky Crane?

    Dave: No, and I’m glad I never had to. He was one of the few genuine hard men on the bonehead scene. I came across him twice. The first time was at the Main Event in Hyde Park, where he disembarked from a mini-bus with a dozen members of Skrewdriver Security. He immediately jumped back onto the bus when he saw the posse of anti-fascists charging out the park at him. The other occasion was when he was heading home from the West End one evening with a number of rent-boys in tow. We followed him for a while, but lost him at Charing Cross station. The interesting thing about Crane was that he was openly gay, but was never challenged about it by his bonehead mates until he was physically weakened by AIDS. He apparently renounced his fascist past during his dying days.

    2) Re Nietzsche :

    Nietzsche’s The Will to Power may have been fundamental, but its authorship is disputed. According to Wikipedia:

    “Mazzino Montinari and Giorgio Colli, who edited the complete edition of Nietzsche’s Posthumous fragments from the manuscripts themselves, have called it a “historic forgery” artificially assembled by Nietzsche’s sister and Peter Gast.”

    Jenny Diski writes an interesting review of Nietzsche’s Sister and the Will to Power: A Biography of Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche by Carol Diethe in the LRB, available here:

    http://www.lrb.co.uk/v25/n18/disk01_.html

    Point is : Nietzsche’s place within Nazi philosophy is largely attributable to the deliberate distortion of his works by his sister Elizabeth, and it was largely via her efforts that Schicklgruber eventually came to embrace a fascist — which is to say, false and misleading — version of Nietzsche…

    3) Re Nueva Germania :

    MacIntyre’s book sounds interesting. More recently, the composer David Woodard has drawn attention to the remnants of this failed social experiment:

    http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/03/13/INGPOBMRMU1.DTL

    So yes, after Liz’s hubby committed suicide and she returned to Old Germany, some colonists remained, as do their descendants; “Nueva Germania”, however, died less than a decade after its birth.

    In any case, I don’t recall it being a focus of Stroessner’s attention.

  3. STAGE BOTTLES – Dead But Not Forgiven

    Ian couldn’t drive a car
    As we all know
    He trusted too much in all his gods
    And though he was a human being
    We don’t feel any sorrow for him

    Now we got rid of one of those cunts
    He’s been one of our most important enemies
    So we forget our respect for life
    Cause all he did was senseless shit

    He always said he’d die in a fight
    In a fight for himself and his master-race
    Now we don’t know where he’ll be
    But it’s obviously not in Valhalla

    But where he is now he can meet Good Old Adolf
    Both killed themselves cause they’re fucking stupid
    Will Ian like Adolf when they meet down there
    Will Adolf like Ian or tell him to fuck off

    Now we’re here and having our fun
    Having our fun and thinking about him
    He’s been the one who misused the word Skinhead
    He himself was never one – he was a fucking bonehead

  4. Ahh here we go, more of the same old red lies. Well enjoy your views, too bad that many Australians, while not fully racist, are of nationalistic sentiment[.] [You\’re] fighting a losing battle.

  5. But I like Skrewdriver..even though I was born in Israel..

    They are a great band..I never was interested in the political bit about them..but love their music..sorry..

  6. Brad,

    Huh? What ‘lies’? And your fantasies about what white Australians want are just that — fantasies.

    Joel,

    Pretending to be someone you’re not is boring… but not as boring as you are, obviously.

    Ciao,

    @ndy.

  7. Are you going to stop this gig from going ahead or are you just gonna… bitch about it over the internet? Action speaks louder than words so if you want anybody to take you seriously, stand up and do something about it like a real Trotskyite would.

  8. Hi Mick,

    As soon as I get my magic wand back from the repair shop, I’m gonna wave it and magically stop the gig from going ahead.

    (I’m also going to wish for a never-ending supply of Tim Tams.)

    Just like a real Trotskyite would.

    Cheers,

    @ndy.

  9. Ian couldn’t drive a car
    As we all know
    He trusted too much in all his gods
    And though he was a human being
    We don’t feel any sorrow for him

    Now we got rid of one of those cunts
    He’s been one of our most important enemies
    So we forget our respect for life
    Cause all he did was senseless shit

    He always said he’d die in a fight
    In a fight for himself and his master-race
    Now we don’t know where he’ll be
    But it’s obviously not in Valhalla

    But where he is now he can meet Good Old Adolf
    Both killed themselves cause they’re fucking stupid
    Will Ian like Adolf when they meet down there
    Will Adolf like Ian or tell him to fuck off

    Now we’re here and having our fun
    Having our fun and thinking about him
    He’s been the one who misused the word Skinhead
    He himself was never one – he was a fucking bonehead

  10. Joel,

    Pretending to be someone you’re not is boring… but not as boring as you are, obviously.

    Joel is as legit as can be. I met him on many occasions when I was treking through the desolates of Palestine.

  11. I do not like ian stuart but I think it is in poor taste to insult how he died. Insult the man, not how his life ended.

  12. I love the Stage Bottles song lyrics, and you have a problem with Ian Stuart, at least he could write a coherent song. Terrible composition, and the usual idiotic banter, without really saying anything other than “you’re a nazi, and we open minded liberals have thoroughly stereotyped you”. Assuming that all White Nationalists are morons is a logically inferior position, get off your ass and get an education…

    “Many people hate us for only being proud
    Well I’d like to ask them, who’s the racist now?
    We’re not mindless morons like you see on your TV
    Newsflash for ratings, its a fact of history.”

    -Final War, Aryan Pride

  13. You make no sense.

    You love the Stage Bottle lyrics.
    OK.

    Ian could write songs.
    Yes: badly.

    He also openly supported neo-Nazi causes, and is dead.
    End of story.