The Black Assassins John Kennedy's '68 Comeback Special
The Black Assassins at the Jets Sports Club. photo: Paul Scott
The Black Assassins joined with fellow old Brisbane refugees, John Kennedy's '68 Comeback Special (previously JFK & the Cuban Crisis) to play a party in the Sydney suburb of Tempe.
The last and only previous time The Black Assassins played in Sydney was in 1989, at Paddington RSL. Their performance at the Jets Sports Club featured a reworking of the Black Assassins' anti-uranium mining song Death Comes To Townsville. Retitled "Death Comes To Sydney", it foreshadowed the potential horror involved in the current Australian Government's plans for Nuclear Power -- complete with a life-size dummy of Prime Minister John Howard who's head mutated from having two to three eyes during the show. Given a long time between gigs and lack of rehearsal, the Assassins' show was musically shambolic in the fine tradition of the band and appeared to be well enjoyed by a crowd of 300 people. This performance by the Black Assassins ended after only 5 songs due to the police raiding the gig. See the photos and video below
Black Assassins distort the time-space continuum. Or did they just distort? photo: Liz Willis
People dancing to the Black Assassins at the Jets Sports Club. photo: Paul Scott
More dancing to the Black Assassins. photo: James Edwards
The dance floor in front of the Black Assassins clears as the police arrive. photo: Paul Scott
You'll need a Quicktime plug In in your browser to view this mobile phone footage of the Black Assassins at the Jets Sporst Club shot by Matt Brunner.