Rosemary's Billygoat Desecrate the Doll Factory
LA's own Rosemary's Billygoat manage to be unique in a city that's seen it all. On Saturday night at the Doll Factory they displayed their over-the-top theatrics, reminiscent of Gwar, the Residents or Peter-Gabriel-era Genesis. Their outrageous showmanship combined with their infatuation with all things Satanic results in an eye-opening and ear-shredding experience.
The electric chair, pizza of death and casket stroller are not all that make Billygoat so special. The music... the songs... the ability to combine the raw power of Black Sabbath-esque riffs with the frenetic energy of the Dead Kennedys, complimented with a trademark dementoid sense of humor, is what sets this group apart.
Fronted by the post-mortem pyro-technician Mike Odd, the group's line up is rounded out by ex-Nip Drivers guitarist, Neal Gargantua, ex-Detonators' bassist Pat Trick, and on the drum kit, part time motorcycle racer and demolition derby driver, Paul Bearer.