Warlock Pinchers 2010 - Will There Be Blood?
USA, 2010, 73 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Colorado, Documentary, Music
Special Presentation Saturday, October 8th at 8:30pm at the Denver FilmCenter/Colfax
Warlock Pinchers and members of Eyeosaur In-Person!
*Photo above credited to Tom Murphy*
Digital presentation - In the late 1980's, Warlock Pinchers assaulted Denver with their rowdy antics, noisy riffs and elaborate lyrics. Their mischievousness and marketing mania grew significantly, including media hoaxes, music videos and everything from logo lighters to yo-yos and watches. After five years and three albums, when their notoriety was at its peak, they decided to call it quits. They went out with a bang, selling out a show at the (not-yet revamped) Gothic Theatre. There were even shirts exclusively for that show: A clown with a gun to his head stating, "I saw Warlock Pinchers last show...now I'm going to kill myself".
Their last show was just the beginning of a legacy that would last until present day. The raucous music and tales of preposterous live shows were passed down through several iterations of angst-ridden teens. They continued to sell albums, t-shirts and their telltale black hoodies, donning the unsurpassed "Oakland Raiders-gone-devil" shield logo.
In 2010, the Pinchers decided to play again – reuniting with all of their original members, and adding Melvins Drummer Dale Crover to play the role of their long gone drum machine. They took it back to the Gothic Theatre for a reunion show, which sold out in one week and a second show was added. True to their original DIY style, they put on the entire show themselves – no promoter and NO TICKETMASTER.
The two nights brought back the original mayhem and madness of their final show 18 years prior and was very well documented. The folks at Eyeosaur (Wesley Willis’s Joyrides, Mr. Pacman’s Half Hour of Power) captured several angles each night, including crowd reactions and backstage antics. All of their footage, along with several other people’s shots, was edited into one concert film. The audio from both nights was recorded on more than a dozen tracks of digital audio and mixed-down by Denver legend Bob Ferbrache (who recorded many of their early releases).