Monday, November 25, 2013

School's Out For Anthrax

They obviously do things differently in the high schools of Caerphilly (see previous post). In this 1989 photograph pupils from St Cennydd Comprehensive meet members of Anthrax! In my old school the occasional superannuated rugby player would turn up to give us a pep talk - we certainly didn't get to meet American thrash metal bands. In the '80s Anthrax were one of the big four of that particular musical genre along with Metallica, Megadeath and Slayer. In the same year that this photograph was taken MTV held a contest in which the winning prize was a visit from Anthrax... who would then trash your house. The competition which was won by a female fan was later parodied in American comedy show Married With Children. I'm not a fan of thrash metal myself but Anthrax did do an interesting collaboration with Public Enemy circa 1991 which is worth checking out.
*The above photograph was, I think, taken at St David's Hall, Cardiff, where the band was doing a show.