The Black Assassins / About
Early eighties punk rock band from Brisbane, Australia. The Black Assassins shows featured politcal lyrics and theatrical stage act. Find out more at: http://www.blackassassins.net Keen exponents of the have a go and do it yourself ethos of the time, The Black Assassins were a dirty-assed punk rock band formed in Brisbane, Australia in the middle of 1981, one week before their first gig. It was the height of corrupt Premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen's police state Reich in the Australian state of Queensland, oppression loomed large in the land and people were scared to speak. The Black Assassins were a loud, raucous assertion of the right to free speech against everything Jackboot Joh stood for.
The Black Assassins had strong political opinions but were very inexperienced musicians who knew no shame. They had three rum-soaked rehearsals during their first week to get a set of 8 songs together before hitting the stage at the QIT Campus Club, Brisbane. It was a highly entertaining theatrical event backed by a wall of noise, musically mutilated performance. This is how they earned the title of "Brisbane's Ugliest Band".
The Black Assassins went on to play a total of 14 gigs in and around Brisbane during the following year before the bass player and guitarist moved to Sydney and formed the band Mutant Death. The Black Assassins continued to play spo