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Raw Nerves – Jack the Stripper

Jack the Stripper From left to right: Julian Renzo, Abe Miller, Luke Frizon, Shane O'Brien Photo courtesy Jack the Stripper

Jack the Stripper
From left to right:
Julian Renzo, Abe Miller, Luke Frizon, Shane O’Brien
Photo courtesy Jack the Stripper

Written By: Saúl A. Zavarce
Their rituals begin in the morning, restringing  bass guitars, tapping rubber drum pads. One will run an early morning half marathon and another will isolate himself in a booth to warm up his voice and ready his mind.

At exactly 4.45 Jack the Stripper take to the stage like an epileptic surgeon with a rusty scalpel eviscerating the space around them with kicks and lunges of guitar heads. Seemingly wild and erratic the performance is amplified by the throwing of guitars and a complete disregard for the personal space of each performer. They sound like a cacophony of rotting tones, distorted by a morbid and intriguing pleasurable pain, like picking at a scab to see what is underneath.

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