This is the gig journal of heavy music fan Chris Hopkins.
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The sound of seminal Scum lp founded what was called grindcore, Scum was followed by From Enslavement to Obliteration in 1988 and there were many versions of it: Gatefold lp, picture vinyl, splatter vinyl and 2 cd versions (28 track & 54 track incl. Scum .
The photograph was taken in a pub toilet in Birmingham in 1988 whilst I was working for the Coventry Evening Telegraph music pages called 'street talk'. Myself and Chris Wilson the journalist went to Birmingham from Coventry to cover the concert, I remember very little about the gig but the photograph was taken in the toilets because it was pitch black every where else in the Pub.