Poor, Poor Prisonshake


If you're a rocker, then you know: Certain towns have earned reputations as tough-ass places to play, and Cleveland is one of 'em. Rock fans 'round here open their mouths when they don't dig your band's shtick — even when the band is one of their own. The year was 1989. The location: The Phantasy in Lakewood. C-Town's Prisonshake, a great indie-rock band from back in the day, attempts to warm-up a crowd waiting impatiently for headliners Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper. With the crowd hurling a barrage of expletives and boos, a fan — who looks like she came straight from a PTA meeting over at Emerson Middle School -- climbs onstage, grabs the mic, and gives Prisonshake a piece of her mind. It's a total train wreck, resulting in some really great rock-and-roll. Check the clip above. -- Justin Farrar


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