Karl Eifrig (The Mons)
SPB: What was the first punk show you attended?
Karl: The first punk show I attended was February 28, 1986 at Cabaret Metro (now just Metro) in Chicago. The lineup was Killdozer opening, Dead Milkmen second, and Die Kreuzen headlining. Being a high school freshman in a small town in northwest Indiana, I was there to see Dead Milkmen, since "Big Lizard In My Backyard" (which they were touring on) was a huge favorite. Since that's where my head was as far as what "punk" was, seeing Killdozer's sludgey pigfucker plodding and Die Kreuzen's insane otherwordly riffing blew my little mind and showed me how many different kinds of things could be lumped into that genre. My big sister and her cool friends had taken me to the show, and I borrowed an eyeliner pencil from one of them so I could get an autograph from Rodney Anonymous. He signed it "Dear Karl, Thanks for all the drugs and hookers." I was so proud.