These Are Krazy, Krazy, Krazy Nights!

So sang the mighty Kiss in the late eighties, little did they know that in Liverpool, England there was a Club / Venue called ‘Sloane’s’ that was about to bring that song to real life! Bruce Dickinson singer with legendary Metal band Iron Maiden who is a ‘Tattooed Millionaire’ sang ‘We went down the Krazy House’ had his visit impressed him that much?

Bands that have rolled through this Mecca of all things Rock over the years have included: Korn, Bush, Placebo, Travis, Stereophonics, Catatonia, Fear Factory, The Wildhearts, Stone Temple Pilots, Oasis, Coal Chamber, Moby, Biohazard alongside many, many more. In fact my first live show at the place was Thin Lizzy!

So when I was asked if I fancied taking over the Saturday night as resident Dj Ten years ago, I did not have to think twice!

Why? Simple really, growing up across the water I had come into Liverpool week in, week out & apart from the times I have been in New York, I have never felt more at home, & I never wanted to work in any other city apart from those two. Having now been a Dj in both & with an offer in 97’ to move to the ‘Big Apple’ permanently, well I remained in Liverpool, so which do you think I feel is the #1 city!

So we built, we expanded, we rocked, we rolled, we went from one floor (K1), then into next door for the original K2, up a floor with the ‘new’ version, then we even went into the loft to create the K3, all this with a six screen video lounge, what a long way we have come!

So to the music, No matter who you are, you are never going to be totally happy with all the songs played over six hours in a club, hell I used to moan about the music (I still do) when I went out to clubs, but what I try to do is find a balance between Metal / Rock / Alternative.
Sometimes the balance tips towards certain areas, sometimes it seems like it doesn’t’ change, sometimes it feels like there is more ‘Nu-Skool’ than ‘Ol-Skool’ but my thought is always ‘Fuck-Skool’

You see people change, you change, I change, In 1993, it was all, screw that old stuff like Guns & Roses, Led Zep etc, Metallica had ‘sold out’ apparently even then, so we had Pantera, Fear Factory, Biohazard as the future of rock, Three years later & they were ‘old’ & Korn, Limp Bizkit were the order of the day, Then Marilyn Manson, into Rammstein, Tool & now it’s System Of A Down & Tenacious D, If we believe what we hear then soon it will be Finch & Inme!

The point I’m making is to every generation of ‘new’ rock fans, everything is old & past it, to all the ‘old’ crew, nothing is as good as it was, Metal fans hate Rock, Rock fans don’t like Alternative, and as for Indie, well, that died a death didn’t it? The Rolling Stones once sang ‘You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you just might find, you get what you need’ but also Faith No More noted that ‘It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it’

So grab your coat, come on down, remember that there are Three floors of music to choose from, so if you don’t like one, then Fuck off to another, grab a beer, grab a guy / girl, dance, have fun, enjoy the songs you like, suffer the one’s you don’t, go home, screw, wake up, say ‘I’m never drinking again’ One week later, come out for round two, then three, four…. We will still be here waiting, playing, taking shit for an unthankable job, I hate you, you hate me, We all love loud ‘Rock & Roll’ be seeing you around!

Jj - K1 Saturday Night Dj (Also known in certain parts as ‘The Lone Ranger’)

Top 21 Krazy House Requested Tunes!

01. Closer - Nine Inch Nails
02. Fagot - Korn
03. Faith - Limp Bizkit
04. Sugar - S.O.A.D.
05. Du Hast - Rammstein
06. Walk - Pantera
07. Sickness - Disturbed
08. Tainted Love - Marilyn Manson
09. Epic - Faith No More
10. Hallowed Be Thy Name - Cradle Of Filth
11. Sad American But True - Metallica Vs Kid Rock
12. Certain Shade Of Green - Incubus
13. Bartender - Hed (Pe)
14. Linchpin - Fear Factory
15. Sic - Slipknot
16. Poison - Alice Cooper
17. Reign In Blood - Slayer
18. Bodies - Drowning Pool
19. Would - Alice In Chains
20. By The Way - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
21. Tribute - Tenacious D