I’m not really into all of these endless band reunions but Die Kreuzen is one that I just can’t pass up. I did see them on their first go round in about 1991 or 1992 in Pittsburgh. It was near the end of the band. They played at a strange bar where the crowd was seated in chairs around lots of little tables, and they were decent but not as amazing as I was hoping they’d be. I worship their second album October File and I remember that they hardly played a thing from it, much less from their classic first record. I think I actually bitched at their singer Dan about this after their set.
Tonight they are playing a reunion gig at the Double Door in Chicago and I’ll be there. From the archives, here’s a partial scan of the lyric sheet from their first album on Touch & Go from 1984. I bought this original pressing used and the insert has a couple balls of tape in the corner from where the previous owner must have attached it to a wall (there are photos of the band on the reverse). They also made a bunch of pencil notes that indicate what order each song appears in on each side of the record.