The concert was a bit different; Kosher (Carey) couldn't make the party since he's in Tennessee now. So they did it ``Carey-oke'' style, letting fans come up on stage to handle Kosher's part. (Phillip also sings on a number of their songs, anyway, and knows vocals for all of them, so help was available for the nervous!)
The musicians did a great job as usual. The singers were varied; everyone did OK, but nobody really got into it the way Kosher would. My 14 y/o son, Josiah, was the only youth to get up on stage, squealing like a pro on "Ice Cream Sundae". It was his first time singing in public, and on stage with The Pig - a dream come true!
Drop by the Pig Pen at http://www.onebadpig.com/ for more info and Pig stuff.
The energy level was a lot lower than usual, but I guess that's because this was a small party with friends and family. Doug did a great job of getting the audience involved. I had a couple of kids from the youth group along as well as my family. These guys are used to the current music scene, but hadn't really heard anything from the early punk days, and really weern't ready for the in your face lyrics of songs like "The Big M". The look on one guy's face when he realized what the song was about was priceless!
A lot of bands today try to recover that "in yer face" vibe of the early punk movement, but don't do a very good job of it. Lust Control is still as good at that as ever!
Check the band out at http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Lounge/4892/lust.html .