History of 2000 DS

the motorbikes, lots of fire and also a few lad who were going to assault the band. Just before we went on there was a power problem and all the lights went out and then came on. We were told there was not enough power for our music equipment and the stage lighting, so we said bollocks to the lights, lets just play, because the crowd was getting impatient The stage manager said to us we could have as much beer as we could drink, so the trays were arriving every three minutes. The gig ended up in good style with loads of lire, plenty of stage action and the mad cow to finish it off. There was a good crowd reaction but the stage manager was a bit pissed off because we drank 160 beers, between the posse and the band. “Perhaps he will know better next time'. The rest of the night was chaos and nobody can remember what had happened to all the story. SUNDAY, the last day of the festival and it hadn’t worked out too bad because at least we had a good time. Kerrupt from Bremman played on our stage in the night but when the D.S. tried to play the police came and we had to shutdown. That was the end of the festival and our next move was to cross into Holland to Eindhoven for another festival and hopefully the organizer there would treat us a bit better because it was organized by squatters and so they would understand our situation a bit better. The two weeks spent in Eindhoven ended up to be really good and everybody had a great time. There was plenty going on, with bands and acts form all over Europe. Our own particular concert was great with the crowd getting into it. we even got paid for a change. From there we played K137 street fest which was also great October came and with not much going on we decided to go to Prague, in Czechoslovakia, to see what was going on there. We were put in touch with an agency who could probably book a tour for us. It took over a week to meet up with them and at the end of it they said only if we wanted to work with pop band not hardcore bands, so it was a waste of time. When we arrived back in Berlin we were put in contact with a guy who could get us a gig in Prague in a two-day festival with Chaos UK and Rectify (who were friends of ours) so we agreed, we decided to first go in the studio and record some new stuff,then go to Prague, South Germany,Italy and then back to Berlin and England for a few gigs and to try to finish off the video that we had been putting together on and off. DS PAUL First we recorded in Berlin with Austin, John, Gus and G&P Disease. We recorded Stif of the Dump, CocaCola Heroin, Slave to the Rave, Internation Operation and Cyclepath. Two of the songs ended up on the D.S. compilation EP and two on the video. After the recording Gus said he wanted to go to England for a while but he would be back in time for the tour so G&P Disease organized to go down to Milan to record the material they had made with Osso and Alex because they were good songs and they would never get used if we didn't do something about it. We arrived in Milan on November first and practiced for a couple of days. Then we went in the studio and recorded Move over China, Sink or Swim 2, Baton in Hand, Mainz at the Bar. Two songs were used on the EP compilation the other two on the video. With all of them also coming out on the 2000DS Greatest Musicians Hits Album. Gary went back to Berlin to mix the material and Paul and Austin stayed in Milan and a week after were to meet in the South of Germany for the beginning of the lour. John, the new bass player, had gone to

7 thoughts on “History of 2000 DS

  1. i lived in bovay st when you guys were there. im not ben death obvs but he is the one i remember best. he was the first person i ever met on e. i helped u guys rip out the radiators and the parque flooring. not sure if that was sold or just burnt. there was a remnant of the somerset stonhenge traveller family who had been brutalised by the gloucestershire police. this must have been around 87. met ben in 88 in the central cafe amsterdam, still in his top hat. i have to say most of the people at bovay street were selfish up themselfs arsholes. ben on the other hand was a sweet guy. btw if you want pix see if the daily mirror achcives have any. i let them in wghen i was on the door one night for £20 each :d peace and love and all that xx

    1. Nice on Ben

      I am going to put up a message board /forum so that folks can share their memories of Gary DS and the Wreck N Roll Cirkus. Hopefully we will have some re-releases coming out in the very bear future.

  2. Just found out about the death of Gary and friend? and members of his family. after checking out 2000ds stuff on utube. tragic and shocking, and upsetting, condolences to family an all those close.
    Kev-sax player from Phoneys

  3. My 2000DS story-
    It was 1991/92/93? I had just seen them at my house at C-Squat in NYC, & I had made my way to SAN Francisco. I got to see 2000DS play again at the Epicenter in The Mission. I was a dirty fucker back then, & was outside the venue smoking a joint w/ a good friend & a stranger. The cops stopped us & actually arrested us!! In SF!! We were taken to a substation. Handcuffed to the booking bench, they asked us if we had any drugs, needles or weapons. We all said no (my friend ate a sheet (100 hits) of LSD he had in his wallet (for sale) in the cop car en route as not to get busted with it). I thought about their question for a sec. Then I chimed in ” but we have lice and scabies”. The booking cop looked at me in awe. He left & went into the booking office. He came out a minute later wearing gloves. He grabbed our backpacks & threw em out the door. Unhandcuffed us & told us to get the fuck out & kicked me hard in the ass as I walked out the door. I got KICKED out of jail for being a dirty squatter. I was back at the venue just as 2000 DS started to play.
    Post script- My pal who ate all the LSD called me a week later in Alabama. He knew no one there. He somehow ended up there after a very long 100 hit trip.
    2000 DS Forever!!

  4. We used to go to the Fire Station squat parties I really enjoyed them
    I kept loads of flyers from the different venues around London
    I still have them after all these years in a box

  5. True that I didn’t play the main stage at Treworgey. I didn’t leave as such I was hiding in my tent tripping mi nuts off…
    I played with DS many times after that on and off including the WNC mentioned and played the love parade Berlin and several gigs in Belgium and Holland…
    I also toured Ireland with the band and was set to play the “Millennium Drone” in 1999 but sadly it fell through….

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