Last Crack at Metropolis Festival, Rotterdam, The Netherlands – 31st of August 1991.
TThe cover of Last Crack's debut album "Sinister Funkhouse #17 (1989)" created some buzz and featured their singer Buddo naked in an archer's pose against a blood-splattered and dripping wall.
Besides this exposure, there was something else going on. This band from Madison (Wisconsin) stood out and showed some innovation in the Metal genre. Their sound was unique, dynamic, unpredictable, haunting, sinister, manic, and sometimes funky. Gifted with a passionate vocalist Buddo, you could easily say there wasn't just one band on the planet that sounded like them…even today. The second album, "Burning Time (1991)", was produced by Dave Jerden (Alice in Chains, Jane's Addiction) who took the band's musical abilities to the next level. All eyes were on them, not only by the music press but also by their record company (Road Runner) who had high expectations. Last Crack had high priority and was booked for two festivals on the same day, and both took place in Rotterdam. The first show took place on a steaming hot afternoon on the Metropolis festival in front of a huge, massive crowd. The guitars sounded fantastic, full of dynamics and the art of omission was completely mastered. (With) On top of that the passionate vocals of Buddo. It was striking that many spectators in the front row sang along with the lyrics. The band left an amazing impression behind and departed to the next festival called "Ein abend in Wien" where they were announced with new and upcoming bands in the alternative scene like: Nirvana, Blur, Sonic Youth, Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails and Dinosaur Jr. Three months after the release of “Burning Time”, the band disintegrated under the rise of their own pressure and related managerial conflicts. “Burning Time” is still one of the undiscovered masterpieces made by a band who was innovative with no musical boundaries.