"We started realizing there's certain powerful elements that break things up as compared to a normal show, like intense drumming, relentless beat and fire that drives you. It all has a deep effect on people in different ways."
Q: OK, in what way do you "manipulate the audience"?Reputation of their live performances often preceded their arrival into town. Police and club managers were especially concerned about the rumors that the group were practicing Satanists. The group never practiced Satanism, but they were members of T.O.P.Y (Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth), a loose collective of artists and others interested in magic without mysticism and founded by members of Coil, Psychic TV, and Current 93. Although Crash Worship may have been founded on certain philosophical precepts, they soon drifted from any kind of belief system: "Everyone has widely differing interests and we actually don't talk about it that much."
A: Well, this one guy that used to come with us just used to do his own thing. He would be naked, or nearly naked, and run around coming up behind people and caressing them from behind and then disappearing hopefully without being seen. Or he would crawl around through people's legs and try to dislodge them one way or another. Some people will grab people who are standing around the walls, around the perimeter, trying to be cool and safe and clean, and drag them into whatever's happening in the centre.