Moody had no need for heckling on this night, as few in the packed venue were merely standing still. Instead, people swayed and jiggled as the Devils delivered adrenalized versions of the dark concoctions from their three full-length releases. On the newer tunes, such as the Stooges-style "Press Gang," Hardy's organ added a unique touch to the Devils' incendiary two-guitar attack. At other times, Hardy smoked and watched as the group thrashed through powerful keys-free rockers. Moody paced erratically across the floor, the guitarists dropped to their knees mid-riff, and Willis pummeled his drums with dramatic fury. The Devils poured gasoline on the already smoldering embers of their impressive recorded efforts, resulting in an intimidating bonfire that invited listeners to bask in its glowing heat.
Nearly as entertaining, if not quite as musically adventurous, were the Yo-Yos, who played raw, catchy Ramonesy numbers with titles such as "C'mon Everybody." The English group's members made a bold first move with the blasphemous request (later granted) that the Replay's famous pinball machines be turned off during its set, but the Yo-Yos won back the hearts of even die-hard button-pushers with clever crowd banter ("Be quiet in the cheap seats," one Yo-Yo jokingly implored), amusing song introductions (after dedicating "Sunshine Girl" to himself, another Yo-Yo explained, "I'm not really a girl, as you might have noticed from the bulge in my trousers"), and memorable melodies (especially on the single "Time of Your Life"). The Yo-Yos rocked, with plenty of driving power chords and wailing solos, but they also provided necessary respite from the intensity that was to follow, as two Devils-style sets in a row might have drained the energy of even the most boisterous fans.