May 23, 2006

Ouch My Neck

I am barely recovered from my all night metal, whiplash inducing, bang your head, index and pinkie fingers thrust to the sky, night of viewing VH1.

WOW. THIS 80's girl had herself a night to remember.

It started off with the show Super Group, Tivo'd of course, because DH KNOWS about these things. They put together Ted Nuggent, Sebastian Bach from Skid Row (GOD I STILL want to jump on him REPEATEDLY),

Evan Seinfeld from Biohazard (and now a porn star - Eww, Eww, throw up in my mouth a little), Scott Ian from Anthrax (the one with the long beard), and Jason Bonham, son of famous Led Zepplin drummer. Thrown together with infamous manager Doc McGhee (who brought us Motley Crue, Bon Jovi and KISS just to name a few), they are supposed to come together - egos crashing - to form a band and in 2 weeks time play a show. SOMEONE bring back REAL rock and ROLL!!!!! I would SO go to this show.

Next on the Tivo list was another VH1 special - The Story of Metal. With too many burnt-out rock stars to mention - its a chronicle of the biggest bands and the start of what they call METAL - I, personally call it Rock and Roll.

Its like going back to my childhood and reliving all those concerts I went to then. I mean, I went to EVERY concert that came to town. Granted the tickets were a mere $10.50 a ticket. And $20 bucks would get ya in the door and a three-quarter sleeve rock concert shirt. Oh, don't act like you didn't HAVE one. You know you DID. And yes I STILL have a few. But then again, I have seen a few concerts in the last few years. KISS (more than once), Kid Rock with Aerosmith and Run DMC (before the incident), Tesla (with my sister and a little too much alcohol), Motley Crue to name a few. You say has-been, I say hours of play on my IPod.

As the shows were nearing an end and my eyes were growing heavy, a commercial for an upcoming show comes on the TV. It seems Poison and Cinderella (two bands I will admit to liking but certainly not worthy of STILL playing out as their music is more dated than an 8-track) are playing our area soon.

I say to DH, "Wow, they are still playing, huh? That first album of Poison's is really bad. I TRIED to put it on my IPod and even I COULDN'T do it."

As DH rolls over to shut the light, he says "If Poison was playing in the woods and no one was there to hear them, would they still suck?"

Indeed they would. But at this point I'd rather kill off the HipHop and bring me back some long hair, make-up wearing, guitar string bending, mind blowing, ear-drum popping ROCK AND ROLL. Even if they have to play in the woods.


At 9:57 AM, Blogger Carol said...

I couldn't believe it when Sebastian Bach became a recurring character on my favorite show (set in CT) "Gilmore Girls" - I thought it was cool!

At 1:56 PM, Anonymous sherry said...

I read about that group in Maxim last month. Apparently, everyone was betting on them HATING each other which, turns out, they totally got along. No drama, just great music. And, they all bowed to the Nuge. Not surprised.

Also, you're only, like, 3 degrees separated from all of them, since Scott Ian married a gal I went to college with.

Oh, how I relish those days of cheap-ass concerts and shirts and Tommy Lee falling from the ceiling at the Civic Center...remember that????

The good ol' days...

At 2:19 PM, Blogger Sharpie said...

Remember it?? I have it dog-earred in his book. Ahhhhh THOSE were the days.

At 3:50 PM, Blogger JayMonster said...

Simply amazing.

I am an 80's music guy (much to my wife's chagrin), but can honestly say I did not listen to a single band that you did.

I will (sheepishly) admit that at one time, t-shirts as you mention were the ONLY t-shirts I had in my wardrobe. (Hey, they looked so good under my denim jacket with the Paradise Theater Cover painted on the back).

At 9:55 AM, Blogger Island Girl said...

When I was in high-school
My first born was going to be named Tommy Lee, my second Sebaastian.

At 12:17 PM, Blogger Michele said...

Umm, I was listening to Miami Sound Machine and the Pet Shop Boys.

My children will scoff at my taste in music one day soon...


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