Harmony Central Forums
Announcement
Collapse
No announcement yet.

OK...bring on the Lulz...I'm a big boy... I can take it...

Collapse



X
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • OK...bring on the Lulz...I'm a big boy... I can take it...

    Just HAD to share this with y'all. A friend of mine recently sent me some old live footage of my 80s big hair band. Man, we were lucky to have this. He videotaped two entire shows. Prior to this, the only live video we had was a few random TV appearances we did.

    Anyway...the background on this clip. I didn't front the band very often---I was the keyboard and rhythm guitar player---but I came out a couple times a night to help relieve our front singer. And this is what it looked like. This was our "oldies" medley: Mony, Mony, Twist and Shout, and Wipeout.

    This show we were playing a "3.2" club in Denver. We hadn't played it before and never played it again. I remember the gig pretty well for that reason. Not our usual crowd and I was a bit surly with them...lol.

    We also didn't have a proper bass player. Our bassist played keyboard bass because he was the right guy for the job, but played the wrong instrument so we had him play bass on a keytar. (although that term hadn't been invented yet.) Sounds a bit weird now, but made sense back in the day. Oh well. This is from 1985, I believe...

    But...ya GOTTA respect the hair! But fire away!



    _________________________________________________
    Appears the singers biggest problem is pitch and to much lesser degree his tone or phrasing. --- chord123

  • #2
    It's glorious!!
    PA Unity15's over LS800p's. YX15's, YX12's IPR power, RM32AI

    LightsMartin Minimac Profiles, Chauvet Intimidator Spot Duos, Blizzard 3NX, Fab5, Hotbox

    Comment


    • #3
      You were a good front man!
      __________
      Ain't no sacrilege to call Elvis king
      Dad is great and all but he never could sing -
      Jesus

      Comment


      • #4
        Thanks, Lee! Those were crazy, fun days. 5 nights a week on the road 50 weeks a year. Pack it all up in the truck at the end of the week and head on down the highway drive a couple hundred miles and do the whole thing again. Just the amount of lights and sound we dragged around in those days was pretty staggering. Not to mention the boxes of Aqua Net and Fog Juice. And gunpowder for the flash pots!

        That venue was place called The Party Place, in Thornton, CO I believe, for anyone who may have been around there back in those days. Colorado had this tiered drinking age thing back then where you had to be 21 to get into the regular bars but you get into bars that sold only 3.2 beer if you were 19. Of course, nobody OVER 21 would dare hang out in those places with "the kids".
        _________________________________________________
        Appears the singers biggest problem is pitch and to much lesser degree his tone or phrasing. --- chord123

        Comment


        • #5
          Sweatin' to the oldies?

          I kid you. That was your REAL HAIR?? You had it over Sheryl Crowe's wig when she sang backup for Michael Jackson! OK you win, hands down, the HC 80's Big Hair competition. I hope to make a strong showing in the mullet category, wish me luck!
          Last edited by pinkfloydcramer61; 07-09-2014, 04:42 PM.

          Comment


          • #6
            LOL....yes, that was my real hair. Peak Hair, no doubt!

            No one was yet commented on the high-waisted pants. I'm surprised.... lol

            _________________________________________________
            Appears the singers biggest problem is pitch and to much lesser degree his tone or phrasing. --- chord123

            Comment


            • #7
              And not that many nightclub rock bands are opening their sets quite like this these days, it seems....


               
              _________________________________________________
              Appears the singers biggest problem is pitch and to much lesser degree his tone or phrasing. --- chord123

              Comment


              • #8
                Nice Guido, those lights have to be all NON LED, I imagine yall needed some gobs of power just to run those heh

                Comment


                • #9
                  Oh tons. The light guy would pigtail right into the main power supply at these venues.

                  Between that and the homemade gunpowder flash pots, the whole thing would completely illegal today!
                  _________________________________________________
                  Appears the singers biggest problem is pitch and to much lesser degree his tone or phrasing. --- chord123

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    And HOT I imagine it was similar to that of a sauna ha. And with all that hair, but at least you had sweats on, or similar anyway heh

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Yeah it could get pretty hot under all those Par 64s sometimes. Especially places like that one with a low ceiling. I remember some venues there being a can or two almost right next to my face! But all in the name of Rock n Roll, right?
                      _________________________________________________
                      Appears the singers biggest problem is pitch and to much lesser degree his tone or phrasing. --- chord123

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by guido61 View Post
                        Oh tons. The light guy would pigtail right into the main power supply at these venues.

                        Between that and the homemade gunpowder flash pots, the whole thing would completely illegal today!
                        We use to have a 200 amp service panel in a case that we would tie into the bar electrical box. We had 1000 watt par 64s that would melt your face off. lol

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          I don't know how he was tying in exactly, and I probably don't wanna know! But yeah... Those 1000w pars were killer
                          _________________________________________________
                          Appears the singers biggest problem is pitch and to much lesser degree his tone or phrasing. --- chord123

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Man. Now I want to be in a hair band!!
                            Do daemons dream of electric sleep()?

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by wesg View Post
                              Man. Now I want to be in a hair band!!
                              I'd settle for simply the ability to grow that much hair again!
                              _________________________________________________
                              Appears the singers biggest problem is pitch and to much lesser degree his tone or phrasing. --- chord123

                              Comment













                              Working...
                              X