The lady behind the thick glass doesn't skip a beat, spins around a map of the arena for me to see and puts her fingernail along the image of the stage and says, "We've got seats all right in here." I'm stunned.
Aerosmith; St"Toys In The Attic," April 8, 1975, is 100% American Rock & Roll. This formula of blues driven Hard Rock, a solid groove, twin guitars and the kind of front man your momma don't like but she can't stop looking at, either, would inspire too many future Rock & Roll bands to count.
"We've got a special guest in the audience tonight...it's a newspaper critic. You can tell what he looks like 'cuz he's got an Elvis Costello haircut and he looks like one a my old probation officers.....,"
David Lee Roth
To be able to get up on a stage and throw down the songs you wrote with your buddies in a garage or a shitty apartment and to stick together until you've busted through to the surface...out of the cellar....is pretty kickass. Only losers and dipshits fail to appreciate.
David Lee Roth is equal parts Dean Martin, James Brown, Chuck Norris and PT Barnum. He's the MC of the 1980s. Nobody else was going to close down the day but David Lee Roth. And the only people who put iced tea in Jack Daniel's bottles is The Clash. Write that down, too.
I remember hearing "Why Can't This Be Love," in my mom's car on the way to school one morning. I bought the cassette as soon as I could. Within a few weeks of the release I hear on the radio that Van Halen will be headlining the 1986 Texxas Jam
The entire album is a clinic in Thrash Metal speed and precision and a thorough demonstration of Anthrax's deserved status among "The Big Four," of American Heavy Metal, alongside Metallica, Megadeth and Slayer.