posted on Aug, 1 2006 @ 06:02 PM
First concert... at a high school (very high actually): Crowbar opened for April Wine on the "Just Like That" tour... Miles Goodwin (lead singer got
in a fist fight with the bassist Jimmy Clench... I can't remember what year (it's all a blur back then)... a long, long time ago in a place called
First "real" concert "Rock Show" was Lighthouse at the Sudbury Memorial Auditorium - Let's see... James Leroy opened (good tune: "You Look Good
In Denim"). I was driving an orange Boss 302 with Lake pipes and a Holly 650 double-pumper, so maybe 70' or '72-ish. Took my older sister and her
"hot" friend Roxy. HWY 69, Nobel to Sudbury in 53 minutes with a fuel stop in Pointe au Baril for premium leaded at 46 cents per Imperial gallon -
rip-off - spark knock crap. I could get avaiation 113 "swish" from the Parry Sound fuel depot for 38 cent and the "Bossy Lady" didn't ping -
great legs that girl. Teenage Lust tour... world's biggest rock and roll band (horn and strings and a percussion section, dijeery-doo, sitar plus all
the normal R&R instruments... first time I'd heard a Moog live. They played "Pretty Lady" and young women were throwing unmentionables on the stage
- including - ugh - my own elder sister - not cool by me, back-in-the-day, y'know (BITDYK). Normal human males don't want to see their sisters do
such stuff or know - ugh, what "that" looks like.
The place smelled of - no, tell the truth - everybody in the audience was smokin' dope of every variety you can imagine as long as it was pot or hash
- great white-striped Red Lebanese - BITDYK. The show was their "Best Ever" and declined every time after that to the point where they no longer
turn my crank - airport lounge grade. They finished with a variety of solos by the various players and a Moog jam the likes of which have never been
heard since... such a "rush" - it made me "see" things it was so overpowering - like a dog with his head out a car window on the highway - a
"Memorex commercial" moment.
We stayed at my sister and brother-in-law's (jerk) ranch way out Paris street - at that time Sudbury had no vegetation - just acid/sulfur dioxide
stained Canadian Shield - that's where the Apollo dudes did some training - God-forsaken terrain in God's country. Sudbury is much nicer now
landscape and soil/water health wise... wooo flash back. BITDYK - Don't do drugs - it's mind-altering.
Thanx, great thread, neat to see in one's mind those things "forgotten" or "denied" for decades...
m'hatter: Suzi Quatro - Roxy Roller awesome...
Duze': K.D. Lang - such a voice - a real singer and wild back in the Queen St. W. scene (the Cameron House) in the early '80's - she sang Zep
"Whole Lotta Love" really, really well.
[edit on 1-8-2006 by V Kaminski]