This past Friday I was on my way to NYC for the meet that was going on and I have to say that the day was incredibly interesting. First off my point
of departure, a small liberal college town halfway between Albany and the City. On my way to the bus stop there the students of the college were in
the process of an anti-Trump protest, numbering somewhere between 600 and 800 making their usual chants and looking as if they wished to kill anyone
who did not show obvious support for their cause. I watched them pass by and was offered free coffee by a kind woman who worked at the coffee place at
When the bus arrived and I had gotten on I was sitting in front of a man a bit older than myself. Shortly on the trip the bus failed. The bus driver
reported no power and the cause was the turbo not working. Thankfully there was an empty bus right behind so we simply switched. On this new
bus(though it appeared to be older) I got into discussion with this man that had been sitting behind me. We discussed music(both were into metal and
the like) and went into politics and the issues that people seemed to care about.
From the discussion on music I learned he was on his way to the City to rehearse with his old band and reissue their only album which was released in
1983. From there they would continue on some shows in Europe. The band is Lady Killers, an 80s heavy metal band. The man I met, their guitarist, was
Jeff Stewart. Great band, truly 80s heavy metal style. From what he has told me the band originally broke up due to the split in what direction the
band should go. Some wanted to go glam and others, like him, wanted to go heavier.
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Cool story...I am a big 80s metal fan, I was 17 in 1983 but I never heard of these guys.
I still hang out with a few friends from then and we all still love that type of music, I also played drums in a few bar bands covering the 80s and
90s metal, so it is in my blood for sure.
With life as it is, there is not much time for playing much anymore but I still have a few buddies over once in a while to jam and drink some beers.
Although we have kicked the idea around the last few years of trying to get back into the bars playing for some extra cash but I guess we are too
They do have the classic 80s metal sound for sure, reminds me of early Ratt.
Hopefully they can make some money off their past little bit of fame.
There was one song of Ratt I liked, not sure I could say I still do. "Round and Round" is the one. 80s metal is great, though beyond as well. Thrash,
heavy, death, black and doom are all amazing. Sounds great that you played before. Did you and your friends record your songs or just play for the fun
of the times? Hopefully this music stays alive for quite some more time. I can't imagine life without it.
I was in several bands back then and we did record some stuff with an old 4 track recorder that one of the guys had but mostly we played at outdoor
summer parties and a few bars.
We did have people video tape us a few times as well but I don't think any copies are left anymore.
I don't think I could stand to watch them even if someone still had a copy lol. I think it would be classified as "pretty cheesy stuff" 25 years
later. We all tried to have the 80s metal look about us, big hair, shredded clothes etc.
But we had fun for sure, brings back great memories.
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