Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Yep, that's right, I saw the Asylum tour


Picture it, the year was 1985. A certain Mr. Stallone had not one, but 2 huge films burning up the local cinema (Rambo II and Rocky IV), Frankie Goes to Hollywood was telling everyone to "Relax" and Michael Jackson penned the infectious "We are the World". The Golden Girls premiered and I've been laughing ever since. That's right, damnit, one disgusted eye-raising from Bea Arthur is funnier than anything on television today. The year would also see KISS in full-blown money-making mode. With the success of Animalize, Paul and co. realized, "Heck, we don't really need to try all the hard with the music, the kids will come to our shows no matter what we put out." My friends and I couldn't be more excited. Still reeling from the Animalize tour one year earlier, we eagerly snapped up tickets for the Providence Civic Center (none of this Dunkin' Donuts Center crap). I owned the world's cheapest camera, which I manage to smuggle into the show. I have a series of pictures that all look pretty much like this one. If you squint, you can just make out the rock soldiers.

4 comments:

JPX said...

Click on the picture to see a much larger version. You can almost make out Paul's armpit hair.

JohnnySweatpants said...

That's awesome. I wish I had seen that tour. Was that the one where Poison opened up?

JPX said...

I saw Poison open for Ratt and they were better than Ratt. I think it was Dokken or Y&T. I've seen Ted Nugent on the Crazy Nights tour and Mountain on the Animalize tour.

Chopper said...

That is SO cool.. I was too little to go to that then.. I did buy Asylum on cassette though, when I was 11.