Friday, October 22, 2004

It Was 20 Years Ago Today That Satan Taught The Band To Play

Submitted by Doug

October 21, 1984 - October 21, 2004:

Twenty years ago tomorrow, Slayer played their first show outside of California on their first full continental U.S. Tour, at Wellington's in Winnipeg, Canada with Sinister Witch. The first of 3 nights. Verbal Abuse opened the 3rd show. There were protesters outside and a drunk guy in brown cords who danced.

I guess 20 years ago today would be when we spun out on the black ice in Montana. Kerry was driving and 'A Lesson In Violence' from the first Exodus album had just started in the cassette player of Tom's Camaro.

I guess we're all a bunch of old men now.

Wolfgang's, San Francisco - January 30, 1984
(Pic by Umlaut)

Doug and Umlaut have been friends since before the dawn of Christianity. He roams the Earth enabling Rock Stars to be Rock Stars. Umlaut lives vicariously through his Lock 'N Loll lifestyle and wants to write Doug's memoirs.

Turn the page, my brutha. Keep it real out there... for THE KIDZ!