A recent purge of overstuffed desk drawers yielded these rawk and rollll memories. Maybe this year will be the year I scan all of my old negatives and bring them back to the light of day and start a spreadsheet of the shows I’ve been to so I could tell you where they came from. La Tortuga came from mission experience in Oxacca … my how things have changed.
Brian Robertson displays the results of making bad choices. Not the smoking, but joining Motorhead after a stellar run in Thin Lizzy. How would you like to follow Fast Eddie Clarke? I can’t remember where this was taken; might be the Warfield or the Stone.
Gallows Rage, originally uploaded by wrachele.
David Meniketti of Y & T at the Old Waldorf shortly after the release of Earthshaker. When these guys were called Yesterday and Today they played a neighboring high school and thoroughly blew away another up and coming band called Journey ( in the pre-Steve-Perry-space-rock-jam-days).
trippscottunseen, originally uploaded by wrachele.
Hip hop raconteur Jimmy Mar brings the word to his adoring crowd
Pro skater Mike Vallely fronts a new band, Revolution Mother. Vallely is very much in the Henry Rollins mold; intense on stage and extraordinarily personable in person. Behind him are guitarist Jason Hampton (the Electric Hillbilly) and drummer Brendan Murphy (no nickname). Best question of the set: “Are there any outlaws left out there??!!” to the trucker hatted teens that surrounded the stage.