Thanks to Facebook, (something I NEVER say) and one of those stupid chain lists about favorite albums in my teen years, I mentioned Z Rock. Thanks to punishing my brain in my 20's I had completely forgotten about Chicago's only real METAL radio station until this list. One morning, pimply faced, denim clad, Iron Maiden shirt-wearing me turns on my radio and hears Master of Puppets at 8:30 am! Holy Shit! Metalheads had won a long fought war for acceptance and legitimacy. No longer would we have listen to our Metal during the hours of 8pm and 1 am with two guys pretending to be smoking bongs on the tiny radio station WVVX. (That is a story for next month) That year, Metallica, Anthrax, Slayer, Metal Church, Motorhead and Megadeth released albums that made their careers and Z Rock played them all. Of course we had to sit through Loudness, Stryper and (ugh) Judas Priest's "Turbo" record but that's a small price to pay. On Halloween of that Year I ate breakfast in a graveyard with a bunch of Punk and goth friends before school, went to see Motorhead later that night and Z Rock was the soundtrack. Unfortunately for Metalheads about a year or two later WZRC (FM 106.7) Des Plaines pulled the plug abruptly on Chicagoland longhairs in favor of a completely opposite format, New Age Music. So here's to nostalgia and all it's distortions.
Ugh, I guess there was a lot more crap played then I remember...
"Well, How did it go?"
No convention reports this month. I am busy working on new prints and Shirt designs for the spring con season. So please check out my store, Instagram page or send me an email for any commission questions.
"Stuff I burned onto my hard drive this month"
Social Distortion and the Scorpions are the big winners this month with two albums each being put in the collection. I got inspired somehow to hear some Mike Ness three chord songs about chicks, and being a drunk outlaw so I went on a mini binge to find those records. And I have no Idea why I'm on a Scorpions kick right now but, there it is.
That's it for the short month, more convention appearances and new art next time I promise...