Don’t leave your fellow Planet Rock listeners out this summer. If you’re getting bored of the classic dinner date, and have found yourself going to the same restaurants, ordering the same food and having the same conversations, then why not shake things up a little? Admit it - you’ve been living in your hometown for a while now and you still don’t know where the museum is, you still haven’t climbed the church spire and you still haven’t visited that major tourist attraction that you tell all your friends about!
Open up your local paper and turn to the gig listings, shut your eyes and pick one.
He hit a gem now and again (I owe the discovery of Kings X to , and no, I didnt realize they were religious or maybe I didnt care), but by and large, he was a carnival barker he could celebrate rebellion, individuality, and kick-ass mindlessness, while at the same time believing that a corporate whore like Gene Simmons spoke for anyone other than himself.
Funny I should say that, though, as Friend discusses an interview with the God of Thunder where he was appalled at Genes commercial enterprises (this was about the time the Kiss coffin hit the shelves).
The editor-in-chief of the worlds greatest rock n roll fanzine for nerdy teenage boys who couldnt get laid in a whorehouse giveaway was one Lonn M.I found Planet Rock on Tune In but it will not play.The error returned is Unable to play Planet Rock - file cannot be found.Friend a bearded crazy man who spent more time with the stars than anyone else of the period.He partied, flew around the country, took his lumps in mosh pits, and never failed to give us the only story that really mattered whether or not Slash actually , captures those events with flair and charm, and while its not the sort of book for the unbelievers or uninitiated, its sufficiently sleazy and silly to appeal to the general fan.
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This is proven in spades when he becomes an A&R man for Arista after his gig has concluded and somehow believes that some worthless sack of skin called The Bogmen are the second coming of the Stones.