I got to go back in time somewhat this week. The setting could have been 1985. On Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California hanging out in the famed bars and clubs of the strip such as The Rainbow Bar & Grill (alas no Lemmy) and Whisky a Go Go. These were the epicentre of LA metal back in the day.
I had come to see Lizzy Borden celebrating 30 years of American Metal. This band was formed in Hollywood way back in 1983 and they were part of the LA “Glam Metal” scene. In 2013 they are more a “shock rock” type of metal band with gothic and gory undertones and had come home to celebrate in style with a great performance.
Lizzy was ably supported by 5 opening acts – Black Mourning, Fall of Man, Chemical Burn, Faded Sun and White Wizzard. This was all for under $25! You can’t beat that especially in such a famous place.
On this tour the show involved lots of fake blood, stage props, numerous masks, costumes, great heavy metal and even go go dancers! Got to love LA metal!
The setlist played by Lizzy included the following songs:
Rebel Yell (Billy Idol cover)
Master of Disguise
In a great metal moment I got splashed across the face with fake blood from a bloody rose that Lizzy threw into the crowd! It was dripping down my face and I looked a mess. I doubt I will ever get to say that again (wish I had taken a photo)! Loved it, what a night!
Rock on \m/(>.<)\m/
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