Friday, June 27, 2008

TVD | Friday @ Random

(I know, breathe deep.) So, I was hanging out over at Mick's place last week and the talk turned to our first concerts attended. For me--you probably guessed it by this (awesome!) cover--'twas Loverboy and opening up was this little combo from San Francisco--Huey Lewis and the News. (I think they had a hit or two, right?) Man, I was all about it--I think I was even sporting the bandanna around the head too, rather UN-ironic. Good, good times...but I'm CERTAIN better firsts were had. So, YOUR first bite of the apple, TVD reader?

Meanwhile, as you work for the weekend this Friday, my first time sounded JUST. Like. This. (Like it never will again.)

Loverboy - Teenage Overdose (Mp3)
Loverboy - Lady Of The 80's (Mp3)
Loverboy - D.O.A. (Mp3)
Loverboy - Turn Me Loose (Mp3)
Loverboy - The Kid Is Hot Tonight (Mp3)


Matt said...

My first: 5 bands, $15.
The bands were, in this order: Sussman Lawrence, Duran Duran,The Greg Khin Band, Elvis Costello, Blondie.
Fifteen bucks!
Must've been the summer of '82 or '83... Blondie was touring "The Hunter" and EC was promoting "IbMePdErRoIoAmL"... I don't remember if I'd even heard of Duran Duran at that point, but Greg Khin was pretty big. The first act was a Mpls local group... went on to become Limited Warranty, if I'm not mistaken.

Tonight, though? Tonight I'm rocking out to Loverboy! I played hell outta this album back in my early teens... can't wait to hear "Lady of the 80s" again... Thanks!

whiteray said...

My dad taught at a state university, so I saw a lot of acts that came through town during high school. First one of those was the 5th Dimension in 1969. First concert I had to drive out of town for was a triple-bill of, in order, Dr. Hook, Bobby Whitlock and Joe Cocker.

Urban Gypsy said...

OMGGG you absolutely made my day! been looking for this album forever, esp. "turn me loose" thank you so much! i love you!

Anonymous said...

I had a little run in with an opening act during my first concert- Went to see The Kinks (Give the people what they want tour) and this unknow guy named Bryan Adams opened... heard of him?

Dumbek said...

My first concert:

12/10/78: WPGC Toys For Tots @ The Capital Centre - Landover, MD

Dr. Hook/Firefall/Pablo Cruise/Atlanta Rhythm Section.

Aren't you jealous?

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IntangibleArts said...

oh jeez.
if memory serves, first show was The Dickies and Suicidal Tendencies at the old 9:30 club. That was the golden age of ST, still touring on the first album. aah. It was just a LITTLE BIT intimidating for a skinny weakling teenager who had never experienced a show before, not to mention a full-blown pit with stage-divers, etc... a lovely night.