Monday, April 27, 2009


The Firm 1985

Jimmy Page was in this band. They had a hit. I don't think they wrote it.
So, why was I in line at Lazarus at the crack of dawn with a hundred other fools trying to get tickets ?
I was one of the last people in the line who got a ticket. HA ! it was dead center in THE VERY LAST ROW of Riverfront Coliseum. The sound tends to bounce around in the steel rafters in that hole, so the higher up you are - the worse the sound. I think the singer, who was some kind of star (?), had a cold. Page shone on, like, one song. By 1985, I was way over the stadium rock superstar thing & this concert fairly cemented it. The show was a major disappointment and having to sit in that fucking building sucked big time. I think I returned one other time before my last visit, which was my nephew's graduation from XU.

2 comments:

The Pagan Temple said...

The singer was Paul Rogers, formerly of Free and Bad Company. I read somewhere he was going to be the new lead singer of Queen, but I never heard how that turned out. I don't listen to music like I used to.

I think the name of their one hit was "Radioactive".

I would have walked across the street to see them, if it was free.

Quim said...

"I think the name of their one hit was "Radioactive"."
thanks
now I have "radio radio radioactive" banging around in my head.....

"I would have walked across the street to see them, if it was free."
I recall, walking back to the car, thinking I would have had a better time paying $2 to see a local band at a bar.