I think it was 1989, but who really knows? Skeet (yep, that's his name ) and I were just on our way on a nondescript Friday night. Our destination was Zestos. Zestos, for an early 20's- something guy was a place to eat wings and drink one of those orange frosty things while hangin' in the parking lot as life passed us by. Folks, I'm speaking about people- watching while listening to tunes in the parking lot, if you will. Okay, let's reset. Skeet and I were hangin' in the parking lot, watching people while the scent of lemon pepper wings burned our eyes. The radio (naturally) was dialed to 96 Rock as the blistering solo from "Running With the Devil" pierced the humidified- filled air deep in the heart of Dixie. As the young girls walked by in those tight acid washed jeans, you could overhear the bodacious, bogus, boinking, butt- ugly, boy toy trash talking that those young hens adhered to somewhere in those glorious 80's. What did I care? I was there for the beer, wings and to checkout the "talent," if you will. Then, as if out of nowhere, the DJ said, "And here's a new band from up North." "Yankees," I thought (well, we're still fighting the good fight down here to this day.) The band was none other than Skid Row and the song was "Youth Gone Wild." The rhythm, my friends was tight and the hooks were catchy. The singer of this band had that "it" factor, no doubt. Believe you me, if Sebastian would have strolled into the storage unit you called a rehearsal studio, you would have nabbed his ass in a minute. Before the days of picking up your cell phone and instantaneously, a miracle would happen, you had to go to your local music store to physically pick this album up (sorry Millennials- life was a contact sport before you arrived.) This band was shooting straight to the stars. They had the look, the attitude and the chops for nothing but success. But, as you know, the winds of change was a blowing and about a year later, Nirvana killed the Metal star graveyard dead. This bass is a tribute to those glorious days gone by and for those of us lucky enough to call that enchanted place in the 80's "home." As I always say to Ray, "If I were a bass player, no doubt I would play a Spector."
As for Skeet and I? Well, every now and then we still go down to Zestos for old time's sake and hang in the parking lot. Those fine 80's chicks have been turned into something that gravity has had it's way with. Sad to say those bikinis have magically morphed into momkinis and those hot high heels into sensible shoes. We still crank the Van Halen and just smile- what else are we supposed to do? Mementos and memories.
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