Leave ya for good! Haha! Come on, ask Tony :)
I'm not quiet sure Lips (Robb too...) likes the term "old" when he's
concerned...It's not a kind of bad pride, it's just that maybe he
feels better than in the 80's: he's happier. He feels great! "Old"
should be a word that we use to describe someone or something
useless, or without energy. I would like to see Jimmy Page's face if
an interviewer would call him "old legend".
With the web, too many reviewers or interviewers arrived. Fred the
Monster is an Anvil fan, but how many of them are too young to even
remember the 80's, and the tons of heavy bands that we had in few
years! Are they qualified to write an opinion about Anvil's stuff?
Lips told Fred in the interview that when they signed with Metal
Blade, it was a bit too late....cos they were too many bands. It's
During they had their problems, the old bands of the 70's wanted to
come back in the business. I remember Deep Purple with "Perfect
Strangers" in 1984. After Anvil released "SoS", Robert Plant were
back on the stage (May 5, 1988) with "Now and Zen". Anvil was playing
at the St-Charles Cabaret the same night.
Most of the reviewers are not informed of all those important
details. They look only at what they "feel" at the first listening of
an album. A big mistake it is! I remember the first time that I
listened to Gentle Giant 8^O.
Sometimes, I wonder why some reviewers or fans are nostalgics about
the 80's. It wasn't an easy period (nights were tough), we had to
spray all kind of stuff to keep our hair "Metal Way". Our jeans were
so tight that after two beers, we could break our zipper. Twisted
Sister were not that far from the reality...about women's make up!!!
We were all looking like "King Lion" with our fluffy hair. Before to
go see a show, it was 2 hours of settings (a drink or two,
I feel free of that now, believe me. The 80's are funny if you didn't
spend your twenties during this period. In fact, my only good
memory...not a memory but this is a reality: it's Anvil still making