Majestik interview, hey!
- Well, it was not fine to call Lips an "old hero"...I testify that I
saw a 16 years young girl pulling on Lips's legs when he was playing
guitar at the Medley, last November. I couldn't believe it! If
there's someone who doesn't look old, it's him! You step, when you
see someone 18 years later and that he haven't changed at all.
Nice interview, I didn't know about the Thin Lizzy affair and Forged
in Fire. What a weird story, 3 days really!!
Glad you didn't leave us for good!!!
I think that the interviewer used the term "old hero" as a term of
respect. Lips is definitely a heavy metal hero as far as I'm
concerned - and the guy has been around making amazing music (with
his partners in crime, of course) for over 20 years now. I don't
think Lips would feel insulted by being called an "old hero"...would
There was definitely some good info in that interview. The affair
with John Sykes & all of that...good stuff!!!
History will have the final say on the "worthiness" of records. What
sucks is that in Anvil's most creative hour (up until that point) -
that being the 'Forged in Fire' record - critics reviewed the record
too quickly, without letting it sink in. FiF is NOT some surface
level record....there's a lot of depth to it, musically, and, as
these things go - takes a few listens to fully be realized by the
listener. Unfortunately - critics don't have the time to give
records multiple listens before opening up their big mouths.
Well someone once said, "No monument was ever erected for a critic."
Robert Moses said, "A critic never built anything." - I have a
feeling Lips would agree with these quotes - as do I!!! I'm not
saying reviews don't have their place...but they should never be the
make or break of a band - as, it seems, was in this case.
Forged in Fire is a brilliant record....it should have catapulted
Anvil into the upper echelons of heavy metal history.
It was not to be...but whereas many bands would give it up....Anvil
did not. Their love for music & metal just cannot be faked....those
guys are going to keep making records until the sun goes down for the
final time....and that's one of the reasons we're all fans.
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<tangelaine2000@y...>" <tangelaine2000@y...> wrote:
> Well, it was not fine to call Lips an "old hero"...I testify that Iplaying
> saw a 16 years young girl pulling on Lips's legs when he was
> guitar at the Medley, last November. I couldn't believe it! IfForged
> there's someone who doesn't look old, it's him! You step, when you
> see someone 18 years later and that he haven't changed at all.
> Nice interview, I didn't know about the Thin Lizzy affair and
> in Fire. What a weird story, 3 days really!!
> Tange :0)
- 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