here is the low down of my late teens..
Every weekend I use to see Twisted Sister, hands down the best bar band that ever lived..Eddie Ojeda lives down the block from me now..
I saw Metallica on their first east coast tour at a club in Staten Island 1982 , They opened for Vandenberg..
Saw Queensryche around that time at the Chance in Poughkeepsie..
One more , I saw Iron Maiden's first tour, with Paul Deano..
It is my patriotic duty as a Hinterlandian to introduce you folks to some fine musicians from the north. This band, Whitehorse, is a married couple. They make all the sounds you hear and are amazing to see live. She sings into a telephone mic quite frequently.
80's eh? Well I'm not a huge fan of the cock rock to be honest, some of it wasn't terrible but I was happy to see it die in the early 90's but this is nostalgic for me and from the 80's. Name the ski movie!
Nice picks on the Alice In Chains (my favorite grunge rock from the 90's) and 10 Foot Ganja Plant, that's one of my Pandora stations. :)