A few weeks back my wife took off to Vegas for a few well-deserved days of R&R. Being the top-flight father that I am, I decided to leave the twins at home and head down to the city for some rocking with my 3 year-old, Teddy. As I had been telling him all week, he was going to his first rock concert.
As we drove, I thought fondly of my first concert, AC/DC – For Those About To Rock tour. I think I was about 12 and I got dropped off by my friend’s parents at the Nassau Coliseum. Long story short – I snuck a couple of beers, was temporarily deafened due to the cannons from the title track and sported a sweet mullet. The 80′s were top-notch.
20-odd years later, my son Teddy and I cruise into Shirk’s studio with the Gore Gore Girls awaiting. I’d seen the Gore Gore Girls back in June and was expecting this to be slightly different. Teddy took a shine to Steve immediately and was captivated with all his knobs, dials and monitors. He soon became Shirk’ shadow in the studio.
As the Girls tuned and warmed up, I was busy tracking the three-year old around the studio to insure that I wouldn’t be buying Steve any new gear. Soon enough, Teddy’s world stopped as Cathy Carrell, the drummer, launched into her warm-up routine. The sight of her pounding away at her kit was all Teddy needed in order to have his first rock hero. She handled the crushing admiration of a three year-old like a true professional.
Soon thereafter, the Girls launched into two tunes off their excellent Bloodshot release, Get the Gore, and even snuck a new tune in there. Even without all the latex, boots and stockings, the girls fired up like they were playing to a packed house. Enjoy the tunes.