Monday, November 26, 2007
Condition Beyond Critical
According to MSN, Kevin DuBrow is dead. The man that the Gonz dubbed "Old Yeller" back in my high school days is no more. I've still got my vinyl copy of Metal Health mainly because none of the local used record stores would take it (not even Phonoluxe when I worked there!), but I've still got a nostalgic spark for the platter. It was one of the first albums I bought before it became a big hit which provided me with that wonderful teenage ammunition of "I told you so" back then. It didn't take long to sour on the band but such is life during those fickle years. Here's to DuBrow who kept on rocking and lest we forget first brought us Randy Rhoads. You were the complete essence of cool if you had a copy of the first 2 Quiet Riot albums which you could only get on import then. I hope they crank up the stereo when DuBrow takes his last ride in a "Slick Black Cadillac."