In 1990 I was living with @wd_woodcock @618paul and the legendary #Tonan. Musically, things were pretty stale. The last good #Punk albums were about 5 years behind us. The " Grunge " revolution hadn't really hit. ( unless you were really clued in) . #JanesAddition and #Fugazi, were about the only real current music I was relating to. Woodcock walks in the apartment and says " Danzig is playing at LongBeach Auditorium, tonight, let's go!" The first #Danzig album was a real fun frolic that we played relentlessly a couple years earlier. So we all drive up to the LB. The opening act comes on and BLOWS MY MIND. I had no idea who they were ahead of that night. The singer was hands down, the most powerful vocalist I had ever seen. Period. They sounded like nothing I had heard before. I would not have wanted to be Glen Danzig that night. We were in shock. This was new. This sound would save us from spending more years listening to classic rock, waiting for a new Messiah. The vocalist was #ChrisCornell and the band, #Soundgarden. We had been saved, and the sounds of bands like them, #Pearljam , #Nirvana and others, would ensure our 20's would be as musically satisfying as our teenage years. Rock n Roll had saved itself, once again. A true #JesusChristPose.
Fortunately, a couple years ago, my friend @johnwdewey scored front row seats to see them at #IrvineMeadows. I got the invite, and was blown at by Cornells stage presence, youthfulness , vitality, fitness , and most of all vocals. " This guys a good five years older than me.Damn, he's so healthy ". The band crushed it that night. Unfortunately, mental health is much more difficult to confirm and diagnose, and evidently,all was not well. Once again, with mental health,those closest friends and relatives are the ones with the window and power to try and help. I am learning this now, on a personal level as well. Sorry for the long rant. #longliverocknroll