I went to see this 80s metal cover band with Mitch the other night. Surreal.
The scary thing is these guys were amazing. Every scream, every guitar note, every drumstick twirl and toss were dead on. The crowd of 20 or so was enthralled.
Honestly, I think this was a better show - musically at least - than damn near anything that went on stage in 1986. These weren't great bands - save maybe a couple - but each had a song or two that we all know. But Raquanet's entire show was crowd pleasers. Not a down moment the whole time; not a dull song in the bunch.
While few of the butt rock bands could even cobble together a greatest hits album (never mind that so many did), a cover band can cherry pick from the whole cannon.
We heard KISS, Bon Jovi, Warrant, the Scorpions, Lita Ford, Motely Cru, Guns 'n' Roses, Van Halen, Quiet Riot, Whitesnake... and plenty of other ones I swear I know but couldn't name.
Led by Luke Skyrocker - with a vague Axl Rose vibe - on vocals and some Slash-lookin' guy on guitar, the band was actually damn good. Sure, they had to fudge on keyboards, but they had the attitude down perfect.