Saturday 29th of April, I travelled an hour and 20 minutes from my hometown of Sterling Heights to Frankenmuth. Around the last weekend of each April, Frankenmuth throws a 80s party to help benefit cancer research. It’s been a while since I have attended an 80s gig and I thought I should go, for my own enjoyment and for this site.
Square Pegz and Slick JimmY
The 80s party had it’s own tent and also a large garage where the bands played. I attended Saturday’s show, which had a Flint-based band called Slick Jimmy. The band did not have a keyboard players so all the synths were pre-recorded to go along with the performance. The headliners were a Detroit-based 80s band known as Square Pegz. Here they are in the 2015 80s Fest, wished I was there:
The tent also contained a Rec Room where many 80s toys were there for one’s view. They also had an Atari, Nintendo and Sega Genesis hooked up to old TVs for one’s gaming pleasure.
The place got crowded around 8:30p and it’s just would be hard to get around. But despite my hatred for being in a small place with a shitload of people, I was happy as hell. Lots of Henry’s Hard Orange Soda to boot (I had 4 or 5) and 80s music playing all day. I never wanted it to end. I wanna go next year, the 80s Fest in Frankenmuth is highly recommended for all who love the 80s.
For this week’s Intro Vid, we will be having Ozzy Osbourne’s “Mr. Crowley” as the vid. We are doing this to honor Randy Rhoads who sadly passed away 35 years ago today.
And here’s the song:
Randy Rhoads was with Quiet Riot and later would join Ozzy Osbourne when he launched his solo career after his exit from Black Sabbath. Rhoads played guitar for both Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman. All of the songs in those two albums had a Rhoads co-credit to it along with Ozzy (minus “Dee” from Blizzard or Ozz, which was written by Rhoads himself).
Sadly, Rhoads and two others were killed in a plane crash on March 19, 1982.
The lack of updates is due to an upcoming slideshow we are making featuring 80s super groups. We should have the slideshow ready on Thursday. Sorry for not being around.
Hell yes! We have finally launched Eighties and Nineties! You can find us at http://www.80s-N-90s.com. I officially launched on Groundhog Day 2017, no special reason why I launched the website this day, it just happens to be Groundhog Day today. Not a big fan of that day, but I do like the movie.
Anyways, if you are at this site on or a little past Groundhog Day 2017, there ain’t s–t here at the moment. We plan on having some more content by the end of the month. Fleetwood Mac is doing a 30th year anniversary of their album Tango in the Night, and I plan on making a post about that.
Until then, if you like 80s video games? Well, take a look at one of my five current sites (including this one), take a look at Retro Baseball Love.
Also, we will change the ‘cover’ to this website each week with a music video from either the 80s or the 90s. We started our site with Asia’s “Heat of the Moment” to honor John Wetton (RIP). That sucks, I really wanted to see Asia and Journey tour together.