Saturday, January 27, 2007

King of Rock and Roll

Recently picked up Dio's live EP, Intermission, which was recorded during the '85 Sacred Heart tour. I saw Dio on this tour as they came through Portland with Rough Cutt opening the show. I was 15 years old and this was my third concert. Metal concerts in the mid '80's were all about the stage show, and Dio knew how to deliver, complete with his battle against a dragon. Man, as a kid I was blown away. Funny how everything is stripped down nowadays, with no theatrics.
I won this record on eBay for 99 cents. The seller also had a copy of Black Sabbath's Master of Reality, which I was expecting to win so I threw a bid on the Dio record for the hell of it. Ended up losing the Sabbath one, and was left with only Dio.


Bandit said...

I don't know who was better that year, Dio or Iron Maiden on the Powerslave tour. Probably Iron Maiden, seeing Eddie up there onstage was a memmory I'll never forget.

Mike said...

You mean the Sammy Hagar concert with Dokken, didn't measure up to Dio and Maiden?

Bandit said...

The Sammy Hagar concert that we ran out of the Civic Center as soon as the band stepped off the stage so we could meet Mom on the street and beat the crowd? That was a good one, but since we only knew one Sammy Hagar song, and we sat in the seats at the way back with all the stoners, even if it did have a stage show I doubt I would remember it.

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