You might be at an 80’s Hair Metal show if every band feels they have to remind you throughout their set about how much cocaine they did in their career... The host of the evening’s festivities was none other than Eddie Trunk, who let the crowd know that we all would be thoroughly entertained throughout the SiriusXM Hair Nation show with a trio of bands that were more than notable in the hair metal genre.
Opening the show was the band ENUFF Z’NUFF , who run a little more mellow and retro, with a psychedelic touch to their music. The band had two big hits in the 80's with “Fly High Michelle" and "New Thing”, which has continued to draw fans for the past 34 years of their career. Chip Z'Nuff nowadays still sports the psychedelic attire to go with the music's vibe, with huge sun glasses and big silver hat for this show. I was pleasantly surprised at the addition of former Ultravox singer / guitarist Tony Fennell, who has been with the band for two years now and this was the first time I had seen him in the lineup. Enuff Z’Nuff is a good solid band and the crowd gave them a rowdy response as they set the night is play.
BULLETBOYS, with their flamboyant leader and vocalist Marq TorienBulletboys is still one of the more entertaining bands performing from the 80's era, and the newest lineup is filled with solid musicians. Torien is the ringmaster, and joining him is Nick Rozz Chad McDonald on bass, and Tiny BiusoO’Jays “For The Love Of Money” and they did a rockin' version of Elton John'sBon Jovi guitarist Phil X Next was the - a band who if you had to list former members we would need a few days to finish typing them all out, but the fans love Torien and his exuberant show, and tonight was no different. on guitar, on drums - each one a great touring musician. During the band's set, they covered the “The Bitch Is Back”, then they closed out their set with their hit "Smooth Up In Ya", and a surprise guest, as joined the band onstage to rock out the finale.
Jack Russell’s Great White headlined the night, and it’s been a few years since I'd last seen Russell on stage, as Russell has had his share of health issues in the last few years, but he is out there doing what he loves despite what he has endured. Russell's version of Great White (Original guitarist Kendall also has a Great White on the road) is high energy with a young band of musicians, who are all over the stage and can play Great White's hits way they were intended -loud, raw and dirty. Russell's voice is as good as we have ever heard him sing, and even after all he has been through health wise he still does a 90 minute show, and of course hearing the man who sang all those classic hits back in the day sing again in person made for a great evening. This was a good fun night of classic Hair Band Rock N Roll.
Enuff Z'Nuff Photos from Harold Mountain / JustAFanPhotos
Bulleyboys Photos from Harold Mountain / JustAFanPhotos
Great White Photos from Harold Mountain / JustAFanPhotos