2K Club - QQ Super Nova
- Nov 25, 2008
- nola, estados hundidos
Wow, this decodes REALLY well in DTS NEO X...from my original LP pressing at 96/24
Listening cause today marks the 40th anniversary of one of the first great concerts I ever saw...I was in HIgh School in early 1980 and there was rumor that Aerosmith was coming to play San Juan...I was like..."didn't they break up??"...so what we got was the Joe Perry Project on April 5th , Saturday during Holy Week....
It was at the Hiram Bithorn Stadium (baseball park where I saw many a concert too; Frampton, Kansas, Cheap Trick, Sting, Blue Oyster Cult, Heart, etc) and one of the opening acts was a group called BlackJack (ring a bell??? ) with a great ROCK singer called (back then) Michael Bolotin-yes, he modified his last name a couple of years later-, bass hero Jimmy Haslip and future KISSman Bruce Kulick; they had a minor hit "Heart of Stone", and unknowingly stole the show because Joe, although totally smacked out (story is that out of the recording budget , he set $30K aside for dope so he wouldn't go dry) and who, I saw all the way backstage how his handlers were carrying him like a rag doll (pun intended) to behind the amps, strapped the gtr on him , turned him around and PUSHED him on to the stage and he miraculously became alive and sober and played an EXCELLENT show, Ralph Morman (RIP) , the singer OTOH, was TOTALLY drunk and fucked up the show-maybe he was not used to a HUGE crowd like this-more than 8K- and got really nervous...I have heard bootlegs from the era and Ralph DID deliver but not that night in Puerto Rico...
Here is the flyer I found in the album sleeve many years later...