BDTW was and still is a HC masterpiece. Only a very powerful and inspired follow up could ever hold a candle to it. By that measure I was not blown away by what we were coming with at first. It seemed Ray wanted to expand the possibilities of YOT’s formula.
The reformation of YOT in early 1988 seemed to condense a lot of activity in a short period of time. Despite each member having blossoming or ongoing projects (GB, Side By Side, Judge, Project X, Schism…)
"Usually, growing up in a suburban American high school environment, if you’re in a band, you’re in a cover band; at least back when I was growing up. Kids were playing the best of AC/DC, the best of Rush, the best of Journey."
Written by Tony Rettman (Author and Host of Sandpaper Lullaby Podcast). Check out some of his books, available here
Trying to corral all the things I dislike about myself into one convenient pile can be a tough task. Even tougher is trying to snake back and figure out where all this self-loathing began. Small blips come in on my mental radar when I find the time to dwell on such matters; which seems like all the time. During adolescence, there was a rapidly enveloping pressure to either adapt or succeed. The thing is, no one explained how to do either one to me.