A few weeks ago, I was making one of my rummage runs through Salvation Army, looking for old audio, albums, old cd’s…you know…stuff.
I found a nice old pair of AKG K140 headphones ( 79.99 in 1974…) for $3.00. Nice little find. They needed a bit of a polish, but worked just fine.
And being an ex-poster boy for OCD, I took them home and started listening to all kinds of stuff, just to see how nice things can sound on a good set of cans; listening for production and engineering value, even more so than the artists. Not just geek; this is dinosaur geek. Old Dinosaur Guy Finds Headphones in Box, Misses Two Weeks of Work. Story at Eleven.
And anyway, about three days in, I ran some King’s X.
And kept right on, for about another week. Sure was nice to wallow in the old magic. This is absolutely the most underrated band in our universe. How could they not have gotten what they deserved?
I went to the website after years and years away, just to see what might be going on with them. I was a bit afraid that they might be gone altogether by now.
I found that they had planned a tour for this year, new material in the works, but no New England dates scheduled. Bummer. The last time I had seen them was at the Station in West Warwick, and I remember being crushed against the outside wall and thinking that all that cheap foam that lined the walls and ceiling was just Hell waiting to happen. And not three months later…
Spent this evening listening to ” Gretchen Goes To Nebraska” and just marveling at the recording. It ‘s just so great to get to listen to people having the time of their lives, and careers. Then I thought I would check the website again to see if their were any additions or schedule changes for the tour.
The tour has been cancelled.
The band is offering a download of an old Boston show from 1991 in exchange for donations to defray medical expenses. Here’s a link;http://molkenmusic.com/store/shop/details.php?id=50
If you can help, please do. There couldn’t be a King’s X without Jerry, and I wouldn’t want to fathom a musical world that didn’t have King’s X in it.