168 — Nöthin’ but a Good Time

Cover of the book Nuthin' but a good Time, featuring things like the lead singer of Poison pouting and Ozzy Osborne picking up Randy Rhoades while the latter plays his flying-V guitar.  The cover is ugly as shit.

Homefolks, we came to party, and your eyes were looking at … Nöthin’ but a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the ’80s Hard Rock Explosion by Tom Beaujour and Richard Bienstock and it is well and truly time to push the opening acts off the stage and get ready for the *looks down at padded codpiece under spandex trousers* main event, if you know what our book’s subjects are talking about AND I THINK THAT YOU DO.

That’s right: we’re heading to the Sunset Strip of Los Angeles, California, USA, circa 1985, and we’re just investigating the plain HECK out of the local flora and fauna. Or at least asking the local flora and fauna to tell us what was on their minds ‘way back when. And when it gets boring we set off flash pots and / or whang the switch that makes the drum kit start chugging down a long set of railroad tracks it’s attached to—it’ll all make sense by the end, we promis, so please! put your lighters in the air and get ready for two hard-rocking slabs of hard-rocking rock, followed by one semi-explicably emotional slice of ballad action, because it’s time for us ALL to tease our hairs and enjoy (?) the power and passion of rock and roll, ’80s style!


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