I was transferring a bunch of old forgotten VHS tapes to my computer the other day, and ran across this video gem from 1993. This is easily one of the most embarrassing things I’ve ever shared on the internet. Enjoy.
Song: “Why?” Year: 1993 Original by Dave Eric Smith
One night I was sitting in my studio trying to remember how this song went… It was called “Dirty”. We used to play it in the first band I was in, “Iron Flyte”, back in 1985. It was a pretty basic, cheesy song. Good memories though. 😉
1985… The band was called Iron Flyte, the venue was The Empire Theatre in Placerville, California.
I was 17 at the time and had only been playing the guitar for about 2 years, but never in a band. The guys in Iron Flyte were a few years older than me and had been playing together for years. Their rhythm guitarist left the band and I’d been hanging around them for long enough that they asked if I wanted to fill in.
I practiced with them for about a month, and then this show happened. I was so nervous I thought I was going to throw up. I couldn’t even look out into the audience, and I barely moved from the position I was standing in the entire time.
I’m on the left… Check out that sweet mullet and rad clothes!
That was my first guitar, a 1984 Westone Raider II.
Dennis Setzer: vocals
Kevin Mogan: lead guitar
Jeff Moore: bass guitar
Frank Castillo: drums
Me: rhythm guitar