TRY THIS AT HOME;
#26-May 25, 1996-london, England-at THE GARAGE
was packed and was by far, the largest crowd up to that point. I
remember people completely loving the show but I also remember the
sounding aweful, the amplifiers sounding aweful, a HUGE $300 bill
food ealier in the day (Gene nearly fainted...) and the toilets
were out of
order backstage. In other words, typical England!
show, we hung out with J.B. and Sean from the High llamas, which
really fun. We stayed in a really great hotel on Hyde Park and it
another band that we knew, ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT, were staying there
Those guys were nice so we invited them to the show the next night.
#27-May 26, 1996-London, England-at The POWERHAUS
seemed twice as big as The Garage and it sold out, which was great.
There was a cute girl outside who wanted me to take a picture of
Arthur. I did and when she thanked me I noticed a spanish accent.
out she was a student from madrid. She told me her name was INGRID.
exchanged numbers and, wouldn't you know it but (esp. if you are
an avid DIARY
reader), she and I are close friends to this day! And if anyone
of the 6
people who bought my solo album can make the connection, the song
Now I remember
this show as being the greatest moment of my life (at the time).
Everything was perfect, in my opinion, for that show. But the best
part to me
was the fans. They MADE that show special. If anyone has a boot
of that show
they'll know exactly what I am talking about. Those English fans
amazing...it was the closest thing to heaven, playing this great
music in front
of such a reverent crowd. I know this sounds corner but, the music
crowd were one.
show, I remember some young, cute (18?) Swedish fan (what's up with
Swede in London?) trying to hang out and she hopped in my taxi cause
she wanted to sing me her songs she'd written. I said I'd listen
to some of
them, if she liked. The Rocket guys were in the lobby and Gene bought
drinks and so me and Miss Sweden went up to my room to hear her
songs and the
first thing she says (mind you, she was very attractive) is ,"Would
you like to
see a picture of me? I always keep pictures of myself..." So
I'm looking at
this picture and thinking about how strange this chick is and then
look so hot after the "picture" episode, right? So she
sings me these
songs...that weren't bad, to be honest. But then she wouldn't leave.
gave her 5 Bob and said, "Hit the road, Jack." I got better
things to do than
to listen to Nico sing me songs all night...
#28-May 28, 1996-Amsterdam, Holland-THE PARADISO
the weather was a little on the cool side, Amsterdam was in full
bloom and it is truly one of the most prettiest cities in Europe.
I won't go
into details,but I did spend a "considerable" amount of
time in the RED LIGHT
disctrict...Now the show we played, was an "ok" show,
by my standards...I
thought the crowd was stoned off their asses. And I wasn't the only
thought that, I'm sure. And at one point, a guy ran onstage and
playing the SINGER's guitar! Gene ran up to stop him but Rusty handed
tamborine and then HE was part of the Circus!
show, a fan gave me some Hash. Now, the year before, I tried it
the first time in Spain and I was LESS THAN IMPRESSED. So I took
this time and took liberties, thinking hash was just over-rated.
AND BOY WAS I WRONG. I was so out of it that I invited fans back
to our hotel
lobby for drinks...you know," All the drinks are on me, bartender!")
friend, Cindy Lee Berryhill, had just finished her tour and came
to the show
and then to the hotel to have a drink as well. I excused myself
to go to the
WC (That would be a Water Closet, for our friends in Texas) but
instead went to
my room and puked and passed out. Or that's how our roadies, Rocky
tell it. They said they got worries when i didn't make it back so
looking for me and had the maid open my door with her key i was
sprawled out on
the bed in my underwear with puke in unusual places...I never got
again and I learned my lesson for sure.
#29-May 29, 1996-Rotterdam, Holland-ROTOWN
The 1 hour
ride from Amsterdam to Rotterdam was spent with my head out of the
Van window, with a FULL METAL HANGOVER and plus Jazmaan was driving
playing all those Hendrix bootleg tapes...even the SINGER had enough
the tape out! I remember The SINGER beating everyone (including
Ringo, who's a
damn good player) at pool TWICE! The club served us dinner which
but not as aweful as the hamburgers we had earlier that day. And
if you don't
believe me, simply ask Jazmaan. And the club's food wasn't too far
either. Although we escaped getting poisoned, i did feel a tad bit
the food. But we still played a fine show for yet another very stoned
None of us
knew it at the time, but this would be our last show as LOVE for
1/2 years. We had no prior knowlegde of the pending court case and
out about it after we returned home 2 WEEKS AFTER THE SINGER returned
we played a show in York as Baby Lemonade and then took Holidays
returning to Los Angeles. We were all broken hearted that the "system"
railroading one of it's Rock and Roll heroes. But there was nothing
do about it. As of June 15, 1996, there was no more LOVE. (or so
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