I went to the mailbox yesterday afternoon (the US Postal Service has not yet made good on its threat to halt Saturday deliveries) to find a wonderful surprise: our good friend Delancey Leathers sent us a stack of vintage RockCards! Well, they’re not really “rock” per se — more like late 1980s glam and thrash. Although there is a Bill Bruford card, which is kind of weird. I guess it’s because the guy is in, like, every issue of Modern Drummer.
Other acts commemorated include Mötley Crüe, Anthrax, Testament, Cinderella, Poison and Megadeth — in both individual and group shots. There’s some lesser-known talent, too, like John Ricco from the picture above. Wonder what he’s doing these days?!? Let’s enjoy a few more:
Nick Menza of Megadeth is lookin’ at you.
Jerry Dixon of Warrant rockin’ the jean shorts.
Rikki Rockett of Poison gets his grind on.
Joey Belladona of Anthrax lookin’ fierce.
Eric Brittingham of Cinderella bein’ pretty.
Dave “Snake” Sabo of Skid Row. Bein’ all . . . snake-like?
Sebastian Bach has a secret!
What’s Bill Bruford doing here?
Hi my name is Dan Pred. Welcome to Applebee’s.
Who the fuck is the Dan Reed Network?
And what kind of name is Mandy for a rocker?
Finally, some sanity.
Play us out, Reb Beach!