WAY, way back in the distant past (that would be the mid-eighties for younger readers) there was a 'scene' in transition. The sleaze rock of the LA strip was being supplanted by thrash metal. Yet, fans from all genres would gather together in worship of hard rockin' music.
Such was the diverse nature of this transforming 'scene' no-one seemed unduly concerned to see Metallica, Anthrax, WASP and Bon Jovi on the same bill...
That line-up was at Monsters of Rock, Castle Donington in 1987. While Monsters of Rock has now transmogrified into Download, in 1987 the band opening main stage proceedings was Cinderella - fresh from the release the previous year of their seminal album, Long Cold Winter.
Despite their appearance there was a genuine musical intent behind the band....and now in 2014 you get the chance to get a flavour of that once again when a 'super group' with two founder members of Cinderella play Diamond Rock Club on Thursday night (April 17th).
Eric Brittingham and Jeff LaBar from Cinderella join forces with Brandon Gibbs (The Gibbs Brothers) and Troy Patrick Farrell (White Lion) have joined forces as Cheap Thrill to once again bring that sound of the 80s to a new generation with a fresh vibe for all.
Opening an extensive UK and European tour at the Diamond Rock Club on Thursday night, this is perhaps not just a heritage gig, but a chance to feel the vibe that transcended genres and just rocked.
Tickets still available - more details: https://www.facebook.com/thediamondrockclub or just rack up on the night!