The Godfathers at 930 Club, 1988
Maybe one of my greatest rock and roll concert experiences was the Godfathers show at the old 930 Club in 1988. Friends and I had come for the opening act, The Truth, who had been (until then) interesting and dependably mod. But they came out with FM-rock brown leather jackets and new-wave coifs, and a new crop of mediocre songs to match. Clearly they had had a recent image adjustment, presumably trying to ‘make it’. It was really pretty god-awful and depressing. When the Godfathers (who no one knew at all) emerged, they put on one of the most vital, throbbing rock sets I had ever seen. It was unbelievable, and doubly exhilarating after The Truth’s debacle.
It was also one of the first good photos I ever took.