Rocking out

While I was away, it was my birthday. When I got back I was able to get my main present (thanks, Jas!) which was Guitar Hero – Metallica for the Xbox.

Blam!

I love GH as a game, but this was great! The game starts striaght in with the old classic For Whom the Bell Tolls, and straight away I was pretending to be Kirk Hammett and wishing I still had the hair I cut off ten years ago.

As well as Metallica tracks, there are songs by a host of other bands, and one favourite is Albatross by Corrosion of Conformity. If they’d have put Vote With a Bullet on there it would have been perfect, but it’s not far off right there.

Yeah, I love metal from the 80s and early 90s – I don’t think you ever really lose the feeling for music you have at about 18-19, and those were the days of Alice In Chains, Warrior Soul, Love/Hate and a host of bands that no-one growing up now will have a clue about.

So now I’m a slighly porky bloke in my mid thirties with very short hair, I’d look a twat trying to relive my youth in Jilly’s Rockworld (a club in Manchester). With the curtains closed I can get the xbox out and get a nostalgia fest on though…

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