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261 GRANT
GREAT SHOW

You guys are so good at covering these songs, I wonder if you might have the ability to crank out some NEW WAVE FOR A NEW GENERATION! I was just a kid in the 80's and I always hoped there'd be a kick ass band to keep things going into my 20's. Shit, you guys rock!
262 The Mammalian
Mama We're All Crazee Now

If there was a single word for the Legwarmers at the State on this November Friday night, it would be, well, 'crazy.' Not Patsy Cline crazy, but pretty close:

-- Crazy that the Legwarmer's version of Ozzy's 'Crazy Train,' which usually comes off as a simple singalong novelty number, erupted out of nowhere this night into a full-tilt rave up, with the audience propelling the band even higher with chants of 'go...go...go."

-- Crazy that Gordon's guitar solo at the end of "Let's Go Crazy" would've turned even Prince's tiny head, kicking the night's musicianship to a new place, the crowd sensing a stratomaster was shredding licks in the house like some invading Englishman on speed.

-- Crazy that the glamour twins, Cyndi and Rikki, have so nailed the harmonies and staccato of 'Love Shack' that the call and response is almost effortless night after night. They remain toasts of the State.

-- Crazy that 'We Built This City' could be so tight that a first-time Warmer fan -- we know because we were watching -- began laughing with sheer delight when she realized this wasn't just some power chord revamp but a living, breathing entertainment machine.

-- Crazy that Cru's vocals never miss, his flying microphone never pulls a Daltrey and clunks someone, and his hurt and longing echo ever hair band that ever lusted for teacher. And as a bandmate said of his outfit: "That is SO 80s it's ridiculous."

-- Crazy that Chet's pants could be so red, his bass urgencies so essential and his techno chops so trancelike. A bottom from which all is built.

-- Crazy, too, that the band motivates over the hill every night because of LaVaar, the thunder drummer you rarely see, but always feel in your gut. He was never more rock-propelled, and never more complex, than Friday night.

-- And crazy that Clarence and J.R., just back from Space Camp and a hand sprain (heh), could be so New Kid and poised, even when the dance moves have to be precise. Horns when they matter, every time.

But if you REALLY want crazy, ask anyone who was there that night about...the Noid. And someone had that lying in an attic??

Anyhow, we missed the Delaware shows but know that the State will be 80s dark through December. Instead, all hands on the Baltimore poop deck for Dec. 18 at the brand-new Rams Head Inn by the waterfront. Baltimore, not Annapolis. Be there or be...well, you know the rest...

M
"Crazy, but that's how it goes."
263 PM
Amazing Show Friday Night

Legwarmers, you just keep getting better and better. What a night. Everyone was having the best time ever, including me. Talk about a good time. The crowd was wild. Cyndi and Cru performed the best Total Eclipse ever. Loved Lavaar's Raggedy Andy wig. The State is "YOUR HOUSE" but will look forward to rocking with you at the RAM's HEAD.
264 The Chief
Rockin the Funk Box!!!

Wow. That's all I have to say about the performance at the Funk Box. My friends frequent the Funk Box quite a bit, and this show turned it upside down! By the second set there wasn't a soul in the house NOT damaging their vocal chords. Please, Please, Please, come back to the Funk Box for us deprived Baltimorians!

265 Jen
September State Show-1st timer-

Unreal how The Legwarmers hit every beat, note, and pause of every '80's song, just like it sounded from the original artist back then on the radio...it rocked! Unbelievable how I can't remember algebra but can remember every word to ALL the songs in your sets (great song list!)...Left there in a sweat and hoarse...KEEP IT UP! :)
266 The Mammalian
Legwarmer Nation

Last week's show at the State was indeed an October jolt, especially for those of us rocking -- or reeling -- from the playoffs and World Series.

For Red Sox Nation in the crowd, the band offered truth and happiness throughout the night: "Don't stop believin'," "You might think (I'm Crazy)," and "Living on a prayer."

For Yankee blue, like myself, we could only think of what might have been as Rikki lamented, "If I could turn back time." And Gordon captured exactly what I was feeling at Game Six at Yankee Stadium, when he offered Talking Heads' classic lyric of confusion: "This is not my beautiful House!"

No, it wasn't, but all props to the Red Sox (See you again in 2090).

As for the Warmers, what a great show, with a synth-pop heavy first set and then a shredding second set that wiped away my deepest playoff blues. In just a few weeks, the return of the Leghorns, too!

Nice to see the Warmer fans turning out in full! And how the band's big 80s version of "Glory Days" brought all the teams together. At least for a night.

M
"I had a friend who was a big baseball player, back in high school..."
267 Cara
Great Show

Went to the State Theater not knowing what the expect - but I had an AMAZING time. By the end of the night my feet were killing me, my ears were ringing, my throat was sore, and I was smiling from ear to ear. I can't wait to see your next performance!
268 The Mammalian
Keeping it real...

That's Mammal-ian.

Anyways, sorry for the delay. I've been trying to figure out just what OTHER show a certain stagefront Legwarmer fan was at last Friday night, because the Maseratis sure weren't playing, the Pietasters are between tours, Planz Planz is in deep chant mode, Full Minute of Mercury were checking their synth temperatures and Tragically Hip wasn't til the NEXT night! Hmmm...

That said, Legwarmer fans had to wonder how the band would fare given that the Leg Horn Section was off that night after a Kevin Brown incident and a half-grown moustache.

Not to worry. The band made up for the missing brass by sticking to a simply cruel set of straight ahead rockers, audience response favorites and, after a top-notch first set, returning to the sweaty stage with eight (count 'em!), eight new songs.

Each new tune will become a repertoire standard, including an MTV-perfect 'Money for Nothing,' a bobbing 'She Bop,' 'Don't Stop Believin' and 'Hungry Like the Wolf.'

You might think the Cars' 'You Might Think' was already in the playbook, but Friday's offering was the LW debut, as was a ferocious and absolutely killer croc version of 'Should I Stay or Should I Go.' The strummer himself would have been proud.

Not enough? How about the real and original version of 'Don't Stand So Close to Me,' the one where the Police sounded like they really mean it. Back off, man.

And then, Rikki's total star turn, in a beatific white chiffon dress, the spotlight framing her face -- look out boys, she's getting married in the morning! --as she brought all the Cher boys and this old man to their arm-waving feet with 'If I Could Turn Back Time.' Are you KIDDING me? Just missing the gun turrets, as Gordon said.

The ladies worked everything right this night, and Cyndi's 'Goodbye to You' had the place waving come back even before things ended in another four-hour Leg fest. Chet, Gordon and Cru were rock solid tight, and check out the photo page soon for some of the first actual photos of Lavaar crushing his 80s drums in perfect pop metal abandon (who WAS that woman behind the stage?)

Again, I dunno who was playing elsewhere that night, but those who missed the Legwarmers only have themselves to blame.

High school reunions? There's one every month at the State!

M
"If I could turn back time..."



269 Mamillion Fan
Where is the Mamillion

We miss his completely object concert reviews?
Where is the latest State show review?
I need my Mamillion fix.
Please, Please, Please, don't make me beg for more.
270 Umm Like You know?
Cru Jones - you're hair is so hot.

I think I'm in love with you and your smooth moves!

Cru Jones - did you go to Frostburg, or am I crazy?
Check 1 for Yes
Check 2 for No

Luv,
Umm Like You Know?

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