Friday, October 2, 2009 – The Music Scene 66
The Sunset Strip is where rock starts, and if you're stuck elsewhere, you might as well be dead. This is what's happening. Here's your dose of the scene, a Friday afternoon on the Sunset Strip, starting with these four guys floating above the famous Whisky a Go Go – The Byrds, Alice Cooper, Buffalo Springfield were regulars, and The Doors were the house band for a while. Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention got their record contract based on a performance at the Whisky. In the seventies it was Quiet Riot, Renegade, X, Mötley Crüe and Van Halen, and even those guys that got together at the Rhode Island School of Design, Talking Heads. The Whiskey is the epicenter of something or other.