Mania meets the Madness
The triumphant return of The Legwarmers to the State Theatre last week was more than a late summer reunion but another joyful reminder that this Big 80s band is only just entering the ring.
Nostalgia never sounded so real, or so musical, as the band reinvented a familiar setlist and produced, especially Saturday night, what might have been their most powerful show ever. The Legwarmers already own these songs, but this night they delved deeper into the cuts themselves, with searing guitar solos, a rock solid bottom, terrific hairband vocals and the two most exciting women ever to add Salt, Pepa, Paula and Ronnie to the mix. Straight up indeed.
Incredibly, the weekend also featured a surprise visit from the Hulkster himself, who looking suspiciously like a Leghorn, posed and flexed and pointed and waved a no-no rock finger to anyone in the audience not caught up in the WWF moment. You don't get training and prayers and vitamins like that at other rock shows!
As we were telling Mean Gene, the Legwarmers return in just a few weeks. We can't wait!
'Whatcha gonna do, when Warmermania comes crashing down...on YOU!!!'
I have seen the Warmers about 8 times now, all at the State Theater, and they just get better and better. We Built this City - Amazing. Here I Go Again - Rediculous. These guys put on a show that can not be topped. Being from NJ, and a die hard Jovi fan, these guys rock Jon and Richie like its their job. Thank you, all of you, for bringing back the best decade ever, and kicking the tunes old school better than any band I have ever seen.
See you at Helltrack...
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Rock On Dudes!!!
don't know about anyone else, but i need a dose of legwarmers real bad...bring it on...
Rams Head Live 6/17
Baltimore loves the Legwarmers, keep coming back! The only thing that could have made the show better is seeing the guys dance to The Right Stuff again and an appearance by the Domino's Noid. You guys are so rad! I noticed you guys switched over to Amstel Light the second half of the show - has Cru converted everyone??
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first time was WOAH!!
so i broke my legwarmer virginity by seeing them play at the state theater this past weekend... AMAZING.
Now we know why the paddy wagon was sent to the alley!
The Legwarmers capped the opening night of their two-show stand at the State Theatre last night with a surprise appearance by rapper legends. In Falls Church, no less!
'You're not going to be able to take this,' Gordon warned the crowd as the stage went dark and two furtive figures in fedoras and black suits shambled across the stage.
It was Clarence and J.R. -- the Leghorns themselves! -- decked out as 'Legs D.M.C.,' and the band launched into a rap solid 'Walk This Way' that had the place shaking with street cred, 80s style.
This band can do anything. We can't wait for an Eight Mile shoutdown between D.M.C. and Salt n' Pepa! And there's another night to go!
Air guitar you can feel
The Legwarmers' show at the State Theatre last night was about as good as a night can be.
The Legwarmers just don't 'cover' songs from the 80s -- they inhabit them, kicking aside everything false and faux and instead grabbing the very heart of the song and squeezing until the audience is singing as one. This is every imaginary air guitar turned into sound you can feel, propelled by power chords that hit the sweet pop spot that says, yes, this is what 'Crazy Train' is REALLY about and how it REALLY sounds in every kid's head.
Whether the pose of 'Material Girl,' the need of 'I Want Candy' or the challenge of 'Push It,' the Warmer ladies keep things winking even as the players shred the solos and make big hair rock sound cool again.
Any band that can end a night with 'Paradise City,' 'Fight for Your Right to Party' and 'Living on a Prayer,' and who then come back with 'Jump' and 'Summer of 69' is a force to be reckoned with.
This is not a cover band. This is a generational call to arms, night after night, and anyone who misses these shows is missing not only a good time, but a chance to see what all that empty video music REALLY sounds like when played by a band with guts, with talent, with humor and with smarts.
The Legwarmers are every kid who ever sang in the car, strutted by a mirror or vogued to a video. They are the real deal, and don't 'cover' anything except the crowd in good vibes and the wonder of being young. Miss them not!
'Those were the best days of my life...'
And the March show is sold out a month in advance!!!!!!!
,,,,,,,,what's that noise?
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