Rock and Roll is in My Blood!
Dig this: in the 80s and 90s, my uncle Gale played in a band called “Thief,” which was your basic local cover band. As I recall, they did pretty well, doing the sorts of gigs you need cover bands for. What I didn’t know is that they did a promotional video for themselves back in 1985, covering ZZ Top’s “Give Me All Your Lovin'”. And it is full of 80s cover band-ness. I present it to you now. Enjoy.
My uncle is the bass player, incidentally. And to avoid the inevitable, yes, I’m aware that my uncle bears an uncanny resemblance to Borat in this particular video. Hey, it was 22 years ago. What are you going to do. 22 years ago I was doing my damnedest to look like Steve Perry, myself. The less we talk about that, the better.
These days Gale is running the Valkyrie Riders Cruiser Club, one of the world’s largest motorcycle clubs. Piss him off, you’ll have a couple thousand people on big-ass bikes waiting for you to come out of your house so they can have a word with you. I’m just sayin’.