The Parousia group performs the entire rock-opera “Virtual Reality” on Halloween night, 10/31/1991 at the Troubadour in West Hollywood CA in this video. Watch it now!
This was a sweet gig that was handed to us by the Troubadour’s booking manager as a “do-over” for our f*d up gig back in September when the stage-crew screwed up the microphone chart and the house sound engineer couldn’t figure out what microphone amplified which instrument, causing massive feedback during our show. At one point the squealing was so loud; everyone in the club put their hands over their ears and winced.
That little accident caused by the club’s agents provided our manager, Marianne Smith with the negotiating power necessary to land Parousia a killer time-slot during Halloween Night on the Sunset Strip playing with the Zeros and Rozzi Lane at the Troubadour. Sometimes, that’s what it takes I guess…
We were all stoked to be at the Troub on Halloween. The band and entourage really knew the show inside out by now and we pulled off this show flawlessly. The club was packed and the crowd was sufficiently freaked out by our visually striking rock-play, “Virtual Reality”. Hopefully we would see them all again at our next gig.
Rozzi lane had an album out titled “Big Bang Babiez” The track favored off the album was called “Beauty Is Only Skin Deep (Bitch Is To The Bone)”. You can find it on You Tube from the “Hair Up There” web site: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-03uhHZ4vY
“…What can be said about Rozzi Lane that hasn’t been said a hundred times over? Oh, that’s right, nothing’s been said about them since 1988 when they released the “Big Bang Babiez” single on their own cleverly-named Big Bang Records. I kid them, but only because I’ve always loved this record, which at the time was more “pop” than “metal”, unlike many of their Sunset Strip contemporaries. …and I can only imagine the shit they must’ve gotten looking like they did in their actual hometown of Upland, California. What else? Let’s see. Guitarist Mikey Marquee later went on to play in a great LA band called ‘Extra Fancy’, featuring one Brian Grillo on vocals. Before ‘Extra Fancy’, Grillo fronted ‘Lock Up’, who also featured a pre-Rage Against The Machine, Tom Morello on guitar. Okay, now I’m just boring myself…”
The Zeros with Sammy Serious released four albums. At the time of this performance, they had just released their first album, “4-3-2-1… ZEROS”. They opened for acts like Guns & Roses, LA Guns, Tracie, Warrant, Motorcycle Boy, Dramarama, Love Hate, Faster Pussycat, Blue Oyster Cult, The Sweet, Twisted Sister and the Zeros performed at the Marquee in London.
Check out the Zeros on You Tube: