Upcoming Episode: Dressed To Kill...
First off, I would like to thank my Team, the Irreplaceable Laura Reynolds and my Secret Weapon Andrew Berger, for helping me put this program together. For those of you who support our show, we thank you! On tonight's episode, we are re-airing " Dressed To Kill." We know that fashion is always evolving, and that most of our fashion sense comes from somewhere in the past. Look, what I can honestly tell you is that no one should be judged by what they wear like I was. There is a certain comfort level wearing what makes you happy. It’s an expression of your true personality and creativity.
This episode will be posted on The Mark After Dark Show’s website, this Saturday, August 6 2022 at www.markafterdark.com. For those of you living in the US it will air at 5:00 PM EST, here in New York City, 4:00 PM CST, and 2:00 PM PST. *Please note: You can always listen to our show anytime, in The Mark After Dark Radio Show Archives.
Rest In Peace, Raoul
I was first introduced to Raoul Nizzoli, by Blaine Cartwright and Ruyter Suys at a Nashville Pussy show. We shared the same heroes like Ronnie Van Zant and Bon Scott. It was an instant musical kinship. I had such a connection with him that we talked about music for the rest of the night. I almost forgot that I was backstage with Blaine and Ruyter! You have to be pretty damn special to do that. Soon after, we became Facebook friends, always talking about music. I said to him, "It's very rare to meet someone who idolizes the same heroes like I did." When I heard about his untimely death, it truly broke my heart. I just can't wrap my head around it. But, we all know that death never makes sense, said the Messenger. As a tribute to Raoul, The Mark After Dark Show will be putting together a tribute for him with some very special guests, so please check in with us in late September.
Lita Ford...The Bitch Never Left...
"Lita Rossana Ford (born September 19, 1958)is a British-American rock guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter, who was the lead guitarist for The Runaways in the late 1970s before embarking on a solo career in the 1980s.Lita Ford was a rare combination of beauty and talent in an era when heavy metal was almost completely void of a female presence. While adolescent boys fantasized about the guitar wizard, Lita managed to enjoy some moderate success while partying and living the wild rock lifestyle.Carmelita Rossanna Ford was born in London, England and started playing the guitar at the age of eleven. Still a teenager, Lita joined the all female group The Runaways, the brainchild of Hollywood guru Kim Fowley. At the time The Runaways were largely dismissed by critics as nothing more than a poor gimmick, but that view changed when the girls disbanded and former members Lita and Joan Jett became successful solo artists..."
Couldn't Make It Through the '80s Without 'Lipstick and Leather'...
"It's well documented on SIT80s that perhaps the hard rock song that gives Steve Spears the most joy is Summertime Girls by Y&T. While that is a great song, I must declare that my favorite Y&T song is Lipstick and Leather.
Hailing from San Francisco, Y&T stands for Yesterday and Tomorrow. In 1984, one year before they had their only Top 100 chart appearance with Summertime Girls, Y&T released their best selling album in its career with In Rock We Trust featuring the funky Lipstick and Leather.
The video for Lipstick and Leather captures the fun times at a Y&T concert, that is until all the noise wakes up the mascot for Y&T, the huge robot known only as Rock. The big reveal in the video comes at the very end when the true identity of Rock is discovered."