Saturday, December 06, 2008

Hook of the Day - St. Vitus "St. Vitus"

by Wayne

Here's approved doom metal titans St. Vitus performing "St. Vitus"* at the Palm Springs Community Center on May 16th, 1986. (Do you know where YOU were when Vitus played at the PSCC?)

Some trivia:
1) This is Wino's very first gig with the band.
2) According to a commenter on YouTube, the gentleman sitting in the background next to the amps is bass God Scott Reeder, who would later join Vitus, Kyuss and tons of other bands, including yours.
3) The cameraman needs to cool out with the zoom ins-and-outs. Seriously. Thanks, but stop.
4) There's Cokes being sold over here.

* Mental note: We need to do a list of song titles which were also the name of the band. First two: Iron Maiden, St. Vitus


Myche said...

That is great, pretty awesome when you think about what the status quo of the metal world was at the time...

A lot of great bands have done the song after their name. I love it when my mp3 played has the same song, album and artist.

A few more:

Black Sabbath
Iced Earth
Manowar (of course)
Strapping Young Lad (song is S.Y.L., which I think should count)
Metal Church
Bang Camaro

Very close, but no dice:
Helloween "Halloween"
Queensryche "Queen Of The Reich"

Wayne said...

I should be ashamed of myself for not listing "Black Sabbath" first.

Myche said...

One Hooks Metal Demerit for you. I think you have a lot to offset that though...