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JOURNAL ENTRY #65

Friday, August 24, 2001
"Club Amazon"

624 University Ave
(608) 257-1122

Madison, WI
 
Sound: Pulse Sound
Operated by Shawn Christians
Assisted by Mike Warren
Lights: Interstellar
Operated by Geoff Reinke
Assisted by Brandon Brinkman
Stage Tech: O.J.
 
SET 1:
You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi
Lay It Down - Ratt
Photograph - Def Leppard
All She Wrote - Firehouse
Heaven - Warrant
Everybody Wants You - B. Squire
New Girl Now- Honeymoon Suite
Looks That Kill - Motley Crue
I Was Made for Lovin' You - Kiss
Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi
Little Suzy - Tesla
Once Bitten Twice Shy - Great White
Talk Dirty to Me - Poison
  (Bass by Jim Chiello)
Smokin' - Boston
Sister Christian - Night Ranger
Jump - Van Halen
My Sharona - The Knack
Pour Some Sugar' - Def Leppard
Metal Health - Quiet Riot


* Debut
 
SET 2:
Nothing But a Good Time - Poison
Round and Round - Ratt
In My Dreams - Dokken
Still of the Night - Whitesnake
Faithfully - Journey
Fantasy - Aldo Nova
Unskinny Bop* - Poison
Working for the Weekend* - Loverboy
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
  (Bass by Jim Chiello)
Love Song - Tesla
Wait - White Lion
Uncle Tom's Cabin - Warrant
Down Boys - Warrant
Tom Sawyer - Rush
Beth - Kiss
Stroke* - Billy Squire
Runaway - Bon Jovi
Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin' - Journey
Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
Rock of Ages - Def Leppard
I Wanna Rock - Twisted Sister
Monkey Business - Skid Row
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Turn Up the Radio - Autograph
 
A Word from Josh:
Anyone who lived in Madison in the 80s knows that the best "mid-sized" venue for rock music back then was "Headliners". They had live music almost every night. Bands ranging from local heroes to national touring acts like Cheap Trick, Blue Oyster Cult, Billy Squire, Vixen, Megadeth, Soundgarden and countless others played there in the club's heyday. The place could hold over 1000 people, all with a great view of the large corner stage. Unfortunately, in the 90s the room stopped booking live music and thrived under the name Bullwinkle's as a trendy college dance club/meat market. What a waste of a great old stage! Anyway, the room is now called Club Amazon and we had the honor of being one of 4 bands to play there this summer. Although the walls and bar have been redecorated a number of times over the years and the upper level has been converted into a food court, the stage remained relatively unchanged, as evident by the inch of dust on the light rigging overhead. Also, the dressing room behind the stage still retains the old seedy ambiance I remember from playing there long ago. (Man, if those walls could talk!) The success of our show was never really in doubt. Not only has our popularity grown tremendously in the Madison area, but we were also given a lot of radio support from 105.1 FM The Buzz. The result was a crowd of almost 500 people sharing a rockin' good time with us. Dancing, singing along, throwing bras at us... this crowd had it all. In return, we gave them a show that included three new songs for us, all of which were well-received. John was in excellent form has he took the lead in entertaining the throngs of people packed in front of the stage. Personally, I loved playing on this grand old stage in front of many friends including Julie Hoffman, Stephanie Roix, Kase Villand, Bobby Duncanson, Dana Lamb, Lisa Axon, Jessy Lee, Brandi, Jody (from Iowa), Lonnie Stinewal, Chris Stinewal, Raven Murray and Suzie Pieper. Many other non-familiar or semi-familiar faces also helped make the night very memorable as we were accosted, both on stage and off, by fans old and new. As I understand it, the management at Club Amazon has not yet decided whether to continue having live music in the Fall. I sure hope they do.    - Josh



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