Sunday, December 2, 2007

Joan Jett/Smashmouth, Sturgis Rally

More Joan Jett and the Blackhearts! This is August 8, 2007 at the Glencoe Campground's "Rockin the Rally" during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota.
I saw Joan back in 1982 on the "I Love Rock'n'Roll" tour and she looked and sounded just as good 25 years later. This version of the Blackhearts band has been together for several years at this point and play really tight. If you like punk/hard rock, this is one of the originals.
Also, if you've ever seen Joan Jett, you've seen this guitar. She's been playing that same Gibson Melody Maker for as long as I know. It's gone from a nice white finish to covered with stickers, to the stickers being worn off from lots of hard use. Kind of like Willie Nelson's "Trigger" guitar that I've got some pictures of somewhere.

Opening the show that night was Smashmouth, who sounded pretty good as well. Here's one of their drummers.

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