Thor & Zolar-X Live at The Knitting Factory in Los Angeles 8/223/06
People say rock is dead. And they may be right. But don't tell that to Thor the Rock Warrior or Zolar-X. These two veteran theatrical rock ?n' roll acts are bringing back showmanship, costumery, and massive stages shows via a U.S. tour that finds them sharing the stage every night on a double bill that kick your ass to high heaven.
Thor is Canada's greatest offering to the world. A bodybuilder turned heavy metal star turned B-movie star who has been bending steel, blowing up hot water bottles and battling monsters on stage since the ?70s, Thor is touring behind his latest epic, the incredibly titled Devastation of Musculation on Smog Veil Records. His specialty is gladiator rock and if you can imagine Conan the Barbarian crossed with David Lee Roth playing pummeling dragon-metal, than you are halfway there.
Zolar-X are space aliens who descended on Earth to play sci-fi glam-punk. They were the house band at Rodney Bingenheimer's English Disco club in the ?70s before disappearing for a few decades, only to reemerge at the beckoning of former Dead Kennedy's frontman Jello Biafra, who collected all their recordings onto a mind-bending CD called Timeless on his Alternative Tentacles label. Reunited to support the album the band has been on the road and in the studio blowing minds all over again.
When the G4's TheFeed team heard that this union of superpowers was playing locally at the Knitting Factory here in sunny Los Angeles, right on Hollywood Blvd, we had to make the trek to witness such a spectacle. Needless to say we were not let down. Below are our thoughts, comments and ravings. Make sure to check out our awesome?photo gallery and prepare to have your mind blown by ROCK!!!
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