I’m livin’ MTV; not the Teen Moms, Silent Library or stuff that’s on nowadays! I’m talkin, the days of Martha Quinn (God, what a babe!) and the MTV flag on the moon; and “I’m lovin’ every minute of it!” Which brings me to tonight’s review; Loverboy. Rock 101.1 sponsored Loverboy at the South Plains Fairpark Colliseum; Wednesday, September 28, 2011.
This eighties music video band started with the hit single “The Kid is Hot Tonight”; in this song the band goes on to ask, “but where will he be tommorrow?” Answer, some twenty years later as we say in Texas, “you’re there, Buddy!” Although the color and style of this bands eighties layered look is derived mostly from the bandana around lead singer, Mike Reno’s forehead (and has been long before Guns N Roses, or Kid Rock) their colors of origin are really the maple leaf flag of Canada. The five members performing at the Fairpark Colliseum were the bands original five members: Mike Reno, lead singer; Matt Frenette, drummer; Paul Dean, lead guitar; Scott Smith, bass guitar; and keyboardist Doug Johnson, who is equallly adept at the tenor saxophone. Aside from a four year breakup that started in 1989; the band has been together since 1979.
The enthusiasm of the ladies for this band bridged the generation gap with forty-ish housewives to teenage girls all screaming, singing and dancing with equal intent. Some of them were even rushing the stage to get a brief touch of Mike Reno’s hand. And your’s truly was also swept up in this moment in time; I had so many questions! Alas, they will have to wait, since Loverboy also had to rush out as fast as they rushed in to Lubbock. However, I will attempt to make contact with them later at http://www.myspace.com/loverboyband . .