Friday, August 05, 2005

Just Shoot Me #793

On this day (8/5) in 1978, Nick Gilder's atrocious song "Hot Child In The City" made it's debut on the Top 40 charts. This smash hit went all the way to #1, and made me want to smash the radio whenever it came on. I actually had the privilege of seeing Nick Gilder in concert back then, as warm-up act for some southern rock outfit playing Pittsburgh (I think it was the Outlaws, but I went to a lot of southern rock shows back then)... Let's just say that it wasn't exactly the ideal audience for gelding Gilder, I remember a lot of stuff being thrown on stage, and his set cut short.

1 comment:

Ol' Froth said...

It was the Outlaws, at the Civic Arena. I recall Nick windmilling his microphone like Roger Daltry and having the thing smack off the stage floor, resulting in an annoying "thwack." Interestingly, that was the highlight of the set. And yes, much trash was thrown at the "band"