Thursday, May 15, 2008

Up Front with Roger, June 2nd 1990

Up Front guitarist, Jon Field has been hard at work converting piles of old VHS hardcore videos to digital format. I've been going back and forth with Jon for quite awhile and he's shown a lot of interest in contributing to DCXX. We decided to kick it off here with this recently digitized Up Front video from The Anthrax. Here's what Jon had to say:

"Roger Lambert was a madman as a singer. Calm and fairly softspoken offstage, but able to do five foot high splits onstage. He sang for Up Front from January thru September of 1989, then left to form Courage with Ari Katz. In January of 1990 we began practicing with our new drummer Tim Schmoyer while we tried out singers. After Courage broke up, Roger agreed to come back and sing for some shows up and down the east coast in the Summer of '90. We had a few singing parts in the new songs, and Roger handled those flawlessly. The clip below is from an old VHS tape I hadn't watched in years of a set from The Anthrax. I'm usually pretty critical of bands I've been in, but this put a big smile on my face. I sent it to Roger and we emailed back and forth a bit talking about that video, Up Front, and life in general. Watch and enjoy..." - Jon Field

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