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Tortelvis: Dread and Alive 1

The new king has found somerhing wrong
wirh his tip. Help him find o cure before Dreod
Zeppelin gers o chonce ro escope Florido.
The Primal Attack of Vixen 14
Rev if up wirh rheir rock & roll borroge.
Love/Hate American Style 24
Flog woving ond eor splirring rock ond roll.

Me and My Shadowland 26

Pockin down rhe ovenue.

Meet George Jetsam 28

Ir's rhe worst pun on rhe poge, bur Richord
Elliorr of DIockkour interviews his thrash peers,
Flotsom ond Jetsom.

Spread Eagle Soaring High 42

Cuddle up wirh o "Switchblade Serenade."

This Means Gwar 53

From the furthest bowels of the universe,
Gwor reminds you rhot you are human scum.

Stranger in a Strange Land 66

Stronger celebrates their tenth anniversary.



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THE STATUS OF CENSORSHIP,

ECOLOGY AND THE MIDDLE EAST

BY ROCK & ROLL'S

MOST VOCAL PROPONENTS.

Frank Zappa Strikes Back 48

Woke up America. Fronk Zoppo rokes on rhe
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VOL. 2, NO. 9

SEPTEMBER 1990
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Publisher's Note: litis is die ♦*artistfcfie«k>m'' issue ofThr^

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Let's start off this month's column
by welcoming all of our new readers in
the Orlando, Daytona and Melbourne
areas. Florida is now covered coast-to-
coast with the original rock & roll style
that only Thrust can offer. We want to
hear from all of our readers, so keep
those letters and suggestions coming.
The world is changing everyday.
Censorship, ecology and the crisis in
the Middle East are affecting us all. But
how often are you able to hear exacdy
what the artists have to say about today's
critical issues? Now you will. In this and
upcoming issues of Thrust, we intro-
duce The World According to Rock a
special forum for rock's most vocal
proponents to speak out. And who
better to give a commentary on the
country's problems than Frank Zappa,
the original "mother of invention."
Frank took some valuable time from his
hectic agenda combatting the dilemma
to let Florida in on the actions of the
Thought Police and how their version
of morality can potentially control your
life . Also included is an open letter from
Perry Farrell, the controversial fiontman
of Jane's Addiction, and a message
from Sean Killian of the thrash band
Vio-lence concerning artistic freedom.
To top it off, Todd Rundgren takes a
stand with his lovely song "Jesse" writ-
ten to none other than North Carolina's
own do-gooder Jesse Helms. It's an
uncensored look at Todd's true feel-
ings, so be prepared for some asterisk
counting. And finally, Thrusthas com-
piled a list of quotes from those inter-
ested in the preservation of our artistic
freedoms. After we began working on
die feature, the word spread like wild-
fire and a variety of calls began coming
into our offices with artists and industry
folk willing to voice their interests on
this controversial issue. To assist you in
becoming a part of the change. Thrust
offers a list of the representatives of
Florida (both at a state and national
level) and how you can contact them to
voice your concerns. Remember, noth-
ing will get done unless you stand up
and fight for your freedoms. Let me
take that back — a lot will get done —
(Ulhy the PMRC and the other pseudo-
moralistic groups that are attempting
to change your lives. Don't let it hap-
pen . Write and call your representatives
to assure that your voice is heard before
it's too late.

I know everybody's been excited
about the Foundations Forum that will
be held in LA from September 12-14.
Thrust will be there representing
Florida's interests, so look for exclusive
coverage of the convention in next
month's issue. While you're writing
down industry gatherings, be sure to
include the CMJ convention in New
York City fiom August 24-27. Details
can be found in this issue so be sure to

6 September 1990/Thruat



check out what the event has to offer.
The convention is divided into a Music
Marathon and the specialized Metal
Marathon, with everyone having a rea-
son to attend.

At press time, it's a still a week away
from the Tampa Bay Metal Awards
which is being held at The Volley Club
in Tampa on Sunday, September 2.
The founder of the Metal Awards, Keith
Kollins, expects a great turnout, espe-
cially since it will be the only metal event
of the Labor Day Weekend. Six bands
will be performing, including Mordecai,
Mortuary, Fester, Krunch, Bloodshed,
and Metal Blade Recording Artists,
Atheist. Response from balloting has
been solid and steady, proving that
Tampa Bay's metal community is vocal .
Winners will be receiving the coveted
Spike Award. Presenters include Thrust
Magazine's own Blackic, John Urban
and DJ Justice, a representative from
Players Magazine and possibly Creative
Loafing. E^ve and Tony from No-
Clubs, Frank from Aces Records, Mike
Pachelli from V- 32 and a representative
fiom 95 YNF will also be in attendance.
98 Rock's new program, "The Pit,"
hosted by Brian Medlin, will air on
Saturday night from 12-2 am. Domi-
nating the airwaves (if only briefly) will
be an array of metalized cuts from both
local and national artists. Greg Mull,
PD at 98, wants the area to be vocal in
their support of the program to insure
its continued existence. 98 Rock has
also started the first all request morning
show in the United States. So, if all
music is your morning need, you know
where to turn that radio dial.

The Miller Brewing Company has
enaaed a wristband identification pro-
gram to insure responsible drinking at
their concerts. Patrons who wish to
drink at beer concessions will be issued
a "Think When You Drink" non-trans-
ferrable wristband . John Shafer, Miller's
manager of alcohol and consumer is-
sues explained that Miller's goal is to
"encourage responsible consumption
and^rcad the Think When You Drink'
message at all concerts. Wearing the
wristbands draws attention to our re-
qxjnsible consumption philosophy and
ensures a well-managed event." Thrust
commends Miller tor supporting re-
^X)nsible drinking and by discouraging
under-age consumption and DUI's.

Faith No More, last month's cover
band, has had The Rxal Thing certified
gold and the future looks unstoppable
for the West Coast boys. Not only will
they be opening for Billy Idol (at Or-
lando Arena Sept. 28 and at USF
Sundome on Sept. 30), but the band
has a new video out called Pa/rf; No .A/w«
Live at the Brixton Academy: Tou Fat
Bastards! The video was shot during
their most recent UK tour filmed in
fiont of a 3,500 capacity crowd.



Video Music Inc. has released two
historical rock & roll videos. The First
Cuts-Led Zeppelin features Plant, Page
. and CO. at Madison Square Garden in
1973 and was the basis for the classic
film. The Song Remains The Same. The
second is the movie Wonderwall-whAch
showcases compositions by George
Harrison and Eric Clapton. It origi-
nates from the same time period as
when they collaborated on "While My
Guitar Gentiy Weeps" and is a look
back at the psychedelic 60s. VMI has
plans to distribute the release wherever
music videos are sold including the
Peaches chain.

The Thunder Bay Benefit for the
Children's Home of Tampa raised
$3,000 last month. Thanks go out to
Bobby Friss for organizing the event
and to all of the participants for their
help. The next big benefit on the West
Coast of the state is the Make A Wish
Golf Tournament sponsored by Para-
gon Music and Thrust Mzga-zmc. The
date is October 15 and more informa-
tion can be obtained by calling Randy at
Paragon Music (800) 329-7625.

Thrust also welcomes Grande Cen-
tral Station to western Florida. The
only rock & roll dinner theatre in the
Southeast (and only the second in the
whole country), GCS is opening their
doors on Oaobcr 6th with rock/blues
legends Savoy Brown. Rock & roll with
style is the name of the game for this
exciting new venue . For more infonpa-
tion, call the Station Hot-line at (813)
895 -ROCK or 895-ROLL.

Have you heard the latest word.' The
new Intice is gearing up for its debut
performance which is tentatively sched-
uled for October 10th at the Masquer-
ade in Tampa. Jeff Vitolo, surviving
original member and spokesman for
the band has been warning everyone
around town to be prepared. No doubt,
the new Intice is smolun' hot and ready
to bum down Florida. The boys will be
shopping a new tape at the Concrete
Foundations Forum and it will be avail-
able to the local music shows across the
state. "The tunes that shred," accord-
ing to Jeff, are "No Way Out," "Don't
Run," and the power ballad, "Doing
Time," a song about being a firustrated
musician — not about their former
fiontman 's twisted fate. Call your local
radio stations and let them know that
you want to hear the new Intice.

Just in time for the Christmas suicide
rush, Judas Priest will be in town for all
those Floridian parents looking fc)r a
scapegoat for their ineffectual child
rearing. Do it, do it, do it, (see the show
thatis) in Tampa on Dec. 21, Miami on
Dec. 22, and Orlando on Dec. 23rd.
That's it people. And be sure to send
your subliminal messages toStrcetNotes
c/o Thrust 8401 9th Street N., #B-
220, St. Petersburg, FL 33702.




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MEMBER PUBCi CATION

Publisher/Executive Editor
Christopher R, Phillips

Director of Operations
Rick Walbce

Director of Public Relations
Chip Mlgnacca

Editor
DJ Justice

Assistant to the Publisher
Sally (no relation) Phillips

Contributing Editors

Michael Bamett • Mark Phillips •

Lori Smerilson • John Urban

Contributing Writers
Michael Bamett • Blackie • Talon
Adam BofG • DJ Justice • Hot Rod
Long • Teddy Meuller • Bobbi O'
Rourke • Mark Phillips • Christo-
pher Robin • Cheryl Shcgstad •
Lori Smerilson • Stiff* John Urban

Contributing Photographers

Blackie • Tim Hubbard •

DJ Justice • Dennis Osborne •

Cheryl Shegstad • Jim Hayek

Cartoons
Martin Glass • John Urban

Art Director
John Urban

Produaion Manager & Design
Ricky Miller

Computer Design
Sally Phillips

Banrter Design
Caron Gordon Graphics

West Coast Director
Bobbi O Rourke

Promotions/Public Relations
Mimi Vrba

Advertising Director
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Regional Advertising

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Tampa

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(813) 536-4100



Distribution Manager
Jeff Grunyon



Thrust'is published mondily by Thrust,
Inc., 8401 9th Street N. #B-220, St.
Petersburg, FL 33702. © 1990, All
rights reserved. No part of this maga-
zine may be reproduced electronically,
mechanically, or otherwise without the
expressed written consent of the pub-
lisher. The opinions expressed herein
are those of the contributors and/or
interviewees and do not necessarily
represent the opinion of Thrust.



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by
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Dammit. No one has cashed in on the S25,000 award diat the National Enquirer offered to the person who could spot Hvis Aaron Preslev
I have personaUy been involved m tracking the king for some time now. False leads have taken me to Key West where it was rumored that
Elvis would water ski through the ninety shark-infested miles to Cuba for a special meeting with Fidel Castro concerning vitamins and candv
ofGracdand's &i^^t ^^^'" ^""^ crouching beWnd their drive-up speaker, poised to snap a picture (vSde-angle of course)

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Passing through Florida on the continuous Aloha From Hawaii tour, Tortelvis had some rather interesting things to say about his alien
parentage, his Rastafanan band, and an incurable disease which seems to have aifeacd his lip. ^ j



Tort, is it okay if I call you Tort?
Tortelvis: Call me anything you like
just, of course, don't call me collect.
What made you decide to fonii a
band that plays Led 2^pclin in a
reggae fashion?

Well, I'll tell ya, it wasn't my idea at all
— it was Elvis Presley's idea. He came
to me back in 1977, just before he died,
and told me a very simple rule. He said
"Led Zeppelin music, reggae style, the
way it's supposed to be done" and I
didn't know exactly what he meant at
the time, but I think recently, Justin the
last couple of years, we've pretty much
figured it out.

Your daddy is Elvis Presley then?
Well, no he's actually not my daddy.
There's been some bad rumors going
around that he was, but actually I was
created by aliens and modeled after the
most importan t person who ever walked
the earth who, of course , is Elvis Presley.
I sound like him and I look like him and
I have no control over it, but I'm not
related in any way.

So you didn't grow up in Graceland?

No, actually I gre%v up in Temple City,
California where I've built Graceland
West which is an exact copy of
Graceland. I'm living in good cornfort
there.

Hovi' did you find the rest of the
band? One vk^ouldn't expect to find
Rastafarians living in Temple City.

Well, no it was kind of a strange thing.
All the guys here were drivingaround in
a Ford Pinto out of work and I was
delivering milk at the time. I was a
milkman for a long time in friendly El
Monte, California and I ran into the
back of the Pinto. In case you're won-
dering,itdidn'tblowup,butoutpopped
five reggae musicians. I hired them on
the spot and we've been doing it ever
since.

It's been rumored that you have a lot
of real estate holdings and are quite
well ofif. Is there any truth to this?

Well, yes I own quite a bit of property
and I'm very comfortable at this time.
This thing has been so good to me that
we are able to aflFord mansions and
property, some beaches, and even build
Graceland West.

Has been signed to a major label
changed the outlook of the band?
10 September 1990/Thrust



Obviously, a man of your greatwealth
doesn't need the money, but what
about the rest of the band?

Well, actually I take care of the boys.
There's no need for them to worry
about any finances or anything, and
even when Dread Zeppelin is over and
they're out of a job, or whatever, I'll


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