(Oct 9th, 1940 - Dec 8th, 1980) Still remembered.
What more can I say about this song, the title says it all.
I'm behind in my goal of learning a new song every week for 2011. So I'll probably just shorten the title to "Song #" from now on instead of "Song a week #". For those keeping track, this song would only would put me at mid March. So I'm 4 months/16 songs behind! Where'd the year go already?
- All fired up
- Shadows of the night
- I want out
- Promises in the dark
- Stop using sex as a weapon
- You better run
- We belong
- Hell is for children
- Hit me with your best shot
- Love is a battlefield
- Let's stay together
She said she's grown tired of singing "Hit me with your best shot". Every year, she says it's leaving the playlist but fans fight back with petitions online. So she offered to sing it only if the audience sang the chorus. (Judging from her smiles during the song, I think we did an awesome job.) Neil, her husband and long-time producer, performed on lead guitar and kept the energy up all night. He doubled on piano while rotating through 4 or more guitars during the night, including an acoustic version of "You better run". Other band members included, Mick Mahan - grooving on bass and Chris Ralles - setting the perfect beat on drums.
Prior to sitting down for the acoustic song break, Pat told a story about "You better run" first's video appearence on a little cable channel called MTV. It was the second video MTV played, the first being the Bungles "Video killed the radio star". Since the Bungles didn't have a guitarist, Pat and Neil's video would make history as the "first guitarist to ever appear on MTV".
Even though I was a couple feet back from the stage, I missed out on getting a guitar pick although 3 people around me ended up with one. (I bet none of them even knows how to tune a guitar, posers...) At least I slapped hands with Pat and Neil midway through the lineup.