Today, the beginning of a multi-part series on the Sunset Strips bands that didn't make it big.
Our first band is Odin.
The band was forever immortalized in the cult film The Decline Of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years.
Odin was comprised of Randy "O" (vocals), Jeff Duncan (guitar), Aaron Samson (bass) and Shawn Duncan (drums). The band was a staple of the Gazarri club. If you seen The Decline Of Western Civilization Part II, then you know all about Gazarri's.
The band played for big crowds, and the movie helped but old Randy O and his crew never landed a record deal. Randy once threatened to kill himself if he didn't become famous. By all accounts, he's still alive and well.
The thing is, Odin did release a few albums. The best known is Fight for Your Life. The disc was previously only available in Japan, and later released state side. The album is on Perris Records, a small label that now carries Stephen Pearcy (RATT) among others.
It seems people haven't totally forgotten Odin. Every three weeks, someone starts a thread about the failed band on www.metalsludge.com. I guess success is in the eye of the beholder.