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Heavy Metal Moms

Way back before Fox News Channel, Geraldo Rivera had his own daytime talk show known as Geraldo. If you're over the age of 25, you probably get the Al Capone vault joke. If you don't get the reference, just look it up on the Internet. You'll have a laugh, I'm sure.

Anyway, Geraldo loves crazy, over the top stories. He also loves to take sensational positions during those interviews, making him a great fit for Fox News.

During the 11 year run of Geraldo, the star "journalist" had guests from all walks of life on his Emmy winning show. One day he hosted a program called "Heavy Metal Moms."

That broadcast featured Steve West of Danger Danger and Kristy "Krash" Majors of (then) Pretty Boy Floyd. Of course, their moms were also in tow. Who else was on the show?  A slew of others including members of Jethro Tull and Joey Ramone and his mom Charlotte Lesher.

I bought a broadcast of the show, but my copy only includes about eight minutes of the hour long program. I'll continue to hunt for the entire episode, still, those eight minutes are priceless.

During those precious few minutes, Steve West talks about being on the road and his mother swoons over the joy of having a son in a glam band. She says she supports her son - and the rest of Danger Danger. This is in stark contrast for Kristy Majors. His mother is embarrassed and says she wishes her son were a doctor, lawyer or even accountant.

At any rate, the clips are a downright hoot -- the dichotomy of watching the audience of women wearing suits with giant shoulder pads juxtaposed against panel guests wearing leather (and yes, lace) is an interesting take on societal mores. Even though Metal became the predominant choice of music in the 1980s, artists still did their best to look different from everyday people. After all, it is Metal's way to flip a middle finger at convention.

Here's Kristy "Krash" Majors talking about groupies. Watch as his mother panics.


Reader Comments (6)

I've seen a lot of things in life, but, that..was...awesome!
That would be cool to see the whole episode!
November 17, 2007 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
yeah it would be totally awsome to see the whole episode. that was only like a minute though. i love kristy. lol the look on his mothers face was pricless. ha ha ha
November 17, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChey
I have the whole episode somewhere on VHS. I was a little disappointed that the Pretty Boy Floyd DVD only had a few minutes on there. I'll look thru my videos and see if I can find the whole show...
November 18, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterDoc Brown
I've got the whole show on DVD, link to my site attached.
November 19, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterHairglamfan
My PBF DVD has the entire show.
November 19, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterfletch
OMFG!!! you guys have to post is somewhere on the internet. i want to see it!
November 20, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChey

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