Metal Gods rock USU, '80s-style; front man would welcome
debate with LDS president
NIGEL THAMES IN ACTION:
Front man for the Metal Gods performs at the Nelson
Fieldhouse. He says Ayn Rand changed his life.
Text and photos by Shannon Gibbs
Feburary 2, 2006 | The '80s rock era was alive and
well Friday night at the USU Fieldhouse.
Metal Gods (formerly known as Danger Kitty), played
to an energetic crowd of heavy metal music lovers. USU
students -- dressed in ripped T's, hole-y jeans, Spandex
and of course big hair -- rushed the stage in anticipation
of every song preformed. The '80s rock party, hosted
by ASUSU/STAB and the Greeks was a smashing success.
Nigel Thames-- Vocals
Vicki Trixxx-- Bass Guitar
Maxx steel-- Guitar
Here's what the Metal gods had to say:
Hard News Cafe: Do you think '80s
music is making a comeback?
Nigel: It never went out.
Maxx Steel: People have been closet-listening for
Black head: It seemed like the local stations were
playing our line-up (of songs); it's my kinda place.
HNC: What made you decide to come to USU?
Nigel: Bribery. They paid us a lot of money, so we
came, we played, and here we are eating pitas, after
all, pitas are fuel for post-show sex.
HNC: I discovered you have an interest in
Ayn Rand. Why would an '80s rocker be interested in
a Russian radical such as her?
Nigel: When I was young I read Atlas Shrugged
by Ayn Rand, I was never the same again. She was the
first person to voice what I had been thinking in the
back of my head. Lord Bertrand Russell, another person
I like, said, "I'm as firmly convinced that religions
do harm as I am that they are untrue." Every one should
be privy to his musings. I was born and raised a repressed
Catholic. I would love a head-to-head debate with Gordon
B. Hinckley. I want proof that God exists. I also think
that there are too many people and to0 much procreation.
Vicki Trixx- Vasectomies for everyone!
Blackhead- Nigel is the Bob Barker for humanity. Have
your friends spayed or neutered.
HNC: So what was your impression
of USU and the crowd, and were you nervous to play here?
Nigel: A little. We were wondering how it would go
at a non-alcoholic venue. We were surprised, the energy
was awesome, people were rushing the stage, it was great.
Tell the Aggies, we had fun. I could have stayed in
Park City and preformed solo, avoiding a very snowy
drive, but we were glad we came up to be groped by USU
co-eds instead. We had no idea Loganites had been driving
two hours each way on Thursdays to come see us at Liquid
Joes in SLC. Props to the school for the great turn-out,
sound system, and Pita Pit afterwards. Fight the power
and BYU BLOWS!
Metal God Motto: You can't stop us;
you can only hope to contain us.
BIG HAIR AND SMOKE: Did
someone say '80s music?