My old band Pylis and this other great band called Vigilants, another of Brantford’s many fabulous 80’s bands, planned on playing this tune called Battle Scar at the old St. John’s College Dufferin campus gym. It was a big deal back then to all of us from a rather smallish town with not all that much to do.
We practiced in this really cool, old meat locker beside a now defunct Roller Town in Brantford. We played this song together to death at this location and it was perfect. To all you musicians out there, imagine the sound you would get with 2 drummers, 2 bass players, 1 great keyboardist and 3 guitar players playing one tune together… does REALLY LOUD COME TO MIND!!!
After many months practicing in the same facility, we decided to do a concert together and this was going to be the last song of the night. As luck would have it, Vigilants had so many unforeseen soundboard problems that cut short the night dramatically. I felt so bad for them … and for the song Battle Scar!
Keep on Jammin’