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1987.10.18 - Hammerjacks, Baltimore, MD, USA

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Post by Soulmonster on Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:37 am

Date:
October 18, 1987.

Venue:
Hammerjacks.

Location:
Baltimore, MD, USA.

Setlist:
[Setlist unknown]

Line-up:
Axl Rose (vocals), Izzy Stradlin (rhythm guitarist), Slash (lead guitarist), Duff McKagan (bass) and Steven Adler (drums).

Quotes from band members:

Izzy—he’s not usually the one to cause any trouble at all, but he got totally annihilated at this place called Hammerjacks—the most fucked place I’ve ever played. First, they got about thirty [uniformed] security guys that look like West Hollywood sheriffs. And Izzy got in arguments with them early in the day about some bullshit they were giving our crew, who were just trying to do their jobs. So Izzy got drunk, and was really hating this club. Then, right before we played, and there are more hassles, and Izzy’s fucking sick of everything, he walked into the club manager’s office and just whipped it out and pissed all over the guy’s desk—with the guy sitting there! It just blew their minds. Then we go on, and Izzy is so drunk we had to turn his guitar down, and when he realized what was going on, he unstrapped the guitar and threw it into the crowd [Original source unknown, but found in Watch You Bleed: The Saga of Guns N’ Roses by Stephen Davis, Penguin Group, 2008].

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Post by Blackstar on Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:56 am

The venue was Hammerjacks.

From the Baltimore Sun, October 16, 1987:

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Post by Blackstar on Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:00 am

There is this quote from Axl, which we haven't located its original source yet, found in the book Watch You Bleed: The Saga of Guns N’ Roses by Stephen Davis, Penguin Group, 2008:

Axl: “Izzy—he’s not usually the one to cause any trouble at all, but he got totally annihilated at this place called Hammerjacks—the most fucked place I’ve ever played. First, they got about thirty [uniformed] security guys that look like West Hollywood sheriffs. And Izzy got in arguments with them early in the day about some bullshit they were giving our crew, who were just trying to do their jobs. So Izzy got drunk, and was really hating this club. Then, right before we played, and there are more hassles, and Izzy’s fucking sick of everything, he walked into the club manager’s office and just whipped it out and pissed all over the guy’s desk—with the guy sitting there! It just blew their minds. Then we go on, and Izzy is so drunk we had to turn his guitar down, and when he realized what was going on, he unstrapped the guitar and threw it into the crowd.”

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Post by Blackstar on Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:04 am

And Slash talked about this show in an interview he did in 1995 with the Baltimore Sun, alluding to the same incident with Izzy described by Axl above:
High old times in Baltimore

Slash may be a lifelong Los Angeleno, but he has a fondness for our town. "I love Baltimore,” he declares. “I’m probably one of the few people that actually say that, because Baltimore is not one of those places that the average kid is familiar with if you're not from there. But I've been enough times. It's a cool town.”

Among the things he likes about Baltimore is Hammerjacks, where Guns N' Roses played back before becoming famous. “I remember playing there," he says. “Hammer-jacks is the gig — I don’t know if you should print this or not — but it was the gig where ..."

Well, let's just say that guitarist Izzy Stradlin embarrassed himself in the manager's office before the band went on.
“Me and Izzy got really messed up," Slash says. “When you're touring around in a bus, you get there in the morning, you have a day room at the hotel, you go to the gig way too early... and you get bored.”

So Izzy and Slash got drunk. “I play well when I’m messed up," Slash says. “Izzy, on the other hand ...” He laughs. “So during the gig. he just sat on his amp. But he had a Marshall stack behind him, so he sat on the tiny lip of the bottom cabinet, and we just sorta covered for him.” But, wouldn't sitting on the amp like that make his guitar feed back?

“Oh, I think he was pretty much turned off at that point,” answers Slash, laughing even harder.

— J.D. Considine
(The Baltimore Sun, April 9, 1995)

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Post by Soulmonster on Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:26 am

Great finds! So funny!
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