Anyone seen pics/video of Alex's drum kit on fire from the 79' Tour???
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    I have read that back on their second tour in 1979 Big Al use to light his whole damn kit on fire!! I read in the VH Encyclopedia they would put lighter fluid on all the drumheads and then blaze it up and that it looked amazing.

    Question is- Has anyone seen pics or video of this? Are there any pics or video of this?

    I only seen that one video of their live performance of "Unchained" in 81' where Big Al lit the gong behind his kit on fire. But I have never seen pics or video of him torching his kit.
    Lemme know. Thanks.

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    Thanks so much dude. I know quite a few people who heard about this wild shit Big Al use to pull but none of them have ever seen pics or video!
    Even on here you are the only dude to respond! I think those are some of the hardest pics to find are ones of Big Al with his kit lit up.
    I have to believe there may be video of it as well.

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    Yep! He used to light his whole kit up. There are pics of it in the Women and Children First Tour book. If no one else finds one I'll try to dig it out of the garage for ya!

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    Here is one...

    Here is the one I was thinking of.

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    Looks WILD! [img]graemlins/scared.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/devil.gif[/img]

    Thanks for posting the links to them.
    I wonder why there arenīt more pics like this. I mean itīs spectacular, isnīt it?

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    Those shots are incredible.

    Is there anyway to see the entire first picture that is autographed.

    I need a VH II tourbook.

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    [img]graemlins/scared.gif[/img]

    GODDAMN!! Man Big Al is nuts. I remember seeing pics in The Inside of when he use to dip his drumsticks in tikki torch fluid and light them up and play but I aint ever seen pics like those!!
    No wonder he had to have a fire extinguisher hooked up to his bass drum..lol

    Those are wild! Thank you so much.
    Now if only there was a damn video that contains footage of this. There has to be a concert vid of this from their second tour. Damn

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    Originally posted by punk5150:
    Those shots are incredible.

    Is there anyway to see the entire first picture that is autographed.

    I need a VH II tourbook.
    Start here.

    That WACF Tourbook was the best ever. I remember just looking at the two pages that had the photo slides and noticing stuff in there that I didn't notice before.

    Big Al did the light up the kit thing until he got injured. (I believe) He kind of let it go after that but yes, it did look fuckin incredible!
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