Wanna see some crazy shit this early on a Monday morning? #COCAINE
I personally have never seen Carry On My Wayward Son played with this much enthusiasm, um, ever. Not even at karaoke nights. Maaaaybe not even ever at karaoke nights back when I used to drink a lot, and those were some crazy nights.
I found this on Dangerous Minds, and this is too awesome not to share (check out Dangerous Minds — one of my favorite blogs!):
A few online sources mention that years later, in the ‘90s, Walsh was supposedly arrested for possession and threatened with jail time. We also know from this 700 Club interview that guitarist Kerry Livgren and bassist Dave Hope were seriously addicted until they “found God.” In that particular interview, Hope admits to having spent $40,000 (in 1980 dollars!) on cocaine the year before his Christian rebirth. We can only guess what the differences would be between Dave Hope’s and Steve Walsh’s level of commitment to the white lady, but this performance seems to indicate Walsh was in imminent danger of flying off the stage and into the stratosphere at any second.
You see, as I have heard many times before…
Cocaine makes you a brand new man! The problem then becomes that the brand new man then wants some cocaine.