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After the last episode saw the travellers enter the Kerang-Kerrang time-travel town in the 1980s, and Bonzo leaving the adventure, this episode sees Bonzo return; but only for a short visit, with a warning of terrible danger, leading to a Terminator movie theme, and references ranging from the Battle of Waterloo to Faster Pussycat.
Chapter 82. Terminator Livens Up Kerang-Kerrang
The four of us travelled farther into 1980s Kerang-Kerrang. We missed Bonzo, but knew the journey must continue.
Ale Hail Denim and Leather
The streets were full of people wearing denim and leather. The colourful patches sewn onto the backs of the denim supported a mix of traditional and new bands: Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and Rainbow were common names representing the former, while Saxon, Iron Maiden and Def Leppard were the most popular of the latter.
We strolled down Festivals Street, frequenting the Reading Rocks and Monsters of Rock bars; before moseying along Concert Alley and stopping off in the Bandwagon, Queens, Sophia, Marquee and Apollo.
Bonzo Catches Up with us in LA
Then we headed over to the LA district. As afternoon became evening we found ourselves on Sunset Boulevard. We were getting peckish, so headed over to the Rainbow Bar and Grill, where a promising band called Faster Pussycat was playing.
We’d just polished off some veggie raindogs when Bonzo rushed in. It was a nice surprise and fantastic to see him, but it looked like something was amiss.
Bonzo said he’d remembered something from when he fainted that might be relevant to us: when he was unconscious he dreamt of a robot that would Shoot to Thrill trying to kill us. He couldn’t remember anything else, so didn’t know why or when.
We thanked him for his consideration, and started catching up with all our other news over a few drinks. A couple of hours later it was unfortunately time to say our goodbyes once again, and we all waved Bonzo Back in Black.
Grunge Terminator Shoots Down the Band
We had just finished discussing Bonzo’s vision, and were asking each other why we hadn’t heard more of Faster Pussycat in rock history, when I noticed a lone grungeman walk in looking like something out of another time. The next thing, he started shooting at the band, and didn’t take long to turn it into a House of Pain.
Then he looked around to where we were sitting and took aim at us. Just when I thought we’d met our Waterloo, Dizzy Reed suddenly jumped into the space between us and starting shooting out November Rain from his portable keyboard.
The ’90s trash metal classic startled the grungeman, and that gave Dizzy enough time to usher us out the back. We emerged into an alley, and for the moment at least, made good our escape. I had a momentary sense of relief, but it was tempered by the nagging thought: What the hell is going on!
Grunge music emerged out of Washington state in the late 1980s, and went global in the early 1990s.
Trash metal emerged out of LA in the 1980s, mixing metal, punk and glam. It was later lumped in with ‘hair metal’.
The Battle of Waterloo in 1815 was Emperor Napoleon’s last battle.
Bands, concert halls and festivals explained within the narrative.
House of Pain is a Faster Pussycat song.
November Rain is a Guns N’ Roses song.
Dizzy Reed is the Guns N’ Roses keyboardist.