“Here I am the next big thing. Wave that flag, hear them scream. Ready for the new sensation, running wild across the nation.“
Post Traumatik is a rock and roll band from Homer City, PA who have been making you drink since 2008. Proudly sponsored by Iron City Beer and featured on the Shudder exclusive movie “Hell House LLC 3: Lake of Fire” as well as The Chuck Mosley (Faith No More) Tribute We Still Care A Lot. The band is currently readying their new album for a 2022 release entitled Flight of the Mothman. I want to thank Anthony Malandro (Bass) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.
The first album you ever bought?
Hysteria – Def Leppard. After seeing the “Pour Some Sugar on Me” video on MTV I was hooked on rock n’ roll. I was in 3rd grade and remember finally getting Hysteria, followed by Lies, Lies, Lies by Guns n’ Roses and Who Made Who by AC/DC.
Your last album bought?
Arrows by Red Fang. Red fang was a group I found by accident a few years back when you could still go to record store and buy CD’s. I’d seen Red Fang album Whales and Leeches sitting in the new release metal area at FYI. The album artwork intrigued me so I picked it up and the first song on the album “Blood Like Cream” blew me away and I have been a fan ever since. The new album Arrows is amazing and if you haven’t heard it check it out.
Favorite album of all time?
Appetite for Destruction by Guns n’ Roses. This album pound for pound is not only my favorite but the best rock album ever made. Hit after hit. and it sounds just as good as the day I heard it the first time.
Least favorite/most disappointing album?
Let it Rock by The Black Keys. I absolutely love the Black Keys and it just seems the more popular they got the more they got away from that bluesy, raunchy rock n’ roll sound. I was so excited for the Let it Rock album to come out and it was easily forgettable.
First concert attended?
Rage Against The Machine and Wu-Tang Clan with opener Atari Teenage Riot. I was lucky enough in 1997 to be driving, back then I lived in the Mon Valley not too far from Burgettstown. I remember waiting in line at JC Penney at Century III Mall to get these tickets as soon as they went on sell. Amazing show and was lucky enough to see one of the 17 shows they did together before the tour ended when Wu-Tang dropped off the tour.
Christopher Cross at Carnegie Library in Munhall. Amazing show! I was always a huge fan of his music. You would have thought you were listening an album by how good he sounded live.
Favorite concert ever?
KISS. I have seen so many live shows in my life and nothing has beat a live KISS show. So much energy. If you haven’t seen KISS live, do it before the retire… again. Ha-ha, you won’t regret it!
Least favorite concert?
The Avett Brothers at Peterson Events Center. No disrespect to this band, but it was the most boring show ever. Every song they played was slow, if this show was in a small club / venue it would have been so much more enjoyable. If you going to play arenG, bring it. get the people standing up and pumped up.
Favorite thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
So many great venues and local bands. We were lucky enough to get to play some of those venues and play with some of these amazing bands! Not to mention the great sports, food, and beer!
Thanks, Tony. Ah, the days of waiting in line at the ticket local outlet is a past that I remember fondly. Sometimes, I had as much fun doing that as I had in the actual concert.
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