Before we move on in the chronology to Reign in Blood, I'd like to share some reader contributions that have rolled in over the past few days.
First is this great early live video, which is of relatively poor quality, but that has really loud guitar solos, which I like. This is from 83, the tour (I think), which was financed by Tom Araya's respiratory therapist job and Kerry King's dad, during which the band pulled a Uhaul trailer hitched to Araya's Camaro.
Second is a reminder about one of Slayer's ridiculous live song intros. Venom gets all the credit with that 7" inch of Chronos' stage banter, but side B should have been full of Slayer tidbits such as this:
How many of you dig older wooooooooommmennnn!.....
WELL IF YOU DIG OLDER WOMEN YOU GOTTA DIG EM RIGHT OUT OF THE FUCKIN GRAVE! THIS ONE'S CALLED NECROOOO...PHILIAC!
Thanks to readers BB and EN for these.