The Hanoi that Rocks will rock the world
December 6, 2009 10:36 AM Subscribe
Hanoi Rocks, Helsinki 1981.
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A year when they played 102 gigs, almost all in small dance halls deep in Finland. They were ready, even if their audience wasn't.
For british drummer Razzle, they looked like a band
which he wanted to belong to.
In next few years they caused chaos in Bombay, got spitted upon at Wailing Wall in Jerusalem because of indecent make up and hair, went big in Japan and had good gigs in London
November 1984, they were ready to conquer America. After Mike twisted his ankle on a bottle broken by Andy on stage in Syracuse, a few gigs got cancelled and instead the band accepted invitation from L.A. scene to party with Mötley Crüe. In December 9th, 1984, the party ran out of alcohol, so Vince Neil from Mötley Crüe and the drummer Razzle went to get more. The car crashed, immediatly killing Razzle. He was Dead by Christmas
, and the band broke in May 1985.
The band was revived in 2001 and again 2007. At April 2009 they played 8 sold out farewell gigs at Tavastia
(the same avenue as in the first link). Happy independence days, Finnish rockers!