Alex Skolnick w/ Gary Holt & Mark Beidermann of Blind Illusion – Throwback Thursday

Alex Skolnick: Holy #TBT Batman! Guitarists goofing for the camera: Yours truly (still in high school), the one & only Gary Holt (later of Slayer , then – & now – of Exodus) & Mark Beidermann of Blind Illusion, who had a big influence on the Bay Area scene at one time. Fun fact #1: the bassist of Blind Illusion back then was a pre-Primus (and wayyy pre-The Claypool Lennon Delirium) Les Claypool. Fun fact #2: A guitar lick on Blind Illusion’s demo is said to have influenced a lick on “Welcome Home (Sanitarium),” the one at 2:26 (I don’t remember the exact song but remember agreeing it sounded similar. And I’ll bet the folks behind the Murder in the Front Row doc could tell you exactly….pic probably by MITFR’s Harold O). Only bringing this up because while many of you might not know the name Blind Illusion – who never went national, going on “hiatus” until quite recently (and has an IG @blindillusionofficial) – they did have an impact on various music & musicians you’re probably familiar with. 👌🎸

 

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Holy #TBT Batman! Guitarists goofing for the camera: Yours truly (still in high school), the one & only @garyholt_official (later of @slayerbandofficial , then – & now – of @exodusbandofficial & Mark Beidermann of #BlindIllusion, who had a big influence on the Bay Area scene at one time. Fun fact #1: the bassist of Blind Illusion back then was a pre-Primus (and wayyy pre- @cldelirium ) #lesclaypool. Fun fact #2: A guitar lick on Blind Illusion’s demo is said to have influenced a lick on “Welcome Home (Sanitarium),” the one at 2:26 (I don’t remember the exact song but remember agreeing it sounded similar. And I’ll bet the folks behind the @murderinthefrontrow doc could tell you exactly….pic probably by MITFR’s Harold O). Only bringing this up because while many of you might not know the name Blind Illusion – who never went national, going on “hiatus” until quite recently (and has an IG @blindillusionofficial) – they did have an impact on various music & musicians you’re probably familiar with. 👌🎸

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