|Lord Tracy 2005
Thank you Terrence Lee.
In certain circles, growing up in Texas, Terrence was as big as any rock star I knew of, at the time.
Freaked out by the whole, no money from Pantera trip. It reminds me of a time......
Power Metal had been released, but it was before Cowboys From Hell. I talked to Vinnie Paul one night,
while sitting at the bar in a local club called, The Basement. He told me that
Pantera had sold 125,000 records collectively and independently.
Now granted, he told me 40,000 of those copies were from Power Metal, that means and we'll say roughly,
the band sold around 85,000 records with Terrence. On top of that, they didn't even have good distribution until Power Metal. He then told me their royalty rate was $4.00 per record.
You take a band in todays market and if they sold 5,000 copies on their own,
some record label would sign them in a second.
Terrence was definitely a large factor in giving Pantera the momentum needed in order to grow into what they became. By the time Phil
showed up, the band was already HUGE.
I saw a Pantera show in, must have been around, 1984, Six Flags, Arlington, Tx. MomZZZZ drove us to the venue.
How cool were we?........I'm Sayin'.. On the way, they are playing songs, on the radio, from Projects in the Jungle, I believe we heard "Like Fire" and
"Heavy Metal Rules", it was Me, two friends, already a thousand kids waiting for the venue to open, when we arrive.
We scam our way to the front door, no idea how, when they open the doors, instant karma, they only open one of the double doors, and we are standing in front of the
unopened door. We get slammed up against it, as people pour into the venue. Luckily, Me and one of the friends are able to push back on the door and slide in the opened one.
But the last friend, ST. Ain't St., we'll call him, was not so lucky. He got pinned, the venue filled to capacity within a minute and I am assuming it held around a thousand or so people. But by
the time my last friend got in, there were no seats left and they kicked him out.
Memories are vague, but I remember being a little excited chicken-lizard. They played songs from Projects in the Jungle and, of course, "Widowmaker", but mostly lots of covers.
Make sure to visit Terry at his websites, WWW.GLAZEDMUSIC.COM,
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