I had this album playing while I was flying X-Plane yesterday. I had thought that I might recognise some of the songs, but I did not. It could be that yesterday was the first time I actually played this album. W.A.S.P. are a comically larger than life band who sought out the controversy and I’m hoping to see them soon. But this album left me unfazed. Just go listen to Live . . . In The Raw.
This is communication number 1988 and it’s quite exciting writing and finding these little happenings each year as we enter a period of time when I was quite aware of the world and the goings on therein. I was sixteen in this year. ATC summer camp was at RAF Coningsby, I took my GCSEs, it was the very first year of those examinations.
- 3 members of the IRA are shot dead by SAS in Gibraltar.
- 167 die in the Piper Alpha oil platform explosion.
- 75 people are killed in an airshow accident at Ramstein.
- Total one million dead as Iran Iraq war ends.
- F-117 acknowledged as existing and first B-2 is revealed.
- Pan Am flight 103 is blown up over Scotland, the debris lands on town of Lockerbie.