Friday, July 31, 2009


Here's some vintage, late 1980's shots I took of one of my friend Mary's metal bands, She Rok. Mary, a superb bassist far better known for her legendary Detroit band The Dogs and alt-power trio Kanary, has always been in great bands no matter what era.

She Rok might have been most famed of all of 'em if the original lead singer, Emi Canyn had remained in the group. Emi both fronted She Rok and sang backup while wiggling around in nurse's mufti for Motley Crue arena shows simultaneously, later marrying its guitarist, eventually drifting away to the Crue miasma fulltime. She was a looker who could really sing full on. She knew what boys liked. And the band kicked metal ass. All the right commercial ingredients at the right time and right place for a change, sigh, but for naught.
"Emi" was pronounced "Amy" and despite what myriad books say, my spelling of her name is correct as that's what she herself specified. The last She Rok pic is from their appearance in Penelope Spheeris' film just before "Wayne's World" rocketed her to A-list directors, "Thunder And Mud."(see video clip at bottom)

Here's Emi with Mary and Gerri in She Rok

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Any chance you can post the video again? It looks like it was taken down.

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