Before he became LENNY KRAVITZ, Lenny Kravitz was a critically acclaimed singer-songwriter. His debut album, "Let Love Rule" was (and is) an amazing album for any artist to release, let alone a brand-new artist. There weren't many "radio friendly" hits on the album, but has sold nearly 3 million units worldwide.
His follow-up "Mama Said" contains many hits, and is likely the album that introduced you to Lenny. The singles "Always On the Run", "It Ain't Over 'til it's Over" and "Fields of Joy" were huge. His next album "Are You Gonna Go My Way" was even bigger. He's a talented dude.
The Cult was touring following the release of their fifth album, "Ceremony". I remember playing "Wild Hearted Son" at 89x quite often.
But that was their second single with the word "Wild" in the title. That kind thing bugs me (perhaps irrationally). After this album, my interest in The Cult quickly disappeared. It's not that I suddenly thought they were bad, I just grew tired of their signature sound.
This was the first of two shows the artists played in Detroit. The seats at the Fox were not filled. This same night, next door at the State Theatre, there was a musical concert tribute happening for Detroit music legend, Rob Tyner of the MC5. There were many guest stars, and it was a really special night. But that's not where I was.
I blocked out a lot of what happened at the show at the Fox, because my future ex-wife and I got into an arguem... er... "discussion" after Lenny's set. I don't recall all the details, but it started somewhere around me not noticing pretty nail polish.
After all these years of maturing, I now realize that there were other issues behind the arguem... er... "discussion". But at 21 years-old, it was about nail polish. So I was confused and bummed for most of the rest of the night.
Don't worry about us. We have since made up, and then got divorced. But still, I don't think it was because of this concert.
With all that happening, the main thing I took away from the show was that Lenny Kravitz is a very talented performer. Oh, and guys... check out your lady's nail polish once in a while.