51 years ago today: Benefit Concert @ The Foster Park Bowl, Ventura gigs was live 🎫️
Gig Heavy Metal @ Wolf & Rissmiller’s Country Club, Reseda • Band(s) Cirith Ungol
DateFri 09 Nov 1984
Time19:30 pm
SloganHeavy Metal
Address Restauración Reseda, 18419 Sherman Way, Reseda, CA 91335
Country United States of America (USA) (US)
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Featured acts: Cirith Ungol, Omen and Stryper – The Yellow and Black Attack Tour.

This gig was was released as a bonus DVD on the re-release of Servants of Chaos. Last Laugh was not included on the DVD, but the audio had already been made available both as a bonus track for the 1999 remastered version of King of the Dead, and then later on the Servants of Chaos compilation album.


I saw a video of you guys from the King of the Dead era where they carried you out in a coffin. Was that something you did all the time, or just at one particular show? I think it was opening for Stryper maybe?
That was just a one-off thing. [Laughs] Those guys wanted me to do that for the Frost and Fire fest just a couple weeks ago, but I was like, “No, we’re not gonna do that.” [Laughs] It was just something we did for that show, though. (Possibly Rob talked about this scene)

We played with Stryper — we opened up for them and we headlined some shows at the Country Club, and so for a lot of those shows because they were in L.A., a lot more people would come. I think Ventura is just not a hotbed of the hard rock music scene. (Ventura County Star)


This amateur video was never meant to be released. The audio was taken off the mixing console. As we were an opening act, we had little or no sound check, room on stage, and restricted access to the lighting and sound. Even though, this rare and primitive video is one of the few ever taken of the band!

Robert Garven jr.


The Legacy (2017) box set has Live at the Country Club 1984 tape and bootleg CD, but it’s unfortunately missing “Last Laugh”:

Last Laugh: This song was from a gig at The Country Club in Reseda California (11-09-84).

Rob Garven


Question: Is this Last Laugh (Arlington in Santa Barbara, California, 04-05-85) or Last Laugh (The Country Club in Reseda, California, 11-09-84) on Servants of Chaos (CD2/tr12) and Servants of Chaos DVD ?


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