I read your posts on Shock Theatre. I used to watch it in the mid 70s. I lived in Wilson back then so I had to use my rabbit ears to get a semi-clear picture. Hearing about this sure brought back some good memories. I would love to get my hands on some of the old reels with original commercials. Do you also remember WRET Channel 36 out of Charlotte Horror 36?
Yes, it would be GREAT to get copies of old Shock Theater shows, wouldn't it? That was way before VHS-taping, though, so probably no luck with that.
I never lived in Charlotte, so wouldn't remember any programs out of there. If there was a cable television version, I didn't catch it either, unfortunately.
The Shock Theater I was recalling was out of the Tampa Bay area in the '60s. Thanks for writing! ---Nolan
Thanks for emailing back. [Re: Nolan's comments about the 1980 Tampa Theater gig] Yes, that must have been us, we were bratty little punks. I was not the singer, that was Bobby Woodrich. Before the Jackets he was in Just Boys, a great power pop punk band. I played guitar and did most of the song-writing.
We decided to put some Strait Jackets on YouTube. Under the poster "chrome33", you can see my darker days, A Scanner Darkly, and This is the Way. These were taken at Tampa Theater, 1980.
Watched 'em both. Definitely brought back great memories! Thank you, Lester. ---Nolan
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