Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Stryper Handbill and Poster

The flier is advertising an in-store appearance in Sydney from 1987 and the poster is from a Canberra show in 1989. Stryper created somewhat of a buzz on their 1987 tour, with the media no doubt curious about the rock n roll and religion angle. As I’ve stated before, they were a great rock band – full stop. Great songs, great musicians, great to watch. A good time right ? ‘To Hell With The Devil’ and ‘Soldiers Under Command’ are right up there with any great hard rock releases from the mid-1980’s. From memory the in-store was well attended – unlike the Canberra show, which had a poor turn-out. Support band came by way of local Canberra outfit Mouse. Appalling band name – appalling band. Stryper were pretty good that night and belted out the tunage to the tiny crowd. Check out the soundcheck snippet which the Rockbrat nabbed here and the great shot of vocalist Michael Sweet here

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