It might be a “reunion” tour, but the level of experience, talent and passion on the stage made sure that this concert was anything like a nostalgic trip. The set featured songs from the Flesh Eaters 1981 album A Minute to Pray, a Second to Die with the complete original lineup from that recording. Joining leader Chris D. on stage were members of X, the Blasters, and Los Lobos: John Doe, Dave Alvin, DJ Bonebrake, Steve Berlin, and Bill Bateman. Chris D. pushed his strained vocal chords to the breaking point and beyond, and it was amazing to witness. The Flesh Eaters formed in Los Angeles 40 years ago and this was their first show in Vancouver. We were lucky and honoured to see this lineup on the Rickshaw stage.