Stiv Bators was from my hometown of Youngstown, Ohio. When I first got into punk, I would get my hair cut by a guy who played and grew up with a pre-Rocket From The Tombs Stiv. He would tell me some pretty wild stories. Mr. Bators is somewhat of a Rust Belt folk hero. While digging around, these two great clips from Dead Boys surfaced. I especially love the old tour promo clip.
-Matt Greenfield @mchomelesstwit @rustbelthammer on Twitter.