Folks can say what they will about Charlotte area bands, but Absolute Zero lasted longer and rocked harder than most. The thing I’m most proud of about those days and the output of the band is that no two AZ songs sounded even remotely alike and above all we always remained ambitious! For a three piece we brought a lot of rock for the buck! With apologies to Francis Scott Key, this was supposed to be my heavy metal, “Star Spangled Banner.” It’s a lot more complex than this performance and like most of my compositions really needs two guitars at a minimum to play the harmonies as intended. Also this was at the end of a 3 hour set and our voice where not on point. Still, I think it’s about the only live version I have and this song has yet to get a proper recording so…..it’s important for the ages that I share it with all of you. Please leave us comments.