Corey Feldman is an iconic genius. Yes, he was a mega star in the 80s starring in such classic as The Goonies, Stand by Me, The ‘Burbs, Friday the 13th: Final Chapter, The Lost Boys (and many others), but his career is now turned to the music industry and Feldman and his band of Angels are currently on the Corey’s Heavenly Tour: Angelic 2 the U.S., which came to Houston on Saturday, July 29 at the White Oak Music Hall.
Feldman, who recently celebrated his 46th birthday (yet doesn’t look a day older than 27), took to the stage at promptly 10 p.m. to a crowded room filled with fans of all ages. Fans erupted at first glimpse of Corey dressed in black, topped with a fedora and blinking LED shoes. His Angels, which included Margot Lane on keyboards, Jezebel Sweet on bass, a kick-ass 21-year-old Jimena Fosado on guitar, (we didn’t catch the drummer’s name), and his beautiful wife Courtney on the turntables.
Forget about all the negative reactions that Corey and his band received last year while setting a record performing on The Today Show. He’s not a joke. He’s the real thing.
Feldman’s original tunes like “Ascension Millennium,” “Everybody,” “Duh,” “Angelic 2 the Core” were catchy and full of energy. He blew the crowd away when he performed “Rock On,” a David Essex cover that was made famous by Corey’s pal, Michael Damian.
After several songs, Corey would venture backstage for a quick wardrobe change as the Angels would rock out. His wife Courtney sang “The Goonies R Good Enough,” which was a Top 10 hit by Cyndi Lauper from the 1985 film The Goonies, while bubbles rained down on the crowd.
Margot Lane took to the violin for a song and Jimena wowed the crowd with an amazing guitar solo.
Corey also told stories and showed tribute videos to his great friends including the late Corey Haim and Michael Jackson.
The icing on the cake for many of us in the crowd was Corey’s version of “Cry Little Sister” from the 1987 The Lost Boys soundtrack, and it literaly gave me chills.
It was just after midnight when Corey dawned us with the final song of the night, “Go 4 It,” which was the one he performed on The Today Show.
This show was worth the price of admission and then some. It definitely deserves a showcase run in Las Vegas.
If I never see another concert again, that’s fine. I’ve been to the mountaintop with Corey “fn” Feldman.
-By Chad Cooper