Watch George Lynch's pre-Dokken band, Xciter, rock Hollywood in 1979

Check out these two archival clips of George Lynch's pre-Dokken band, Xciter, performing at the Starwood in Hollywood, California, December 29, 1979.

You can watch them play "Paris Is Burning" above, in the top video, followed by "Pickin' Up Speed" at the bottom.

Speaking of speed, take note of Lynch's solo in the bottom video; it kicks off around the 2:36 mark. You'll notice Lynch is playing a very early Charvel (Grover Jackson-era) Star guitar.

What do you think of this rocking bit of history — and of Lynch's guitar?

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.