It’s The Rattlesnakes’ guitarist, and Frank's main co-conspirator Dean Richardson (alongside the broader band) who deserve the most credit, though. It's they who put the fire into Devil Inside Me, and the stomp into Tyrant Lizard King. And, grinning ear-to-ear, tonight is as much their victory as Frank's. There's an exuberance to their full-throttle cover of Motörhead’s Ace Of Spades that speaks of young men grabbing an opportunity to live their wildest dreams.
When Frank manages to get a circle-pit going around the sound desk at the back of this downsized Download setup for penultimate banger Juggernaut, there's a glimpse of that same firestarter who emerged from the belly of a shark all those years ago, too. And when he signs off with the chaotic brilliance of Crowbar – a song as good as any that will be performed this weekend – it feels like a promise that he'll be back in this slot before long, commanding even more spectacular chaos on his own unbending terms.