The Mistakes, Willow Wisp, Rebel Rebel, Rock Stars Kill & Revlon Red
Sunset strip is the capital of glam. MOTLEY CRUE, GUNS Nī ROSES, FASTER PUSSYCAT,
L.A. GUNS, TUFF, POISON and WARRANT all emerged out of the Hollywood underground
scene. The Strip kept producing great bands even after glam went out of the
spotlight in the early nineties. SWINGIN' THING, BIG BANG BABIES, ALLEYCAT SCRATCH,
QUEENY BLAST POP and HEART THROB MOB were great glambands that got suckerpunched
by the fist of fate.
Now it's 1997 and glam is on it's way back. Los Angeles is once again leading
the forces eventhough it's not as dominant as it used to be. Here's an introduction
to some of todays glamband. Always include a S.A.S.E. if you write 'em.
GUTTERSLUTS is a pure gutter style
of glamband, earned some recognition with their glamanthem "So many girls
- so little time" a couple of years ago. Their debut cd "Beg, borrow
and steal" is an orgie in gutterglam rock. The original GUTTERSLUTS recently
broke up but lead vocalist Jonnie Mckayne has find 3 new members , Randy, Frank
and Ricky for a new version of the sluts. I haven't heard the new GUTTERSLUTS
but according to some reviews, they're even better than the old. Contact: GUTTERSLUTS
PO box 131, Los Angeles, Ca 90078, USA. Slutline (213) 427-8027
are a great punkband featuring Todd "Toy Staci" Wiltse (ex. THE ZEROS,
lead voclas and guitar), Jaime Fonte (drums and vocals) and Chris (bass &
vocals). They play their punk with plenty of melody and attitude. So if that sounds
right up your alley, contact: THE MISTAKES PO box 370152 Reseda, Ca 91337-0152,
USA. Hotline (818) 377-510
is something as extraordinaire as a gothic dark glamband from L.A. Consisting
of Air-ick (guitar, vocals & chestcutting), Toe Knee (drums, growls and potrey),
Glad (bass and keyboards) and Raven (guitars, vocals and blooddrinking). WILLOW
WISP has been around for a couple of years waiting for the break they truly deserve.
Contact: WILLOW WISP 13562 Van Owen Street #24, Van nuys, Ca 91405, USA. Hotline
REBEL REBEL is one of the most outrageous
bands on the planet. These cyberpunx will lead "the sick generation of R+R".
Teddy (guitars and vocals), Jet (vocals), Marchello (bass, vocals) and Gizmo (drums)
have sticked together since the late eighties building up a fanbase. REBEL REBEL
is one of the coolest bands around, check 'em out! Contact: REBEL REBEL 7510 Sunset
boulevard #174, Hollywood, Ca 90046, USA. Hotline (909) 875 - 9521. E-mail
ROCK STARS KILL
started out as CANDYCANE LANE a couple of years ago. This excellent punkpop
fourpiece is an overdose of energy! According to some sources, they recently broke
up. I hope that's not the case. Contact: ROCK STARS KILL 16001 Lassen, North hills,
Ca 913 43, USA. Hotline (818) 895-6322
are one of my favourite bands. A great glamrock band with the teenbop flavour
that'll stick in your mouth for a long time.. REVLON RED is a fourpiece of Marky
Desade (lead vocals), Richie Dagger (guitars), Johnny Rumble (bass) and Billy
Mayhem (drums). Contact: REVLON RED PO box 1301, Culver city, Ca 90232-1301, USA.
Hotline (213) - 891-3818
Other great LA bands are FOXY ROXX, SPIDERS & SNAKES, THE ZEROS (check out
all three in the article-section), GLAMVESTITE VAMPIREZ, SUICIDE ALLEY (formely
DARLING DIED SUICIDE), DIAMOND DOGS, EPOXY GLOW, SUICIDE KINGS and SLOW MOTORCADE.
There's a cd available called "All that glitters" featuring some great
hollywood bands. G&G will keep you informed how to obtain the cd. Look forward
to read more 'bout these bands in a forthcoming issue of G&G.