Guttersluts, 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

THE MISTAKES 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

WILLOW WISP 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 (818) 901-6432

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

REVLON RED 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.