Nikki Sudden was born in London on July 19, 1956. He began playing guitar after hearing T.Rex near the end of 1971. Together with his brother, Epic Soundtracks, he formed what was to become Swell Maps. The Maps released 4 singles and 2 albums between 1977 and their break up in 1980. All of these releases hit the top slot in the Independent Charts.
1-Crime scene / 2-Manic panic / 3-Losing hurts / 4-13 th Street* / 5-Deadboy running scared / 6-A little taste / 7-Remember her sad / 8-It's just trash / 9-Sealed works° / 10-Gang war / 11-Melody° / 12-Heartbroken again* / 13-Lonely girl / 14-Story of my life / 15-Bon voyage .
Produced by Kevin K. & Patrick Klein , except* produced by Kevin K. & C. Schmidt and °produced by R. Buzz assisted by Jack O. Leroy .
Guitars : Mr Ratboy (8, 2 & 10) , Freddy Lynxx (5) , Ricky Rat (3 & 4) , Jack O. Leroy (9 & 11).
Bass : R. Molesso (1, 2, 5, 8 & 10) , Killer Cain (3 & 14) , Chris Lakryz (4 & 12) , P. Klein (6, 7, 13 & 15) , Ritchie Buzz (9 & 11) .
Drums : Maxx Gallo (1, 2, 5, 8 & 10), Karl Durden (3 & 14), Andi Hill (4 & 12), Giovanni Fusco (6, 7 & 13), Doc Ayolee (9 & 11), Nolan Ramone (15) .
Saxophone : Gebhard Geduld (12)
Violin : Lorenza Ponce (13)
Rock'n'roll crashed down on Planet Earth without a warning half a century ago and, despite repeated assaults from as numerous as short-lived other types of music, it has carried on unruffled its own sweet way. Like it or not, rock is not dead and the Crybabys are the living proof that it is still alive and kicking. But how else could it be when you know that the band is composed of the legendary Honest John Plain (co-founder of the Boys and punk rock icon), guitar extraordinaire Darrell Bath (The Dogs D'amour, UK Subs and Temple Tudor), Leslie Riggs (Cheap and Nasty, Godfathers,...) and Spanish brother in arms Dany Garcia? But we can't judge a band by looking at its calling card, no matter how impressive this one is. Far from any commercial concern or elitist pseudo-fad, " Rock On " Sessions is once and for all a rock'n'roll album with all the purity and sincerity associated with this term. No popularity-seeking messages or pompous statements but alternatively moving and humourous lyrics backed up by a powerful rhythm section and guitars galore. The Crybabys have no intention whatsoever to revolutionize the music industry, they're much more interested in writing great songs and concentrating on the beer crates awaiting them backstage. " Rock On " Sessions is nonetheless a flawless album with a perfect balance between ass-kicking numbers and sentimental ballads in the true tradition of rock'n'roll.
Darrell's voice is a horizon full of dry-ice twilight, caught, bowled and returned by Honest John's punk drawl. Searing guitars and rhythm mechanics extraordinaires, The Crybabys confront with overwhelming charisma. A galvanised weave of power 'audiogenics', their brand of eclectic piracy intercepts the signal of rock mainstream and hammers it into burnished metal.
Threads of influence such as Mott the Hoople, Bowie, Stones and The New York Dolls catch the mind's eye.
Honest John Plain chalked up seven albums with The Boys before going on to play with The Lurkers, Gary Holton and Casino Steel , in 85 he joined Robbie Rushton in The Mannish Boys, whose history with Tamla Motown is legendary. Returning to England The Crybabys were formed, with Darrell Bath.
Darrell joined UK. Subs early 87 and toured Europe and America. He was also on tour with Choirboys and Thunder, and starred with Honest John in the Towerblock Rockers before touring Germany with die Toten Hosen, in 93 joined The Dogs d'Amour recording one album and toured America.
Honest John and Darrell Bath recording two albums with Ian Hunter.
Midnight emperor / Moonlight / Beautiful disaster / Queen bee / Sweet love / Body electric / Stateline / Live in lie / Retribution / Shot down /Break for border /Fantasy / Electric flag / Internal action .
Produced by Cheap and Nasty.
Cheap and Nasty : Nasty Suicide : guitar , vocals / Timo Kaltio : guitar, vocals / Alvin Gibbs : bass / Less Riggs : drums .
1989-1991 – Los Angeles :
After Soho Vultures broke up, Nasty Suicide packed his bags and moved with other Hanoi Rocks men to Los Angeles. There he joined Michael Monroe's band and played guitar in Michael's solo album "Not Fakin' It". Nasty also met Timo Kaltio there and they decided to form a new band. They tested local musicians but when they bumbed into Les Riggs and Mike Finn they hired them. This was the first version of Cheap And Nasty. They made few concerts with this line-up in California until authorities noticed that Nasty didn't have a working permit. Because of this lapse Nasty had to take the first flight back to Europe. He then thought that Cheap And Nasty was history but Timo and Riggs followed him to London. Finn was replaced with Alvin Gibbs (UK Subs). In March 1991 first album was released called "Beautiful Disaster". In 1991-1994 Cheap And Nasty toured around Europe and Japan. When Demolition 23 guitarist Jay Henning couldn't attend their tour in Europe in 1994, Michael invited Nasty to join as a substitute. In a press conference in Helsinki, Nasty suddenly announced he was a regular member of the band. In the same summer Nasty, Sami and Michael played in a tribute album made for Johnny Thunders: I Only Wrote This Song For You. In 1994 , the second Cheap And Nasty album was released : "Cool Talk Injection " but after the release Nasty announced of his departure.
1995 - Helsinki :
In 1995 , Nasty also announced of his departure from Demolition 23. He moved back to Finland where he continued his high-school studies which were cut down in 1980. After this he went to Helsinki University and he changed his name back to Jan Stenfors. In 1996 he released a solo album "Vinegar Blood" where his brother Frej and father Harry Stenfors and Sam Yaffa also played. After the release he made a short tour in Finland with Frej, Sami and Puka Oinonen. He also made an acoustic tour in Japan without a back-up band. In 1997 Jan played some duet-concerts with Puka. After this, Jan concentrated totally on his university studies and nowadays he's working in a pharmacy in Helsinki. by P Pakkanen http://www.hanoi-rocks.net/
Merci à ADDIS pour le disque et les scans !
The Dogs: L. Molinare: vocals , guitar / M. Kay: vocals , bass / R. Wood: drums .
Originally arising out of the Detroit rock revolution that erupted with THE STOOGES and MC5, then migrating to LA in the late 70's, THE DOGS have influenced punk while treading right along with the scene. During the 70's they opened for punk and hard rock notables including TELEVISION, THE DICTATORS, KISS and AC/DC! THE DOGS have continued to play shows throughout the decades, even releasing new material on the Dionysus label in 2003. Most recently the band has been celebrated with an international tribute album with bands culled by Detroit Jack (see next post) .As the notoriously celebrated MC5 manager John Sinclair writes of THE DOGS, "This trio crashes and burns through the front lines of rock and roll action like they've always done!" And after seeing their concert first hand in Tokyo, I can testify !Bands come and go, but every once in awhile a band will come along to sit up and take notice of. The Dogs, one of the most legendary '70s punk rock bands, Detroit/Los Angeles transplants. The band is known worldwide for the amazing "Slash Your Face" single which appeared on an early volume of "Killed By Death" well over ten years ago, as well for "Younger Point of View" on Rhino's 1978 local punk compilation, Saturday Nite Pogo. The Dogs embodies the first of a new generation of rock and punk bands. Their lyrics provided social commentary combined with the hard-hitting Detroit styles riffs. They were influenced by The Stooges, MC-5 and Chuck Berry, The Dogs were the forerunners of new '70s rock sounds that didn't really have an impact till the late '70s Punk rock era began. The band opened shows for MC-5, AC-DC-Kiss-Dictators-Television-Van Halen. The band released a classic punk single in 1976 called “John Rock Roll Sinclair” and 1978 the “Slash your Face EP With the 2001 release of "Fed Up" on Dionysus Records, it was evident that The Dogs were arguably the seminal L.A. punk band of the mid-to-late Seventies. The band wasn't ahead of it's times so much as timeless. With the encouragement and coaxing of label kingpin Lee Joseph. The Dogs are reunited doing live shows in Los Angeles with founding members Loren Molinare (guitar and vocals) and bassist Mary Kay, with drummer Tony Matteucci from the 80's line up of The Dogs and drummer Ken Mundy both taking over on drums for the rebellious Ron Wood when he is in jail or MIA. You'll be hard pressed to find much difference in the new stuff, with the 2003 Dionysus release “Suburban Nightmare” the band still mine’s a musical territory similar in style to those killer '70s singles, except that the new stuff is better recorded. Other than that, very little has changed, the band still kicks out the jams. With the '70s line-up - Loren Molinare, Ron Wood and Mary Kay - still intact, this trio crashes and burns through the front lines of rock and roll action !!!From Pacifiction Records & The Dogs myspace .
Born Kathy Dorritie, and also performing as Party Favor, Vanilla was a complete unknown when she was recruited to the cast of Pork, where she played a necrophiliac nurse alongside Lee Black Childers and Wayne County. Initially buoyed by the cachet of Warhol's name, but swiftly taking on a life of its own, Pork was one of the underground hits of 1971, both in New York and in London, where it ran for six months during 1971 and attracted notices from across the media spectrum. David Bowie was an especially rapt observer, all the more so after Vanilla and County bestowed their own patronage on him, adopting the hippy-haired folkie singer and projecting their own peculiar sense of glamor upon him. Within months of first catching sight of them, Bowie was Ziggy Stardust, and the Pork crew were working behind him; Vanilla was employed as his publicist, a role in which her own personal taste for outrage and controversy found acres of room for manouever.Both Bowie and his wife Angie actively championed Vanilla's own artistic ambitions — it was Angie, at the Springfield Rock Festival in Missouri (dedicated in its entirety to Bowie and his music), who persuaded Vanilla to present one of the performing bands with her own lyrics for inclusion in their set. And interviewed in 1974 by Penthouse, the couple were vociferous in their praise for Compositions, a recently published anthology of Vanilla's poetry. There were even plans for a full Vanilla album, to be produced by Bowie in 1975; it didn't happen, but much of the material scheduled for the set would be put on display in the end, as Vanilla formed her own group, the Staten Island Band, and began playing Max's Kansas City in New York. The following year, Vanilla's "Shake Your Ashes" was a highlight on the first Live at Max's compilation album, with Vanilla's New York renown only heightened by the publication of the controversial, but so influential, Pop Tarts. By the end of the year, however, Vanilla had relocated to London, joining Wayne County and Johnny Thunders in the first wave of American bands who truly understood the then-emergent punk scene.
An immediate fixture at the famed Roxy club, Vanilla's regular live band featured bassist Gordon "Sting" Sumner, drummer Stewart Copeland, and guitarist Henry Padovani, a trio whose own career under the name the Police was then going nowhere extraordinarily quickly. Vanilla, contrarily was soaring. In mid-1977 she signed with RCA, coincidentally David Bowie's then-current label, and it was the Police's misfortune indeed that when Vanilla came to cut her debut album, her management elected to recruit a largely American band to back her. The Police had hit her to been scheduled to accompany her on the record.
Preceded by a single, "The Punk"/"Foxy Bitch," Bad Girl appeared in early 1978, a cross between punk, rock, and burlesque which should never have been as ignored, or abused, as it ultimately was. The music was primitive and the lyrics occasionally crass, but Vanilla had a genuinely seductive singing voice which made mincemeat of the more feted female vocalists of the period .