As far as I'm concerned, SIN don't get nearly the respect they deserve. Among all the terrible Hollywood bands who couldn't play, SIN were our version of Angel. I hear you screaming "What about White Sister?", to which I reply...they were Giuffria, not Angel. Big Difference. Anyways, SIN released one single in 1983, this beautiful shaped picture disc which should be worth a ton considering the 80's rock crap which passes for "rare" on Ebay these days. But sadly no one cares. Even though SIN had Rik Fox of Steeler fame and looked cool as hell, no one cared then either. It doesn't matter, as one day this record will have its due. After SIN burned out I'm pretty sure they morphed into the horribly-named Jag Wire. And guess what? No one cared.
Years before LIT tripped the light fantastic and became their own worst enemy, they were just a gang of long-haired southern california teens known as Razzle looking for a piece of the action. In 1993 they found it when they self-released a five song CD called "New Vibe Revolution" which I've no doubt got them laid a ton back then. All four members of LIT are present and accounted for here, from brothers A.J. and Jeremy "Allen" to rhythm section Kevin Baldes and "Big" Al Shellen. Then there is fifth member Chadd Anthony, who obviously quit before they became LIT. You think Chadd regrets that decision now? Maybe not now, but in the late 90's when "My Own Worst Enemy" played on MTV like it was on a loop? Yeah, I'm sure he put a gun in his mouth a few times, I just hope he didn't pull the trigger. Anyways, what we have here is a prime example of Hollywood's Sunset Strip scene, even though it came late in the day and grunge had already started to hammer the nails into hair metal's coffin. But "New Vibe Revolution" proves that as late as 1993, the party was still happening in Hollywood.
I Ain't Your Pal
All American Boy
Close My Eyes
...used to stand for "The Sleazy Rock Manager", but these days you can just go with the Sleaze Rock Man I reckon. As a companion to my blog "The Hair Up There", where I post rare records and demos of the most obscure 80's hair metal I have, I present "Walk the Strip", featuring scans of original band flyers from Hollywood's 80's hairday...I mean heyday. Growing up in LA, my friends and I used to walk the Sunset Strip every weekend, the hallowed sidewalks between the Whiskey and the Roxy (but not as far as Gazarri's, that's where the Warrant fans hung out). You couldn't walk two feet without a band member shoving a flyer in your hand, and luckily for you, one of my friends saved some great ones. In addition I'll be adding scans of band ads from local rags such as BAM magazine and L.A. Rocker fanzine. Click on the flyers for high-res versions to print out. Enjoy your walk down the Sunset Strip...
As for "The Hair Up There", I only post records that I believe to be so obscure they're not commercially available. If you are the legal copyright holder and wish to have the content removed, please contact me and I'll remove it immediately if that's your wish.