Come with me if you want to rock.

Rogue Male “First Visit”
cover art: Peter Gudynas
1985, Elektra/Asylum

A relic of the days when metal was a lot like punk, only with longer hair, more leather, and wider-legged guitar stances.

Peter Gudynas is actually a very talented Sci-Fi book cover artist.  Some of his work is beautiful.  All I can think of is maybe the band ASKED for the “retarded Terminator” look.

Still rockin it, sans the band & mullet.

 

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Same guitar, less hair

Larry Carlton
“Strikes Twice”
1980, Warner Bros.

  Same guitar, less hair.

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You’re never alone when there’s mannequins.

Larry Voltz
“The Last Rainbow”
1981, no label

Larry is one of those “bedroom recording artists”…  A guy who seemingly wrote, performed, and recorded his album by himself in his room.  As you might imagine, interesting things – both good and bad – often result from having no one to tell you if your ideas are terrible or genius.  A BizarreRecord is sure to be the result!

FROM THE LINER NOTES:

“This album was written and recorded in my bedroom in Houston, Texas during the months of September through December of 1980 using Tascam 8-track equipment. 

Drum tracks supplied by Drum Drops, Woodland Hills, CA.

All other instruments including electric and acoustic guitars, Alembic bass, Arp Omni, Arp Avatar guitar synthesizer, all vocals, compositions, arrangements, concept, design, and production…….  Larry Voltz.”

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I can’t find anything current about this guy.  I wonder if he’s still around?  Probably hanging around at Numbers (Houston people will understand) bitching about how much better the music was 30 years ago.

 

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Billie Jean no es Mi Amante

Texas Thunder
“Mejor Que Nunca”
1985, CARA records

Michael Jackson called, he wants his off-purple Thriller-knockoff wifebeater  jackets back.

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hair avalanche

Avalanche
“Avalanche”
1976, Bootleg records (Australia)

Avalanche – “Wizard Of Love”:

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I love the things you find on YouTube…:


Previous incarnation, The Bootleg Family Band:

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Not a chance

Chance
“Chance”
1985. Mercury #826 029-1 M-1

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We tried those OTHER brands, but came back to Suave.

Ratchell
“Ratchell II”
Decca #DL7-5365
1972

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the bolo ties say Country, the chain link fence says Rock ‘N Roll

High Noon
“Bendin’ Rules & Breakin’ Hearts”
#HN-14-87

Still rockin’ Minnesota

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you’ve got the look

Flamingo Kvintetten
“4″
Flam 3170
1973, Sweden

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Still milking it.

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Looking (& smelling) Good

BZN
“Heartbreaker”
Mercury 830 372-1
Netherlands, 1986

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Here’s a great gallery of their album covers…

BZN parfum

…and a link to buy their brand of perfume.

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