Junkyard

Genres: Heavy Metal
Descriptive "tags": hard rock hair metal sleaze rock rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

This US sleaze rock band was formed in 1988 by a group of Los Angeles club circuit musicians. The original line-up featured David Roach (vocals), Chris Gates and Brian Baker (guitars), Clay Anthony (bass) and Patrick Muzingo (drums). Signing to Geffen Records, their self-titled debut album offered ‘trashy metallic boogie’ somewhere between Great White, Dokken and ZZ Top. Two years later, Sixes Sevens & Nines showed that the songwriting partnership of Roach and Gates had matured considerably, with the emphasis on the music rather than image. On their second album, producer Ed Stasium achieved a harder and bluesier sound (somewhat akin to Lynyrd Skynyrd), without pushing the band in a blatantly commercial direction. Anthony was replaced by Todd Muscat shortly before the album’s release, but despite recording more material the band was dropped by Geffen in 1992. Junkyard disbanded not long afterwards and nothing much was heard of the various members...

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