When Vinnie Vincents Invasion disintegrated in 1988, vocalist Mark Slaughter and bass player Dana Strum decided to start a new group under the name Slaughter. Recruiting guitarist Tim Kelly (1963, d. 5 February 1998) and drummer Blas Elias, they soon secured a contract with Chrysalis Records and recorded Stick It To Ya. With an approach that fused elements of Kiss, Mötley Crüe and Bon Jovi, their style was ultimately derivative, yet distinctive owing to the stratospheric-like vocals of Mark Slaughter. Three-minute blasts of memorable metallic pop, complete with rousing anthemic choruses was the usual recipe, epitomised by 1990s two US Top 30 singles, Up All Night and Fly To The Angels. Following support slots to Kiss on their American tour, the album took off and peaked at number 18 during its six-month residency on the Billboard album chart. A mini-album followed, which featured live versions of songs from their debut...
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