Waysted

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

Waysted were formed in 1982 by ex-UFO bass player Pete Way (7 August 1951, Enfield, Middlesex, England) after he failed to get Fastway off the ground with Eddie Clarke. He subsequently set about putting this band together in America, where he was helping out Ozzy Osbourne, and soon found Ronnie Kayfield (ex-Heartbreakers), who was teaching guitar at the time. Returning to the UK, he further enlisted Frank Noon (Def Leppard /Next Band) on drums, UFO guitarist/keyboard player Paul Raymond and vocalist Ian ‘Fin’ Muir (ex-Flying Squad). Chrysalis Records (home to UFO) showed interest and signed them to a one-album contract. The resulting Vices featured several excellent compositions including ‘Toy With The Passion’, ‘Love Loaded’ and a cover of Jefferson Airplane’s ‘Somebody To Love’. However, the line-up instabilities that plagued the band began when Raymond was fired on the eve of a UK tour supporting Dio. Guitarist Barry...

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