|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||hard rock hair metal heavy metal rock classic rock glam metal 80s|
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This Los Angeles, California, USA-based hard rock act, led by vocalist Terry Ilous (20 February 1965, Paris, France) with Marc Richard Diglio (guitar), Patt Fontaine (bass) and Paul Monroe (drums), played initially in a blues-based style, but their sound was moulded in the studio by producer Don Dokken into an almost exact replica of Dokken, with Ilous in particular sounding like the producer himself. Their 1989 debut XYZ was not without merit, containing some high-quality songs with fiery axework from Diglio, although this inevitably led to George Lynch comparisons. However, the debut was reasonably successful as the band toured the USA with Enuff ZNuff and Alice Cooper, and Capitol Records signed XYZ for Hungry. With George Tutkos production the band established a more characteristic sound with a much heavier approach, also reflecting their bluesier influences with a cover version of Frees Fire And Water, but the album was a...