Wednesday, August 24, 2016

50SHR #34: Hollywood Trix (North Dakota)


Band: Hollywood Trix
Release: Hollywood Trix
Year: 1987
Line-up: Gary Smith (vocals), Nate Woolsey (guitars), Bill Crawford (guitars), Jason Forsberg (bass), Ross Cariveau (drums).

Track Listing:
01 - I Don't Want It
02 - Ain't Messin'
03 - Straight Down The Line
04 - Wicked Ways
05 - Fires Of Love
06 - L.A.U.G.H.S.
07 - Game Of Life
08 - Rock And Roll Let Go
09 - Drunk As A Skunk
10 - Red Rum
11 - Arian Dream

Fletchanator's comment: If the name of this band isn't a clear indication of their sound, once you start playing the album and the sounds of a woman, um, thoroughly enjoying herself, hits the speakers there's no doubt. Despite being from the decidedly un-rock'n'roll town of Grand Forks, North Dakota, Hollywood Trix ooze pure Sunset Strip sleaze.
On this (as far as I know their only album) Hollywood Trix do their best impersonation of the big LA bands of the time - Motley Crue, Ratt, LA Guns, Guns 'N Roses etc. While they don't reach the level of any of those outfits, it's still pretty good stuff, especially if you're a fan of sleazy glam metal and are looking for a new band to listen to.

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