Friday, October 16, 2009

Re-upped: Bad Boy - Electric Eyes (1984)

Continuing with another entry from Milwaukee's Bad Boy, this is their fourth studio release from 1984, "Electric Eyes". In an attempt to remain relevant among the giants of overblown 80's hard rock, Bad Boy update their sound embellishing it with synth pads and noodley fretwork. Does it work? Well, it does a little but even then, it all comes off a bit third tier in the end. With Xeno (original Cheap Trick vocalist) now at the helm, the melodies are more prominent than ever, but the lack of originality reduces this obscurity to nothing more than a curiosity. There are some strong cuts here, but nothing really has staying power. Regardless, here it is in all its newly ripped digital glory. Bad Boy fans will want to sink their teeth into one of the band's forgotten releases.

LINK REMOVED AT REQUEST OF ARTIST

15 comments:

micksguitar said...

thanx j this is one of my favorite lps. of all time. i don't know why but it's one of those guilty pleasures that you just got to have. thanx for the share. mick

Anonymous said...

As you said, nothing special is happen here. Just for the die hards.
Miguel

Marco said...

Ronnie your blog is simply fantastic!!! The blog of my dreams,i´m a die hard lover of that kinda music. Truly great!!!! Thanks

bigfootkit said...

Love Bad Boy!
Do you have their "Back To Back" album by any chance?

olzeke65 said...

Could you please, please, please possibly put Bad Boy's "Electric Eyes" back up? This site has now made me a fan of these guys. Talk about criminally overlooked! They should be in the big leagues even today.

Scott said...

Thank, you, thank you, thank you for re-upping the Bad Boy download! You, this site, and, oh yeah, Bad Boy all rock!

kingpossum said...

Hey Ronnie, totally random--have you ever come across (or can post) the Capital City Rockets lone self-titled LP?

They featured Eric Moore and Bob Hill who later formed the Godz (Columbus, OH hard rockers, not the 60s psych band).

Secondly, any chance to post the King Flux 7" that Richie Stotts released after the Plasmatics?

OK I'm done now. Thanks for all the great sounds.

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Nils Tibor said...

Thank you very much for this great album.

Nils

juniorsfarm said...

Ronnie, please email me if you are interested in Bad Boy stuff.

Anonymous said...

NEW!! Steve Grimm Band: "History Of A Bad Boy" has just been released. 21 remastered tracks. It's all good.
http://www.rockreport.be/review.asp?id=2633

Don said...

Ronnie, The Bad Boy content your making available out here is a licensed product that you are illegally distributing. The band owns the rights to this music and I am contacting both Steve Grimm and Xeno of Bad Boy to make them aware this. All of these releases are available for sale directly from Bad Boy.

Seeing that you say you’re a musician, I hope that I can appeal to that musician in you when I ask that you remove these downloads. These guys are not rich musicians and they have worked hard and paid for the recording of these songs. If people want them, they can get them directly from the band so that Bad Boy can use those proceeds to continue writing the great music they make.

MerlinsDaughter said...

Thanks again for all the great music!
Maybe I can give a little back today.
Has anyone interrest in Strangeways - St 320K
Vocals Tony Liddell...

Anonymous said...

dude that's soo unfair i live in portugal and i can't buy these albuns... im too young to have a credit card and i dont have dollars (no one here does duhh) so were am i gonna get these great albuns now!
anyways great blog ;)

Anonymous said...

Yeah i live in europe too most people here don't even have paypal... i allways thought that making music was about us and the people and not about money! Actually this is exactly why our music nowadays sucks because all people think about is money X-(