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“Sleazin'” Hair Metal Mixtape w/Gabe @ 12pm EST (12:00 GMT-5) (Click here to listen!)

Wednesday March 10

It’s sleazy come sleazy go today on the mixtape so stick around for your favorite classic sleaze like Tigertailz and Junkyard plus current sleaze rockers Loud ’N’ Nasty just to name a few!

But first… Hear N’ Tell!

Finnish hard rockers Temple Balls release new single “T.O.T.C.”

Finnish hard rockers Temple Balls consisting of lead vocalist Arde Teronen, guitarists Jiri Paavonaho and Niko Vuorela, bassist Jimi Välikangas and drummer Antti Hissa have released a video for their latest single “T.O.T.C.” from their upcoming studio album Pyromide, which will be available via Frontiers Music Srl on April 16, 2021.

Here’s Temple Balls and their new single “T.O.T.C.” right here on Hair Metal mixtape

That was Temple Balls and their new single “T.O.T.C.” from their upcoming studio album Pyromide, which will be available via Frontiers Music Srl on April 16, 2021.

This is the second single released for this upcoming album. The first was called, “Thunder From the North” which is just as good. That one was a little more melodic than sleazy but I feel this new single “T.O.T.C.” has the pendulum swinging in the sleaze direction.  They are both great singles and I can’t wait to hear the whole record. Frontiers Records released a statement the other day about the meaning of the band name and I’ll tell what, I don’t give a crap about the name. It’s great music and that’s what’s important. I assumed it had nothing to do with testicles and the haters who thinks so can go have a nice day. Oh!

There you have it folks! What did you think?

…And that was your Hear ’N Tell!

The Mixtape!

OK, Mixtapers! You’re gonna need a shower after today’s sleaze being slung around today.  That’s right, I went with some sleaze that wasn’t necessarily main stream but that means nothing here at Hair Metal Mixtape! For instance, let’s talk about SHY!

Formerly known as Trojan (not to be confused with NWOBHM band Tröjan who released the album Chasing the Storm), Shy featured vocalist Tony Mills, Steve Harris (guitars) (not to be confused with Iron Maiden‘s bass player, Steve Harris), Paddy McKenna (keyboards), Mark Badrick (bass) and drummer Alan Kelly. Their first album, called Once Bitten…Twice…, was released in 1983.[1] Initial reports from Kerrang! were positive. After the release, Mills dropped his David Bowie-esque make up, and Mark Badrick was replaced by former Trouble bassist Roy Davies.[1]

Shy made their major label debut on RCA Records with 1985’s Brave the Storm.[1] This release gained success despite the single “Hold On (To Your Love)” being disqualified from the charts, as early copies included a shrink-wrapped T-shirt. Reviews from Kerrang! were more positive, comparing Mill’s soaring vocals with those of Geoff Tate, vocalist of Queensrÿche. In the eighteen months that preceded the band’s third album, Shy toured with Bon JoviMeat Loaf,[1] Twisted SisterGary Moore and UFO.

The band’s 1987 album, Excess All Areas,[1] was recorded in the Netherlands with producer Neil Kernon. The album featured Shy’s biggest hit, “Break Down the Walls”, co-written with Don Dokken. The album reached the UK Albums Chart, with Metal Hammer magazine being appreciative. RCA dropped Shy after this album.[1] 1989 saw the release of Misspent Youth on MCA. The album, produced by Roy Thomas Baker, was promoted with American and European tours.[1]

So here’s Shy and their biggest hit “Break Down the Walls” from their 1987 Excess All Areas album to kick off today’s “Sleazin’” Hair Metal Mixtape! Yeargh!

That was Austin sleaze rockers Dangerous Toys and “Scared” from their 1989 self-titled LP 

Dangerous Toys is an Austin, Texas-based rock band with often humorous lyrics. Founded in 1987, Dangerous Toys released four full-length albums and one live album before unofficially disbanding at the turn of the millennium.[5] The band found mainstream success with its debut album Dangerous Toys (1989), which featured the singles “Teas’n, Pleas’n” and “Scared” and was certified gold by the RIAA five years after its release.[6] Their next two albums, Hellacious Acres (1991) and Pissed (1994), were not as successful as the self-titled debut, but also received acclaim. Although they have not released any new material since their fourth studio album The R*tist 4*merly Known as Dangerous Toys (1995), Dangerous Toys have continued to perform live over the years.

And that is today’s Hair Metal Mixtape #353 – Sleazin’

I went down a rabbit hole. A sleazy rabbit hole. This time it involved the bands Shy, Autograph and Junkyard plus current sleazy band Hardcore Superstar. Thanks for tuning in and thanks for sticking around. I appreciate and respect your time.

That’s it folks! Thanks for listening! 

I hope you are maintaining your physical distance from your friends and loved ones for now and yet also engaging in social connectivity.

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