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Pretty Boy Floyd
|Origin||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Genres||Hard rock, glam metal|
|Associated acts||Tommy Floyd, Billy Butcher, Grandma Moses, Dirtbag Republic, Mcrackins|
|Past members||Tommy Floyd|
Pretty Boy Floyd was a Canadian hard rock band from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The band should not be confused with the American glam metal band of the same name.
Hard rock is a loosely defined subgenre of rock music that began in the mid-1960s, with the garage, psychedelic and blues rock movements. It is typified by a heavy use of aggressive vocals, distorted electric guitars, bass guitar, drums, and often accompanied with keyboards.
Vancouver is a coastal seaport city in western Canada, located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia. As the most populous city in the province, the 2016 census recorded 631,486 people in the city, up from 603,502 in 2011. The Greater Vancouver area had a population of 2,463,431 in 2016, making it the third-largest metropolitan area in Canada. Vancouver has the highest population density in Canada with over 5,400 people per square kilometre, which makes it the fifth-most densely populated city with over 250,000 residents in North America behind New York City, Guadalajara, San Francisco, and Mexico City according to the 2011 census. Vancouver is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada according to that census; 52% of its residents have a first language other than English. 48.9% have neither English nor French as their first language. Roughly 30% of the city's inhabitants are of Chinese heritage.
British Columbia is the westernmost province of Canada, located between the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains. With an estimated population of 5.034 million as of 2019, it is Canada's third-most populous province.
This Canadian hard rock band released an EP and an LP, both named Bullets & Lipstik. The LP's album cover strongly resembles the album cover of the 38 Special album Rockin' into the Night .
38 Special is an American rock band that was formed by neighborhood friends Don Barnes and Donnie Van Zant in 1974 in Jacksonville, Florida.
Rockin' into the Night is the third studio album by the southern rock band 38 Special, released in 1979.
They were most successful in the United Kingdom, where Bullets & Lipstik was a Top 10 hit on the indie charts in 1988.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign country located off the north-western coast of the European mainland. The United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom that shares a land border with another sovereign state, the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border, the United Kingdom is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to the east, the English Channel to the south and the Celtic Sea to the south-west, giving it the 12th-longest coastline in the world. The Irish Sea lies between Great Britain and Ireland. The United Kingdom's 242,500 square kilometres (93,600 sq mi) were home to an estimated 66.0 million inhabitants in 2017.
They opened for Skid Row, Hurricane, Savatage, Teenage Head, Jailhouse between 1987-1990 The Canadian Pretty Boy Floyd got into a legal battle with the American Pretty Boy Floyd. [ citation needed ] The band renamed itself Tommy Floyd (after the lead singer) following the departure of guitarist Pete Parker. Tommy Floyd added two guitars and retained the original PBF rhythm section for a short period prior to regrouping with a new solo line up.The Canadians owned the rights to the name, but could not proceed legally as the American Pretty Boy Floyd had filed for the American trademark. The American PBF could not use the name "Pretty Boy Floyd" on the Karate Kid III soundtrack and was forced to use the acronym "PBF". When The US band was signed to MCA Records, Kerrang magazine mistakenly printed the Canadian PBF picture with the heading "Floyd Signs To MCA"
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Singer/songwriter and founder Tommy Floyd went on to launch the music management company Outlaw Entertainment International, working with members of Salty Dog, Dangerous Toys and Celtic Frost. Outlaw Recordings helped former PBF guitarist Pete Parker in the launching of his blues-based trio, Billy Butcher.
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Guitarist Pete Parker (aka Billy Butcher), sang lead vocals as well as playing guitar. Butcher released the album Penny Dreadful. Drummer Sandy Hazard was later in the band Grandma Moses, which released the album Too Little Too Late. Hazard is now in the pop punk band Mcrackins and sings for Vancouver rock band Dirtbag Republic.
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