|Origin||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Genres||Glam metal, hard rock, blues rock|
|Years active||1986-1993, (one-off reunion: 2011)|
|Associated acts||Dangerous Toys, American Dog, Bogus Toms, Mudpie, Tweed|
Salty Dog was an American rock band from Los Angeles formed in 1986 by guitarist Scott Lane, bassist Michael Hannon, and drummer Khurt Maier. Later, they were joined by lead singer Jimmi Bleacher. The band was managed by Vicky Hamilton, who also managed Poison, Faster Pussycat, and Guns N' Roses.
Before the recording of their debut album, guitarist Scott Lane was replaced by Pete Reeven in 1987. The band signed a record deal with Geffen, and recorded their debut album Every Dog Has Its Day. The record was recorded in Wales, and the band was reportedly not told by the label they had to pay back the recording costs. Salty Dog appeared on a flexi-disc along with the thrash metal band Nuclear Assault which appeared in issue 280 of Kerrang! magazine, where they covered the Sonny Boy Williamson song Sad To Be Alone.
Released in 1990, Every Dog Has Its Day peaked at #176 on the Billboard charts.In 1991, Jimmi Bleacher was replaced by Darrel Beach, and by 1993 the band had ceased activity. Members of Salty Dog would go on to join bands such as Dangerous Toys, American Dog, Bogus Toms, Mudpie, and Tweed.
On December 10, 2011, Salty Dog reunited to perform a one off reunion show at The Key Club in Hollywood, California.
On March 23, 2018, the French record label Escape Music released Lost Treasure, a collection of previously unreleased demos recorded with Darrel Beach.
Spreading the Disease is the second studio album by the American thrash metal band Anthrax, released on October 30, 1985 by Megaforce Records and Island Records. It was the band's first album to feature vocalist Joey Belladonna and bassist Frank Bello. A special two-disc edition of the album was released in 2015, celebrating its 30th anniversary.
Warrior Soul is an American alternative metal band, formed by lead singer and producer Kory Clarke. Clarke started the band on a bet from a promoter at New York City's Pyramid Club, after a solo performance art show called "Kory Clarke/Warrior Soul". Clarke was determined he would have the best band in the city within six months. Nine months later he signed a multi-album deal with Geffen Records.
The Scream was an American, Los Angeles, California-based hard rock band, originally formed in 1989 as Saints Or Sinners. The band originally featured former Angora singer John Corabi and former Racer X members guitarist Bruce Bouillet, bassist Juan Alderete, and drummer Scott Travis. However, Scott Travis quickly left to join Judas Priest, and was replaced by former Shark Island drummer Walt Woodward III. Scott Travis co-wrote "I Don't Care" on Let It Scream, though he did not actually play on the album.
A Salty Dog is the third studio album by English progressive rock band Procol Harum, released in 1969 by record labels Regal Zonophone and A&M.
The Dogs D'Amour are a hard rock band formed in 1983 in London, England. Over the years the band has had various line-ups, the only constant being vocalist Tyla. Their music has been described as a mixture of the Rolling Stones, the Faces and glam punk.
Ultraphobic is the fourth studio album by American rock band Warrant. Released on March 7, 1995 on CMC International, after the apparent break-up of the band, the record was regarded as the band's "comeback" album. It is the first album to feature former Kingdom Come and Wild Horses members Rick Steier and James Kottak who came in to replace original band members Joey Allen and Steven Sweet.
Tora Tora is an American glam metal band formed in Memphis, Tennessee, United States, in 1985. "Tora" means "tiger" in Japanese and the name is a play on the code name for attack used by the Japanese Imperial Navy during their attack on Pearl Harbor, "Tora, Tora, Tora". The actual origin of the band name was more likely a reference to the song of the same name recorded by Van Halen on their 1980 release Women and Children First. In a 1989 Headbanger's Ball interview with singer Anthony Corder and bassist Patrick Francis, they said that a friend of the band came up with a list of 60 to 70 different names for their band, and they picked the name Tora Tora because it stood out to them the most. They mentioned in the same interview that the original name of the band had been "Free Beer".
Black 'N Blue is an American heavy metal band from Portland, Oregon, United States. The current members are lead vocalist Jaime St. James, bassist Patrick Young, drummer Pete Holmes, and guitarists Brandon Cook and Bobby Capka. The band is best known for their song "Hold On to 18" from their eponymous debut studio album, Black 'n Blue, released in August 1984.
Oriental Beat is the second studio album by the Finnish glam punk band Hanoi Rocks, recorded in London and released in 1982. Oriental Beat also opened markets in the UK and Japan, where Hanoi eventually became very popular.
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. 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. 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.
Rock City Angels were an American Rock band from Florida. They found only limited success, and are perhaps best known for having Johnny Depp as a guitarist before he launched his acting career.
Mad, Bad and Dangerous is the second album released by the late-80s hard rock band Blue Tears. The album was one of many recordings by the band which went unreleased following the increased popularity of alternative and grunge music.
Out of the Night is the first release by American hard rock band Great White in 1983. It was independently released and sold more than 8,000 copies in less than three months, with the band supporting Dokken in their 1983 US tour. This led to EMI picking up the band for their first full-length, eponymous LP. It was reissued as On Your Knees by Enigma Records in 1987, likely to capitalize on the band's growing popularity due to the album Once Bitten....
Sacred Warrior is a Christian heavy metal band formed in 1988 and based in Chicago, Illinois. Their music is often compared to that of Queensrÿche or Iron Maiden.
Love the Sin, Hate the Sinner is the debut and only album of Saints of the Underground, a hard rock supergroup composed of Jani Lane (ex-Warrant), Keri Kelli, Robbie Crane (ex-Ratt) and Bobby Blotzer (ex-Ratt). The album was released on April 22, 2008.
Babylon is the fourteenth studio album by American heavy metal band W.A.S.P., released on November 9, 2009. The album was inspired by biblical visions of "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse". The album contains covers of Deep Purple's "Burn" and Chuck Berry's "Promised Land". "Promised Land" was also covered in 1973 by Elvis Presley, and it was Elvis' version that the band had in mind as demonstrated by the ending comment "How about one of them peanut butter & banana sandwiches."
Karma is the fifth studio album by American rock band Winger. The album was released on 16 October 2009 in Europe and 27 October 2009 in the United States.
Clowns Lounge is the thirteenth studio album by Enuff Z'Nuff. It is mainly an archival release that features previously unreleased songs of their recording sessions from 1988-1989 in Wisconsin, back when the band was demoing their first self-titled release on ATCO Records. The title of the album is a reference to a strip club they frequented in-between sessions there. The songs mostly feature singer Donnie Vie and bassist Chip Z'Nuff along with guitarist Derek Frigo and drummer Vikki Foxx. One newly recorded song, "Dog On a Bone," has bassist Z'Nuff on lead vocals but with no involvement from Vie. Another song, "The Devil Of Shakespeare," was originally recorded around 2004, co-written by author Billy McCarthy for his debut book of the same name. That version and this latest version by Enuff Znuff features McCarthy on drums, the late Jani Lane of Warrant on vocals, along with James Young of Styx on lead guitar.
Loud & Dangerous: Live from Hollywood is the third live album by American hard rock band L.A. Guns. Recorded on June 28, 2005 at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, California, it was self-produced by the band and released on September 12, 2006 by Shrapnel Records. The album features the Tales from the Strip era lineup of the group, which included lead vocalist Phil Lewis, guitarist Stacey Blades, bassist Adam Hamilton and drummer Steve Riley.
For the Australian band, see The Blackeyed Susans.