The Bullet Boys, in our opinion,
was an underrated L.A. band. The Bullet Boys started out in 1987,
and unfortunately left the rock scene sort of like a bullet (until years
later). The Bullet Boys were one of our
favorite 80's metal bands. We had a chance to see them live in
1988 as an opening act for Cinderella, and they put on a great show.
Most of you out their in 80's land
probably do not know that the founder of this band, lead vocalist Marq
Torien, was formerly the lead singer for King Kobra, and even a one time
guitarist for the band Ratt. Back in they day, the larger than
life Marq Torien's stage presence was often compared to that of Diamond
David Lee Roth.
Many people remember this band for their redo of
the classic song remake "For the Love of
Money" from their
1988 self-titled debut,
which made it to number 78 on the Billboard Top 100 back in 1988.
Another song from that album, "Smooth Up in Ya", actually made it to 71
on that same Billboard chart. Some of you may even remember the
song "Hang on St. Christopher" from their second album, Freakshow.
Since the 1993 release of Za-Za,
the Bullet Boys have disbanded and reunited several times, often with
different veteran rockers from different veteran bands (Marq Torien
being the only original member). They have been featured at many
of the metal mega reunion shows across the USA. At the time of this writing, the
Bullet Boys Discography was a follows:1988: Bullet Boys
1995: Acid Monkey
2000: Burning Cats and Amputees
2006: Smooth Up in Ya: The Best of the Bullet Boys
2007: Behind the Orange Curtain
2009: 10c Billionaire
2011: Rocked and Ripped