Giuffria was founded by the veteran rocker Gregg Giuffria
in 1982 after his departure from a glam metal band called "Angel".
The band itself was a conglomeration of veteran metal musicians that had
either been member sof other popular metal bands or session musicians
(like Rough Cutt and Quiet Riot).
Their first album (self-titled) was released in
1984 and peaked at number 26 on the charts. Some of you
may remember the singles "Call To The Heart" and "Lonely In Love" from
this album. Giuffria went on tour with Deep Purple to support this
release. Rumor has it that Ritchie Blackmore, the guitarist at the
time for Deep Purple, cut Guiffria's opening act down from 45 minutes to
25 minutes, with no solos or encores. Did somebody see the little
Green Monster? After this, they ended up on tour with Foreigner
were they were treated better.
After their first release, Giuffria's songs could be
found on the soundtrack for the movie Gotcha!. You may remember
the songs "Never Too Late" And "Say It Ain't True" from that soundtrack.
Guiffria's second release,
Silk and Steel (1986), didn't do as well as their debut, but
still charted at 60 on the Billboard Top 200. A third album, which
was never released due to the loss of their MCA record contract, was
called Giuffria III.
not a really heavy band, but a talented band none the less.
They did not last long, but fans did not have to wait too long, as
the band reincarnated as the
House of Lords.
At the time of this writing, the Guiffria Discography was as follows:1984: Giuffria
1986: Silk and Steel