The Boyzz
 
The Boyzz
 
Mike Tafoya - guitar
Dirty Dan Buck - vocals
Gil Pini - guitar
Anatole Halinkovitch - keyboards
Kent Cooper - drums
David Angel - bass
 

The Boyzz formed in Fox Lake, Illinois, a small town about 45 miles north of Chicago. They recorded two albums on Epic Records, Too Wild to Tame in 1978 and Midwest Kids in 1979. Their first album did not sell very well so Epic dropped them and did not release their second album. They were a kick-ass biker band that always gave a great performance, with the front man, Dirty Dan Buck, pole vaulting across the stage using his microphone stand. For the few years that they were together they got to tour with Aerosmith, The J. Geils Band, Meatloaf, UFO, Cheap Trick, Rush, Judas Priest and REO Speedwagon.

By 1980 the band had split up, Mike Tafoya, Anotole Halinkovitch,(now Tony Hall) and David Angel later formed The B'zz, who released one LP, "Get Up Get Angry" and they were the only unsigned act ever to appear on American Bandstand. Tafoya moved on and started The Lost Boyzz. Dirty Dan Buck formed Dirt's Raiders and recorded an album on the Atlantic label, then went on to The Original Sinners and Dan Buck's Small Change. In 1999 Buck started a new version of The Boyzz, "The Boyzz from Illinoizz" which has opened for Uriah Heep and Kansas.

  1. http://chicago.straightdope.com/sdc20090105.php
  2. http://www.rockdetector.com/artist/united+states/illinois/chicago/the+boyzz

Too Wild To Tame

Too Wild To Tame

1978

Midwest Kids

Midwest Kids

Unreleased

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