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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" and they were the only unsigned act ever to appear on American Bandstand. Tafoya moved on to Raw Dogs then Tafoya and finally in 2002, The Lost Boyzz. They released an album in 2007 and are working on a second album. Dirty Dan Buck formed Dirt's Raiders and released an album in 1982 on the Atlantic label. His next ventures were The Original Sinners and Dan Buck's Small Change, both recording on Down & Dirty Records, a private label owned by Buck. He is now in, Cool Rockin' Daddies, a roadhouse-style band made up of dads that are all veterans of the music business. Dave Angel is the CEO of Rave Song Records and Studio.

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  3. 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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