Pretty Boy Floyd: Starting Out
Formed in Hollywood, California, Pretty Boy Floyd rose out of the ashes of the band Doll when its original singer was replaced by vocalist Steve “Sex” Summers in 1987. The other members of Doll consisted of guitarist Aeriel Stiles, bassist Vinnie Chas and drummer Kari Kane. The band decided to take the name Pretty Boy Floyd from a producer working with them. Before the demo was recorded, guitarist Aeriel Stiles was replaced by Kristy “Krash” Majors. Famously, Pretty Boy Floyd was signed to MCA records after only eight shows together.
Pretty Boy Floyd: Find Success
Pretty Boy Floyd released its first album Leather Boyz with Electric Toyz in 1989. The album peaked at No. 130 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. The band gained a following in Europe because Kerrang! magazine featured Pretty Boy Floyd as a cover story that same year. Leather Boyz with Electric Toyz produced two singles, “Rock and Roll (Is Gonna Set the Night on Fire)" and “I Wanna Be With You,” both of which did well on MTV. Pretty Boy Floyd loaned the song “48 Hours” to the Karate Kid, Part III soundtrack in 1989.
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