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Teaze - 1977 Teaze



ARTIST: Teaze
ALBUM: Teaze
LABEL: Force One Records
SERIAL: FO. 7001
YEAR: 1977
CD REISSUE: 2004, Unidisc, AGEK-2352

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Brian Danter - vocals, bass * Mark Bradac - guitars, backing vocals * Chuck Price - guitars, backing vocals * Mike Kozak - drums and percussion

TRACK LISTING: 01 Rockin' With The Music * 02 Flames Keep Growing * 03 Come On Hold On * 04 Believe In Rock And Roll * 05 Boys Night Out * 06 Hot To Trot * 07 Dirty Sweet Loving * 08 Open My Eyes


Background
I know there are a few of you who are fans of Canadian rockers Teaze. We wrote our article on 'Tour Of Japan' many years ago, so it seems appropriate that we revisit this popular band who were only in existence for six (short) years. Their basic style of hard rock which touched on heavy metal was honed from the 70's era. You can hear other pop metal artists in their sound too; including The Sweet, Starz and Japanese heroes Bow Wow. In fact, the Japanese connection became such an integral part of the Teaze experience, that the band became firm favourites over in the land of the rising sun. Teaze were formed in 1975, and were originally named (ingeniously) Ontario. When they hooked up with their first Management company, they then changed names to Teaze. In fact, the debut LP (this one) was originally released on the small Force One Records, but upon changing Management companies, they then became part of the Aquarius/Capitol family, who reissued the LP under their own banner.


The Songs
For me, I love the basic, raw (and near bubble-gum) style of this band, and it's pretty easy to get carried away for a ride with songs such as 'Rockin' With The Music', the timeless 'Boys Night Out' and 'Hot To Trot'. Mark Bradac and Chuck Price combine well for the twin guitar indenture 'Come On Hold On', whereas 'Believe In Rock And Roll' takes on a boogie persona. 'Dirty Sweet Loving' is all about a stomping back-beat with some free-flowing guitar soloing marking this down as a real 70's rocker. 'Open My Eyes' is the only song that provides a contrast. A near six-minute track, it's a semi-ballad for the opening half of the song, before unleashing the shackles as messrs Bradac and Price take matters into their own hands once again.


In Summary
This album was a valuable entry point for Teaze, though there was no commercial success forthcoming from it. 1978 would prove to be a different story altogether. A new Management company, a new record label and two new albums 'On The Loose' and 'Tour Of Japan' would put Teaze out into the public consciousness, particularly Japan. You can read more about the band through our other articles listed below (Tag).


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#1 | Eric on October 24 2013 02:38:02
Love the glammy cover and feel of this record. Sweet/ Starz references are right on.
#2 | Nick C on October 24 2013 13:51:58
Yeah...I sometimes think this is kind of overlooked in the Teaze catalogue.
#3 | tompa on October 24 2013 15:41:51
My favorite album of theirs, much thanks to the strong opening of "Rockin with the music", "Come on hold on" and "Flames keep growing". Anyone heard the new (well, 2010/11 I think) version of "Flames..." from Brian Danter?
 
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