The Boyzz - Destined to Die, from
their sole album," Too Wild to
Tame" in 1978. A biker band in the
great Southern tradition, evoking
images and memories of Molly
Hatchet and Point Blank, but with
a mean horn section, courtesy of
Blood,Sweat & Tears members Lou
Marini and Alan Rubin, amongst
others. Very little info about
this promising outfit is
available, unfortunately, but what
we do know is that a few members
went on to form The B'zz.
Biography by Doug Stone
Not to be confused with the
British punk band Boys, the
American clod rock of the Boyzz
brought biker imagery, a bit of
Godz blasphemy, and the heavy
boogie of Black Oak Arkansas to
the late-'70s commercial party.
The Boyzz were vocalist "Dirty"
Dan Buck, keyboardist Anatole
Halinkovich (now Tony Hall),
guitarists Gil Pini and Mike
Tafoya, bassist Dave Angel, plus
drummer Kent Cooper. The ruckus
of their first and only slab,
Too Wild to Tame, caused tremors
throughout the heartland and is
now something of a lost metal
curio. But lack of
intellectualism and record sales
caught up to the band, with
Halinkovich, Tafoya, and Angel
clearing out and cleaning up to
become the ace pop act B'zz.
Around the turn of the century,
Tafoya, Buck, and Angel
re-formed the Boyzz.
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