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No Easy Way Out

Posted on Saturday, December 29, 2007 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments6 Comments

So it's late and I'm stumbling around YouTube, looking for some good glam. What do I find? Roxx Gang.

Formed in the mid-80s, Roxx Gang just oozed sleaze appeal - and their songs sounded good, too.

Originally released in 1988, the band's debut Things You've Never Done Before features some really cool songs. I don't own this album, but I'm pleasantly surprised to find it easily available on Amazon. This means it will be mine soon enough!

Roxx Gang released several albums before breaking-up in the early 1990s. It's a shame the band was so overlooked...maybe if they'd hit the scene a little sooner, they'd still be together today.

By the way, Roxx Gang founder Kevin Steele is still active in the music scene. These days, he takes care of lead vocal duties in Mojo Gurus. You can visit them at Mojo Gurus on Myspace.

Back to Roxx Gang. Here's the video for "No Easy Way Out." It's a cross between Warrant and INXS. Somehow, it works.



So, do you think Roxx Gang are vastly underrated or achieved a level of success due their musical ability?

Reader Comments (6)

Great review!!..I agree..if they were out earlier in the 80's they would have been bigger..They rocked and were very under rated..Glad Kevin is still rocking..He has emailed me before and is a super cool guy. Take care and keep rocking!!.
December 29, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJoe
I remember going through the new releases in late 80's and seeing the cover for this album, yup album, and was like "these guys look like they kick a$$" - well bought it and was blown away. Scratch my Back, No Easy Way Out, Fastest Gun In Town, these guys delivered a sleaze sound in which took me and my friends by storm. It's now re-released and readily available for all to enjoy! Definately pick this up and you will not be disappointed!!
Also, check out Wildside. They are another great band that unfortunately got pushed by the wayside due to the "oh woe is me" era.
December 29, 2007 | Unregistered Commentercrazynights
Awesome album, and definitely vastly, criminally, overlooked. Originally bought it on tape when it came out, and again on CD a few years ago. Still gets a ton of play, and is easily one of my top 10 glam albums of all time (and I have quite a bit).

Managed to catch them in Florida during the brief time I lived there in the early 90's, and it was a great show.

The second disc, The Voodoo You Love, is pretty cool too, although a little more "simplistic". Next one, Love 'Em and Leave 'Em, is mostly demo's, and unreleased, but worth tracking down if you're a big enough fan. Couldn't really get into Mojo Gurus though, no matter how much I tried.

December 29, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJack
Pretty good band... the singer isn't so good, though.
December 30, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterVince Neilstein
oh wow! these guys rock!!! i am trying to get as many songs from them as possible right now!!! they are fuckin awosme!!! they look awsome also!!!
December 31, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChey
GREAT song... Too bad the rest of their catalog doesnt even come close to this.
June 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz

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