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Ok, I'll Bite (Spread Eagle Edition)

Posted on Friday, October 24, 2008 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments9 Comments

Do you remember Spread Eagle? The sleaze band sort of got a late start in the Glam genre. Think 1989ish. Anyway, Spread Eagle are from New York and were on the Universal (MCA) label. You can hear some of the band's songs on Myspace.

Myspace leads me to today's article.

I don't usually pay all that much attention to Myspace bulletins. Bands send the same notes over and over all day long...and then there's the surveys. Oh Glam, the surveys! Quite frankly, the bulletins are just too much to read - and I never have much time.

Well, Spread Eagle sent a bulletin yesterday. This seemed odd and it caught my eye.

Said bulletin simply stated "announcement tomorrow."

Ok, I'll admit it. I'm cynical. I can't help it - I just am.

I immediately thought "What can Spread Eagle possibly be announcing?" The band is already reformed. Spread Eagle have also already remastered their debut. Hell, maybe the band is announcing a tour. Why not? Nearly every other Glam band has reformed and toured over the past 18 months. Spread Eagle might as well get some of that hot nostalgia coin. You know, while us poor Glam fans still have some coin to spare.

So, guess the announcement. When it posts on Myspace, I'll create a follow-up to this article.


Ok, some videos. I'd be lying if I said these tracks were anything less than Glamtastic.


Here's "Scratch Like a Cat."



Here's "Switchblade Serenade."


Reader Comments (9)

I have no idea lol
October 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMotleyCrue666
Wonder if they've added some BULLETS to their arsenal? I heard through the grapevine that a certain bass player and drummer were playing with Ray in this line up. hmmmmmm
October 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterThe Insider...
Great band! It will be interesting to see what this announcement is...
October 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
Spread Eagle is so underrated! Way befor their time. I still think that Skid Row ripped off there sound big time for Slave to the Grind. Sebastian use to praise Ray and I believe he use to jump on stage and sing broken city with him when they played around NY. I saw Spread eagle a couple of years ago and they had Chris Cafferty from Savatage play guitar because the original guitarist was busy in Europe. They were as good as back in the day. A totally Kick Ass band would be great for ROK 09!!
October 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterFitz
I read that one yesterday too. I wonder what the band is up to. New material in the works? That would be cool!
^ New Spread Eagle material would be very cool!
But Ray West has another project going as well..called Hostel Inc.
October 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
I'm paraphrasing - "Tour in Decemember. Dates coming soon."

Maybe a little premature to say "Big Announcement" without having any dates to announce. When they reunited last year most dates were East Coast. Hope they make it to Ohio this time - definitely one of my 5 favorites of that era. (I'm the one that posted the "Switchblade Serenade" video on YouTube).
October 24, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterchip
SPREAD EAGLE RULES...
October 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDarren
The debut from SE RULES!!! Absolutely one of THE BEST sleazy, ripping, kick your ass all over the place, glam/heavy rock/metal albums of all time. Loved it when it came out, and love it now. Skid Row w/out the ballads, and on steroids, is a pretty good description.

I saw them them on the reunion tour recently too, w/ Chris Caffery, and it was a KILLER show (first time seeing them, even though I'm from NY State). People always comment on the shirt I got at the show, 'cause of the name (esp. when I wear it to work).
October 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJack

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