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Slik Toxik

sliktoxik.jpgOh man, I need to track down some classic Glam. Do you remember Canadian rockers Slik Toxik?

I was clicking around YouTube last night and found some gems. The band was signed to Capitol Records and was fairly popular in Canada. I don't think they made much of a splash here in the United States, but I will blame that on timing. Slik Toxik was a Glam band stuck amid 90s grunge artists. They didn't get a fair shot at fame, which is sad.

Guitarists Kevin Gale and Rob Bruce teamed up with vocalist Nicholas Walsh to form the band. Also featured on the debut recording are bassist Patric Howarth and drummer Neal Busby. I don't know much about any of these men except all of them went on to other musical projects, none of which were commercially successful.

Here's the video for "Helluvatime" on the album Doin' The Nasty.

Now here's the video for "White Lies/Black Truth" also from Doin' The Nasty.

I need to track down Doin' The Nasty. First I'm off to eBay...then a used record shop. I will succeed in my quest!

After I have album in hand, I might go further. What if I put this band back together? My goodness, we could have a Glam reunion. This, I must seriously ponder...

Reader Comments (13)

WOW!!! I LOVED SLIK TOXIK!!!..very underrated band..Thanks for the great videos =)
February 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoe
Didnt think i had heard of them till i played the vids - im sure ive heard those before - long time ago now. I love looking for tracks i aint heard before or bands i only ever saw pics of in kerrang etc. Its stuff on the Glamour Punks im looking for - i did have a tape of them live circa 88 i think but its been lost for many years now - cant find anything to buy of them - if anyone can help -
cheers for that Allyson
February 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRed6ixx
Guess what! Tommy Paris has left Britny Fox and his replacement is some guy named Jamie Fletcher, the name sounds familiar but i can't figure out where ive heard it before... Oh yea, Tora Tora have reunited for rocklahoma (what a surprise)

February 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNikkeSixx
February 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterALEXX
I have an extra copy of this disc. I can make you a deal! =)
I have both Doin' The Nasty (1992) and Irrelevant (1994) but I haven't been able to track down a copy of Smooth And Deadly (1991).

You can usually find Doin' The Nasty on Ebay for $5 - $10.

Now I have to go pull this out and refresh the memory!

Heavy Metal Addiction
first cd rocks get it if you havent heard it, stay away from the second like its the plague its aweful amd they switched to grunge for it i dont know about third one
February 22, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterglam rocker archie
I have this CD but can't recall a single song off of it. Maybe I'll give it a new listen.
February 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTyk
Allyson, you continually amaze me. Where do you find this shit? I have never heard of this band. Awesome!
February 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterVince Neilstein Nick Walsh is still going strong in Ontario
March 4, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterthechamp55
Kevin Gale, the guitar player has a new band that is recording right now called Punishment.

Nick is still around with Revolver as well. Got lucky enough to hang out with both of them last weekend!
December 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTerri

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