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Posted on Friday, January 30, 2009 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments10 Comments

Obscure week keeps right on rolling this Friday with McQueen Street.

Now, McQueen Street were an early 90s Glam band. They formed in Alabama and even got the help of guitar god Steve Stevens when it was time to produce their self-titled debut.(Steve also played on a track).

Like a lot of early 90s Glam bands, McQueen Street were signed to SBK/EMI. The band featured Derek Welsh (vocals), Richard Hatcher (bass), Michael Powers (guitars) and Chris Welsh (drums).

The self-titled debut featured these songs:

01.When I'm in the Mood
02.Woman in Love
03.Time
04.Money
05.Stick It
06.My Religion
07.Mexico
08.In Heaven
09.Two Worlds
10.Only the Wind

Derek Welsh has a different band these days called Rat Race. He's also a writer. I think McQueen Street reunited for a few shows a couple years back. As far as I know the band is not together right now.

Here's the video for "My Religion"



Here's a hint: there are a couple copies of McQueen Street's debut for sale on eBay. Go have a look if you don't own a copy of this rockin' album.

Reader Comments (10)

I have this one - it's not too bad at all.
January 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
I think you are doing a great job Allyson to put some of those bands back in place and let some people discover them, they were all great bands and all of them had quite a lot coverage on the Glam, rock magazines of the moment.
But the point here is...is it right to call them "obscure"?...to me obscure glam bands are many of the really obscure glam bands from Sunset Strip bak in the day, just to name a few...Glamour Punks, Alleycat Scratch, Rebel Rebel, Astrovamps, Willow Wisp, Wicked Jester, Ana Black...etc...those were real obscure dark Glam bandz.
January 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterXavier
Yeah, another really cool write up Allyson!
McQueen Street kicks ass!! They had a little heavier edge to them I think....The debut album is really good.
January 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
YES I REMEMBER "MY RELIGION" VIDEO MTV PLAYED BACK INTHE DAY
January 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterALEXX
Yet another GREAT obscure band!
McQueen St should of been bigger for sure.
January 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Crawford
YEAH THOSE GUYS WERE GOOD! I REMEMBER THEM, TOO.
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK, ALLYSON... oh, wait, sorry... I didn't mean to shout.
Yeah, McQueen Street were good stuff.

Just say NO. (to all caps)
January 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterValentine
If you watch the video for "She Hates Me" by Puddle of Mud, check out the lead singer's shirt. It's Mcqueen St. They also put another cd a few years ago and it rocks!!!
January 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRick
Dear Allyson!

Your blog is awesome (even reading it from Hungary). Just wanted to tell you thank you with the link of a really rare video :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-Nu8ziHL38

It was VM Band, one of the few hungarian bands in the genre... I hope you enjoy! And keep up the good work!
January 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGyu
if memory serves, Jani Lane of Warrant produced a demo for the band -- it sounded nothing like Warrant (no hooks). i still have it in a box somewhere ...
January 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergerry gittelson
I am a huge McQueen Street fan and so are all of my friends. The singer, Derek Welsh is a great songwriter and I heard he's been doing some shows in Nashville, TN. Maybe it's time for a road trip! Here's his Web site.

http://www.derekwelsh.com/
October 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

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