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Pretty Boy Floyd Announce Tour

Posted on Monday, November 9, 2009 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments33 Comments





















Pretty Boy Floyd has a new lineup to go with their tour in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Leather Boyz with Electric Toyz. Who's in the band these days? Steve Summers (vocals), Kristy Majors (guitar), Troy Patrick Farrell (drums) and Chris 6 (bass).

The tour isn't really hitting the U.S. Instead, the band is going to Europe, Japan, Mexico and Australia - not necessarily in that order. There is one American date on 12/18 at The Galaxy in Santa, Ana California. The Bulletboys will also play that show. Check out all the dates here.



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Reader Comments (33)

PBF was one of the highlights of Rocklahoma 2008! They rocked the mainstage hard and got everyone ready for a long day of partying on Saturday. I hope they continue this show in the States and bring themselves here to the Detroit or Flint Michigan Areas.

PRETTY BOY FLOYD ROCKS!!!
November 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterreptileblvd
Doesn't the term "anniversary" mean that 2 or more people have been together for a stated period of time? Well, no one, other than Steve Summers, has been in the band for the entire 20 years, so how can it be an anniversary. It should be a "birthday" which is the anniversary of the birth of one person. This band changes members like most people change underware. To call this an anniversary tour is wrong.
November 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrian
I disagree Brian. According to Wikipedia, Majors joined PBF in 1987 and even if he hasn't stood by Summer's side all this time, I think he's been with them long enough for them to call it an anniversary.
November 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSnoot
If i date at girl for 5 years, leave her for 10, and then come back for 5 years, then have we been together for 20 years?

If I recall correctly, Majors was VERY pissed at Summers for a while, and was even releasing PBF cds on his own causing a rift between the two.....but I could be wrong about that.
November 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrian
The album has it's anniversary and I think it deserves the celebration. :D No one said the band is celebrating it.
November 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterXandra73
Brian. Relax. It is what it is.
November 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
Hey, Kidz!

"Leather Boyz With Electric Toyz" is easily one of the greatest Glam Metal Albums of All Time! And totally in my Top 10 Favorite Metal Albums list.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but Kristy Krash Majors is credited as the sole guitarist on this landmark album. Though the bulk of the songs were written by Aeriel Stiles from the original line up, he did not appear on the record and it was Majors who wrote, "Rock and Roll (Is Gonna Set The Night On Fire)".

Yeah, Steve Summers is a character and yeah, it's not the original line-up, but I've heard they sound authentic and can really rock out -- and these days, I'll take what I can get!

So, as far as celebrating the 20th Anniversary of that album, they should be! I sure as hell am!

P.S. I really wish MCA would remaster this album. Beyond the great tunes, it is a sonic masterpiece, having been produced by Howard Benson, whose credits also include many classic albums of the genre by such artists as Motorhead, L.A. Guns (debut), Bang Tango (Psycho Cafe), Sweet F.A. (Stick to Your Guns), Southgang (both records), and T.S.O.L. (Hit and Run), among others. I'm with "reptileblvd" and I'm sure, pretty much everyone else on here, in hoping PBF extend their tour to include more dates in the states. Wouldn't it be killer if they played the whole album in sequence from start to finish for the first set, the way bands like Priest and Cheap Trick, as well as many others, have done? And there really needs to be more Rock & Roll in this country! I remember back in the day, there were significantly more rock clubs around almost any given area of the U.S. Now they're all dance clubs, which is why killer bands like PBF have to resort to going abroad. And that's why we have to thank Allyson for this web site and getting R'n'R, particularly Glam Metal, which is the most fun, back out there! And let's thank the popularity of "Guitar Hero" and "Rock Band" for getting the kids back into Rock! Believe it or not, there's gonna be some "real" rock bands coming out of that! Also, Xandra has it right. PBF is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the album, not the formation of the band. And it should be the "Toast of The Town"!

P.S.S.T. Kenny! I see you just posted while I was writing this. I just got Danger Danger, "Cockroach", in the mail and will check it out tonight. Thanks for the tip! Not knowing that it's been out for awhile, I sure am really looking like an amateur (one club I'm certainly a card carrying member of). Hahaha!!!
November 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Wow! That rant sounded like it came right out of someone with a vested interest in PBF. Thank you Mr. Summers for the info and your opinion.
November 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMetal Buy
PBF did play in the States...They played all summer in and out of clubs.
I saw them in NY and they put on a bad ass show. Steve sounds fuckin' amazing and their new additions of Troy Patrick Farrell and Chris 6 is killer. Chirs is full of energy and feels like hes always been part of the group.
November 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDanny
Great Rock N Roll band and still have a great look.
November 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter???? ????
I admit to having a laugh when I saw this. I thought PBF at ROK were sad. I remember when that album came out, it was pretty much greeted as a joke, here in Australia at least. Can't imagine how few people they will end up playing to, but they are playing small clubs. I guess they took advantage of the cheap flights that exist nowadays.
November 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
Hey, MetalbUy...

Where is the love?

I like your new name, but how about tacking an exclamation point on the end?

And I thought a "rant" was something negative. I'm just tryin' to have a little fun with the subject. And I just type fast and with unbridled enthusiasm. I'm always learning about Metal as part of a project I'm working on and thought I would share some stuff with people who may share a common interest with me on the subject. If you guys want me to shut up, I will.

I have no vested interest in PBF beyond the fact that I really do love that album.

I actually just went on their site for the first time and was delighted to learn they just put "Leather Boyz" on iTunes recently. Maybe that means they remastered it and it really cranks. We shall see (and hear). Check out that shot of the drummer, too. Way cool.

And exactly what is your opinion about PBF, MetalbUy?

p.s. I wish I was Steve Summers. Maybe I'd go back and change my 3 Metal Wishes, but I still want to sing like a hyena like Michael Matijevic. And actually, I'm laughin' like one right now at your post, MetalbUy. Very funny, stuff, dude.

p.s.s.t. Hey, Danny, where did they play in NY? Did they play Baltimore or D.C.? They may have played all over but not anywhere I was hangin' this summer, unfortunately, or I woulda seen 'em. And Christian, I guess you really aren't that into 'em?
November 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Oh, yeah, and hey, Christian, since I dig PBF so much and it doesn't seem like you are that into 'em, does this now mean if I was a chick, you wouldn't want to marry me anymore?, hahaha!!!
November 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
So, does anyone think they're worth going to, today?
I mean, I love the album Porn Stars, but other than that, I haven't listened to them a whole lot. I think I'll start now..

And is anyone else thinking of going to the Santa Ana show?
November 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter:D
I know Steve and you sound like Steve (with spell check) or someone in the band's circle. If I'm wrong, I'm wrong. I'm not attacking you. But either way it's all in good fun bro-ham. Just having some laughs. After all, it's just PBF we're talking about, not the Beatles.
November 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMetal Buy
Alright, so I'll admit i'm wrong on a technicality....it is the 20th anniversary of the album...thanks Xandra for pointing out my mistake. I'll own my mistakes.

But come on, the band is a joke. Drummer Troy is a sick player, so credit there for him. But Steve is a mediocre entertainer at best. I've never seen them with Kristy on guitar, so I can't comment on him, and I always approach musicians cautiously when they use a number in their name (love stock gimmicks). Overall, not a great show. Last time I saw them, they played all the songs way too fast and basically just played song from LBWET. It's amazing that they are still making any money on this one album.

Should be called the "20th anniversary of milking an overhyped album" tour.
November 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrian
Brian and Metal Buy why don't you get your dicks out of eachother's asses and grow up. You're on a blog trying to be somebody when we all know you fat asses can't get off the couch to wipe the jizz off your beer bellys.

Pretty Boy Floyd rocks and they're are down to earth...just nice guys so fuck you!

Oh and Metalboy! I saw them in Canadaguia, NY out near Rochester...they were all over the east coast for a while.
November 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDanny
Here it is, all you Glam Metal Cannibals!

Including what may be the longest "p.s." ever written...

Danny, you may want to skip to near the bottom of said "p.s." for my special little love note to you, ya glamfreak! Love and Kiss Armies, to you to, Bonaduce!

Please forgive any "Glamatical" errors here, we are truly in the Rock'n'Roll Delirium Thunderdome now.

Ahh, I see The Counsel of the Cauldron is back...

And discussing of all things, PBF and LBWET, to borrow your shorthand, Brian. And Bri, you're right, PBF is a "joke". That's the whole point! Do you think they were/are serious, with an album cover like that? It is a joke and a kick-*ss one at that. While it's true, the likes of Lizzy Borden (musicianship-wise) would eat these guys for lunch, it's still a great Glam Metal album, in my humble (or "bro-ham", as Metal Buy sez) opinion. I'll even claim it's a concept album because it's the concept and the tunes that are so irresistable. It's all stupid fun executed flawlessly, thanks to the technology (as primitive as it was back then, tho Benson was one of the first producers to use computers) providing the ability to punch in Summers vocals where necessary. It may have even won a Grammy for Best Comedy Album of 1989, too, if they would let albums like this into that category.

But then again, you have to get the joke, folks.

If LBWET is overhyped and mediocre (the latter being what I think is part of the humorous "art" of the music on it), what is a high quality Glam Metal album in your book, Bri?

And to my new found friend, Metal Buy...

Again, nice name, dude! Glad you are out there promoting commodities trading of Metal (and inadvertantly, me!, hahaha!!! In the words of P.T. Barnum, "There's no such thing as bad publicity.").

I ain't Steve. I'm not in the inner circle. Never even seen 'em, though I would love to sometime and kickin' myself I didn't back in the day. I ain't even in the music biz. I'm just a know it all about anything and everything that really isn't that important!

Good line about sounding "like him but with spell check". He just doesn't need to use it like I do as far as I can tell, making a livin', albeit a small one, livin' the dream, bein' a "rockstar" and performing, etc.

Here's a thought... Wouldn't it be cool if there were actually all kinds of rockstars on this site posting comments in a similar way that Brando used to get on his Ham Radio and talk to people all over the world anonymously? I bet there just might be some on here, especially since Allyson knows so many (please forgive me, kid, for going on so long with all of this).

So, anyway, Metal Buy, I guess I just love that frickin' album is all. I'm curious as to why you are skeptical about my motivations and why this has struck such a chord (pun intended) with you? Do you think I'm somehow associated with the band because I'm enjoying showing some passion in writing about this subject?

And since we are all havin' a little "fun" with the topic and you are such a comedian...

We still haven't heard your opinion, Metal Buy, on the subject of PBF. Since you know Steve, do you have any anecdotes you wish to share with us? Or if and when you saw PBF, what are your thoughts on their performance(s). Also, your observations on the album might be of interest. I know I'd like to hear them, if you care to discuss.

Are you buyin', Metal Buy?

p.s. Oh, yeah, and while we are dancin' on the head of a pin here, at this point, Metal Bye-Bye...in a way, we are talkin' 'bout the Beatles, since they started it all and without 'em there'd be no PBF, let alone anything from AC/DC to Zep. Hell, I think Spinal Tap was actually a key influence on some of these comedy troupes like PBF who were masquerading as rock bands on the strip back in the 80's, for that matter... Hey, since you bring up the Beatles... here's an opinion on 'em for ya... Wish they had put out the recent remastered reissues of the albums with perfect miniature repros of the original lp packaging, replete with mini-posters and all that kinda stuff some of the albums came with, etc. I bet they just might do that in Japan soon. And back to the 20th Anniversary of PBF's "Leather Boyz" rekkid -- wish they'd put that out including some studio outtakes and demos if they've got more of 'em. Actually, this project would be a little re-do, since Perris Records put it out in '03 sans the classy original artwork but with extra trax. BTW, since we are on the subject of serious music, M-Bye, I'm readin' the biography of Hendrix, "A Room Full of Mirrors", right now. As serious as a musician he was, even he had a sense of humor to his stuff. It wasn't lost on him that humor and a kind of studied nonchalance as showmanship was a key part of his understanding of his own music and great Rock and Roll, as well. Pretty wild story. I'll even go out there and say he was kinda glam before "Glam" as we think of it. Read it, if you haven't already and see if you don't agree. Look, I know I sound crazy but it's kinda true! And read the reviews of PBW/LBWET on Amazon (16 of 'em, I think). Especially one unfavorable review of it where a dude points out that Ugly Kid Joe named themselves that in direct retaliation of Pretty Boy Floyd who they had toured with in a different incarnation. Apparently, they despised PBF so much, like some of you, it drove 'em so crazy to the point they had to name themselves that. Too bad they suck worse than anyone (xcept maybe their cover of Sabbath's "N.I.B" off that "Nativity in Black" tribute album -- did I say, "cover"?). At least PBF were/are genuine in their disingenuousness (had to spellcheck that one, needless to say), as opposed to just being purely disingenuous, as Ugly Kid Joe obviously was/is (talk about stupid and not funny). It's hilarious to think they somehow regarded themselves more highly than PBF. Talk about the joke being lost on someone, as it is approaching to be here, even with me bothering to write about this crap, hahaha!!!...Of course, the fact that Ugly Kid Joe named themselves that as a commentary on Pretty Boy Floyd, could just be that they were just having fun with the idea that they knew they were no PBF, just coming to the realization that they themselves were, in fact, really mediocre and unexceptional in their concept, music, intelligence, wit and were threatened by PBF's comedic outrageousness and flash (though if you listen to "Under the Influence" -argh!- you immediately get that they thought they themselves were just the funniest dudes on the planet while at the same time, consciously or otherwise, making sure they conformed to an utterly boring generic vision of whatever they thought they were supposed to be and how they were supposed to look). But hey, if you think that clown Frank Caliendo on "NFL Today" or Jay Leno are funny and entertaining, than Ugly Kid Joe is just your cup of tea (or rather, the most carcinogenic, pesticide-laden can of Nestea corn syruped sugar water you can easily find at your friendly neighborhood 7-11 in Peoria). Now, Metal Buy, that my friend, is what I call a rant! And I confined most of it to the longest "p.s." in history, to boot! Whoa! Whoa! Danny, my boy, just as I was about to sign off here and hope for Metal Buy's or anyone's retort, I saw you so kindly joined the Counsel. Listen, to address some of your concerns, as I was just mentioning to Metal Buy, I am no one in particular and happy to be just that, not fat (5' 10", 156 lbs.), run 8 miles on the beach and swim 1 mile in the Gulf of Mexico just about every day (which takes me about 90 minutes, tho I've done it in 70) and don't have time to be a couch potato, though I would like to be. And I eat mostly raw organic fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. You are right about one thing, though, as you so adroitly put it, and I'll happily paraphrase, PBF rock like nobody's business (and, tho, obviously, this may come as some suprise to you, I've seen a helluva lot of shows from Zep in '77 to AC/DC 11 times, Ramones, 14 times, Junkyard twice, G'n'R, 6 times, L.A. Guns, 6 times, Lizzy, 3 times, Quiet Riot, Roxx Gang, twice, Bulletboys, twice, Ratt with Crosby, etc., etc., as well as a few "legit" bands like Alice and Chains, all back in the day! Maybe part of why I've just gone on and on here is I just gotta see PBF and haven't yet! Look, Metal Buy and I are just havin' a little fun here. It's an interesting subject, obviously. Sorry if we struck a nerve with you, making you resort to a level where you had to go and get all homophobic on us, let alone going the "F" word route here. Hey, you aren't a fan of Ugly Kid Joe, too, by any chance, are you? Hahaha!!! That would really defy my preconceptions of what a rock fan is supposed to be, if you actually liked both of these bands at the same time. Then again, I like Miles Davis and Barry Manilow simultaneously (workin' on a Metal Powerballad version of "Mandy", actually, if you want to steal that idea. Feel free, got a million of 'em! But, alas, come to think of it, it wouldn't be much use to you now, tho we probably could've gotten some real mileage out of it in '87, 'specially if Desmond Child produced it, hahaha!!!). Man, you are the real comedian here, Dan-O, for sure! That was harsh! May I suggest some Rock and Roll Anger Management Therapy sessions, dude? Look, man, don't want to read my stuff on here, just skip over it. I enjoy writing about all things Metal . I was hoping someone like you would find it mildly amusing, especially since I don't really know what the hell I'm talking about half the time. And in defense of Metal Buy, he's just havin' a little fun eggin' me on, though I do think he wishes I'd just shut up, just as you seem to, to put it lightly. But, rest assured, Dan, in the future, I'll try harder to confine my comments to something folks like you will truly appreciate. Nya-hut! Actually, I think all of this unvarnished excitement is further proof of just how monumental PBF/LBWET is! Bottom line is, this band and album has really struck a chord with all of us on here. After all of this, I'm beginning to think "LBWET" may just be the most perfect Glam Metal album ever produced! Cheerz'n'Jeerz, boyz! You are "The Toast of the Town"! Gotta get back to my iTunes playlists, dudes, but before I do... Al (outta sight site!), Metal Buy, Dante Daniel, Christian, Brian, Snoot, :D, Kenny, Xandra (way cool name...hey I never miss a chance to compliment the ladies, especially when it comes to a cool name like that!), reptileblvd, and last but not least, ???? ???? !!!... To Metal Maniacs, all, I, Metalboy!, for now, bid you adieu!
November 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Hey Danny! Geeez, I'm an *ss! I really have lost the plot 2nite! Here I am bustin' your chops but... I just reread your post and realized it's Bri and Metal Buy you got the beef with. Please forgive me, though, I'm sure you will throw me in the Cauldron now as well, hahaha!!! You really should take it easy on those dudes, just as I should, though. Everyone's got their opinions. And as the Glimmer Twins once said, "It's only Rock'n'Roll!"
November 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
I'll play along.

I don't think PBF is a "joke." The band was created to be an over-the-top glam band, as that music was popular in the day (much like NITRO). The joke band was Ugly Kid Joe, who was clearly mocking the glam scene and specifically PBF. If it was intended as a joke or satire, it has long since stopped being funny.

I think LBWET is a decent album, but is far from being one of the greatest albums. "No Respect" by Vain and the debut album by Skid Row are two that immediately come to mind when I try to think of a glam album that is far superior to LBWET.

There is a reason that PBF hasn't put out a "real" album since LBWET (after the primary songwriter left the band) and only a couple of independent releases that didn't sell, there is a reason why members of the band revovle so quickly, there is a reason you haven't heard of Steve Summers doing ANYTHING outside of PBF. They got lucky once and got noticed based on image and got a deal quickly and got paid well. They cashed in on a trend that is now dead, and Steve is still trying to do so now.
November 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrian
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