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What The Hell Was MCA Thinking?

Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments20 Comments

Why the hell did MCA Records try to destroy Pretty Boy Floyd right out of the gate? The band has some good tunes, but my Glam, these photos are a nightmare and actually speaks to a larger point: a bad image really can derail an entertainer from getting famous. No words can describe these photos. Just...wow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Which rock star would you like to see in one of these...outfits? And no, Manowar does not count. Go!

Reader Comments (20)

I would like to see Lita Ford 15 years ago in one of these :)
March 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichael
lol

my theory of copying something and turning gay was just proven;

W.A.S.P.- quality band. blackie wore a cod-piece with a saw on it.

look above; theyve all got these ridiculous cod-pieces!!!
March 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterstevie fag
i didnt go any where near PBF after seeing them in kerrang until way after they were gone really.

Do they regret that? i do hope so.
March 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterred6ixx
Man, even Halford looks better in that kind of get-up than those guys.

That's kinda horrifying :P
March 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermissy
Let's dress Pearl Jam like that.
March 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterScott
Lita all the way. damn that would be sexy.
March 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMotleyCrue666
These pictures are horrendous. Although, Doro Pesch would look great in that outfit. Vixen too.
March 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRyoVie
I like Floyd but this is the gayest glam band picture ever a close second is the ones of Stevie rachelle of Tuff lifting weights in full glam mode wearing a towel. WTF!
March 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFitz
Whoops Allyson, you've got it all wrong.

This near-naked phase was WAY after Pretty Boy Floyd had been dropped by MCA. It was the idea of a couple of limp-wristed advisors, Kenny Kerner and Bill Aucoin, and these photos never appeared in national mags, as the Pretty Boy Floyd buzz was long over by the time the guys tried this desperate move to gain attention.

Believe me, Steve Summers and Kari Kane were were among my best friends, and he regretted it from the very beginning but went along with it because Aucoin had managed KISS.
March 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergerry g
I am scarred for life.
Gerry,

Ok, I believe you if you say you are friends with Steve. He's an o.k. guy in my book. I think I remember these photos from inside liner notes - but it's been a long damn time. I know I remember seeing these images *somewhere.*

Allyson
March 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAllyson
I would like to see Ozzy Osbourne and Vince Neil dressed up like this...
Just think it would be funny.
March 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLucifer
Yup. You'll notice Aerial Stiles is in these photos, not guitarist Kristy Majors. This was long after MCA clipped the band ... But that doesn't make the photos/image any less ridiculous. In fact, the real truth is PBF was on the verge of securing another major record deal with a different company when the execs came to the Roxy and saw these outfits, then did an about face ... The What The Hell Were They Thinking part is right on, just not MCA.
March 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergerry g
I worked at MCA during this time. *sigh*

I hate record labels.
March 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVicky
that is downright scary.
March 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdon
my.eyes.are.bleeding...
March 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChessie
How about Drugstore Valentine?
March 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterheather
i honestly don't want to see anyone in those outfits. scarry.
March 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChey
O..... M...... G.......
September 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersean
What type of names are Kristy and Ariel for MALES? I think they're dressed appropritley for their names..I wasn't much impressed when Tommy Lee came out with just a mini jock, either. I would much rather leave it to the imagination...spandex is ok..unless you're David Lee Roth and have no but in your pants. I like poison's music, but never did understand the "drag queen look for any band. As far as a group I'd like to see in these outfits. I would pick Mr. Obama, his sidekick, Joe, and a couple select cabinet members. (NOT).
May 26, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermkeller64

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