The British band is everything that is right with Glam: big hooks, big songs, big hair!
I don't know why we don't talk about them much here. I suppose they had a bit of a troubled beginning trying to get off the ground, but they did eventually sign to RCA...and then a slew of other labels. The band has released quite a few records, gone on hiatus, come back again and apparently we will see a new Shy record in 2011.
I wonder why we never see Shy on any of the 80s festival rosters? The 1987 album Excess All Areas is fantastic and I think Shy would go over well at a big rock show.
Here's the band's biggest hit, “Break Down the Walls.” The guitar riffs remind me of Pyromania -era Def Leppard.