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The Cherry Bombz - 'House of Ectasy'

A little more quasi-obscure Glam for you this weekend. Today, the Cherry Bombz. The band once featured Andy McCoy of Hanoi Rocks. (Actually, Andy formed the band after Hanoi disbanded in the mid-80s). The Cherry Bombz released a couple records with some very rockin' songs! Here's one of my faves: "House of Ecstasy"

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Love the Female Fronted Glam Metal kick you're on, or FF GM, as they call it. There are so many great ones out there like Witness, Femme Fatale and Heart, etc., to name but a few.

But this one is a little cooler, actually, all because of one Mr. Andy McCoy.

Just a couple of weeks ago, I coincidentally picked up the Cherry Bombz' live disc, recorded at The Marquee Club, London in '86 for $3.00! Definitely a steal, considering how good it is.

This vid is killarious. It's an interesting contrast to the ultra cheezy video from Jade that you posted just previously to this one here. Here we've got the more bluesy kind of Rootsy Glam Rock feel of Hanoi Rocks topped off by a chick who dressed like Sheila E. and just somehow didn't fit the formula.

I think I like the cheezy dumbed down approach of Jade better, but watching this just makes you wish McCoy was the guitarist that replaced Izzy when he quit Guns'n'Roses.

He's kinda like Izzy, but with a Flying V instead. And though he is not a songwriter, per se, quite on the level of Stradlin, who was G'n'R's main songwriter, McCoy's capable, as the Hanoi Rocks canon bears out.

He probably would have kept G'n'R from selling out so bad.

There's a cool review of that Cherry Bombz live album on

p.s. Cherry Bombz was a bit of a supergroup of sorts, with Nasty Suicide, another Hanoi Rocks holdover, Terry Chimes, ex-drummer of Billy Idol's first band, the excellent and clessic Punk bsnd, Generation X (you wan't Glam? Check out their "Valley Of The Dolls" album, produced by Ian Hunter!), as well as The Clash, and Dave Tregunna of Sham 69 and Lords of the New Church fame.
September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Very cool, I'm a major fan of anything Hanoi Rocks related. Too bad most of the other projects/bands they were involved in are not the easiest to find on CD.

I'm pretty surprised at the amount of videos on Youtube from Cherry Bombz, considering how short a time they were together.

This song was also done by another Andy band, Shooting Gallery.
September 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJack
Metalboy! I agree on everything you said except when you say Andy is not in the level of Izzy. He's at least on the same level. All the old and new hanoi stuff combined with his solo projects prove that
September 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFinland is Hanoi

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