Teaze’s basic style of hard rock which touched on heavy metal was honed from the 70’s era, you can hear other pop metal artists in their sound too, including The Sweet, Starz and Japanese heroes Bow Wow.
Written by: gdmonline
LABEL: Force One Records
SERIAL: FO. 7001
CD REISSUE: Discogs Reissue List
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada
LINEUP: Brian Danter – vocals, bass * Mark Bradac – guitars, backing vocals * Chuck Price – guitars, backing vocals * Mike Kozak – drums and percussion
TRACK LISTING: 01 Rockin’ With The Music * 02 Flames Keep Growing * 03 Come On Hold On * 04 Believe In Rock And Roll * 05 Boys Night Out * 06 Hot To Trot * 07 Dirty Sweet Loving * 08 Open My Eyes
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I know there are a few of you who are fans of Canadian rockers Teaze. We wrote our article on ‘Tour Of Japan’ many years ago, so it seems appropriate that we revisit this popular band who were only in existence for six (short) years. Their basic style of hard rock which touched on heavy metal was honed from the 70’s era. You can hear other pop metal artists in their sound too, including The Sweet, Starz and Japanese heroes Bow Wow.
The Japanese connection became such an integral part of the Teaze experience, that the band became firm favourites over in the land of the rising sun. Teaze were formed in 1975, and were originally named (ingeniously) Ontario. When they hooked up with their first Management company, they then changed names to Teaze. In fact, the debut LP (this one) was originally released on the small Force One Records in 1976, also released in Japan with a different album cover, and then upon changing Management companies, they became part of the Aquarius/Capitol family, who reissued the album years later.
For me, I love the basic, raw (and near bubble-gum) style of this band, and it’s pretty easy to get carried away for a ride with songs such as ‘Rockin’ With The Music’, the timeless ‘Boys Night Out’ and ‘Hot To Trot’. Mark Bradac and Chuck Price combine well for the twin guitar indenture ‘Come On Hold On’, whereas ‘Believe In Rock And Roll’ takes on a boogie persona.
‘Dirty Sweet Loving’ is all about a stomping back-beat with some free-flowing guitar soloing marking this down as a real 70’s rocker. ‘Open My Eyes’ is the only song that provides a contrast. A near six-minute track, it’s a semi-ballad for the opening half of the song, before unleashing the shackles as messrs Bradac and Price take matters into their own hands once again.
This album was a valuable entry point for Teaze, though there was no commercial success forthcoming from it. 1978 would prove to be a different story altogether. A new Management company, a new record label and two new albums ‘On The Loose’ and ‘Tour Of Japan’ would put Teaze out into the public consciousness, particularly Japan. You can read more about the band through our other articles listed below (Tag).
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