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The Best Of Everything

by D'Molls

1980s Glam/Hard Rock/Hair Metal
Genre: Rock: Rock & Roll
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1. All I Want
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2. Old Tyme Picture
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3. Highway Man
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4. Hi N Lo
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5. Limelight
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6. Really Got It Bad
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7. 777
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8. Rally Baby
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9. Supersonic
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10. D'stroll
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11. My Life
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12. Down to Nothing
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13. Backstage Bombers
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14. Real Love
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15. On N On
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16. The Answer
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17. Centerfold Girl
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18. Passion
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19. Father Time
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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About D\'Molls
D\'Molls are often an underrated glam band that broke the rules of radio friendly pop rock and defined the acronym \"sleaze rock\" in the blink of an eye. Chicago, Illinois was where group\'s founder, Billy Dior (drums, who had played with C.C. DeVille in Screamin\' Mimi\'s, which wrote the original version of what later resurfaced as Poison\'s career-breaking single, \"Talk Dirty To Me\"), Lizzy Valentine (bass/guitar/piano/vocals), Desi Rexx (vocals/guitar), and S.S. Priest (guitar) formed The Chicago Molls, which would quickly morph into the D\'Molls.

In 1985, the group, intent on securing a recording contract, relocated to Los Angeles. Within 2 weeks of arriving in Hollywood, D\'Molls inked a major recording contract with Atlantic Records and began work on their self-titled debut album. While the video for the first single, \"777,\" received substantial rotation on MTV, the album, a #2 import in England, failed to chart in the States.

The debut record has been and still is criticized for its lifeless recording that severely failed to capture the true essence of the band, which was their heavy driving, big bottomed, live/raw sound. Despite the album\'s gutless studio production, the band still toured the continental US, with Warrant as their support act. While playing in New York City, Atlantic\'s chairman/founder, Ahmet Ertegun, attended their show and was greatly moved by the band\'s live performance. He insisted that they immediately stop touring and get back in the studio to make a \"real record.\"

Disagreements within the group over choice of record producers lead to tension, and matters didn\'t better over the their choice in personal management, proof in their brief relationship with David Lee Roth\'s managers, Pete Angelus and Pat Whitley, whom the group ultimately fired due to management\'s inability to grasp the band\'s intrinsic vision/concept of D\'Molls.

D\'Molls second lp, Warped, was the record that finally captured the magic of group\'s energetic vibe that previously was only experienced by the patrons of their notorious sold out shows.

Just when Atlantic Records finally committed to making D\'Molls a top priority, giving the band carte blanche in all areas of marketing, promotion, and tour support, lead singer, Desi Rexx, decides to abruptly jump ship, without notice, hoping to secure a position on rhythm guitar for David Lee Roth\'s touring band, which was formed to promote an album on which he didn\'t even play.

Upon Atlantic Records learning of Rexx\'s self-sabotaging decision, Warped was released to only a few limited markets throughout the USA. As for Rexx, after months of rehearsal with the David Lee Roth Band, he ultimately was fired just a few days into the first leg of the European tour.

As for the rest of D\'Molls: Due to the astronomical amount of financial debt accrued during Rexx\'s tenure, Billy, Lizzy, and SS turned down Atlantic\'s offer to replace Rexx and record another album.

Upon disbanding, Priest returned to his former band Diamond Rexx and Dior started writing novels under his real name, Billy McCarthy. His debut novel, The Devil of Shakespeare was a Borders books bestseller in the summer of 2004.

Valentine, while moonlighting as a producer/songwriter, earned a bachelor\'s degree in Communication/Film from UCLA, followed by a Law Degree from Loyola Marymount Law School. At present, he resides in Los Angeles, CA, where he lives a dual life of lawyer by day, rocker by night.

And Rexx, after being let go by Roth, eventually got married, returned to Chicago.

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Chris Stinson

Kick Ass Compilation of a Great Rock Band from the 80's!!!
D' Molls are one of my Top 5 All-Time Favorites and considering how much music I have consumed over the years is saying ALOT for this band to be placed in my top 5...that said, I am not normally a huge fan of compilations as I like to own complete albums but! this compilation is the best comp. I have ever bought from a band as every track is KILLER, and what better place to buy it from then the staff at CD BABY (The BEST online ordersite on the net! all the way around a great place to buy music!!!
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david peppler

enjoyable all the way through
excellent band, excellent songs.
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DAVID FRICKE, STROLLING STONE

CLASSIFYING THESE GUYS AS 80s ROCK IS A MAJOR UNDERSTATEMENT!!!
AFTER LISTENING TO THIS ENTIRE ALBUM, I AM CONVINCED THAT D'MOLLS ARE A TIMELESS BAND WHOSE SONGS, STYLE, AND MUSICIANSHIP TRANSCEND THE ERA IN WHICH THEY EMERGED. TO REFER TO D'MOLLS AS AN 80s BAND DOES THEM A SERIOUS INJUSTICE. THEY BELONG RIGHT UP THERE WITH LED ZEPPLIN, PINK FLOYD, BEATLES, STONES, ETC. THESE SONGS HIT STRAIGHT FOR THE HEART. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU ADD THIS CD TO YOUR COLLECTION.
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Marcia Cross

This Really Is A Double Album!!!
After graduating high school in '87, I hopped in a car with a couple of friends and drove from Salt Lake City to California for a graduation road trip. One of the nights we were there, we managed to sneak into a bar somewhere in Orange County. That particular night, it just happened to be an album release party for some band called D'Molls. We didn't know who they were, nor did we care. Being from Salt Lake, we were just happy to be in a bar.
Then the band played. The club was small, but they played as if it were an arena. That was almost twenty years ago.

Musically, D'Molls captured everything good about the '80's glam rock scene, which looking back now wasn't much, but they did it. The powerful songs are hard driving, and the ballads are thoughtful and non-formulaic. One of my favorite songs has always been "The Answer". The songwriting and guitar, bass, and drum work through the CD is awesome and the vocals, despite being a tad sissified and contrived, are tolerable due to the great music being played beneath them.
D'Molls is unique, so it's difficult to describe their sound other than to say they are a bit like Cheap Trick if you turned the intensity up to eleven. Sorry, that's the best I could come up with...
From what I was told, D'Molls never hit big because, due to D'Molls singer's constant shenanigans attempting to undermine his bandmates, the record label decided to put all their support money into Winger. Even if they would have hit, their success probably would have been short lived as grunge pretty much sealed the coffin of the glam scene.

Since all of the other albums are out of print and used ones are difficult to find, this is a great deal. In effect, in buying D'Molls "The Best of Everything," you are getting all of the band's several commercially released albums for the reasonable price of one CD.

I think that D'Molls should reform and tour with Hanoi Rocks, the other GREATEST unknown band of all time!!!!
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Mike Olson

Kick Ass 80s Rock
This is the finest specimen of 80s genre rock and roll. A must have for everyone into real kick ass rock and roll.
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S. Trixon

A True Rock and Roll Classic
Very refreshing to listen to. Especially during a period when rock and roll has lost its guts. Just like the description reads: "Good boogie and a real good woogie." I strongly recommend for any legitimate music affecionado!
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