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Beyond D'valley of D'molls

by D'molls

D'Molls: Beyond D'Valley of D'Molls (DR014) - 14 never before released – kick ass rockers!! Songs include: “All I Want,” “Hi & Low, “Crimes of Fashion,” “LimeLight,” “ACTION,” “Shadows,” “Sweet Cherry,” “Olde Tyme Picture,” “The Answer,” “Highway Man,” “
Genre: Rock: Glam
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1. The Answer
3:51 album only
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2. Shadows (In the Mirror)
4:20 album only
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3. D'stroll
4:45 album only
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4. Highway Man
5:01 album only
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5. Ladies Stall
2:51 album only
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6. Olde Tyme Picture
3:05 album only
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7. Sweet Cherry
3:14 album only
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8. Crimes of Passion
2:58 album only
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9. A-C-T-I-O-N
3:13 album only
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10. All I Want
3:44 album only
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11. Hi 'n Low
4:00 album only
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12. Limelight (Live)
4:21 album only
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13. Supersonic (Live)
3:20 album only
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14. Really Got It Bad (Live)
4:36 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Chicago was once best known for the gangsters and crimescenes from the roaring ’20s continuing on through the prohibition days. The fine ladies that hung on the arms of America’s original gangbangers were called “gun molls”, or “molls” for short. D’Molls formed in the summer of ’86, in the windy city – originally donning the name “The Molls”, the D’ with the Chicago accent simply found it’s way into place.The four piece line-up featured S.S. Priest on lead guitar, Billy Dior on drums, Desi Rexx on lead vocals and Lizzy Valentine on bass. 4 soon-to-be stars in the making!! July 29, 1986 – D’Molls, helped by legendary rock radio station WLS, played a farewell show at the Limelight in Chicago (the new CD boasts a tribute song to this landmark venue) to a packed house, on a Tuesday Night no less, breaking all previous attendance records. The next day the band was packed and headed for Hollywood!!

From there on out, D’Molls lived the rock’n'roll dream come true!! After being in Los Angeles for only one day, the band met with Michael B., the man who later produced the debut D’Molls release. Day two, D’Molls set up a rehearsal space and Michael B. picked three songs; day three they recorded them. Day four during the mixing session, from out of nowhere, Keith Cowan of Atlantic Records appeared, stating “I love this stuff. Don’t shop this. I’ll get Atlantic to sign you!!” Eight or nine months worth of attorneys and paperwork later – the deal was done. During the negotiations lasting the better part of a year, D’Molls rehearsed, recorded and started gigging around town. However, it was on a dare one infamous night that one image stuck with D’Molls even to the present. The band was dared to perform at Gazzarri’s in ladies lingerie. Needless to say, the guys had no idea what impact this one night would have on their lives. Dressed just that one night in head to toe ladies’ garments and high heels, that image sticks in the public’s mind, even though the band rarely performed in that attire afterwards. With their fun hard rock and glam-like melodies, D’Molls were often compared to ’70s rock bands like Sweet and Slade, as well as their contemporaries at the time, Kix.

On Halloween of 1986 the D’Molls singed a contract with Atlantic records and began work on the debut album. With the album almost complete, Priest left Diamond Rexx and flew to L.A. to rejoin his old cohorts. The video for “777″ received some airplay on MTV but the album failed to sell in huge quantities. Tension arose over the band’s choice of personal management, and even resulted in fistfights during pre-production of Warped. With a new album to promote Rexx unleashed a bombshell; that he was leaving the group in favor of a job playing guitar for David Lee Roth. Shortly after that announcement the band broke-up (ironically, Rexx‘s new gig lasted a mere eight weeks).

Desi Rexx: Vocals
S.S. Priest: Guitars
Lizzy Valentine: Bass
Billy Dior: Drums


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