The legend of Hollywood Glam Rock has cornerstones and foundations that have stood the test of time against an onslaught of new music genres. The 90’s brought a change in music that weathered the scene and diluted the promise of hardcore glam-rock songwriters stomping their boots on stages for throngs of show goers and hard rock music fans; but guitarist, singer and songwriter Kristy Majors has done more than stay the course, he continues to define how the game is played, and he does it with winning results.
On Saturday, June 21st, Majors took the stage with an all-star band of gypsies that continue the original trend of “in your face” and “mother disapproved” wang-dangling hard rock. Proving in 2014 that rock n’ roll can still set the night on fire, Majors wowed the crowd alongside guitarist Nick Rozz (BulletBoys), bassist JK Famous (Pretty Boy Floyd) and drummer Ben Graves (Murderdolls). The result was a modern day view of the stories that have sold millions of books for artists like Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee and Poison’s Brett Michaels. With the release of the new CD titled Kristy Majors and the Thrill Kills, hard rock fanatics are welcoming Majors back to the scene with gratitude.
Majors came to West Hollywood during the 80’s glam explosion from New York where he cut his teeth on the sounds of bands like the New York Dolls and the Dead Boys, blending the hardcore punk styling’s of CBGB’s most popular bands with the longstanding shock rock of artists like David Bowie. Assembling a group of like-minded peers, he built a legend with the band Pretty Boy Floyd and branded the Sunset Strip GLAM style for the world to see and hear. Signing to MCA and selling more than half a million records, tapes and CDs with their initial release Leather Boys with Electric Toys in 1989, PBF raised the bar on the look, the sound and the passion for delivering a hard rock showcase, and it remains highly collectible today, twenty-five years later.
As the nineties swept through with Grunge Music, Majors continued to write and record his unique brand of tight rhythms and piercing solos and over the next twenty years would do more than just release seven additional CDs with Pretty Boy Floyd, one with Shameless and four CDs under his own name; Majors founded a clothing line, a high profile National and International booking agency, a state of the art recording studio and produced dozens of today’s top jazz artists as an A&R Representative at Sony Records, proving his worth in music as a whole and not tethered to a single genre’s sound.
Since the 2013 falling out of Kristy Majors and former band mate Steve Summers, Majors has stepped outside of the drama and proven beyond a reasonable doubt that he’s the same powerhouse songwriter and stage talent he’s always been. This first no holds barred performance of the band is just the beginning. Majors shared that they have three more shows lined up for San Diego, Las Vegas and back in to Southern California and the new CD release holds promise for more dates to follow as the summer season is in full swing.
Here’s the set list they performed.
1. Beggars Luck
2. Dead Beat
3. Empty handed
4. Broken Lip
5. Stagnation Street
7. I’ll Make U Surrender
8. Make Up
9. Pissed Away
10. Falling Behind
11. Chinese Rock
12. Over & Over Again
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