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  • Artist: Strike Twice
  • Label: Eonian Records
  • UPC: 636671208621
  • Genre: Hard Rock
  • Release Date: 2009

    Like so many rock ‘n’ roll dreams, it all began with the love of the guitar...

    In 1985, STRIKE TWICE lead vocalist Michael Hayes and guitarist Rob Luv met through a guitar instructor named Steve Amend. At the time, Mike was working at a boatyard and Rob was working odd jobs, but music was their passion, their band the thing that truly got their blood pumping. Various members came and went as the band cycled through multiple lineups, but through every permutation and evolution, Mike and Rob remained the heart and soul of STRIKE TWICE.Hoping to solidify the band’s roster, Mike and Rob reconnoitered various clubs, including Sparks in Deer Park, NY. They spotted bassist Chaz Domino slinging drinks behind the bar and immediately noted that he had a great looks about him. Turned out that Chaz was hooked up with drummer Randi Price and guitarist Trixx and the trio was seeking a singer, so it looked like fate had smiled on them all. Chaz played STRIKE TWICE’s early demo for Randi and Trixx and a jam session was then arranged at Chaz’s house. One rehearsal later and everyone agreed that they were now the new incarnation of STRIKE TWICE.The band poured their guts into crafting punchy, high-energy hard rock songs that bore more than a hint of street-level swagger. Then they practiced those songs relentlessly, three days a week for a minimum of two hours, often going way past midnight, just practicing and practicing and practicing until STRIKE TWICE ran like a well-oiled hair-metal machine.Killer songs intact, the band turned their attention to the actual stage show, hunting for creativity, originality, and innovation. They worked hard on choreography. They incorporated silhouetted dancing women into their act for that sleaze-fueled shock factor. Entertainment was their highest priority.The band packed out clubs like Hot Rocks, Sundance, and Club Loaded, their popularity growing with every show. They developed a strong female following and as the girls came to see the band, guys came to see the girls, and both genders were blown away by the outrageous stage antics of STRIKE TWICE. There was smoke and balloons and confetti and porn and even some flame spitting until Chaz accidentally set his hair on fire. As an ongoing gimmick, before playing their song Undress Me, the band would strip down buck-naked and play the entire tune with nothing on but their instruments! It all paid off, because in 1991, STRIKE TWICE won the Good Times A