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  • Artist: Taz
  • Label: Eonian Records
  • UPC: 798576233990
  • Genre: Hard Rock
  • Release Date: 2023

    West Hollywood is a city in Los Angeles, California. Incorporated in 1984, it is home to the Sunset Strip. The Sunset Strip is the name given to the mile-and-a-half stretch of Sunset Boulevard that passes through West Hollywood. In the 1960s, the Sunset Strip became a haven for several well-known music groups. Bands such as Led Zeppelin, The Doors, The Byrds, Frank Zappa, and many others played at clubs like the Whisky a Go-Go, the Roxy, Pandora’s Box, and the London Fog.The Strip became a major focus for Punk Rock and New Wave during the 1970s. Still, with the arrival of Van Halen, Quiet Riot, Dokken, and Mötley Crüe, among others, it soon became the center of the glam metal scene throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, hosting some of the world’s most renowned bands and groundbreaking albums that would influence sounds and be imitated for years to follow. By 1987, West Hollywood’s Sunset Strip scene had exploded! Hard Rock and Glam Metal were now dominating the top of the Billboard Music Charts, selling millions of copies multiple times over, selling out worldwide tours, and producing chart-topping singles while opening the door to MTV and commercial success for other bands at the end of the decade.

    Of all the “Almost-famous” Rock bands from Los Angeles in the mid-to-late 1980s, TAZ stands out as the biggest to not get signed to a major label deal. In 1985, TAZ was inspired by the exceptionally talented duo of singer K.K. & guitarist Ethan Gladstone and what a tea