When Sid Vicious came to NY, the Idols were his first choice of backup band, but planned recordings never got to happen, though a live performanced was documented on the album 'The Idols With Sid Vicious' (also released as Sid Vicious' Sid Sings). The Idols folded in 1979 when Jerry had work-permit problems getting back into the UK. Barry then got a job with Max’s Kansas City; Steve rehearsed with Jones & Cook’s Professionals. Over time The Idols evolved into the London Cowboys, with Glen Matlock on bass but that's another story. Barry must be the only musicians who’ve played with both four band members of the New York Dolls and Sex Pistols and went on to play with Johnny Thunders, his performance captured on the Panic On Sunset Strip live album.
Barry stayed in LA, working as an artist. Steve worked with L.A. Guns and former-Girl and Tormé frontman Phil Lewis in a side-project entitled Filthy Lucre, then took a break from music for a while but is back with a new band, The Delinquents. 3/ The Idols are a band from Adelaide, South Australia. THE IDOLS are here to set the record straight, to bury all the rock pretenders with a punk rock kick to the teeth, the real bad-boy band of the scene.With a reputation for a loud, dangerous and out of control live show that never leaves the audience dissappointed, they are intent of reminding todays kids of what real rock/punk music is all about - breaking the rules!!! Combining the look and attitude of bands like the NEW YORK DOLLS and the SEX PISTOLS, and a splash of the 80's MOTLEY CRUE hair metal wave.
Their sound is a mixture of all the best elements of those era's made into a more current sound taking influence from todays bands like the MURDERDOLLS and EIGHTEEN VISIONS. 4/ The first band of Demis Roussos in the sixties, before he joined "Aphrodite's Child" founded by composer Vangelis. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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