METAL FORCES ISSUE 37 MARCH 1989
ROZZI LANE have been on the LA. scene for quite a while now, although it’s taken me ages to track them down. The band consists of Toni Snow (drums), Michael Marquee (bass), Mickey D’Mone (vocals) and Willy Houston (guitars) and they describe themselves as ‘New Wave’s Bastard Stepchild’ and I certainty wouldn’t be one to argue ‘cos the two songs l have on tape – “Betty Angel” and “Beauty’s Only Skin Deep” – fit that description perfectly.
The nearest band they remind me of is THE RAMONES, but with a more rocking edge. There’s also a bit of SWEET in there as well.
With the wildest and wackiest hairdos in Hollywood – every member has either got pink or orange hair – ROZZI LANE are one of the best and most entertaining live acts I’ve seen in a long time.
I believe the two tracks will be available as a single by the time you read this, so you’d better get writing, ‘cos ROZZI LANE are gonna bigger than their hairdo’s!