The B'ZZ released a lone record, the exuberant Get Up, and maintains the distinction of being the only unsigned act ever to appear on American Bandstand. First came the Boyzz, a biker boogie outfit whose Too Wild to Tame gained notoriety helped by energized performances. Keyboardist Anatole Halinkovitch, now Tony Hall, took Dave Angel and Michael Tafoya when he left the Boyzz and formed the B'ZZ with Tom Holland and Steve Riley. Ditching the Godz/Black Oak Arkansas angle, B'zz instead aimed for the chart appeal of Foreigner. Within six months, the quintet amassed a huge song catalog, recruited a strong following, and snagged the notorious Bandstand spot. Inking with Epic, the B'ZZ released the snappy debut Get Up, produced by AOR maven Tom Werman, who performed pop overhauls on Cheap Trick, Off Broadway, and the Producers. The ...
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