Y&T – Facemelter

Y&T FacemelterY&T are one of my absolute favourite bands. Ever. I first made acquaintance with the band back in 1983 when I saw the video for “Mean Streak”, the title track off their then new album. I had heard about the band, but always thought that their name was too corny so I never bothered to check them out. I remember buying both Mean Streak and Earthshaker (1981) and Black Tiger (1982) on the same day and I have been a big fan ever since. In my book, Y&T has never ever recorded a bad album – actually not even close. Their first two albums, when they were still called Yesterday & Today, the self titled debut from 1976 and Struck Down from 1978 are both good albums, but they showed a band on their way up still searching for their identity and learning how to write and arrange songs properly. Up to their demise in 1991 with their final (or so we thought) studio effort Ten, the band have always put out high quality albums and have never released anything worse  than good. Although their hiatus didn’t last longer than 1995 when they reunited their latest line up that featured Stef Burns on guitar and Jimmy DeGrasso on drums, instead of originals Joey Alves (guitar) and Leonard Haze (drums) for two pretty uneven albums, Musically Incorrect (1995) and Endangered Species (1997).

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