Track 11 - 15 : compact disc bonustracks
(HM USA 49)
original vinyl album released by
Heavy Metal America (1985)
UK / USA : Heavy Metal America - LP - HM USA 49
USA : Heavy Metal
America - music cassette - HMA MC 49
USA : CD-reissue - SG Records - compact disc - SGR00323
Gladys is :
Sally Cato (vocals
Bart Lewis (guitar)
Marcel La Fleur (guitar)
J.D. Malo (bass)
Matt Stellutto (drums)
Engineered by Mark Dearnley.
Recorded at Rockfield Studios, Wales.
All songs arranged by Sally Cato, Bart Lewis and Mark Dearnley, except
** Track 8 arranged by Sally Cato, Bart Lewis, Mark Dearnley and Gene
/ History :
SMASHED GLADYS was formed in Toronto, Canada, 1984 , they decide to move to New York real quick and it’s there where
these sleazy, rude and crude rockers career starts, fronted by an awesome female vocalist.
Under Tommy Boyce’s guidance, who (along with his partner Mickey
Hart) had coined most of The Monkees‘ songs, SMASHED GLADYS began
rehearsing at a well-known studio in midtown Manhattan. SMASHED
GLADYS started playing venues in and around the NYC area, during
which time they met Gene Simmons, who offered them a
production/management deal. The band’s original 4 members: Sally
Cato (vocals), Bart Lewis (guitar), Matt Stellutto (drums) and Ken
Fox (bass) from Toronto’s Raving Mojo’s, Jason and the Scorchers and
The Fleshtones, along with the addition of Hilly Michaels, drummer
from the Ian Hunter band – went into the studio and recorded close
to an album’s worth of material produced by Gene Simmons.
After Gene Simmons had produced their
demo tape he presented them to
the (Wolverhampton based English record company) Heavy Metal America.
After the release of their debut album, the band started touring in the US. They played with CHEAP
TRICK. They played in almost every joint in New York, and through playing live they got the recognition that they were looking for. In 1986 they also played in New York, in the Cat Club. The band was joined on stage by Anton Fig, Richie Scarlett and Ace Frehley
(all FREHLEY’S COMET band for the encores, playing KISS classic “Cold Gin” and ACE FREHLEY’S classic “Rip It Out”.
In 1988 the band signed by the major Elektra label and released their
second album "Social Intercourse" the same year.