Sleeze Beez Bio

SLEEZE BEEZ

Sleeze Beez group photo 2DISCOGRAPHY:
1987 – Look Like Hell
1990 – Screwed Blued & Tattooed
1992 – Powertool
1994 – Insanity Beach
1995 – Live In Tokyo
2010 – Screwed Live!
2010 – The Very Best Of Sleeze Beez

HISTORY:
An appropriately named sleaze band, the Sleeze Beez managed to fuse the sounds of AC/DC and Def Leppard to create their own unrelenting brand of hard rock. “When The Brains Go To The Balls” will remain one of the best song titles by any group in this genre.

Sleeze Beez photoIn a unique twist, Chriz Van Jaarsveld (guitar) and Jan Koster (drums) managed to talk their way into a record deal before a band (or many songs for that matter) was even formed. In order to start recording, a band was thrown together featuring Don Van Spall (guitar), Ed Jongsma (bass) and vocalist Tiger. The debut album Look Like Hell was only released regionally, but Sleeze Beez were beginning to make people take notice.

During the recording of what would become Screwed Blued & Tattooed, front man Tiger was replaced by Andrew Elt and Sleeze Beez were poised for success. Atlantic Records snatched up the group, got the band considerable airplay for the single “Stranger Than Paradise” and had the boys opening for Skid Row. The album reached #115 on Billboard’s Top 200 and the future looked bright, but within two years the band had quickly fallen from grace.

The band had another album in the can by the end of 1990, but lack of management and disagreements with the record company saw Powertool shelved for almost two full years. Of course by the time the record was finally released, bands like Sleeze Beez were becoming extinct thanks to a movement from Seattle. The album sank without a trace and the label quickly cut their losses and dropped the band. A final independent release and live album proved to be Sleeze Beez‘s last gasp, as the Sleeze Beez group photogroup disbanded in 1996. Elt and guitarist Don Van Spaal went on to form a new band called Moon which released a full length album entitled The Moon in 1999.

After years of rumours that the band would get back together, Sleeze Beez finally reunited to play live for the first time in 15 years at a reunion kick off show at Lakei in Helmond, Holland on June 19, 2010 followed by a show at the Geiredome Stadium in Arnhem, Holland on June 23, 2010 sharing a bill with Aerosmith, Stone Temple Pilots and Steel Panther. A greatest hits album titled The Very Best Of Sleeze Beez along with a live album entitled Screwed Live! were released in 2010 before the band went back into obscurity in early 2011 just after recording their first song together since 1994, a cover of Journey‘s “Faithfully.”

TRACK LIST AND BAND MEMBERS PER ALBUM:

Sleeze Beez LLHLook Like Hell (1987) Track List:
01. Girls Girls, Nasty Nasty
02. Party Animals
03. Hit And Run
04. Warchild
05. Too Wild To Be Innocent
06. Dyin To Live
07. Shame, Shame, Shame
08. Jesse
09. Hot And Heavy…Women
10. Look Like Hell

Band Members:
Tiger – vocals
Chriz van Jaarsveld – guitar
Don van Spall – guitar
Ed Jongsma – bass
Jan Koster – drums

Sleeze Beez SBTScrewed Blued & Tattooed (1990) Track List:
01. Rock In The Western World
02. House Is On Fire
03. Screwed Blue’N Tattooed
04. Stranger Than Paradise
05. Damned If We Do, Damned If We Don’t
06. Heroes Die Young
07. This Time
08. When The Brains Go To The Balls
09. Don’t Talk About Roses
10. Girls Girls, Nasty Nasty
11. We Do Rock ‘N Roll (*original release only*)

Band Members:
Andrew Elt – vocals, guitar and harmonica
Chriz van Jaarsveld – guitar and background vocals
Don van Spall – guitar and background vocals
Ed Jongsma – bass and background vocals
Jan Koster – drums and background vocals

Sleeze Beez Powertool 2Powertool (1992) Track List:
01. Appetizer
02. Raise A Little Hell
03. Watch That Video
04. Dance
05. Like a Dog
06. I Don’t Want To Live Without You
07. Head To Toe
08. Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
09. Bring Out The Rebel
10. Fuel For The Fire
11. What’s That Smell?
12. Pray For A Miracle

Band Members:
Andrew Elt – vocals, guitar and harmonica
Chriz van Jaarsveld – guitar and background vocals
Don van Spall – guitar and background vocals
Ed Jongsma – bass and background vocals
Jan Koster – drums and background vocals

Sleeze Beez IBInsanity Beach (1994) Track List:
01. Tell It To The Judge
02. Save Myself
03. Gun Culture
04. Youth Is A State Of Mind
05. DUI (Intoxicated)
06. Human Zoo
07. Best Things In Life Are Free
08. The Long Goodbye
09. Sacrifice
10. Hate Rock And Roll
11. Insanity Beach
12. Scream (Encore)

Band Members:
Andrew Elt – vocals, guitar and harmonica
Chriz van Jaarsveld – guitar and background vocals
Don van Spall – guitar and background vocals
Ed Jongsma – bass and background vocals
Jan Koster – drums and background vocals

Sleeze Beez TokyoLive In Toyko (1995) Track List:
01. Intro/Save Myself
02. Tell It To The Judge
03. Gun Culture
04. Screwed Blued And Tattooed
05. DUI (Intoxicated)
06. Rock In The Western World
07. House Is On Fire
08. Youth Is A State Of Mind
09. Hate Rock ‘N Roll
10. I Don’t Want To Live Without You
11. Best Things In Life Are Free
12. Heroes Die Young
13. Raise A Little Hell
14. Don’t Talk About Roses
15. When The Brains Go To The Balls
16. Stranger Than Paradise

Band Members:
Andrew Elt – vocals, guitar and harmonica
Chriz van Jaarsveld – guitar and background vocals
Don van Spall – guitar and background vocals
Ed Jongsma – bass and background vocals
Jan Koster – drums and background vocals

Sleeze Beez Screwed LiveScrewed Live! (2010) Track List:
01. Rock In The Western World
02. House Is On Fire
03. Screwed, Blued and Tattooed
04. Raise A Little Hell
05. Watch That Video
06. Heroes Die Young
07. Stranger Than Paradise
08. Don’t Talk About Roses
09. Money Where Your Mouth Is
10. Like A Dog
11. When The Brains Go To The Balls

 

Sleeze Beez very best ofThe Very Best Of Sleeze Beez (2010) Track List:
01. Stranger Than Paradise
02. Hate Rock And Roll
03. I Don’t Want To Live Without You
04. Scream
05. Bring Out The Rebbel
06. Damned If We Do, Damned If We Don’t
07. Insanity Beach
08. Rock In The Western World
09. Like A Dog
10. Gun Culture
11. Screwed, Blued & Tattooed
12. Watch That Video
13. Heroes Die Young
14. The Long Goodbye
15. Dui – Intoxicated (Live)
16. House Is On Fire (Live)
17. Back Home (Live)
18. Girls Girls Nasty Nasty
19. Dyin To Live
20. Look Like Hell

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