Remember the band Two-Bit Thief? If you are a fan of sleaze rock, you will definitely want to give this band a look.
Two Bit Thief’s singer Andy Andersen was part of the pre-Metallica thrash scene in San Fransisco prior to Two Bit Thief. Needless to say, Andersen has been around the live circuit for a long time, and was a veteran on the scene by the time the band Two Bit Thief was formed. Two Bit Thief was formed by former Attitude Adjustment members Andersen, Rick Strahl, Chris Scaparro, and Eric Brecht. Unlike Attitude Adjustment, Two-Bit Thief was the band’s entrance into the hard rock world.
With their album Another Sad Story…In The Big City, the band had a near hit with the song “Broken Hearts” (See Video Below). The rest of the album is packed full of sleazy rockers that remind me of a blend of Dangerous Toys, Jetboy, Vain with a dribble of Metallica here and there.
The band cranked up the tempo on their cover of the Johnny Cash classic “Folsom Prison Blues”. This is a truly rockin’ version of this song.
Some of my favorite cuts on this CD are “City Boys”, “Desperado”, the thrash fueled rockers “Broke Again” and “Modern Revolution”.
Another Sad Story…In The Big City has some cool tunes worth checking out. It has been out of print for years, but you can find copies of it dirt cheap at this link. Check it out!
Rating: Out of 10
1. City Boys
4. Hard Times
5. Broken Hearts
6. Folsom Prison Blues
8. Broke Again
9. One Sad Day
10. Modern Revolution
Two Bit Thief is:
Andy Andersen – Vocals
Chris Scaparro – Guitars
Ron Shipes – Guitars
Rick Strahl – Bass
Eric Brecht – Drums
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