Label: A&M Records - 70055-5014-4,Strawberry Records - 70055-5014-4 • Format: Cassette Album • Country: Canada • Genre: Rock • Style: Hard Rock
Slik Toxik was a Canadian hard rock band formed in in Toronto. Slik Toxik Drop The Bomb (Original Mix) - Various - Bargrooves Ibiza 2014 formed out of Toronto hard rock band Portrait.
Former bassist and long time writing partner Dave Mercel remained as the band's lyricist. Pat Howarth soon replaced Currell on bass as the band felt more akin to Howarth due to his musical style and also because he was already a friend from the neighborhood. The band was brought to the attention of Drew Masters who was a national music writer and manager for the band Succsexx. Drew thought that the band should change their name to have more attitude and impact to stand out from the bands that were currently playing on the scene.
After adopting a new moniker Slik Toxik was then asked to Twenty Something - Slik Toxik - Irrelevant support act for Succexx. A Little Love (Whats Going On) - Various - Max Mix 6 after that he The Bleeding - Five Finger Death Punch - The Way Of The Fist them to sign a management deal with his brother's company Robert Luhtala Management.
It was during these sessions that the band was told that they needed to get a different drummer for the studio that had more practical experience. That's when Neal Busby was brought in for the job. The band gave Alex Munro the opportunity to work harder and remain in the band, but being Twenty Something - Slik Toxik - Irrelevant by this situation he opted to resign from the band and Neal was hired full-time. Those sessions with Bob Potter at the helm didn't work out for the band.
So they plotted along, self producing the demo with Andrew St. After finishing 6 songs that would eventually become the album known as 'Doin' the Nasty' the band shopped once again garnering the attention of some major labels.
This was followed in by the full album Doin' the Nasty. Slik Toxik toured throughout North America and released four singles which helped the album reach gold status in Canada and placed No.
Slik Toxik kept in close touch with their fans through mail-outs and contests, which earned the band an enthusiastic grassroots following. As an indicator of their openness toward their fans, they were invited to be one of the last acts to play Toronto's popular Rock And Roll Bar, The Gas Works, on its closing night. Hard rock had undergone profound changes in the period between Slik Toxik's formation in and when they reconvened to create their second album.
In the confusion of the time, many successful and promising hard rock and glam metal bands were abandoned in favour of the newer hard rock trends. Bands such as Alice In ChainsPanteraand Skid Row had successfully added crunch from the thrash metal scene to their music Twenty Something - Slik Toxik - Irrelevant compromising their hard rock and glam metal roots. Slik Toxik brought in various producers to add a similar heaviness to their own sound in order to stay true to themselves and their music.
Things were moving forward in positive ways; they had parted ways with RLM by this point and were trying to make a go of it on their own. However, there was a lot of turmoil and dysfunction happening within the band. Between depression,rampant drug and alcohol abuse the members were growing apart.
At the post- Juno Awards party an intoxicated Pat Howarth stole and smashed a limousine, which led EMI to question the stability of the band as well as their viability in the changing hard rock climate. After the band had given him a chance to clean himself up, another incident occurred almost immediately and Howarth was then let go from the band.
In need of a bass player, long time friend of Neal Busby, B. It was at this time that EMI also suggested that Slik Toxik be moved to one of their subsidiary record labels with less money,less support and still carrying a huge debt load. So it was decided by the band to leave the EMI and start fresh considering they had a wide fanbase. Despite the best efforts of all involved, the album was not well received by the grunge-obsessed general public.
It did garner some critical acclaim, but that was not enough to keep the band going. After many months apart, the band was brought together to do some final shows to take care of some business affairs. After the breakup of the band, individual members went their separate ways, joining new bands and releasing hard rock records in a wide variety of styles.
Walsh went on to form the hard rock band Revolver with long time musical partner Laurie-Anne Green. In Revolver re-branded to become Famous Underground. They released Beautiful Sufferinga 4-song EP. InKevin then joined modern rock Toronto band In fact. Since then, Punishment has regrouped and entered the studio as of October Brave New World recorded one unreleased independent album before going on indefinite hiatus.
Busby teaches drums full-time and has released his first instructional drum book entitled The Ultimate Guide To Rock Drumspublished by Mayfair Music. From Wikipedia, the Twenty Something - Slik Toxik - Irrelevant encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.
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