It was the year glam metal hit Lansdale.
Before all the famous and infamous rock bands that came out of Lansdale, there was Teeze.
In 1985, there was a local glam metal band that went by the name of “Teeze.” It would later become Roughhouse in the 1990s. The band was described as “a mutant Twisted Sister/Motley Crue hybrid on steroids.”
Teeze was started as a metal cover band by North Penn High School graduates Gregg Malack and Luis Rivera, who were in Lust and Telstar, respectively, according to a biography by Mick Baker on the Teeze Facebook page.
Soon, bassist Dave Weakley joined guitarist Malack and vocalist Rivera in 1980. Drummer Kevin Stover would then come on board.
Ebay user spinstop of Spin Stop Wax Records eBay store has listed this 33RPM LP. It even comes complete with an autograph on the inner sleeve. The autograph states to never forget “the hot wax bath and champagne,” according to its description.
The description lists the record and jacket in very good condition.
The record states the album was produced by SMC Records in 1985, under direction of Peter Davis and Teeze.
The album contained songs like “Party Hardy,” “Midnight Madness” and “Looking for Action.”
Asking price: $40.
According to the Facebook page, the band played gigs six nights a week in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and New York. Eventually, Malack quit, due to tension in the band — some wanted to play covers only and others, like Malack, wanted to play original licks. Brian Stover, Kevin’s younger brother, then took over as guitarist. Eventually, Malack came back and, by 1984, the band took a glam direction.
It would go on to play with musicians like Eddie Money and be on the same Columbia label as Britny Fox. Its videos were played on MTV’s “Headbanger’s Ball.”
The band called it quits in 1991, when the Seattle scene took over music.
Malack recently formed the local band Burn.