Sleeze Beez – “Screwed Blued & Tattooed” (1989)

Sleeze BeezIn the post Appetite For Destruction world, there was a growing faction of dirtier, sleazier, and grittier bands amongst the “hair” metal contingent.  Instead of looking pretty in spandex and hairspray, these bands looked unwashed and unwanted.  Bands like Dangerous Toys, Junkyard, Skid Row and Spread Eagle rocked torn jeans and sullied boots.  And there would always be at least one guy in the band with a cigarette dangling from his lips (in Slash-like fashion).  Case in point: Sleeze Beez!

Sleeze Beez weren’t doing anything special or ground breaking with Screwed Blued & Tattooed.  The only thing that made Sleeze Beez mildly different is that they were Dutch.  But if you didn’t know any better you could easily mistake them for another L.A. band on the Sunset Strip.  They had a handful of good tunes in their arsenal, and that’s all that really matters.  The party rocker Rock In The Western World is a great album opener, and Stranger Than Paradise is infectious beyond words!

Screwed Blued & Tattooed was first released in 1989 by Red Bullet Records in the Netherlands.  In the States, Screwed Blued & Tattooed was released in 1990 on the Atlantic label.  The U.S. version replaced We Do Rock ‘N Roll with Girls Girls, Nasty Nasty.  My score: A-

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2 thoughts on “Sleeze Beez – “Screwed Blued & Tattooed” (1989)

    • There were so many albums like this coming out at the time that it would have been impossible to keep up with them all. Most of the major label stuff was actually quite good (if you like hair metal). Some of my personal faves from that time (that slipped through the cracks) include the bands Junkyard, Lillian Axe, Badlands, Love/Hate, Babylon A.D., Lynch Mob, Enuff Z’nuff, Lord Tracy, Tora Tora and on and on…

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