Friday, October 31, 2014

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Enuff Z'Nuff

Artist:Enuff Z'Nuff
Song:Fly High Michelle

Enuff Z'Nuff looked like an 80s hair metal band but musically were probably closer to power pop. They had brief success in the late 80s but by the time they toned down their look it was too late. They're still around and have a cult following led by Howard Stern. Lead singer Donnie Vie and bassist Chip Z'Nuff met in Chicago in 1984 and formed Enough Z'Nuff. They appeared in the 1986 film Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer but they were unable to get a record deal. By 1989 the group name was changed to Enuff Z'Nuff and Vie and Z'Nuff brought in new members Derek Frigo on guitar and Vik Foxx on drums. They signed with Atco Records. It's thought that Atco changed the group name and suggested the hair metal look though the band's music was probably closer to Cheap Trick than Poison. A couple of singles including Fly High Michelle charted. The band toned down the glam look for the 1991 album Strength. But it looks like it was too late as the album did poorly and Atco dropped them. They recorded one album for Arista and then Foxx left for Vince Neil's band. Arista dropped them and Frigo left the band. This comp is a good intro to their music. Enuff Z'Nuff is still around. Howard Stern is a big fan and has had them on his show many times. They continued to record though Vie left the band in 2002. An attempted 2004 reunion tour was cancelled when Derek Frigo died of an accidental drug overdose. Vie returned in 2006 and then left again in 2013. Z'Nuff still leads Enuff Z'Nuff. They are still touting and recording. Here's the video for Fly High Michelle by Enuff Z'Nuff.

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