XYZ / TERRY ILOUS TO RELEASE 'FORBIDDEN DEMOS 1985 / 1991:
(September 22, 2005 - Los Angeles, CA) XYZ frontman Terry Ilous has gone back into his archives and discovered eighteen songs that the public has never had a chance to hear. "Some of these songs should have ended up on the first or second cd," relates Ilous. "It's about time they made it out to the public because they bring back such great memories of that whole time period."
Arriving in Los Angeles from Europe in 1985 Ilous and XYZ bassist, Patt Fontaine set about finding compatible band members to help make their "rock star dreams" a reality. "It was very hard to form a band at the time," recalls Terry. "I only spoke Spanish and French - not so rock ' n 'roll, you know - finally destiny sent me 2 winners Marc Diglio and Paul Monroe. It took a while to find them but it was definitely worth it."
The band slugged it out on Hollywood's famed Sunset Strip for four years alongside the likes of Warrant, Bang Tango, Guns 'N Roses and others who, like XYZ, went on to see various degrees of success in the music world. While playing the club circuit, XYZ also spent a lot of time demo-ing their material and presenting those demos to every label that would accept a package. Terry: "I always loved the song "Cant Get Over You", which I wrote for my wife. We spent every dime we had demo-ing those songs. Still today they mean a lot to me and I know the fans will love them as much as I do!"
Forbidden Demos 1985 / 1991 will be released on Sept 26 through FYCO Records. The track listing is:
"Can't Get Over You" (1990 - previously unreleased), "Inside Out" (Demo - 1988), "High Life" (with Marc Diglio - 1988), "Follow the Night" "You Got Me Wrong" (Live - 1988), "After the Rain" (Demo - 1987), "Souvenirs" (Demo with Marc Diglio - 1988), "Made For Love" (1986), "It Could Be You" (1986), "Seventeen" (1986), "Just A Friend" (1985), "Lonely Without You" (with Marc Diglio), "Missin You" (with Marc Diglio), "Rainy Days" (with Bobby Pieper), "Lonely Without You" (with Bobby Pieper), "Never Too Late", "Souvenirs" (with Bobby Pieper), "High Life" (with Bobby Pieper)
You misled me on that one!
When I read the title of your thread I thought it would be about the XYZ(= "ex Yes Zeppelin") demos, Jimmy Page did in 1981 with Chris Squire and Alan White of Yes.
While those are interesting to listen to and have some very strong moments (and excellent pilot vocal tracks from Squire), I don't think they will ever see the light of day officially.
...and this has nothing to do with Minoru Niihara of Loudness????