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Tuff (1986)

Tuff are glam rockers formed in the hot, dry city of Phoenix, Arizona in October 1985. The band consists of Terry Foxx (vocals), Jorge De Saint (guitar), Todd Chaisson (bass), Michael Raimondo (drums).

Hey, ain’t glam rock getting popular? Poison are going for world domination and Diamond Rexx just got signed to Island. Even England’s up there with Tigertailz. Now Tuff are another name to add to the ever growing list.

Tuff’s three-track demo impressed me and they don’t even come from L.A., though they have played there. ‘Party Tonight’ hits off the tape in fine style. It’s all there – Poison, Black ’N Blue and Ratt mixed with a Tuff style glamour approach that’s right up my street.

‘Feel My Heartbreak’ is even more impressive with its sub-melodic intro and electronic drums. Terry Foxx’s vocals occasionally slip, but then who ever heard of a glam rock band with a perfect singer, eh Vince?

‘Glamour Girls’ is probably dedicated to their publicist (Debra Rosner) and is a fine cock strutter of a rocker if ever I heard one. Nice solo as well from Jorge De Saint. Tuff are definitely a band to watch out for.

Kelv Hellrazer

Review taken from Metal Forces, Issue 19 (1986)

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