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Andy Pierce: Lead vocals
Peter Espinoza: Guitar
Dick Qwarfort: Bass
Rikki Dahl: Drums

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From their first savage, youthful rise they were armed with scarfs, make-up, hairspray, bleached and black hair. With influences of Kiss, Sweet and New York Dolls the band was formed in Malmoe, Sweden in the summer of 1987 by vocalist Andy Pierce and bassist Dick Qwarfort. 1988 they released the first single Don’t Walk From Love. They got signed and started to record the debutalbum. With the release of Gigolos On Parole, 1989 the band started to earn the reputation of being one of the hottest new rock acts in Scandinavia. With good looks and gutsy singalong glam/metal anthems the band achieved lots of publicity - mostly for their on and off stage antics, all in the fast lane; sex, drugs and rock n’ roll.

Their second album Cruel Intention turned out to be a lucky strike for the band. The album was recorded 1990 in between gigs and tours just as the L.A way of sleaze/glamrock was at its peak. With the release of Cruel Intention, 1991 they became an icon in the genre, the number one sleazerock band from Scandinavia. The music videos for Cool Way Of Living, Can’t Get Ya’ Off My Mind and Trashed N’ Dirty was on heavy rotation on MTV Headbangers Ball and other territories - U.S, UK, Germany and Japan began to
show interest in the band.

Nasty Idols approached a harder type of sleazerock on their third album. Other bands in the
genre was giving in because of the grunge hype and lost of popularity. Nasty Idols carried on with their rock n’ roll crusade and released Vicious in October, 1993 in Europe and Japan. The album spawned two music videos; Heads Down In Tinseltown and Ain’t Got Nothing.

Nasty Idols decided to split up around 1995 just as the recording of the fourth album Heroes For Sale was completed. The years after the break-up of Nasty Idols their four original albums including two Best Of has been reissued several times with U.S and Worldwide sales. Nasty Idols was re-united 2006 and did the Rejects On The Road Tour. With over the top reviews the comeback album Boys Town was released 2009.
The cover song Method To My Madness of The Lord Of The New Church became the official video of the album. After a couple of years in retreat Nasty Idols are back 2012 with their sixth album titled Kalifornia.

OVERVIEW:
With black and bleached hair, scarves, mascara and a full on teenage rock n' roll rage Nasty Idols started up 1987 by vocalist Andy Pierce and bassist Dick Qwarfort. They played their first gig at a local festival. Inspiration came from early Mötley Crüe, Kiss, Sweet and Alice Cooper.The videos for Cool Way Of Living, Can´t Get Ya´Off My Mind and Trashed N Dirty all made their way to MTV´s Headbangers Ball and the album was released in both Germany and Japan.When the Seattle Grunge era stormed the earth by 94,
life were not easy for any good old rock n´roll band.By 2002 American label Perris Records re-released all the Nasty Idols albums including a "Best Of" and the 1995 Heroes For Sale album. After a succesfull re-union gig at the Sweden Rock Festival 2006 the band followed up with "The Rejects On The Road" Tour. Throughout 2006 they played in Sweden and in 2007 they were still playing gigs and toured in Italy and U.K In 2008 they released a 12 -track album "Boys Town" in March 2009 on Metal Heaven.

Andreas "RockBelt": *Band Score 8.0/10* "I really dig these guys. Awesome Glam Band from Sweden with Great "Dirty Sound!"
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BeRock Radio MiniZine (2013)

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