XYZ is the 1989 self-titled debut album released by the mid-1980s American glam metal band XYZ. There were two hits off the album; "Inside Out" and "What Keeps Me Loving You". The album was a moderate success, charting at No. 99 on the Billboard 200. There were two music videos made for the songs "Inside Out" and "What Keeps Me Loving You" which both aired on MTV between 1989 and 1990.
XYZ is a hard rock band, formed in the late 1980s. XYZ started off as the unofficial house band of "The Whiskey", a nightclub in Los Angeles.XYZ is the 1989 self-titled debut album.
XYZ were an impressive hook-laden power metal band. They were considered the unofficial house band of the Los Angeles nightclub The Whiskey in the mid 80's, but major success eluded them.
XYZ began in Los Angeles, California, with members Terry Ilous (vocals), Bobby Pieper (guitar), Patt Fontaine (bass) and Joey Pafumi (drums). An early development deal with Atlantic records led to the recording of their debut album which quickly got shelved - and wouldn't see the light of day until Rainy Days was released in 2005. After that false start Ilous and Fontaine regrouped with new members Marc Diglio (guitar) and Paul Monroe (drums). Don Dokken produced the debut that included the killer single "Inside Out," but unfortunately few people seemed interested.
XYZ frontman Terry Ilous, has gone back into his archives and discovered eighteen songs that the public has never had a chance to hear. "Forbidden Demos 1985/1991" contains five of the songs from the original line-up and unreleased or slightly different recordings from earlier recordings. From the unreleased tracks, the "High Life", "You Got Me Wrong" and "Made For Love" are fantastic hard rock, with catchy choruses, songs in the vain of XYZ's first two releases. Overall this is a great collection that takes you through XYZ's formative years.