ABOUT BAD BOY EDDY:
On Bad Boy Eddy’s album “Over The Top,” the 1980s are back, and they are back in hard-rocking style. This high-octane outfit plays 80s flavored Rock n’ Roll that is hard, sleazy, and fun, bringing to mind the best hair-days of bands like Van Halen and Skid Row. The music is old-school in a very good way, and it’s played with a lot of flair and fire, while the lyrics definitely have a dirty mind as well as a wicked sense of humor. (Listen to “Funky Monkey” and you’ll know what I mean).
Bad Boy Eddy is made up of five experienced musicians out of California: Eddie Vega on lead vocals, Dave Saker on lead guitar, Rob Peterson on guitar, Steve Jones on bass, and Larry Bernal on drums. The quintet shows off some massive classic hard rock skills, with riffs that rough you up and rub you down, and a rhythm section that can just about floor you. Putting the finishing touch on all that is Vega’s terrific vocals: he can howl and growl, soar, snarl, or sneer, whatever the situation calls for.
“Over The Top” (which is a perfect name for this album by the way) is pretty much a party soundtrack from start to finish. There are some killer tunes right up front, starting off with the hot and strutting “Fever” with some great raunchy guitars and Vega putting it all into the vocals; the high energy, guitar-driven power-pack “She Gives Me A Feeling”; and my own favorite, the sleaze-rocking anthem “I Don’t Want You.” I just love the power and defiance in Vega’s voice on this track. “Super Sonic Freak” is another keeper, coming at you with an almost Judas Priest-like menace to the vocals and the music.
The rest of the album keeps it rocking and rolling. Rough and tumble tunes with a decidedly raunchy sense of humor like the Van Halen-esque “Funky Monkey,” and “Rad Ruby” are just further examples of how to bring back the 80s in a much better way than with neon leg-warmers and bad perms.
Bad Boy Eddy have put together an album that is decidedly retro-flavored, but doesn’t feel played out or derivative, because the band puts their own heavy rocking heart into the performances and have the musical to make it genuine. Bad Boy Eddy has opened for Jack Russell’s Great White, Faster Pussycat, Uli Jon Roth, Pat Travers, Michael Schenker, Lizzy Borden, Ron Keel, and The Black Crowes…. Just to name a few!
CV: Bad Boy Eddy definitely has an 80’s sound. What prompted the decision to embrace this particular classic style of music?
Dave Saker: 80’s music is my roots, that is when I started playing and was greatly influenced by the “Hair Bands” of the 80’s, such as Skid Row, Judas Priest, Motley Crue, Y&T.
CV: What was the San Francisco music climate like, specifically the rock scene, when you first decided to put together the band?
DS: The original BBE was formed in the early 90’s; Eddy Vega – vocals, Myself – lead guitar, Jonny Stad – guitar, GT Lyons – bass, and Scotty Smallwood – drums. The music scene at the time was awesome, we had great venues like the Omni and the Stone, run by John and Toby Nady and the Mabuhay Gardens.
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Bad Boy Eddy: A Hard Rocking Can Of Whoop Ass!
(Interview by Ken Morton of Highwire Daze)
Bad Boy Eddy is a hard rocking band from the Bay Area whose Take A Bite Outta This! manifesto was unleashed through Demon Doll Records. They’ve opened for the likes of Y& T and Lita Ford in the Bay Area as well as made their way to the world famous Whisky on the Sunset Strip for a raging performance at CrüeFest 2018! Highwire Daze Online recently caught up with lead guitarist Dave Saker to find out more about the amazing Bad Boy Eddy and their rock and roll entreaties! A hard rocking can of whoop ass commences now…
ONOFF & Bad Boy Eddy @ Vinnie's Review
August 12th, 2018
Wow, now that was a great show! Bad Boy Eddy certainly has a large following of cool and devoted fans. All the band members have great energy and lots of personal style that reflects their personalities. They are all seasoned musicians and highly skilled in their playing. With Dave Saker and Rob Peterson on guitars, bassist Steve Jones and Larry Bernal on drums, the guitar led tracks of Bad Boy Eddy provided them with ample time to show off all of their unique talents.
Bad Boy Eddy Band Members:
Eddie Vega – Lead Vocals
Dave Saker – Lead Guitar / Vocals
Rob Peterson – Guitar / Vocals
Larry Bernal – Drumshops
Steve Jones – Bass / Vocals