Hyts / Looking From The Outside
Gold Mountain / A&M
These guys should have been HUGE. A powerful, classy pomp AOR band with plenty of action in the vocal department. This Seminole San Francisco-based quartet stemmed from American West Coast rock joining the ranks of Night Ranger, Journey and even East Coaster Bon Jovi in style and presentation. Roland Little (guitar, vocals), Stan Miller (bass) Tommy Thompson (keys, guitar) and Roy Garcia (drums) were signed to Gold Mountain in the fall of 1983 and delivered a very impressive debut, but as Roland Little remembers, We had the unfortunate luck of coming out the same week as Bon Jovis debut and that record took off. We had some success with Backstabber but the problem was the company didnt print enough records. Just when we started to gain momentum the record was selling out and they werent printing them up fast enough. Hyts did tour with Derringer, Journey and Santana but were set back again when Garcia fell off the stage and sustained serious injuries. We should have forged ahead, recalls Little.