Thursday, December 4, 2008
Before There Was Testing For Steroids in Metal...
...there was this glorious trio of well-oiled, meaty manhood. Look, I'm not implying that these guys were on the juice, but compare them to your average metal musician, who generally never lifted anything heavier than an amplifier, and they just seem to be a little "pumped up."
How all these muscles on muscles might have affected their playing ability is up for debate. I had a demo, but my recollection of it is not good. I was, however, sufficiently amused by the promo photos they sent to hold onto them, and they still make me chuckle (I have another I've posted below).
My guess is that they ended up in the WWF or porno or something, as the opportunities available for a trio of mediocre, He-Man-looking metalheads are pretty minimal in the music biz (with apologies to Kane Roberts).
Update: Less than 24 hours later, Keir has correctly identified this beefy trio as Mesomorph, from NY. As you may have surmised, two of the dudes were brothers, and one of them (vocalist/bassist Steve Steele) actually went on to join Kane Roberts' band (where else could he go after Mesomorph?). The band issued a couple of demos in the mid '80s and contributed to the Iron Tyrants compilation (see below), but I'm pretty sure that was it.
Update 1/6/09: As promised, here's another Mesomorph photo, just for giggles.
Posted by Brewtal Truth at 1:40 PM