HARLOW

Country USA

Style Glam/Hard Rock

eggrhrhHarlow was formed in 1985 in Kansas City, Missouri. Mickey Kravitz, a singer with a vision to put together a glam band that the kids in Kansas City had never seen before crossed paths with local band The Bad Boyz who were looking for a new singer to write original music with to try a get signed. He joined up with Hyland Church on guitar, guitarist Matt Cascio, drummer Mike Rubyor, and on bass, Gregg Hurla. The chemistry was awesome and the new songs started flowing freely.

After writing some music in an old six story building downtown, the band decided that to do what they were trying to accomplish, they needed to live together so they could eat, drink and breath this vision. Harlow started playing local parties and then was asked to open up for a band at The Uptown Theater, a 1500 seat venue. The show went so well that the band started to headline shows there with other local bands. Also, the band’s reputation grew for being known for their drinking, partying and especially all the girls. Their house was a constant party unless they were practicing. On more than one occasion, the police would bust up a party and take one of the band members to lock-up and then the people at the house would pass around a hat to gather money to bail them out.

The band hooked up with the manger of local band that had ties with Greenworld Records to record an EP. Easy So Easy, We Do What We Wanna Do, Kill Or Be Killed, Teenage Love, Gotta Get Out, and I Love Girls were recorded at Chapman Studios with the band producing and Mike Frasier engineering. The song Rock The Box was added as a bonus cut and was recorded at Chapman’s after a long night of partying at a bar and inviting 20 or so people over to the studio to sing backup vocals. Unfortunately, due to the politics of the business of Music, their EP was never released.

The band members decided to peruse other interests, but always stayed in contact with one another. In 2005 Cleopatra records re-released the single “Rock the Box” on the box Set “Hollywood Rocks” along with other 80’s rockers Poison, L.A. guns, Faster Pussycat, Great White, etc…

Now in 2008, Harlow has signed a deal with Retrospect Records. They are releasing a full-length album in June. The band has written some new material and will add 5 new songs with the original unreleased EP.

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– Rock the Box [1986]
– Now and Then [2008]

 

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