Band Of The July ’11 Britny Fox
June comes to an end. I’d like to feature Britny Fox band this month, maybe they’re one-hit-wonder band, but they gathered a partial popularity and attention.
Who, where and when?
Britny Fox was founded in 1985 by vocalist Dean “Dizzy” Davidson, ex-Cinderella guitarist Michael Kelly Smith, drummer Tony “Stix” Destra and local bassist Billy Childs. In fact, they started to perform with songs written by Davidson and released demo recording – ‘In America‘ (1986), unhappily in 1987 Tony Destra died in a car accident. After that he was replaced by ex-Waysted drummer Johnny Dee.
Britny Fox was still getting on popularity with its peak on their self-titled debut album released in 1989. 1
Britny Fox’s self-titled debut was one of the most successful premieres of the 1988-89 season, selling about one million copies and bringing more than 625,000 fans to their 130+ shows. They also won Metal Edge Magazine’s 1988 Reader’s Choice Award for Best New Band.
Band recorded 3 videos for singles: “Girlschool“, “Save the Weak” and “Long Way to Love”
Album was charted #39 on Billboard 200 2
‘Girlschool’ was already featured on my blog, 🙂
Britny Fox – Girlschool
Britny Fox – Save The Weak
Britny Fox – Long Way To Love
Britny Fox – Boys in Heat (1989)
Second album was released one year after, comparing to previous one, this album only partially repeated success of its predecessor and was charted #79 on Billboard 200 2
Britny Fox – Standing In The Shadows
Britny Fox – Dream On
Britny Fox – Bite Down Hard (1991)
After releasing second album lead vocalist Dean “Dizzy” Davidson left band to form ‘Blackeyed Susan‘. On third album he was replaced by Tommy Paris. Additionally, album features drummer Rikki Rockett (from Poison) and Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne guitarist). As grunge become more popular and release wasn’t rated as good as previous ones band popularity started to decline.
Britny Fox – Louder
Britny Fox – Six Guns Loaded
Britny Fox – Springhead Motorshark (2003)
The next studio album was released only 12 years after previous one, but similar to another 80s bands which re-released or put out new tracks, it wasn’t noticed by mainstream.
Britny Fox most-known line-up
- “Dizzy” Dean Davidson — lead vocals, rhythm guitar
- Michael Kelly Smith — guitar
- Billy Childs — bass
- Johnny Dee — drums
- David Gibbins — keyboard