Cool Vs Gah! Round 5..Y&T….

Well Folks this is gonna be my last Cool Vs Gah! for a while. Thanks for coming along. Next week it’s back to my Babbling Reviews…..Lot’s of neat reviews of Bands coming up and maybe a Book or 2 Review tossed in for Good Measure…..(Cue Mr Books)

Meanstreak VS Contagious

Lotta people love these guys and fair enough as I dig at certain times their stuff as well…

The albums Black Tiger(1982)/Meanstreak(1983) and to a  certain degree In Rock We Trust (1984)  were very good rock records.

For me though albums like Down For The Count (1986) were just pieces of Fabricated gum ball alley cheese rock and it’s no surprise i totally lambasted poor Tbone and another friend of ours Jack Loaf for buying this…

I demolished Down For The Count but it’s funny though as fellow Bloggers Jompa and Destroyer of Harmony  dig Down For The Count still to this day  and fair enough……

Y&T Meanstreak Dudes…..

Dave Meniketti – vocals, guitar
Joey Alves – guitar, vocals
Phil Kennemore – bass, vocals
Leonard Haze – drums, vocals

Meanstreak is a fucking good track! Opening powerful riffage leads the assault  and it’s one of the best toons every written about a chic with a Meanstreak! Check out the lyrics and the video (cannot beat these Metal videos from 83-84) below..So true …hahaha

Overtime everyday of the week still the house ain’t big enough,
Spend your money so fast that you never see the green,
Big, better, best tell me where does it end,
Keeping up with the Joneses is tough
Better open your eyes boy, she just wanna buy buy buy,
Better wake up boy, I’ll tell you why

She’s got a mean streak,
But you love her so much you don’t want to see her mean streak,
Everybody knows she’s got you on a leash, mean streak,
Well she’ll laugh in your face, but your kissing her feet,
Your never good enough in the eyes of a woman with a mean streak

Every time that I look at you boy, I can see your a nervous wreck,
You try to hard to give her every little thing,
Big car, big pool, big house heart attack,
You better bend, or your gonna break
How far does it take you,
She just wanna buy buy buy,

She’s gonna break you, I’ll tell you why
It could be different now, if she thought you’d say goodbye,
But your too weak to try,
Things won’t change, till you open up your eyes,
How could you be so blind

Y&T man these guys with songs like that could not catch break here in North America so by 1987 one of the biggest bands around at the time Bon Jovi must have played with Y&T’s Musical Noggin so much so that they wrote and named an album after the song Contagious..

Contagious really for all intent and purposes  is not a bad track and out of these Cool Vs Gah deals this one I don’t mind when I’m in the syrupy hooky world of Jovi that is….

Check out the video of Contagious below as it features the lyrics with the song! Go ahead BMellis sing along! Do it!

The production is late 80s Hey America We Need A Hit Like…Stat! Like I said this isn’t a total Gah! Tune at times I can cut these guys some slack as i hammered pretty hard on that Down For The Count review but …..

I will say that guitarist Dave Meneketti’s voice still sounds real good in 2016 as it did in 1983! That’s saying something as I was gonna post a Live Clip  of Contagious from this year but I wanted you all to hear this late 80s Gloss…..

 

 

 

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18 thoughts on “Cool Vs Gah! Round 5..Y&T….”

    1. A lot of these bands went after the Holy Grail Of Rock J and that would be the Big Hit! Some Acts hit big(Poison) others like Y&T failed as they tried latching there trailer to the Jovi Xpress…..
      Y&T with those earlier albums like i mentioned you can’t go wrong! If you come across them pick one up and toss down a listen….

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    1. Agreed ….man the video to Summertime Girls is baaaaad! Y&T were trying to write Jovi like catchy tracks while there videos were trying to be Hot For Teacher like funny…Epic fail on both counts….Down For The Count literally…hahaha

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    1. I knew you would back around to these parts Geoff! Ha! Review coming up in two days! Red Neck Act! That will kick all of our asses!
      Hope ya dig it….
      Thanks for reading this Goofy series!

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  1. Wowzers Deke, I don’t know anything about any of these people. I’ve heard talk of Y&T in the blogs, over the years, but that’s it.

    The Dekester, bringin’ us the goods again!

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    1. Pitrelli is a good player no doubt and when this Y&T post came together I thought of you right away! Haha…especially considering Down For The Count got a ton of spins at your place a while,back so fair enough……thanks for dropping by!

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