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SPIDERS & SNAKES
Melodrama
Sansei Records

Sunset strip glam rockers Spiders & Snakes have bumped up their game with this ambitious 2-disc (audio/dvd) set on Sansei records. Second track in “Friends Like You” captures the spirit of the band’s current direction adapting bits of Turbonegro into their trashy repertoire including punchy guitars and bombastic rhythms. Legend Lizzy Grey has led this motley crew for two decades with little success outside LA yet with a mixture of Alice Cooper, Bowie and the pop sensibility of The Sweet they have always provided plenty of entertainment. Melodrama keeps the rock in front with vocalist Grey, Timothy Jay (drums, keys) and Phil St. Vincent (bass) cranking the amplitude with the dirty “Rock and Roll With You”, “Shoot Me Down” and ballsy “Kicks”.

Not all the record is one-dimensional head splitters. “Fear of Flying,” a re-working from their 1991 catalog, has grown over the years with a more styled approach including layered guitar crunch and an addictive Faster Pussycat chorus. The darker acoustic ballad “The Way” is creepy down to the bone with a spectacular solo then slithers into a Beatles/Sweet working of “Dream A Little Dream.” Their cover of the Bay City Rollers “Yesterday’s Hero” is a particularly good rendition followed by “Dream Girls’ with bits of Bowie thrown in. After his many years Spider & Snakes are not about to change their formula. They take what they know and add to it. The second disc is an 8-track DVD of the bands 2006 appearance at LA’s Key Club complete with a Lizzy Grey, Timothy Jay interview and a slide show dedicated to the band’s late bassist Leigh Lawson.

Website: Spiders & Snakes





- The Cutting Edge


Review by Greg Prato
You don't need twenty-twenty vision to see that the early 21st century has experienced — for better or worse — a fierce resurgence of glam metal that unmistakably harks back to the '80s. That said, one of the rather unsung figures of the '80s Sunset Strip metal scene, Lizzie Grey, has stuck to his stylistic guns all along, and continues to do so with the 2007 release by Spiders & Snakes, Melodrama. But as longtime fans will attest, the group is not merely a Grey solo project, as co-founding S&S member/drummer Timothy Jay has been a major contributor to the band from the beginning, and continues to be, as he penned or co-penned half the tunes here, and even takes over lead vocals on a cover of the Bay City Rollers' "Yesterday's Hero." If you're looking for melodic yet tough rock with an '80s L.A. flair, then be sure to check out the Grey-sung album opening title track and the Cheap Trick-esque "Shoot Me Down" (sung by bassist Phil St. Vincent). And if that's not enough to entice you to purchase Melodrama, the set comes with a bonus second disc — a DVD that features a 40-minute concert at the Key Club, as well as an interview, slide show, and bonus track.


Tracks




Title
Composer
Time

1 Melodrama Yasui 1:28
2 Friends Like You Grey, Yasui 3:20
3 Fear of Flying Grey, Yasui 3:35
4 Rock and Roll with You Grey, Yasui 3:46
5 The Way Grey, Yasui 4:34
6 Dream a Little Dream Andre, Kahn, Schwandt 0:31
7 Shoot Me Down Saint Vincent 3:44
8 Yesterday's Hero Vandenberg, Young 3:46
9 Kicks Mann, Weil 2:46
10 Another Lonely Day Grey 3:00
11 Dream Girl Grey 4:22
12 Forever Grey, Yasui 5:05
13 American Baby [DVD]
14 Party in Hollywood [DVD]
15 Glamour Girls [DVD]
16 The Girl Can't Help It [DVD]
17 Public Enemy No. 1 [DVD]
18 Get Out of Here [DVD]
19 Little Willy [DVD]
20 Nonstop Rock [DVD]
21 Backstage Interview with Lizzie Grey and Timothy Jay [DVD]
22 Slideshow with Rare Photos and Bonus Audio Track [*]

Releases
Year
Type
Label
Catalog #

2007 CD Corporate Punishment 25
2007 CD Sansei 2008

- ALL MUSIC GUIDE






Tracklist
1. Melodrama
2. Friends Like You
3. Fear Of Flying
4. Rock And Roll With You
5. The Way
6. Dream A Little Dream
7. Shoot Me Down
8. Yesterday’s Hero
9. Kicks
10. Another Lonely Day
11. Dream Girl
12. Forever

Bonus DVD
1. American Baby
2. Party In Hollywood
3. Glamour Girls
4. The Girl Can’t Help It
5. Public Enemy N°1
6. Get Out Of Here
7. Little Willy
8. Nonstop Rock
9. Backstage Interview with Lizzie and Timothy
10. Slide show with rare photos and bonus audio track

Line-up
Lizzie Grey (lv, bv, g)
Timothy Jay (d, k, bv, lv on track 8)
Phil St. Vincent (b, bv, lv on track 7)

Review added
November 26, 2007

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SPIDERS & SNAKES
Melodrama
© 2007 Sansei Records (San 2008-2)
glam rock
studio album
12 tracks - TT 42:03
release date: November 13, 2007
http://www.spidersandsnakes.com
http://www.myspace.com/spidersandsnakes


When it comes to naming bands that qualify for an induction into the “Hollywood Survivors Hall Of Fame” only a selective few make the grade. One band that definitely qualifies is the Lizzie Grey led Spiders & Snakes. Spiders & Snakes was formed out of the ashes of Ultrapop at the tail end of the 1980’s and since their humble beginnings the guys have released a respectable 7 albums. But the thing that has earned the band its place among the true survivors of the Hollywood scene is the fact that they have always stuck to their musical guns (a mix of ’70’s glam rock in the vein of Alice Cooper, The Sweet and Bowie and the LA sunset Strip sound of the ’80’s). And they continue this fine tradition on their latest offering “Melodrama”.
On previous album “Hollywood Ghosts” the band chose to mainly slow things down a bit and treat us to more laid back, atmospheric tracks but this time around they’ve gone for the rockier approach. And this has resulted in one of the finest platters of this foursome since their first release “Arachnomania” back in 1990.
Opening up the disc is the title track “Melodrama” which is in fact a short intro that makes way for the big, pounding drum beat of the real first tune “Friends Like You”. The best way to describe this song is “’70’s Alice Cooper on steroids”. Every piece of this cut simply fits from the aforementioned drum beat, the guitar melody and solo to the stadium sized chorus. This fine piece of music does what every good opening tune should do and that’s go for your undivided attention. Up next is a “cover” of one of the band’s own songs “Fear Of Flying” which first appeared on their “Arachno 2” platter.
“Rock And Roll With You” is Lizzie’s way of honouring the sounds of both T.Rex and The Sweet while “The Way” is the disc’s first ballad but don’t expect a sugar-coated affair. No this a far darker tune in the vein of Alice’s “Welcome To My Nightmare”.
On the up-tempo “Shoot Me Down” bassist Phil St. Vincent steps forward to handle lead vocals and he acquits himself very nicely from this task. The guitar work of mister Grey on this track shows shades of both Ace Frehley and Mick Mars.
Continuing the disc is a rousing version of the Bay City Rollers classic “Yesterday’s Hero”, followed by the rockin’ “Kicks” that sees the band using a bit of Hammond organ to spice up their sound and the acoustic led “Another Lonely Day” (the album’s second ballad).
On “Dream Girl” the band tips its collective hat to the Thin White Duke ( part of this song is very similar to Bowie’s “All The Young Dudes”) while the piano/keyboard induced “Forever” brings the show to an end.
But the excellent sonic content isn’t the only thing that makes “Melodrama” an essential purchase. As a bonus the guys have added a DVD featuring 8 tracks shot during the band’s gig at LA’s Key Club in 2006, an interview with Lizzie and Timothy (taken from the upcoming “Hollywood Rocks!” movie) and a slide show dedicated to the band’s late bassist Leigh Lawson. Add to that beautiful artwork that catches the essence of the album’s title and you have the kind of package that is simply too good to ignore. (PS)


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CD: SPIDERS & SNAKES Hollywood Ghosts
Sansei Records
Rating: 8 Out Of 10 - Reviewed by Bam-Bam

The thing I love most about this group, in addition to their music, is that they just don’t give up. They keep coming back and strutting their stuff in all its Glam-based glory for all to look at, listen to, and judge on its own merit. The product this time is one of well-thought out, well performed Rock-N-Roll gems. Think Rolling Stones and KIX by way of Bowie and Sweet. A few tunes even venture into the Modern/Active Rock genre which is very cool and fits the band well. Included amongst twelve great rockers is a cool cover of “Spiders And Snakes” (the song) which just screams to be played loud with great bluesy mouth-harp, a funny little southern-fried rap in the middle, and great female backup harmonies. This is just one fun as hell album to crank up and burn a few brain cells to. You even get a separate DVD with some cool videos, a slide show, and vintage footage of the band playing live, which is really the best way to experience them. As far as the music goes, my faves include the rambunctious “American Baby”, the very cool “Angelyne”, “Bill’s Cigar” (a hilarious tune about former president Bill Clinton), and the aforementioned “Spiders And Snakes”. Every Glam Rock and 80’s-era Rock Fan will love this outing from a band who still knows how to play it right! Highly Recommended!!!

02 Mar 2005 by Bam-Bam



- Away Team


Melodrama

When it comes to naming bands that qualify for an induction into the “Hollywood Survivors Hall Of Fame” only a selective few make the grade. One band that definitely qualifies is the Lizzie Grey led Spiders & Snakes. Spiders & Snakes was formed out of the ashes of Ultrapop at the tail end of the 1980’s and since their humble beginnings the guys have released a respectable 7 albums. But the thing that has earned the band its place among the true survivors of the Hollywood scene is the fact that they have always stuck to their musical guns (a mix of ’70’s glam rock in the vein of Alice Cooper, The Sweet and Bowie and the LA sunset Strip sound of the ’80’s). And they continue this fine tradition on their latest offering “Melodrama”.
On previous album “Hollywood Ghosts” the band chose to mainly slow things down a bit and treat us to more laid back, atmospheric tracks but this time around they’ve gone for the rockier approach. And this has resulted in one of the finest platters of this foursome since their first release “Arachnomania” back in 1990.
Opening up the disc is the title track “Melodrama” which is in fact a short intro that makes way for the big, pounding drum beat of the real first tune “Friends Like You”. The best way to describe this song is “’70’s Alice Cooper on steroids”. Every piece of this cut simply fits from the aforementioned drum beat, the guitar melody and solo to the stadium sized chorus. This fine piece of music does what every good opening tune should do and that’s go for your undivided attention. Up next is a “cover” of one of the band’s own songs “Fear Of Flying” which first appeared on their “Arachno 2” platter.
“Rock And Roll With You” is Lizzie’s way of honouring the sounds of both T.Rex and The Sweet while “The Way” is the disc’s first ballad but don’t expect a sugar-coated affair. No this a far darker tune in the vein of Alice’s “Welcome To My Nightmare”.
On the up-tempo “Shoot Me Down” bassist Phil St. Vincent steps forward to handle lead vocals and he acquits himself very nicely from this task. The guitar work of mister Grey on this track shows shades of both Ace Frehley and Mick Mars.
Continuing the disc is a rousing version of the Bay City Rollers classic “Yesterday’s Hero”, followed by the rockin’ “Kicks” that sees the band using a bit of Hammond organ to spice up their sound and the acoustic led “Another Lonely Day” (the album’s second ballad).
On “Dream Girl” the band tips its collective hat to the Thin White Duke ( part of this song is very similar to Bowie’s “All The Young Dudes”) while the piano/keyboard induced “Forever” brings the show to an end.
But the excellent sonic content isn’t the only thing that makes “Melodrama” an essential purchase. As a bonus the guys have added a DVD featuring 8 tracks shot during the band’s gig at LA’s Key Club in 2006, an interview with Lizzie and Timothy (taken from the upcoming “Hollywood Rocks!” movie) and a slide show dedicated to the band’s late bassist Leigh Lawson. Add to that beautiful artwork that catches the essence of the album’s title and you have the kind of package that is simply too good to ignore.
- Review by Rock Report
- Rock Report


Melodrama

When it comes to naming bands that qualify for an induction into the “Hollywood Survivors Hall Of Fame” only a selective few make the grade. One band that definitely qualifies is the Lizzie Grey led Spiders & Snakes. Spiders & Snakes was formed out of the ashes of Ultrapop at the tail end of the 1980’s and since their humble beginnings the guys have released a respectable 7 albums. But the thing that has earned the band its place among the true survivors of the Hollywood scene is the fact that they have always stuck to their musical guns (a mix of ’70’s glam rock in the vein of Alice Cooper, The Sweet and Bowie and the LA sunset Strip sound of the ’80’s). And they continue this fine tradition on their latest offering “Melodrama”.
On previous album “Hollywood Ghosts” the band chose to mainly slow things down a bit and treat us to more laid back, atmospheric tracks but this time around they’ve gone for the rockier approach. And this has resulted in one of the finest platters of this foursome since their first release “Arachnomania” back in 1990.
Opening up the disc is the title track “Melodrama” which is in fact a short intro that makes way for the big, pounding drum beat of the real first tune “Friends Like You”. The best way to describe this song is “’70’s Alice Cooper on steroids”. Every piece of this cut simply fits from the aforementioned drum beat, the guitar melody and solo to the stadium sized chorus. This fine piece of music does what every good opening tune should do and that’s go for your undivided attention. Up next is a “cover” of one of the band’s own songs “Fear Of Flying” which first appeared on their “Arachno 2” platter.
“Rock And Roll With You” is Lizzie’s way of honouring the sounds of both T.Rex and The Sweet while “The Way” is the disc’s first ballad but don’t expect a sugar-coated affair. No this a far darker tune in the vein of Alice’s “Welcome To My Nightmare”.
On the up-tempo “Shoot Me Down” bassist Phil St. Vincent steps forward to handle lead vocals and he acquits himself very nicely from this task. The guitar work of mister Grey on this track shows shades of both Ace Frehley and Mick Mars.
Continuing the disc is a rousing version of the Bay City Rollers classic “Yesterday’s Hero”, followed by the rockin’ “Kicks” that sees the band using a bit of Hammond organ to spice up their sound and the acoustic led “Another Lonely Day” (the album’s second ballad).
On “Dream Girl” the band tips its collective hat to the Thin White Duke ( part of this song is very similar to Bowie’s “All The Young Dudes”) while the piano/keyboard induced “Forever” brings the show to an end.
But the excellent sonic content isn’t the only thing that makes “Melodrama” an essential purchase. As a bonus the guys have added a DVD featuring 8 tracks shot during the band’s gig at LA’s Key Club in 2006, an interview with Lizzie and Timothy (taken from the upcoming “Hollywood Rocks!” movie) and a slide show dedicated to the band’s late bassist Leigh Lawson. Add to that beautiful artwork that catches the essence of the album’s title and you have the kind of package that is simply too good to ignore.
- Review by Rock Report
- Sea Of Tranquility


Melodrama


Spiders & Snakes / CD / 2007




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You don't need twenty-twenty vision to see that the early 21st century has experienced -- for better or worse -- a fierce resurgence of glam metal that unmistakably harks back to the '80s. That said, one of the rather unsung figures of the '80s Sunset Strip metal scene, Lizzie Grey, has stuck to his stylistic guns all along, and continues to do so with the 2007 release by Spiders & Snakes, Melodrama. But as longtime fans will attest, the group is not merely a Grey solo project, as co-founding S&S member/drummer Timothy Jay has been a major contributor to the band from the beginning, and continues to be, as he penned or co-penned half the tunes here, and even takes over lead vocals on a cover of the Bay City Rollers' "Yesterday's Hero." If you're looking for melodic yet tough rock with an '80s L.A. flair, then be sure to check out the Grey-sung album opening title track and the Cheap Trick-esque "Shoot Me Down" (sung by bassist Phil St. Vincent). And if that's not enough to entice you to purchase Melodrama, the set comes with a bonus second disc -- a DVD that features a 40-minute concert at the Key Club, as well as an interview, slide show, and bonus track. ~ Greg Prato, All Music Guide
Artist Spiders & Snakes
Format CD
Genre Rock
Label Name Corporate Punishment
Producer Gavin Ross
Release Date 2007 11 06
Song List 1: Melodrama (1:28)
2: Friends Like You (3:20)
3: Fear of Flying (3:35)
4: Rock and Roll with You (3:46)
5: The Way (4:34)
6: Dream a Little Dream (0:31)
7: Shoot Me Down (3:44)
8: Yesterday's Hero (3:46)
9: Kicks (2:46)
10: Another Lonely Day (3:00)
11: Dream Girl (4:22)
12: Forever (5:05)
13: American Baby [DVD]
14: Party in Hollywood [DVD]
15: Glamour Girls [DVD]
16: The Girl Can't Help It [DVD]
17: Public Enemy No. 1 [DVD]
18: Get Out of Here [DVD]
19: Little Willy [DVD]
20: Nonstop Rock [DVD]
21: Backstage Interview with Lizzie Grey and Timothy Jay [DVD]
22: Slideshow with Rare Photos and Bonus Audio Track [DVD][*]
Style.Categories Heavy Metal, Hard Rock

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A reviewer from San Francisco, CA
Best release yet by Spiders Snakes! Great songs, production!
Melodrama is simply the best album out of all eight SPIDERS SNAKES releases to date! The guys have a unique, dark and melodic sound here that reminds me of the old ALICE COOPER and KISS albums produced by Bob Ezrin! I like the different vocal styles here, too, since all three guys share lead vocals with Lizzie handling most of the singing as well as some of his best guitar work ever! Would love to see the band tour with MOTLEY CRUE or VAN HALEN as they would fit in perfectly, especially with the new songs here on Melodrama!

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Spiders & Snakes - Melodrama (CD/DVD)

Where to start with Spiders & Snakes? Their roots go as far back as late 70's LA band Sister, a band featuring S&S frontman Lizzie Grey, Blackie Lawless of WASP and Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx. Post Sister, Nikki and Lizzie went on to form the infamous London who acted as a kinda 'rock star training school' with members of Guns n' Roses, Cinderella, WASP, Mott The Hoople and many more passing through their ranks. In the late 80's however, Lizzie left London along with their then drummer Timothy Jay to start another new band, Ultrapop, who then became Spiders & Snakes. 15 years and 7 studio albums later they release Melodrama, their eighth studio effort and include a DVD for your viewing pleasure.

Starting with the CD, a dark carnival intro gives way to a drumbeat that sounds heavily like the same one used in Hot Hot Heat's breakthrough single 'Bandages'. The track itself, "Friends Like You" has more than a slight hint of Celebrity Skin about it. "Fear of Flying", which originally appeared with different lyrics on the bands 1992 album Arachno II, has a solo and riff straight from 1986 and has a dark malevolance reminiscent of Alice Cooper's 'Wind Up Toy'. The fucked up fairytale feel continues with "Rock and Roll With You" before the ubiquitous big ballad, "The Way" which sounds like it wants to be Use Your Illusion era Guns n' Roses. It's from this point that the album goes from a good album to a great album, the first 4 tracks (5 if you include the title-tracked intro) are all good songs in their own right but are totally outshone by the rest of the album. An intermission of a short cover of "Dream A Little Dream" famously covered by 'Mama' Cass Elliot works extremely well and further serves to show the album as two very different halves. "Shoot Me Down" is a stunningly good power-pop song with vocals by bassist Phil St. Vincent. A cover of the Bay City Rollers classic "Yesterdays Hero" follows and fits well with the rest of the tracks here. The 70's glam inspiration continues for the rest of the album with "Kicks" and another ballad "Another Lonely Day" which works a lot better than "The Way". The Ziggy Stardust influences finally come to a head on "Dream Girl" which contains the classic 'We Can Love, Oh Yes, We Can Love' lyric. The album naturally closes with the bittersweet "Forever", yes the album is filled with every cliché of 70's and 80's rock'n'roll but that's no bad thing. If we're honest - those are the things we love this style of music for.

The DVD includes an old short interview with Lizzie and drummer Timothy Jay which has snippets of a couple of promo videos, a slideshow of various photos and press cuttings but the main feature is a 30 minute live show recorded at the Key Club in Hollywood. Both the track played over the slideshow and the concert are presented in both 2.0 stereo and 5.1 surround sound. The concert is preceded by an advert for recycling bottles and cans that the band appeared in which is pretty funny and not something I was expecting to see at all. There's 8 tracks on offer including covers of The Sweet's 'Little Willy' and Motley Crue's 'Public Enemy No.1' which of course was co-written by Lizzie and Nikki Sixx. The sound is great throughout but the video quality isn't perfect and looks like it was recorded by the club's own CCTV cameras. Pretty good gig though and the video quality certainly isn't poor enough to detract from your enjoyment.

I've been aware of Spiders & Snakes since they formed but I've never actually bothered to listen to them, there was just something about them that never interested me whenever I read about them. When I got this album to review I have to say I wasn't looking forward to having to do so but every now and then something comes along and surprises the hell outta you.
Spiders & Snakes are one such thing! This is a very good album and the inclusion of the DVD only makes the package even better. With a tour currently booked for the US and the promise of dates throughout Europe to come here's hoping they get some of the recognition that they deserve.
I'll certainly be using this album as a starting point and getting their back catalogue, I feel a bit silly for ignoring such a good band for all these years!

8/10

by John Baxter

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Discography

ARACHOMANIA (1992) RKD/RED (SONY) Distribution
ARACHNO II (1992) Ultimate Records
2000 Retro (1994) RKD/RED (SONY) Distribution
ODDITIES (1995) Sansei Records
ASTRO POP (1996) Sansei Records
LONDON DAZE (2000) Cleopatra Records (EMI)
HOLLYWOOD GHOSTS (2005) Sansei Records
MELODRAMA (2008) Corporate Punishment (Koch)

yes - all eight of our studio albums are up on iTUNES and also on our myspace site at
www.myspace.com/spidersandsnakes

several songs from the new 2008 album "Melodrama" have been picked up for college radio airplay nationally. since the radio add date of February 18, 2008, SPIDERS & SNAKES "Melodrama" was the #8 most added Loud Rock album in FMQB and the #11 most added Loud Rock album in CMJ!

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SPIDERS & SNAKES TURN UP THE DRAMA 10/8/07 - Los Angeles

Los Angeles Glam rock icons SPIDERS & SNAKES are set to release their eighth studio album, 'Melodrama', on November 6th through Corporate Punishment Records (distributed by Koch Entertainment). Corporate Punishment Records founder, Thom Hazaert, contacted the band directly thru their website and ensuing conversations led to a deal which would see Corporate Punishment Records releasing not one, but THREE albums by the notorious Hollywood rockers! (reissues of 'London Daze' and 'Hollywood Ghosts' are also included in the deal). "We are extremely proud to be affiliated with a band like SPIDERS & SNAKES. Lizzie Grey is one of the true unsung Godfathers of Modern Hard Rock, and an incredible talent, as well as a true inspiration as one of those rare people who TRULY makes music because he loves to." said CPR President Thom Hazaert. "And while it’s a little left field of the usual CPR release(s), SPIDERS & SNAKES has made a 15 year career out of releasing brilliant, pure records, solely for the love of their craft, and it’s definitely an honor to be a part of that."

The twelve tracks on offer highlight the band's affinity for 70's glam rock indulgence and their knack for writing hooks as wide as the Atlantic Ocean. Featuring a stunning cover of the Bay City Rollers' classic "Yesterday's Hero" (sung by drummer Timothy Jay), and highlighting Sluggo (of OINGO BOINGO fame) on a terrific saxophone solo, 'Melodrama' also sees SPIDERS & SNAKES covering themselves with "Fear Of Flying" which originally appeared on the band's 1992 release 'Arachno II', with rewritten lyrics by SPIDERS & SNAKES co-founder Jay, The band has written a wealth of material for the new album, including tracks such as the Cheap Trick inspired "Shoot Me Down" (written and sung by bassist Phil St. Vincent), the in your face hard rocker "Kicks", and the melancholic ballad, "Another Lonely Day" With the release of 'Melodrama' SPIDERS & SNAKES will be taking the new album to the masses with touring planned both on domestic ground as well as throughout the European territories in 2007 and 2008. Attached is a recent live photo of the band from Hollywood's Key Club.

SPIDERS & SNAKES ARE:
Lizzie Grey - Lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitars
Timothy Jay - Drums, keyboards, backing & lead vocals (trk # 8)
Phil St. Vincent - Bass, backing & lead vocals (trk # 7)
SPIDERS & SNAKES BIOGRAPHY

Lizzie Grey - Lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitars
Timothy Jay - Drums, keyboards, percussion, vocals
Phil St. Vincent - Bass guitar, vocals

The SPIDERS & SNAKES saga starts in the late 80s, (as documented in the best-selling MOTLEY CRUE biography THE DIRT), with roots in the LA band LONDON, the LA area rock staple who would go on for the next decade as a “rock star training school” with a revolving lineup that would include the likes of Nikki Sixx of MOTLEY CRUE, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, and Steven Adler of GUNS n ROSES, Blackie Lawless of W.A.S.P., Fred Coury of CINDERELLA, Nigel Benjamin of MOTT THE HOOPLE, and many more. During those early days of LONDON, Lizzie would also pen the MOTLEY CRUE classic “Public Enemy#1, which would go on to be featured on their legendary 1982 debut Too Fast For Love.

In the late 80’s, following the band’s appearance in Penelope Spheeris’ (WAYNE’S WORLD) cult documentary The Decline of Western Civiliation 2: The Metal Years, increasingly disenchanted with the band’s direction, Lizzie would leave LONDON, with then drummer Timothy Jay in tow, to create the foundation of SPIDERS & SNAKES, a raucous hybrid of LA Hard Rock, 70’s glam and classic pop sensibility. In 1992 their first release Arachnomania would be distributed by RED (SONY) as they enjoyed a brief flirtation with MTV success with their music videos for “Lost For Words” and “Nuke The Sun”. The band would spend the next decade and half experiencing underground success worldwide, releasing a string of critically acclaimed independent releases including 1994’s 2000 Retro, 1995’s Oddities: THE GLITTER YEARS, 1997’s Astro Pop, 2000’s London Daze and 2005’s Hollywood Ghosts.

Now with a host of recent high-profile appearances including a strong presence in the Cleopatra Records-issued HOLLYWOOD ROCKS Book and Box Set, as well as VH1 Television’s “Driven: MOTLEY CRUE” and their inclusion in the upcoming Prism Films GUNS n ROSES flm documentary, SPIDERS & SNAKES is poised to release their finest album to date, courtesy of Corporate Punishment Records, who contacted the band thu their website on MYSPACE.

“We are extremely proud to be affiliated with a band like SPIDERS & SNAKES. Lizzie Grey is one of the true unsung Godfathers of Modern Hard Rock, and an incredible talent, as well as a true inspiration as one of those rare people who TRULY makes music because he loves to.” Said Corporate Punishment Records President Thom Hazaert. “And while it’s a little left field of the Usual CPR rele