Tafoya's Lost Boyzz

Tafoya's Lost Boyzz

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Tafoya’s Lost Boyzz are completely original, bluesy and ballsy, and more than anything, an onslaught of sound! “We’re a three-piece band,” says Mike Tafoya, “but we can make it sound like six.” The music defies genre, other than to say it ROCKS!

Biography

Mike Tafoya has been a loud, raw and completely original part of the Chicago and national music scene for more than thirty years. He first made a name for himself in the mid-70s as the explosive lead guitarist for Epic recording artists, The Boyzz (from Illinoizz). After the release of “Too Wild to Tame” and a five-year run that included national tours with acts like Aerosmith, Rush and REO Speedwagon, Mike left The Boyzz and in 1982 landed yet another Epic recording contract with his new band, The B’zz (with Steve Riley of W.A.S.P. and LA Guns). Throughout the 80s and 90s, Mike continued to play, record and tour across Illinois and the nation with bands like Tafoya (with Boyzz guitarist Gil Pini) and Raw Dogs (with B’zz singer Tommy Holland). Through it all, Mike has been committed to making his own music on his own terms, a choice that eventually left him broke and alone and living in the streets through two harsh Illinois winters without a guitar to his name. His last axe had been stolen. “It was horrible,” says Mike. "Nobody would buy me a burger but they would buy me a beer. But I knew I had to do this. I needed credibility to put my project together and make it work.”

Then through open mic jams, he met drummer Chris McCoy and bassist Erik Osland in 2002 and a new band with a new yet classic sound was formed. There’s no denying the echoes of Led Zeppelin, Santana, The Doors, Audio Slave, Rush, hard core blues and even The Boyzz in The Lost Boyzz sound. But from the soul of Classic Rock, The Lost Boyzz have managed to forge a completely new and innovative sound. Whether it's the uplifting title track, "Life," the heavily distorted "Hammerhead," the bluesy "Over Now," or the more melodic "Sturgis," Mike has finally found a platform to showcase his blistering yet soulful guitar work, which is not to dismiss the rest of the band. They work together as the ultimate power trio, complete with layers of vocal harmonies that seem so effortless they will likely go under-appreciated. Chris and Erik provide a rock solid foundation, and then Mike’s guitar screams, rants, sears or soars and wherever it goes, you go with it. “We’re a three-piece band,” says Mike, “but we can make it sound like six.”

Mike reunited with his old friend and former Boyzz bassist Dave Angel to co-produce the band’s first CD and with the release of LIFE (2007 Rave Song Records) we finally hear the sound Mike has been chasing and creating for more than three decades. And as good as the CD is, it’s even better to hear the band play it live and the bigger the venue the better. The title track in particular needs plenty of room to expand.

Tafoya’s Lost Boyzz are pioneering a new genre that can only be described as New Classic Rock. The music brings back memories even when it’s being heard for the first time and re-connects true music fans with the reasons why they came to love Rock ‘N Roll.

Learn more about the band by visiting their website at:
www.tafoyaslostboyzz.com

or,

On their MySpace page at:
www.myspace.com/tafoyaslostboyzz

Lyrics

CRYSTAL MORNING

Written By: M. TAFOYA C. McCOY

1.
ON A CRYSTAL MORNING,
I CAN HEAR THE DEW DROPS FALLING
WHEN YOU COMING HOME DEAR BOY
THIS WORLD’S NOT FOR YOU
WHEN YOU COMING HOME DEAR SON
I’LL BE WAITING HERE FOR YOU
WAITING HERE FOR YOU

FORGIVE ME
I’M GROWING COLD
FORGIVE ME

2.
I LAY WITH MARYJANE
AND WATCH THE CLOUDS GO BY
SHE ALTERS THE QUALITY OF MY CONSCIOUSNESS
IF ONLY FOR A LITTLE WHILE
FOR A LITTLE WHILE

FORGIVE ME – I’M GROWING COLD
FORGIVE ME – I’M GROWING OLD
FORGIVE ME – ON A CRYSTAL MORNING

SOLO

FORGIVE ME – I’M GROWING COLD
FORGIVE ME – I’M GROWING OLD
FORGIVE ME – ON A CRYSTAL MORNING

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'LIFE'

Written By: M Tafoya

LIFE ( M. TAFOYA )
1.
ONCE I HAD A NOTION, WHAT MY LIFE HAD TO BE
NOW MY DEVOTION,
GOD SAVES ME, WITH LIFE ENTERNALLY

2.
WITH YOUTH I WISDOM, WITH TRUTH SO PURE
I CLOSED MY EYES, CLOSED MY EARS
GOD SAVES ME, WITH LIFE ETERNALLY

-MIDDLE-
BRIGHT LIFE MADE DESOLATE
MY FEELING WERE SHATTERED
IN A WHIRLWIND YOU GAVE ME A LIGHT
NO FUTURE, JUST WHAT’S RIGHT
NO MORE PAIN,
NO MORE MISERY

SOLO

OUTRO

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SPREAD YOUR LOVE AROUND

Written By: M. TAFOYA

SPREAD YOUR LOVE AROUND
( M. TAFOYA )

1.
AND AS I WALK DOWN THE STEET, THE PEOPLE THAT I MEET
WANT TO KNOW HOW I POSSIBLY
THIS IS THE ANSWER MY FRIEND

SPREAD YOUR LOVE AROUND
SPREAD YOUR LOVE AROUND
GIVE IT UP TO GET IT
SPREAD YOUR LOVE AROUND
GIVE IT UP TO GET
SPREAD YOUR LOVE AROUND

2.
AND WHEN I WANT TO,SAY ALL I GOT TO
TURN IT ‘ROUND, TO BE ALL IT OUGHT TO
HOW ‘ BOUT IT SINK YOUR TEETH IN THIS

SPREAD YOUR LOVE AROUND
SPREAD YOUR LOVE AROUND
GIVE IT UP TO GET IT
SPREAD YOUR LOVE AROUND
GIVE IT UP TO GET
SPREAD YOUR LOVE AROUND

SOLO

SPREAD YOUR LOVE AROUND
SPREAD YOUR LOVE AROUND
GIVE IT UP TO GET IT
SPREAD YOUR LOVE AROUND

GIVE IT UP TO GET
SPREAD YOUR LOVE AROUND ( X 3 )

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OUTSIDE MY WINDOW

Written By: M.Tafoya

1.
YOU’RE OUTSIDE MY WINDOW
THERE ACROSS THE STREET
A FIGURE THAT I WANT TO KNOW
SOMEONE I’D LIKE TO MEET

I DON’T KNOW YOU
MIGHT NOT LIKE YOU
BUT THE THING YOU GOT
‘THE THING THAT MAKES ME GO

2.
DON’T KNOW HOW TO GREET YOU
CAN’T THINK OF WHAT TO SAY
COMPELLED AS I AM TO YOU
EACH AND EVERY DAY
‘CAUSE
YOU’RE OUTSIDE MY WINDOW
THERE ACROSS THE STREET
A FIGURE THAT I WANT TO KNOW
SOMEONE I’D LIKE TO MEET

I DON’T KNOW YOU
MIGHT NOT LIKE YOU
BUT THE THING YOU GOT
‘THE THING THAT MAKES ME GO

SOLO

YOU’RE OUTSIDE MY WINDOW
THERE ACROSS THE STREET
A FIGURE THAT I WANT TO KNOW
SOME GIRL I’D LIKE TO MEET
YOU’RE OUTSIDE MY WINDOW
THERE ACROSS THE STREET
A FIGURE THAT I WANT TO KNOW
SOMEONE I’D LIKE TO MEET

I DON’T KNOW YOU
MIGHT NOT LIKE YOU
BUT THE THING YOU GOT
‘ THE THING THAT MAKES ME GO
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GET UP , GET DOWN

Written By: M.Tafoya/C.McCoy

1.
MY HEART IS BRUISED UP, LORD I’M TESTIFING
THIS IS SOME BAD ASS SHIT, HUH, IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME
COME ON, GET WITH IT ,
COME ON, GET YOUR FIVE KNUCKLES UP IN IT
COME ON WITH YOUR FUNKY LITTLE BREAK DOWN
COME ON WITH GET UP, GIT UP

COME ON (GET UP) GET UP, GET DOWN ( X 4 )

2.
GO WITH THE FLOW OF TENORS,
VIBRATIN’ THE NINE BLUE SKIES
LET THE MUSIC TAKE YOU,
TO A REALM WHERE YOUR MIND CAN FLY
LET THE MUSIC TAKE YOU,
O’ LOVE’S CREATIVE FLOW
LET THE MUSIC TAKE YOU
TO WHERE LONELY YOU CAN’T GO
LET THE MUSIC TAKE YA’


COME ON (GET UP) GET UP, GET DOWN ( X 4 )

SOLO
3.
MY HEART IS BRUISED UP, LORD I’M TESTIFING
THIS IS SOME BAD ASS SHIT, HUH, IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME
COME ON, GET WITH IT ,
COME ON, GET YOUR FIVE KNUCKLES UP IN IT
COME ON WITH YOUR FUNKY LITTLE BREAK DOWN
COME ON WITH GET UP, GIT UP

COME ON (GET UP) GET UP, GET DOWN ( X 4 )
-MUSIC BREAK-
COME ON (GET UP) GET UP, GET DOWN ( X 4 )
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HAMMER HEAD

Written By: M.Tafoya/C.McCoy

1.
YOU’RE A HAMMER HEAD BABY, IN LEATHER AND LACE
SEE YOU STAND BY THE CORNER,
SEE THE SMILE ON YOUR FACE
SPELL BOUND AND WAITING, SHE TALKS WITH HER EYES
WANTS TO GIVE ME A RIDE
SPELL BOUND AND WAITING, SHE TALKS WITH HER EYES
HAMMER HEAD BABY, TONIGHT, HOLD TIGHT

2.
YOU’RE A HAMMER HEAD BABY, IN LACE AND LEATHER
WANTS ME TO FEEL JUST RIGHT,
WANTS TO GET TOGETHER
SPELL BOUND AND WAITING, SHE TALKS WITH HER EYES
WANTS TO GIVE ME A RIDE
SPELL BOUND AND WAITING, SHE TALKS WITH HER EYES
HAMMER HEAD BABY, TONIGHT, HOLD TIGHT

SOLO
3.
YOU’RE A HAMMER HEAD BABY, IN LEATHER AND LACE
SEE YOU STAND BY THE CORNER,
SEE THE SMILE ON YOUR FACE
SPELL BOUND AND WAITING, SHE TALKS WITH HER EYES
WANTS TO GIVE ME A RIDE
SPELL BOUND AND WAITING, SHE TALKS WITH HER EYES
HAMMER HEAD BABY, TONIGHT, HOLD TIGHT

YOU’RE A HAMMER HEAD BABY
YOU’RE A HAMMER HEAD BABY
YOU’RE A HAMMER HEAD BABY
YOU’RE A HAMMER HEAD BABY

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Discography

1. Tafoya's Lost Boyzz 'LIFE' original studio CD co-produced by David Angel & Mike Tafoya
-Spread Your Love Around
-Crystal Morning
-Get Up, Get Down
-Life
-Long Time Ago
-Boogie With Me
-Hamerhead
-Outside My Window
-Drive By/Sturgis
-Over Now

2. Tafoya's Lost Boyzz "ARE BLUE IMAGE" IN SHADES OF GREEN, SONGS OF PETER GREEN'S FLEETWOOD MAC

Set List

I. (1 of 3)
1. Without You
2. Like It This Way
3. Black Magic Woman
4. Rollin Man
5. Amazing Grace
6. My Baby’s Sweet
7. Please Set A Date
8. Shake Your Money Maker

II. (2 of 3 OR 1 of 2)
1. Albatross
2. Boogie With Me *
3. Get Up, Get Down *
4. One Sunny Day + Jam
5. Looking For Somebody
6. 'LIfe' *
7. Long Time Ago *
8. I’m A Man
9. Fool No More
10. Not Fade Away

(3 of 3 OR 2 of 2)
1. Only You
2. Spread Your Love Around *
3. Hammer Head *
4. Little Wing
5. Sturgis*
6. Good Morning Little School Girl
7. Over Now *
8. Crystal Morning *
9. Lemon Squeezer
10. Outside My Window *

(4). (addendum)
1.Tallahassee Lassie
2.Going Down
3.Child In Time
4. Gloria
5. La Grange
6. Stop Messing Around
7. Pipeline
8. Little Wing (inst.)
* original songs