Pretty Boy Floyd – Public Enemies

Not too long ago, when rock was about having a good time, letting your hair down and creating chaos and anarchy, four guys got together in Hollywood and formed a band. NYC guitarist Kristy Majors hooked up with west coast front man Steve Summers and laid the foundation for their dream band. They worked, wrote songs and played and played and played. The band chose the name “Pretty Boy Floyd” because it seemed to describe them – four tough teens armed with guitar licks and teenage angst that set out to conquer the world.

As the new millennium rolled in, new music fans began to wonder what they had missed back in the heyday of ‘80s and early ‘90s sleaze rock. A whole new breed of young fans that weren’t born when the band first emerged began to discover their music. The original fans from back in the day and the new fans found common ground – a love of Pretty Boy Floyd’s music, sleazy shows, and fun times. Never mind what the critics think, or what trends may have come and gone. Having outlasted many of the critics who cried “they’ll never make it; “ Pretty Boy Floyd continues to record and tour the world winning over new fans both young and old.

“Public Enemies” is EXACTLY what’d you expect from these seasoned Sunset Strip veterans! A fun record meant to be played at maximum volume to help you forget about your worries, of which we all have plenty these days.

Having seen Pretty Boy Floyd perform a few times in the past, I was looking forward to writing this review and seeing how the band has matured.  After listening to the album I felt like I was back in 1981 listening to Motley Crue’s debut album “Too Fast for Love.”  It was a strange feeling because it felt like I was reliving the early ‘80s; the songs, largely because of the Vocals, sounded like early Vince Neil mixed with the party vibe of Poison, who also broke out in the mid ‘80’s.  The album was consistent from the first actual track “Feel the Heat” to the Final Track “So Young So Bad.”  If you are a fan of Pretty Boy Floyd the album is everything you were looking forward too.  This album could have easily been released as the follow up to the 1989 album “Leather Boyz with Electric Toyz.”  The album from start to finish is filled with big choruses injected with a party vibe that is nothing more than pure 80s glam metal bliss.  You will be singing along with choruses that make you want to pump your fist in the air and scream.  “Public Enemies” is a time machine waiting to take you back to when Hair Metal Bands ruled the Airwaves.  So sit back and enjoy the ride, it’s a trip worth taking.

Band Members:

Kristy Majors – Guitars, Bass

Steve Summers – Vocals

Chad Stewart – Drums

Keri Kelli – Background Vocals

Album Tracks:


Feel The Heat

High School Queen

Girls All Over The World

American Dream

We Can’t Bring Back Yesterday

We Got The Power

Do Ya Wanna Rock

Run For Your Life

Shock The World

Paint It On

7 Minutes In Heaven

Star Chaser

So Young So Bad


Band: “Pretty Boy Floyd”

Album: “Public Enemies”

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