McAuley Schenker Group was a melodic hard rock band featuring core members Robin McAuley (vocals) and Michael Schenker (guitar), a successor to Schenker's earlier Michael Schenker Group. The group released several albums before disbanding. Their first album Perfect Timing was released in 1987, and included their first hit "Gimme Your Love".
Shark Island was one of the most popular club bands in Los Angeles during the 80's metal explosion. They dubbed themselves the "the longest running successful rock show in L.A.", but they were never able to break wide open.
Hericane Alice was your typical glam metal band that put the fun back into hard rock. But like so many other bands that didn't get a major label deal until the late 80s, they were largely ignored by the record buying public.
There are / were at least 2 bands going by this name. 1) Blues-based, Led Zeppelin inspired metal that should have made Tora Tora a household name, but sadly didn't. One of the best-unknown bands in the hard rock genre, but lack of label support killed any chance the band had for massive success.
A straight ahead metal outfit that only lasted long enough to release one melodic well produced album. Their moniker was the name of a torpedo.
Formed by David Reece (vocals, and the man that replaced Udo in Accept for one album) and guitarists Curt Mitchell and John Kirk. Former Hericane Alice members Ian Mayo (bass) and Jackie Ramos (drums) rounded out the band.
Y&T (originally known as Yesterday & Today) is an American hard rock/heavy metal formed in 1974 in Oakland. They hail from the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. The band released two studio albums on London Records as Yesterday & Today in the 70s before shortening their name to Y&T and releasing several albums on A&M Records, beginning their new life in 1981.