There was nothing much to do for a rock band stuck in the middle of Cleveland, Ohio- Except to motor west to
Hollywood in search of an elusive record deal. Thats exactly what the members of Pretty Vacant did. Childhood
friends with a fetish for Motley Crue and late 70s punk, the band wanted to revitalize and polish what they
described as a deliberately trashy form of rock n roll.
Detouring from the standard way hard- rock bands generally presented themselves, the bands energetic stage show was hailed by one critic as, The Sex Pistols meet The Go-Gos and everybody brought tequila. Pretty Vacant was a glamtastic spectacle that blended melodic, ultra-catchy vocal melodies with music that had a raw and bouncy, punk rock attitude. Blasting out of Cleveland like a Wonka-esque rocket ship, the band quickly garnered the attention of both fans and record labels.
New Renaissance Records soon caught wind of the band, and Pretty Vacant was signed and recorded their first album. The album became something of an underground phenomenon and Pretty Vacant launched a tour in The United States which lasted 26 months. They also left the mainland to tour Hawaii, where their album had shot to number 1 for several weeks over the top of numerous major label groups.