Dryw Keltz 2 p.m., Jan. 23
RIYL: Army of Love
Inception: San Diego, 1987
Voices was formed in 1987 by several La Jolla High School grads; singer Peter Kenvin, guitarist Tommy Andrews, drummer Randy Willert, and bassist Todd Hoffman. They later added keyboardist David Inglish. Kenvin, Andrews, and Willert were all latterday members of Army of Love, which split in '87.
They were signed to a management contract with Andy Slater, whose clients included Don Henley, Warren Zevon and the Beastie Boys, and he in turn got the band signed with MCA Records in May 1988.
After earning a cash advance of $750,000 and a seven-album guarantee, the band released one self-titled album on MCA in August 1989, though it failed to chart and they were subsequently dropped.
A spinoff band Lions & Ghosts released two albums on EMI Records, as well as landing a song in the film Modern Girls, “Passion.”