Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes Upload file. Download as PDF Printable version. The album featured old singles like "Love's an Injection". Razzle had yet to join the band when the songs were recorded, but he is credited on the album.
The album was released in October in Finland, with "Love's an Injection" spending a week at number one on the Finnish singles charts. The band also signed a contract with the Japanese record company Nippon Phonogram. The band later said that without Razzle they probably would have broken up, for he revitalized them. The Asian tour was largely covered by British magazines, and the band was featured on the cover of Sounds. The tour started in Bombay , continuing in Hong Kong and Japan. In Japan the band was very popular, with fans breaking into hotels to see the musicians.
The ticket prices for the show were as high as for stadium-fillers, and some phone booths in Tokyo played Hanoi Rocks songs. The tour continued from Tokyo to Vietnam. In April, the band returned to London for the recording of their fourth album, and went to Israel , where they were not well received. Monroe could not leave the hotel because of his somewhat unconventional appearance: local people thought he was an improperly-dressed woman and would gather around and spit on him.
Also, Nasty Suicide broke his ankle; and people did not like the band's loud playing style. The band's fourth album, Back to Mystery City , was released shortly afterward. It reached number 87 on British album charts. The next day, the band played a show at the Ruisrock festival in Turku, Finland. Before the show, Michael Monroe stated in an interview with the Finnish television station YLE that McCoy and Suicide's alcohol use had gotten out of hand, and that he did not drink or use drugs.
Their December shows at Marquee were recorded and released as a live album and an accompanying live video, both titled All Those Wasted Years. Ezrin had invited Ian Hunter of Mott the Hoople to help with the songwriting, and Hunter brought Jack Bruce formerly of Cream , who in turn brought Pete Brown , to the recording sessions.
Brown wrote a lot of lyrics, but the only one the band used was "Smoked a lot of sky, drank a lot of rain", in "Million Miles Away". By the end of April the new album was almost ready for release, but Ezrin and the label thought that the album was missing a hit, so they recorded Creedence Clearwater Revival 's " Up Around the Bend ", which was already a favorite of Michael Monroe and Nasty Suicide.
In Japan, excitement over the band led to sold-out concert halls and fans following the band everywhere. Even in Finland people were baffled by the extent of the band's popularity in Japan. The Japanese tour was followed by a tour across England and Scotland. British magazines raved about the band, and were certain that the next record would be their breakthrough. A music video for "Up Around the Bend" was also produced.
At the time it was the most expensive music video for any Finnish band. Five CD set. Hanoi Rocks, the Strange Boys of glam punk and Helsinki's finest rock n' roll export, offer up this magnificent box set of their first four studio albums plus the live album All Those Wasted Years. Limited six vinyl LP box set. The box set recreates all of the original artwork with individual sleeves plus a gorgeous full-color booklet with extensive excerpts from the band's official biography, which will be released for the first time in English this year!
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