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Artist: Beau Nasty

Title: Dirty, But Well Dressed

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Category: Glam/Hard Rock

Year: 1989

Label: CBS/WTG

Catalog Number: PK 45045


Mark Anthony Fretz lead vocals, harmonica
George Bernhardt guitar, vocals
Brian Young guitar, vocals
Doug Baker bass, vocals
Mike Terrana drums, percussion


1.  Shake It  4:29
2.  Goodbye Rosie  3:59
3.  Gimme Lovin'  3:36
4.  Paradise in the Sand  4:14
5.  Dirty, But Well Dressed  3:04
6.  Love to the Bone  4:51
7.  Gemini  3:48
8.  Piece of the Action  3:51
9.  Make a Wish  4:39
10.  Love Potion #9  3:26
Total Running Time:  39:57

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From: kathryn ann Date: May 24, 2001 at 21:54
a must have for your rock collection!! hot rockin sound with great vocals and awsome guitar licks AND GORGEOUS MEN!! DREAM OF ANGELS GEORGE!

From: T-BONE Date: August 11, 2001 at 17:09
Awesome cd from a not so well known band. They should have been much bigger.

From: corey Date: September 28, 2001 at 7:39
very cool, its a shame they don,t make bands like this anymore. long live real rock and roll

From: FABIEN Date: October 6, 2001 at 4:31
Produced by Beau Hill:That means a BIG sound!Put the record on your stereo and let "dirty but well dressed" play at HUGE volume and the house will ROCK!"Piece of the action" is a hit too.ALL the album is full of dirty rythm, naughty rock n' roll energy and sleaze lyrics!GO GET IT! (if you still can,it's 11 years old)

From: chris c Date: November 15, 2001 at 12:44
A great CD from a great band that is sorely missed. It is a shame bands like thes aren't around anymore!

From: Jay Wallace Date: February 18, 2002 at 13:07
Another hairless scrotum in the world of rock.

From: carlos rosales Date: May 8, 2002 at 11:18
These is a great band.It's worth buying for theses two songs "Make a Wish" and "Love Potion #9" there my favorite songs.........

From: Desslar Date: May 8, 2002 at 16:57
Good pop metal. Some nice sleazy numbers and a couple of decent ballads. Nothing really memorable, and the vocals are a little weak.

From: David Date: August 10, 2002 at 22:28
Any of you locals heard of Bash Nasty?

From: tonikki Date: August 20, 2002 at 13:41
two or three songs are not bad.definetly 3rd category hard rock. only for collectors

From: nitrodoll Date: August 20, 2002 at 14:42
'make a wish" is a cool ballad although 'jesse strange' did a better job performing this song. and love potion n.9 is a covertune... but it's a good cd, typical late eighties.

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From: Blue Charvel Date: August 21, 2002 at 7:00
If you're looking for great musicians, and a great (Beau Hill) production, this is the disc to acquire. Good songwriting as well. I've replaced this in my collection twice due to wearing out a cassette, and someone stealing my CD...and damn it, I'd do it again too. Well above average quality here.

From: kc rocker Date: August 28, 2002 at 3:19
i agree with all on here...this cd rocks big time...awesome guitars...good good ballady songs too...shame these guys didnt release more cds...get this cd...fav songs are "gemini" & "make a wish" and i love the cover version of "love potion no.9"

From: AORGOD Date: November 18, 2002 at 6:50
Who the hell is this Desslar character? - he should shut up - he knows NOTHING about real music. Go listen to Creed you queer... TRUE HARD ROCK RULES!!

From: ARXONTAS Date: November 24, 2002 at 6:51
music is an ocean but diamonds are few...

From: ARXONTAS Date: November 26, 2002 at 11:31
Beau Nasty was being groomed by the label to be a commercial metal band. The record entitled Dirty But Well Dressed was produced by Beau Hill and Paul Winger. The first single off the debut record was called Shake It and received moderate airplay on MTV's Headbangers Ball. The band completed two tours of the US and Canada. On the first as the support act for Lover Boy and the second as the support act for Love / Hate. Unfortunately the 80's were coming to a close and commercial Heavy Metal was d

From: ARXONTAS Date: November 26, 2002 at 11:33
dying a very sudden death and as a result the band members became discouraged by a variety of insurmountable problems and threw in the towel at the end of 1989.

From: Blue Tequila Date: November 26, 2002 at 20:49
Thanks ARXONTAS, it's very hard finding any info about Beau Nasty. But I wonder why they never put out a follow up to this album. It would have been only 1990 or '91 when the second album would have come out and that would have been before the Seattle bands really started getting popular. Too bad there was never another release from these guys. Very under-rated band.

From: freddy de keyze Date: December 12, 2002 at 9:31
This is indeed very good, true hard rock, blessed with an excellent production. Not a classic, but certainly worth having in your hardrock collection. A pity that this kind of pure hardrock isn't made these days. Now it's all modern rock crap !!!

From: Trick Taylor Date: December 14, 2002 at 4:35
I'm sorry boys but Beau Nasty was an awful band and the record was nearly unlistenable! Too many bells, whistles, and Winger wannabe tricks for me. Do you remember the "Shake It" video? These putzes were on a full stage with full lights, as if they were Whitesnake! I remember thinking, who the hell are these posers? I bet Jizzy from Love/Hate hated having to tour with the likes of Loverboy meets Winger. Just putrid.

From: ARXONTAS Date: December 14, 2002 at 9:29

From: Trick Taylor Date: December 16, 2002 at 16:55
To the previous poster: I have been a fan of AOR/Glam/Hair rock since 1982. I own almost every thing the hair factory put out in the 80's. It just so happens that Beau Nasty was not one of the better offerings. If they are a pet of yours I respect that. My pets happen to be Electric Boys, Steelheart, Love/Hate, and TKO. In the grand scheme of things Beau Nasty was third rate at best. The album sucked and they are rightfully gone forever. "Dirty, But Working at Denny's"

From: M. Allen Date: February 4, 2003 at 16:40
If you're a fan of big, loud, attitude-driven hard rock, you'll fall in love with this band. The guitars burn full-throttle, igniting some red-hot riffs & great hooks. Beau Hill executive produced and his midas touch is all over this album, which, as far as I'm concerned, is a good thing. "Paradise in the Sand" ranks as one of the best power ballads of the late 80s, a very well-done song guaranteed to make you reach for your lighter. Some people call these guys posers...I call 'em pros.

From: John Date: July 23, 2003 at 14:19
A tired, tired record. These guys hopped on the bandwagon and pulled the wheels off it with mediocre songs.

From: Scandinavia Date: October 7, 2003 at 8:01
I think this one grows on you...I wasn't too impressed at first but the SAINTS N SINNNERS-like hardrock with the superb production really rocks....It calls for some serious listening since Beau Nasty seems to be a bit hard to love at first encounter...Hmmm...The vocals are close to Mark Slaughter at times...ROCK N ROLL!!!

From: Ali Rock Date: October 10, 2003 at 19:39
I just wanna say two words Mike Terrana. That is the best thing with the whole album. And yes maybe gemini is a great tune. But that's it about this album i'm afraid. Great production but there are much better albums in the same vein out there. Have it on vinyl.

From: purrfect-kat Date: October 10, 2003 at 23:36
holy . . . I can't believe you didn't like the power ballad called "Paradise in the Sand " . . . That is an amazing tune which is well done . . I don't believe too many guys can go that high with their voice without gasping for air.

From: King James Date: October 11, 2003 at 18:22
"Make a Wish" is a better power ballad.

From: jayglam@hotmail Date: October 14, 2003 at 8:06
Very underated band, singer has a great raspy but high voice, big production sound which was sool cool of the eighties. Shake it absolutely rocks and you can't get a better power ballad than paradise in the sand, has a couple of lesser songs but overall better than a lot of the other hair bands. Jay from Australia

From: CC Date: October 19, 2003 at 12:13
Just picked up the promo version of the album which was titled "Shake it" and I gotta say the album was good,just not stunning! As has already been said,Jesse Strange did a version of Make a wish which was far superior & Love potion was a cover,the rest of the tunes just seemed to lack that spark I love. Dont get me wrong,I like the album but it aint gonna be an all time fave!

From: Date: January 5, 2004 at 16:57
Really enjoyed it when it came out 'cause it had this big sound by Beau Hill, catchy songs with big guitars and so on. Now I must admit this band could not make history because obviously the purpose was to ride on the wave and they were 1 in 1 million though quite good in the style. They could have more success but they also could have never existed ... Quite good in this style but carefull not to overestimate this band.

From: Date: January 27, 2004 at 6:36
Wow!! amazing band with great sound!!!!! There are alot of hair bands that put out albums in the 80's and 90's but only a select few have a distinctness about them and Beau Nasty is one of those bands. I have amassed an extensive collection of 80s-90's glam/pop/rock metal and a good number of them sound just like ACDC, KISS or Ratt. Cudos to the boys in Beau Nasty for venturing out and creating their own unique sound!! I sure wish a followup was in the works....whattya think guys?

From: AOR freaky Date: January 27, 2004 at 10:49
Good, tasteful party/ feel-good hardrock indeed, blessed with a fantastic sound and production for that time ! Nice record !

From: Rycheage Date: February 8, 2004 at 19:16
Beau Nasty was a typical late 80's sleaze band, releasing a brand of good time hard rock similar to that of Britny Fox. One album and a couple of tours was all the band managed to accomplish before fading into obscurity.

From: Dean Date: February 11, 2004 at 2:14
Nothing original on this cd but I still like it quite a bit. Since i got into this one before i heard Jesse Strange, I prefer Beau Nasty's version of "Make A Wish" For some reason these guys always reminded me of early Warrant.

From: dckiss Date: March 20, 2004 at 17:12
Why wasn't this band bigger? Simple the singer was horrible live. I saw them twice both times he couldn't pull off the vocals that were recorded on the album. As if that wasn't bad enough, as a frontman he had all the talent of a peanut. Ok, you got me, thats not fair to the peanut. As for the album it is a very well PRODUCED album. Songs are well written and perfomed. If you like this style of muic pick it up. I give this one a 8.5 (I'm listening to it now)

From: jessica96fish Date: April 11, 2004 at 9:38
as many have said on here.this is what rock and roll is all about.great cd brilliant songs.if you like your music down and dirty this one is for you.

From: Elton Braga Date: May 19, 2004 at 16:51
Pathetic, nothing else! They haven´t done nothing better than the others! But they´re better than that shit called The Darkness... But this is so easy!

From: Gabriel Alves Date: June 17, 2004 at 3:31
I´ve read in a Brazilian metal magazine called ROADIE CREW an interview with Mike Terrana, the drummer, in which he said Beau Hill didn´t produced this record. He just went to the studio one day and never returned, Paul Winger did the entire work. Everything was just an agreement with the record company, put the name of a great producer on the record cover to enhance the sales. Anyway, there are great melodic hard rock songs in it: Paradise in the Sand is the record´s highlight, the best!

From: Tom R. Piippo Date: August 6, 2004 at 10:22
This should be a classic for everyone who calls themselves fans of traditional hard rock. This is one of the best albums ever recorded in the genre, and it's a disaster that CBS didn't manage to make this guys big stars. Imberresing for the metalgenre that posers like Guns'n'Roses make it big, when those who really deserve it just vanish.

From: kevin f. Date: September 12, 2004 at 20:27
great release here.has previous band members of obscure rockers hanover (aka hanover fist) no wimpy songs here. they all kick major ass. too bad hanover never got the recognition they deserved because the stuff they put out kills even this release. don't believe me? find their release hungry eyes and give it a listen. it will floor you!

From: Eric Date: November 4, 2004 at 14:21
This is a Cd that I loved when I first bought it. However it got rather boring for me rather quickly. I do love the remake of Love Potion #9 still.

From: Date: December 21, 2004 at 5:36
very good, but i don't like lead vocal, so 9/10

From: aMetalhead1966 Date: January 3, 2006 at 16:56
This is typical of some 80's hard sounds've heard it before but done better...3/10..

From: headbanger4life Date: January 10, 2006 at 5:21
This one is classic 80's party glam/hard rock. I love the remake they did of "Love Potion #9". It's a shame they didn't put nothing else out.

From: sluss528 Date: April 11, 2006 at 22:25
nothing speical here. it has about 3 songs that are good and the rest is just ok. anybody interested in this drop me a e- mail be cause i am getting ready to punt this on e bay. sluss528@YAHOO.COM LATE!

From: Butchwalkerulz Date: August 5, 2006 at 18:29
Great cd! Big Choruses,Best tracks are 'Shake It' which was a MTV video and 'Gimme Lovin' which has a pretty cool chorus.I had some Beers with Brian Young a few years back in Dublin when he was playing guitar with David Lee Roth.Really Cool Guy!!!!!

From: Helix Date: October 27, 2006 at 11:38
I must say I have to agree with alot of People about the comments above.Its true they never really went anywhere.Only had a few good songs on the cd.But over the years of the garbage we get now, most people would say this cd is a masterpiece now lol.

From: juan carlos Date: June 7, 2007 at 19:10
Muy buen HardRock con sus toques Sleazy, excelente producción del afamado Beau Hill. Resalto los grandes coros y los buenos solos. "Shake It" me recordó por momentos a los Cinderella Bueno coro/Solo, "Paradise in the Sand" muy buena Semi-Balada que me recordó a los Trixter, buen tema Sleazy en "Dirty, But Well Dressed" y mis favoritas van al final: "Gemini" temazo (mi favorita) y mi 2º fav. "Make a Wish" Rock Melódico total. Recomendado. 8.5/10

From: hernanHRM/AOR Date: October 14, 2007 at 20:06
Un buen trabajo para su genero musical, bueno como que no va mucho con mi stylo pero bueno el albun tiene sus joyitas y para mis son las dos ultimas "Make A Wish" & "Love Potion #9" buenos Cortes.. recomendado

From: rallen399 Date: December 21, 2007 at 18:27
This is a definate classic gem from the 80's.One of my fav. cds period,if you like Heavy Bones,Wildside,Saints & Sinners you'll like this band too!

From: Dr. Feelgood Date: March 21, 2008 at 15:57
This is diry hard rock done right. Great songs, dirty vocals, hooks that sink right in, and choruses that stick in your head all day. "Gemini" is one of my favourite hard rock songs and the best on the album, "Piece Of The Action" gets the pulse going with a great chorus and guitarwork, "Love Potion #9" is a very well-done cover, and the 2 ballads are near perfect. Their version of "Make A Wish" is better than Jesse Strange's version, IMO. They should've been huge. 9/10

From: z4roxx Date: March 22, 2008 at 13:10
That was hard rock that will never come again.Awesome performance,not a single filler moment,masters...11/10!

From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 17, 2009 at 20:07
First comment of 2009 but nothing different from most of the comments above..great album with very good songs!!! of the last "true" Hard Rock with some Glam added of the late 80's..."Shake It","Gimme Lovin'","Piece Of The Action","Dirty But Well Dressed"(what a title,yeahhh!)...anyway grab this album and check it out 4 yourself!.90/100

From: metalhead4life Date: August 26, 2010 at 10:23
Yeah, like some others said, very good hard rock/glam release from 1989. Hard rockin' glam in the style of Cinderella, Hericane Alice, Ratt, and bands like that since the singer has a very high and rough voice. Good musicianship and production. This is one you need to add to your 80's hard rock/glam collection. Some good hard rockin melodies sure to please. "Paradise In The Sand" is a great song. Probably my favorite on the disc. 88/100

From: the rocker Date: December 13, 2011 at 21:59
Another one of my blind buying adventures back in the day. Shake it, Gemini, The cover -Love potion #9, the 2 ballads-Paradise in the sand & Make a wish(which was also done by Jesse Strange,both good) Piece of the action & Gimmie lovin' are my picks. I recommend!

From: hair metal again Date: November 23, 2018 at 5:16
superb hair metal release by BEAU NASTY and a must have for every hard rocker!dont really get the negative comments ,as it is almost perfect from every aspect and offers great rockers &ballads!i bought the vinyl when it was out and spinned it a lot back in the day and still sounds massive!

From: ghettonation73 Date: August 13, 2021 at 15:54
Corey, they have bands like this now. If the radio stations and JokeTV (MTV) would ever pull their heads out of their asses and play them and give them some exposure. Time for some fresh blood.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: August 13, 2021 at 19:53
Yeah, Corey, if you're still checking back almost 20 years later, still thinking about this flash-in-the-pan band and wondering how come MTV doesn't play any music anymore ...

From: Auslander Date: August 20, 2021 at 7:41
Corey has been wearing his sunglasses at night for about 38 years now. And he still hasn't died in a fiery automobile accident like you'd expect.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: July 9, 2023 at 20:21
Time to expand! A coworker of mine, who knows of (but doesn't necessarily share) my love of hair metal, threw Beau Nasty's name out at me the other day, just to tease me. No idea how she ever heard of them. And so I found myself revisiting this, their one and only album. Best thing about it is the big production, followed by some ripping guitars, par for the course at the time. In fact, those last seven words sum up the album: there were dozens, if not hundreds of bands like this by '89, and with songs that are just okay, Beau Nasty didn't have a prayer of standing out. The album checks all the boxes, with some stripper-pole shuffles, a couple of gross (yet not very memorable) ballads, and a cover of an AM-RADIO moldy-oldie. The singer reminds me a bit of Marq Torien with his untamed shriek, particularly on the very Bulletboys-ish title track. That song, along with the single "Shake It" and "Gimme Lovin'" are the highlights for me. This was too under-the-radar for me to know about in '

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: July 9, 2023 at 20:26
... 1989, but I doubt I would have bought it if I had heard it. Best uses are for inserting one of the good songs into a party-rock playlist to serve as a welcome curveball among more familiar songs.

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