Sunset Strip veteran calls Pretty Boy Floyd’s KRISTY MAJORS “A LIAR AND A THIEF” alleges guitarist stole SUCKERPUNCH songs for THE THRILL KILLS
Facebook – In a bombshell accusation a Sunset Strip veteran has called out Pretty Boy Floyd guitarist Kristy “Krash” Majors in a big way. The guitarist is being accused of stealing song ideas from a 1996 album – track for track, then re-recording it, re-titling select songs and calling it Kristy Majors and The Thrill Kills.
Paul E. Bardot states, “It is a direct COPY of our material” referring to his his former group Suckerpunch. The band released their self titled debut on 510 Records through MCA in 1996.
Bardot real name Paul Worden is best known from his years fronting the early 90′s Hollywood glam band Swingin’ Thing. That band eventually signed with Hollywood Records and shortened their name to The Things.
Bardot blasts Majors saying, “HE IS A LIAR AND A THIEF.”
In related news, many will recall Pretty Boy Floyd being sued by their former guitarist Aerial Stiles. Much of that turmoil is talked about by Stiles in a 2006 interview >HERE< with Glitzine. The original guitarist wrote all but 1 of the tracks on the bands 1989 MCA Records release “Leather Boyz With Electric Toyz.”
See Bardot’s full letter below.
Facebook Letter from Paul E. Bardot, Suckerpunch and Swingin’ Thing/The Things vocalist
“Sooo everybody, I came across this interview with Kristy Majors. You may know him from his time in the glam band Pretty Boy Floyd and most recently The Thrill Kills. In this recent interview, he talks about his new album, stating various times that he wrote the material on the album.
HE DID NOT WRITE ANY OF THE SONGS ON THIS RECORDING. How do I know this…..after fronting the band Swingin’ Thing from 1989-1994, I was the singer for a band called Suckerpunch out of Los Angeles between 1995-1997. We recorded an album on an independent label called 510 Records which was distributed by MCA Records. It was a great record that will forever be a part of me and I am very proud of it. Every song from the Suckerpunch recording appears on Kristy Majors new album. It is a direct COPY of our material. He has even taken the liberty to change the titles on a couple of the tracks, most notably “Hand Over Fist” which he now calls “Broken Lip” and “Why Bother” which he now calls “Over and Over Again”.
He states several times in this interview that he wrote these songs. HE IS A LIAR AND A THIEF. DON’T BE FOOLED AND MISLED BY THIS SECOND RATE HACK. To my knowledge, he has made no attempt to financially compensate or credit any or all members of Suckerpunch.
It is criminal. MORE IMPORTANTLY, IT IS THE PRINCIPLE OF IT ALL. IT IS JUST MORALLY FUCT.
Hey Kristy, I just wanna say that it’s OK if you can’t write good music (stick to booking bands), just don’t mislead the public and try to pass off someone else’s creativity and hard work as your own! That is an all time low, f#cker.
For me personally, it sounds like a bad tribute to a great band. DO NOT SUPPORT THIS SCAM BY KRISTY MAJORS AND THE THRILL KILLS! Please share this with others, even Kristy himself if you like.
He hasn’t accepted my friend request. Gee, I wonder why. CHEERS TO ALL!””
Bardot had posted the above on his facebook on August 3rd, but followed it up with a secondary post screen cap’d below.
Metal Sludge has posted album covers and track lists from both Suckerpunch (1996) found HERE on Amazon and Kristy Majors Thrill Kills (2014) side by side.
We have also posted youtube clips of Suckerpunch “Hand over Fist” from 1996 and Kristy Majors Thrills Kills “Broken Lip” from 2014 below.
You be the judge.
If the Thrill Kills video is NOT showing, cut and paste > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcSOGWQaac4 < to watch.
UPDATED Aug 9th 2014 9:00AM (PST)
Editors Note: Metal Sludge has been informed by Brian Rademacher of Rockeyez that Kristy Majors (aka Chris Maggiore) has filed complaints with Youtube and the company has removed the June 23rd 2014 interview from youtube. Majors has complained that his copy-written artwork for the Kristy Majors & the Thrill Kills CD was violated by Rademacher and Rockeyez.
Make note that the interview with Majors had been up on youtube for 46 days with no issue – of course until we ran our story, It was alleged by a Los Angeles musician that Majors had stolen songs, and in this exact interview Majors claimed to have written those songs. We are awaiting a new upload of audio only, with no artwork. Stay tuned and we will bring it to you.
In the mean time the key comments from the interview are transcribed below.
Listen for this Q&A starting at the :04 second mark into the Rockeyez interview.
Rockeyez: “Kristy Majors and the Thrill Kills. Tell me a little bit about the new band?”
Kristy Majors: “Ahh, The new band it was just, you know I just wanted good people. I wanted to surround myself with – ahh, you know good people that I actually like and enjoy spending time with,that are good players. And ahh, you know I am back to a couple of guys that I have known for a long time, and ahh, put the project together, And you know, I had already recorded the material and wrote the material. Had it all done and just sent it over to them. And they all dug it. And we just started, rolling, right from there. (laughing)”
Listen for this Q&A starting at the :52 second mark into the Rockeyez interview.
Rockeyez: “I listened to the CD, it’s a little bit of a stretch from Pretty Boy Floyd.I feel it’s, maybe more of a punk oriented sound. It’s a mixture of punk and metal.”
Kristy Majors: “Yeah, you know, I think it’s a – it’s a pretty far stretch from Pretty Boy Floyd as far as the sound the goes. But you know, obviously it still has the pop sensibilities. But, you know I was just going back to like – my New York roots, and, you know all the things that I was influenced, when I was younger and when I was a kid, and stuff and everything and ahh. I just wrote songs that I thought were (pause) ahh, that I was feeling at the time and that I wanted to ahh, (pause) that, that I just wanted to do. (laughing) You know, I was like, I don’t try and follow a trend, ahh you know, it’s like I don’t try and make music to please anybody, I just, you know I do it for myself now days.”
Listen for this Q&A starting at the 6;40 mark into the Rockeyez interview.
Rockeyez: “I think you have 10 songs on the new disc?”
Kristy Majors: “Eleven.”
Rockeyez: “Was there any particular song that really stands out to you - that meant a lot to you? I know all of them meant a lot to you, but I mean anything you can…(inaudible).”
Kristy Majors: “Aww man you know, yeah, I mean, it’s kinda hard for me to like – pin point, umm (stutter), like a particular song. You know I mean, there’s just like, like some songs, like some people might not get the meaingness of what they’re about, you know, ahhh (stutter) but hopefully I was hoping with the lyrics, they would get it. You know, but like” >pauses< “Ummm, (stutter) I’m trying to remember like some of the songs. You know, I really love “Stagnation Street”, its, ahh, umm, you know, I was really going for an old like, ummm, like Stooges, ummm, you know Sex Pistols kind of vibe on that, you know umm when I wrote that song. Umm, I love ummm. (pause) “Umm, I love the lyrics in “Make Up” because it’s actually about, you know like a personality disorders, and stuff like that so (laughing). And ahh, I don’t know so, you know a lot of the songs, you know they ahh (stutter), like I said, you know they’re like, it’s hard for me to sit there and pick out like, which ones that I, particularly just like love but “Stagnation Street: is one of my favorites I’d have to say.”
Here is a new link from the Rockeyez website with an audio file of the June 2014 Kristy Majors interview.
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Metal Sludge has reached out to Kristy Majors for a reply but we have yet to hear back.