Badlands (2)

Hard rock blues and ‘70s influenced band from Los Angeles, California (USA).

Badlands was formed in 1988 by former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Jake E. Lee and one-time Black Sabbath singer Ray Gillen. According to the book "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" by Gary Sharpe-Young, former Black Sabbath bassist Dave "The Beast" Spitz claimed to be instrumental in pulling together Lee, Gillen, and drummer Eric Singer (another Black Sabbath alum) only to find his own entry into the band vetoed by Lee in favor of Lee's friend Greg Chaisson. The band released their debut LP in 1989. Singer left the group afterwords and was replaced by Jeff Martin (formerly known as the vocalist of Racer X). During work for their follow up, Lee and Gillen found themselves at odds over the direction of the band (Gillen allegedly favored a more commercial direction, Lee preferred the bluesy hard rock of their debut). By the time of the release of their 2nd album, 1991's "Voodoo Highway", Gillen was out of the band. The band toured with singer Debby Holiday and later worked with vocalist John West but they were dropped by their label and ultimately called it quits in 1993. Ray Gillen passed away from AIDS-related complications in December of 1993. A collection of demos, titled "Dusk" was released posthumously in 1999.

Badlands (2) Discography Tracks


Badlands (2) - Badlands album art Badlands (2) Badlands (Album) Atlantic, Titanium Records (4) US 1989 Sell This Version
Badlands (2) - Voodoo Highway album art Badlands (2) Voodoo Highway (Album) Atlantic Canada 1991 Sell This Version
Badlands (2) - Dusk album art Badlands (2) Dusk (Album) Canyon International Japan 1999 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Badlands (2) - Dreams In The Dark  album art Badlands (2) Dreams In The Dark (Single) Atlantic, Titanium Records (4) US 1989 Sell This Version
Badlands (2) - Winter's Call album art Badlands (2) Winter's Call (Single) Atlantic, Titanium Records (4) US 1989 Sell This Version
Badlands (2) - The Last Time album art Badlands (2) The Last Time (Single) Atlantic US 1991 Sell This Version
Badlands (2) - Whiskey Dust album art Badlands (2) Whiskey Dust (Single) EastWest, Rock Ahead USA & Canada 1991 Sell This Version
PRCD 3992-2 Badlands (2) - Joe's Blues / Soul Stealer album art Badlands (2) Joe's Blues / Soul Stealer(CD, Single, Promo) Atlantic, Titanium Records (4) PRCD 3992-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
AMDY-5061 Badlands (2) - Time Goes By = タイム・ゴーズ・バイ album art Badlands (2) = バッドランズ* Badlands (2) = バッドランズ* - Time Goes By = タイム・ゴーズ・バイ(CD, Mini, Single) Atlantic, Titanium Records (4) AMDY-5061 Japan 1991 Sell This Version


8536 50251-3 Badlands (2) - Dag The Giblets album art Badlands (2) Dag The Giblets(VHS, PAL) A*Vision Entertainment, Warner Music Vision 8536 50251-3 Europe 1991 Sell This Version