Origin: Buffalo, New York, USA  
Genres: Hard Rock
DISBANDED
Page online: April 16, 2006
Last update/review: October 4, 2022

Talas

It's not often that a band is known solely for unleashing a bassist upon the metal world -- then again, Billy Sheehan is no ordinary bassist. As Talas was making minor waves in the early eighties, all talk was not about the band, but about Sheehan's amazing basswork, and it was clear enough that Sheehan was the star of the show. Soon enough, Talas ran its course, and Sheehan was off to bigger things, first being hand-picked to join David Lee Roth's band, and then starting his own band Mr. Big, which had a successful run in the early nineties and beyond. In retrospect, Talas never lived up to its potential, being a standard hard rock band playing decently catchy tunes but (aside from Sheehan) nothing out of the ordinary. Sheehan, of course, is a marvel, his style revolutionizing bass playing for years to come, even though at times his playing seemed at odds with the rest of the band. They originally disbanded in the mid-eighties, reuniting briefly in 1998 for the If We Knew Then live album as well as a Japanese EP, and finally coming together to release 1985 (though released in 2022, most of the tracks were in fact written in 1985), featuring previously recorded vocals by Phil Naro, who had passed away the year prior.

Recent album: 1985, released on September 23, 2022.

Last Lineup

Phil Naro

vocals RIP: May 2, 2021, tongue cancer, age 63

Kire Najdovski

guitars

Billy Sheehan

bass (ex-Planet X, Sons Of Apollo)

Mark Miller

drums

Former Members/Guests

Dave Constantino

guitars/vocals

Mitch Perry

guitars

Paul Varga

drums/vocals



Discography


Talas  
1979 Everfall
  1. See Saw
  2. Stop! In The Name Of Love
  3. Most People
  4. She Don't Know
  5. Any Other Day
  6. My Little Girl
  7. Thick Head
  8. You
  9. Expert On Me
  10. Baby It Sure Looks Great
  • Dave Constantino
  • Billy Sheehan
  • Paul Varga



Sink Your Teeth Into That  
1982
  1. Sink Your Teeth Into That
  2. Hit And Run
  3. NV443345
  4. High Speed On Ice
  5. Shy Boy
  6. King Of The World
  7. Outside Lookin' In
  8. Never See Me Cry
  9. Smart Lady
  10. Hick Town
  • Dave Constantino
  • Billy Sheehan
  • Paul Varga



High Speed On Ice  LIVE
1983 Combat
  1. Sink Your Teeth Into That
  2. Crystal Clear
  3. The Farandole
  4. Do You Feel Any Better
  5. Lone Rock
  6. King Of The World
  7. Inner Mounting Flame
  8. 7718 (3A17)
  9. High Speed On Ice
  10. Shyboy
  • Phil Naro
  • Mitch Perry
  • Billy Sheehan
  • Mark Miller



If We Only Knew Then What We Know Now  LIVE
1998 Metal Blade
  1. Sink Your Teeth Into That
  2. High Speed On Ice
  3. Expert On Me
  4. Never See Me Cry
  5. Power To Break Away
  6. Thick Head
  7. Tell Me True
  8. You
  9. Most People
  10. Any Other Day
  11. King Of The World
  12. Shy Boy
  13. 21st Century Schizoid Man
  14. See Saw
  15. Battle Scar
  • Dave Constantino
  • Billy Sheehan
  • Paul Varga



Live In Buffalo  
1998
  1. Sink Your Teeth Into That
  2. High Speed On Ice
  3. Expert On Me
  4. Never See Me Cry
  5. Power To Break Away
  6. Thick Head
  7. Tell Me True
  8. You
  9. Most People
  10. Any Other Day
  11. King Of The World
  12. Shy Boy
  13. 21st Century Schizoid Man
  14. See SaW
  15. Battle Scar
  16. Billy Sheehan Message For
  17. DoinÂ’ It Right



Doin' It Right  EP
1998
  1. Doin' It Right
  2. Shy Boy (live)
  3. High Speed On Ice (live)
  • Dave Constantino
  • Billy Sheehan
  • Paul Varga



1985  
2022 Metal Blade
  1. Inner Mounting Flame
  2. I'll Take The Night
  3. Crystal Clear
  4. Don't Try To Stop Me Tonight
  5. Do You Feel Any Better
  6. On The Take
  7. Come When You Call
  8. The Power To Break Away
  9. Black & Blue
  10. Close To The Killer
  11. 714d h
  • Phil Naro
  • Kire Najdovski
  • Billy Sheehan
  • Mark Miller




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