Origin: San Francisco, California, USA  
Genres: Hard Rock
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Last update/review: December 20, 2012

Y&T

Y&T are one of those bands that, judging their career as a whole, may or may not be viewed as a "real metal" band. The latter half or so of their career was spent more as a poppy hard rock band (normally not included on the BNR pages), but their early work (particularly the quite worthwhile Earthshaker) showed some promising American hard rock/metal tendencies. Officially known as Yesterday & Today on their first two albums before deciding to shorten their name, the band achieved some notable airplay and MTV coverage in the mid-eighties before first disbanding in 1991 (the live album of that year was their farewell concert), returning in 1995 for a time before once again calling it quits after Endangered Species, and have since reunited once again for touring purposes and a possible new album. Guitarist Dave Meniketti also has had a thriving solo career for several years now.

Current Members

Dave Meniketti

vocals/lead guitar

John Nymann

guitars

Aaron Leigh

bass

Mike Vanderhule

drums

Former Members/Guests

Joey Alves

rhythm guitar RIP: March 12, 2017, age 63

Stef Burns

rhythm guitar (ex-Alice Cooper)

Phil Kennemore

bass/vocals RIP: January 7, 2011, lung cancer, age 57

Brad Lang

bass

Leonard Haze

drums RIP: September 11, 2016, age 61

Jimmy DeGrasso

drums (ex-Alice Cooper, ex-Black Star Riders, ex-Killing Machine, ex-M.D.45, ex-Megadeth, ex-Suicidal Tendencies)



Discography



Yesterday & Today  
1976 London
  1. Animal Woman
  2. 25 Hours A Day
  3. Game Playing Woman
  4. Come On Over
  5. My Heart Plays Too
  6. Eartshaker
  7. Fast Ladies (Very Slow Gin)
  8. Alcohol
  9. Beautiful Dreamer
  • Dave Meniketti
  • Joey Alves
  • Phil Kennemore
  • Leonard Haze



Struck Down  
1978 London
  1. Struck Down
  2. Pleasure In My Heart
  3. Road
  4. Nasty Sadie
  5. Dreams Of Egypt
  6. Tried To Show You
  7. I'm Lost
  8. Stargazer
  • Dave Meniketti
  • Joey Alves
  • Phil Kennemore
  • Leonard Haze



Earthshaker  
1981 A&M
  1. Hungry For Rock
  2. Dirty Girl
  3. Shake It Loose
  4. Squeeze
  5. Rescue Me
  6. Young & Tough
  7. Hurricane
  8. Let Me Go
  9. Knock You Out
  10. I Believe In You
  • Dave Meniketti
  • Joey Alves
  • Phil Kennemore
  • Leonard Haze



Black Tiger  
1982 A&M
  1. From The Moon
  2. Open Fire
  3. Don't Wanna Lose
  4. Hell Or High Water
  5. Forever
  6. Black Tiger
  7. Barroom Boogie
  8. My Way Or The Highway
  9. Winds Of Change
  • Dave Meniketti
  • Joey Alves
  • Phil Kennemore
  • Leonard Haze



Meanstreak  
1983 A&M
  1. Mean Streak
  2. Straight Thru The Heart
  3. Lonely Side Of Town
  4. Midnight In Tokyo
  5. Breaking Away
  6. Hang 'Em High
  7. Take You To The Limit
  8. Sentimental Fool
  9. Down And Dirty
  • Dave Meniketti
  • Joey Alves
  • Phil Kennemore
  • Leonard Haze



In Rock We Trust  
1984 A&M
  1. Rock 'n Roll's Gonna Save The World
  2. Life, Life, Life
  3. Masters And Slaves
  4. I'll Keep On Believin' (Do You Know)
  5. Break Out Tonight
  6. Lipstick And Leather
  7. Don't Stop Runnin'
  8. (Your Love Is) Drivin' Me Crazy
  9. She's A Liar
  10. This Time
  • Dave Meniketti
  • Joey Alves
  • Phil Kennemore
  • Leonard Haze



Open Fire  LIVE
1985 A&M
  1. Open Fire
  2. Go For The Throat
  3. 25 Hours A Day
  4. Rescue Me
  5. Summertime Girls (Studio Version)
  6. Forever
  7. Barroom Boogie
  8. I Believe In You
  • Dave Meniketti
  • Joey Alves
  • Phil Kennemore
  • Leonard Haze



Down For The Count  
1985 A&M
  1. In The Name Of Rock
  2. All American Boy
  3. Anytime At All
  4. Anything For Money
  5. Face Like An Angel
  6. Summertime Girls
  7. Looks Like Trouble
  8. Your Mama Don't Dance
  9. Don't Tell Me What To Wear
  10. Hands Of Time
  • Dave Meniketti
  • Joey Alves
  • Phil Kennemore
  • Leonard Haze



Contagious  
1987 Geffen
  1. Contagious
  2. LA Rocks
  3. Temptation
  4. The Kid Goes Crazy
  5. Fight For Your Life
  6. Armed And Dangerous
  7. Rythm Or Not
  8. Bodily Harm
  9. Eyes Of A Stranger
  10. I'll Cry For You
  • Dave Meniketti
  • Joey Alves
  • Phil Kennemore
  • Jimmy DeGrasso



Ten  
1990 Geffen
  1. Hard Times
  2. Lucy
  3. Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark
  4. Girl Crazy
  5. City
  6. Come In From The Rain
  7. Red, Hot & Ready
  8. She's Gone
  9. Let It Out
  10. Ten Lovers
  11. Goin' Off The Deep End
  12. Surrender
  • Dave Meniketti
  • Stef Burns
  • Phil Kennemore
  • Jimmy DeGrasso
1990 Readers' Album #43




Yesterday & Today: Live  LIVE
1991 Metal Blade
  1. Mean Streak
  2. Hurricane
  3. Don't Stop Runnin'
  4. Struck Down
  5. Winds Of Change
  6. Black Tiger
  7. Midnight In Tokyo
  8. Beautiful Dreamer
  9. Hard Times
  10. I'll Cry For You
  11. I Believe In You
  12. Squeeze
  13. Forever
  • Dave Meniketti
  • Stef Burns
  • Phil Kennemore
  • Jimmy DeGrasso



Musically Incorrect  
1995 DeRock
  1. Long Way Down
  2. Fly Away
  3. Quicksand
  4. Cold Day In Hell
  5. I've Got My Own
  6. Nowhere Land
  7. Pretty Prison
  8. Don't Know What To Do
  9. 21st Century
  10. I'm Lost
  11. Confusion
  12. No Regrets
  • Dave Meniketti
  • Stef Burns
  • Phil Kennemore
  • Jimmy DeGrasso
1995 Readers' Album #66




Endangered Species  
1997 DeRock
  1. Hello, Hello (I'm back again)
  2. Black Gold
  3. God Only Knows
  4. Sumthin' 4 Nuth'n
  5. Can't Stop The Rain
  6. Sail On By
  7. Still Falling
  8. I Wanna Cry
  9. Gimme The Beat
  10. Voices
  11. Try To Believe
  12. Rocco (bonus track)
  • Dave Meniketti
  • Stef Burns
  • Phil Kennemore
  • Jimmy DeGrasso
1997 Readers' Album #71




Live On The Friday Rock Show  LIVE
1998 BBC Music
  1. Hungry For Rock
  2. Black Tiger
  3. I Believe In You
  4. Open Fire
  5. Forever
  6. Rescue Me
  7. Mean Streak
  8. Barroom Boogie
  9. Lipstick And Leather
  10. Rescue Me
  11. Rock 'n Roll's Gonna Save The World
  12. Masters And Slaves



Unearthed Vol. 1  COMPILATION
2003 Meanstreak



Unearthed Vol. 2  COMPILATION
2004 Meanstreak



Facemelter  
2010 Frontiers
  1. Shout It Out
  2. Wild If I Wanna
  3. Standing In The Fire
  4. In The Name Of Love
  5. Dirty Love
  6. Play By Play
  7. Short Arms
  8. Fast Track
  9. Love Gone Wrong
  10. 16 Tons
  11. I Make Believe
  12. Hard Times
  13. Driver
  14. Give Me Rock
  15. Shake Down
  16. Trigger Happy
  17. Rockazoid Rollaroid
  • Dave Meniketti
  • John Nymann
  • Phil Kennemore
  • Mike Vanderhule



Live At The Mystic  LIVE
2012 Frontiers
  1. Prelude
  2. On With The Show
  3. One Life
  4. Shine On
  5. Wild Child
  6. I Want Your Money
  7. I'm Coming Home
  8. If You Want Me
  9. Hot Shot
  10. How Long
  11. Gonna Go Blind
  12. Don't Bring me Down
  13. Blind Patriot
  14. Losing My Mind
  15. Prelude
  16. On With The Show
  17. Black Tiger
  18. Dirty Girl
  19. Mean Streak
  20. Girl Crazy
  21. Shine On
  22. Blind Patriot
  23. Winds Of Change
  24. Straight Thru The Heart
  25. Gonna Go Blind
  26. Surrender
  27. I'm Coming Home
  28. Hungry For Rock
  29. Don't Wanna Lose
  30. Don't Bring Me Down
  31. Hurricane
  32. I Believe In You
  33. Eyes Of A Stranger
  34. Rescue Me
  35. Squeeze
  36. Forever
  • Dave Meniketti
  • John Nymann
  • Brad Lang
  • Mike Vanderhule



The A&M Years 1981 - 1985  COMPILATION
2004 A&M



Acoustic Classix Vol. 1  EP
2018




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