Dirty White Boy (band)

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Dirty White Boy
Origin Los Angeles, California
Genres Glam metal
Years active 1988-1991
Labels Polydor
Associated acts Autograph
Past members David Glen Eisley
Earl Slick
Keni Richards
F. Kirk Alley

Dirty White Boy was a short-lived, glam metal band formed in Los Angeles, California, U.S. in 1988. The band released an album called Bad Reputation in 1990 and toured the U.S. and Europe to support it before breaking up due to poor album sales. The band was formed by three musicians already somewhat established in the music world and wanting to try their hands at joining in with the current trends. Frontman David Glen Eisley had just been ousted from the band Giuffria (at the advice of non-member Gene Simmons, who basically dissolved the band) and was looking to get involved in a new project; Keni Richards had previously been the drummer for the band Autograph, who had a major hit in the mid-1980s with "Turn Up the Radio" and had recently broken up; Earl Slick had already developed a prolific career as a session guitarist, and occasional solo artist, throughout the 1970s and 1980s, playing with the likes of David Bowie and John Lennon. Bassist F. Kirk Alley was the only member of the band who had not had any prior mainstream experience.


  • David Glen Eisley - lead vocals, keyboards, and harmonica (1988-1991)
  • Earl Slick - guitar and backing vocals (1988-1991)
  • F. Kirk Alley - bass guitar and backing vocals (1988-1991)
  • Keni Richards - drums, percussion, and backing vocals (1988-1991)


  • Andy Hilderman - face on the posters and the inspiration for the name


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