Smashed Glady’s formed in 1983, and were made up of Sally Cato on Vocals, Bart Lewis and Marcel LaFleur on Guitars, Matt Stellutto on Drums and Jeff Phillips on Bass. The band had their fair share of appearances in the music industry without having to release their own work: lead singer Sally Cato had appeared in a video for Elvis Presley’s cover of “Blue Suede Shoes,” directed by Martin Kahan. Furthermore, Lewis and Stelluto appeared in the video for Run D.M.C.’s version of Aerosmith’s “Walk This Way.”
Following in Van Halen’s footsteps, the band received early attention from none other than Gene Simmons of KISS fame, and just like with Van Halen, this relationship didn’t last very long, with Simmons becoming aware early on that Smashed Gladys were not a band he could tailor to match any template he could work with.
The band released their eponymous debut in 1985, which made a sizeable impact on the rock and metal community, such that when they recorded a follow up, none other than Ozzy Osbourne came in to provide backing vocals. Unfortunately, the band as a whole were not to be heard from again after this, though individual members have variously dabbled in other projects, including Stelluto’s employment with baseball team The New York Mets.