Wild Ones were made up of Stevie R. (Steve Roberts) on drums, Paul Roland on guitar, Ivor James on vocals and guitar, and Dee C. Key on bass guitar. The band formed as a shoot-off of the band “Pet Hate,” who originally formed in Macclesfield and released two albums, called ‘Bad Publicity’ and ‘The Bride Wore Red.’ This band in itself had gone through changes, having formerly been known as “Silverwing” and releasing the album “Alive and Kicking” in 1983.
Wild Ones released the album “Writing On The Wall” in 1990: it was to be both the band’s introduction to the world and their final bow, not only being the only album that Wild Ones would release, but also the final chapter in the “Pet Hate” saga. Though the band had been through numerous line up changes and three different names, all good things must come to an end, and after “Writing On The Wall” the band was to be seen no more, in any of their guises.
However, while this was the end of an era, the band refused to simply look backwards. Wild Ones released just one album, but it was by no means an album that reflected on past glory with Pet Hate. The Glam influences of those records took a back seat to allow for something much heavier to come through the music, typical of some of the most exciting bands of that time. Their peers were no longer bands like Hanoi Rocks, but bands like KoRn and Rage Against The Machine, and they evolved to not only keep up with the rest of the Heavy Metal community, but also to keep slightly ahead of the curve. There’s no telling what the band could have achieved if they’d continued, whether under this name or yet another one, but we at Heavy Metal Records are sure it would have been something great.