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Saturday, January 7, 2017

Sleazy Lizards interviewed by Rockpages.gr! New Year Wishes +Extras!

A few days after Sleazy Lizards' performance with the one & only Kip Winger, Mr. Sakis "The Dad" Nikas of Rockpages.gr took the band out (hence "The Dad" !), we sat down & had a very interesting conversation about the early days, the present, the music! About Sleazy Lizards growing up as childhood friends, evolving as musicians & carving their own path! Talked 'bout lots of things, too many to be included here or even in Sakis' article!

So sit back, relax & enjoy!
Get to know a bit more about SL!
Spread the News, share the Info & btw....
Have a great day, Ladies & Gentlemen!

P.S. eXtras, like the one below, in between & at the bottom of the article!

Jim... Brooklyn Style
[Taken by Philip Dimopoulos during the KW/SL show]
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The article as published by Rockpages.gr https://goo.gl/WLR5Y6 starts here.
Article in Greek available @ https://goo.gl/w1DhGW.
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In 1974, Jon Landau checked out a show by the upcoming artist Bruce Springsteen. After the show, he went on to write a phrase that remained classic ever since: “I saw rock n’ roll future and its name is Bruce Springsteen”. This is somehow what I felt when I saw Sleazy Lizards opening for Kip Winger a while ago. No need for any parallelism or comparison with the mighty Boss but the enthusiasm and the overall performance of the band that night can easily justify any resonant characterization. Even if we are living in Greece…in 2016!


[Taken by Yiannis Dolas during the KW/SL show]
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It is pretty rare to be astonished by an unknown, support act. It is even rarer for the Greek standards to experience an absolute professional approach that is accompanied by a romantic amateurism that stems from Sleazy Lizards’ passion for music. And this is exactly the differential point between this band and the vast majority of the other Greek outfits: they are both perfect musicians and flawless performers.

Dr. Jet in Anatomy Class
[Taken by Philip Dimopoulos during the KW/SL show]
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They manage to combine harmonically the catchy (yet well-crafted) tunes with the entertainment factor. So, we decided to meet the guys and learn a few things more about them. If my initial impression on the night when I saw them was positive, after the meeting I was more than happy getting to know this band…hopefully, things will turn out great for them!   
Sleazy Lizards is comprised of Jet Papas, Jim V. Serpent and Ad, three friends (and schoolmates, really) that decided to form a band when they saw another school band on stage playing “Wasting Love” by Iron Maiden (Up The Irons!).

Jim & Ad in the Skool Bus!
[Taken from the sL-Archive]
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Highly passionate and driven, Sleazy Lizards started learning songs by their favorite bands (for the record, “Afraid To Shoot Strangers” was the second ever song that they laid down) while slowly got on with writing original material. What really impressed me of the guys was their education in music theory as from a very young age indulged in a…hobby of theirs: learn to play as many instruments as possible! Piano, guitar, flute…you name it! It is somewhere around that time that the idea of Sleazy Lizards matured and the six-string goddess (a.k.a. guitar) stole their heart!




Jim & Ad... Once Upon a Time on the... Stage!
[Taken from the sL-Archive]
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What makes the whole Sleazy Lizards saga more interesting is the fact that they have been around for quite some time yet it seems that only lately the guys have made their presence widely known among the masses. We asked them what they thought about the importance of the social media nowadays. “It is not only important but actually necessary”, they fired back almost unanimously. “Undoubtedly, through facebook, people got to know us really well and come to the shows”.

But what does it take to make a difference and stand out among all the others in a country where the buying audience and the overall demand for rock n’ roll music is minimal? Jet has an answer: “That is a very good question; the truth is that we don’t rely only on the Greek market and we make plans for other big capitals around the world”. Jim concurs and adds that New York, Los Angeles and London are top priorities. The guys are fully aware of the difficulties that a rock n’ roll band faces in Greece but they are adamant, they are persistent and confident that they will succeed because they really love music and what they are doing. And this comes for a bunch of guys with college degrees that a few years ago decided to focus on music and follow their dreams!

[Taken by Yiannis Dolas during the KW/SL show]
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“Maybe it sounds strange”, Jet underlines, “but we don’t want to get tangled in the reins of the music industry…don’t get me wrong; it is a necessary evil but we don’t want to get distracted by the whole business thing. We want to remain focus on the music. After all, we have other people for that job”, he points down smiling as he shows us the band’s PR manager.
Naturally, we asked them if they’ve ever thought of doing a fully-blown electric show. They didn’t give a clear answer but judging by their mischievous smile, I’d bet my bottom dollar that they will most certainly attempt something like that in the very near future. As a closing note of our chat, we humbly recommended to them to record some of their original material and have it available in their shows as a lot of fans want to relive the experience of the show…at home! “That is also in our plans”, they say and we are already waiting for the next Sleazy Lizards show.

Jet's hand after the end of the next sL-Show with Australia's White Widdow!
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We touched other topics, we laughed, we exchange (war) stories and all in all we got to know Sleazy Lizards. But you know what…? In order to get the full picture of them, you have to see them live! Trust me! It doesn’t matter how many lines I will write about them or how many praising words I’ll include in my article. The one thing that matters is the band’s sheer talent on stage and its natural charisma from a compositional standpoint. As the saying goes: it’s only rock n’ roll…and Sleazy Lizards is the absolute definition of the genre!
Sakis Nikas
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The article as published by Rockpages.gr https://goo.gl/WLR5Y6 ends here.
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Extras!

A warm & loud "Thank You" to Sakis for his wonderful words, to Yiannis Dolas & Philip Dimopoulos for their awesome photos & to everyone at Rockpages.gr for their interest & support. Much appreciated!

This one is for Sakis! He already knows about it, but we had to share it with the rest of the world!



Meet... Jet Pyromania-c! HA HA HA HA! There's a short story behind this one, with Jim dancin', Sakis singin' & some Def Leppard in the air! 'Nuff said! ;)
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Jet & Ad in the Heat of the Moment!
Had to share these intense moments captured by the talented Philip Dimopoulos!

Jet... Screamer
[Taken by Philip Dimopoulos during the KW/SL show]
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The President givin' heart & soul!
[Taken by Philip Dimopoulos during the KW/SL show]
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Last, but not least!

Thank You for all the moments we shared, the new-found feelings & the inspiration!

Sendin' our best wishes for a Happy New Year to each & everyone of you!
Health, Love, Happiness & Dreams!


Close your eyes, feel what's important inside, raise your fist & be ready to fight. Let's change it all!

- Sleazy Lizards & the sL-Crew -
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Saturday, June 13, 2015

"Series Red" v.1 has arrived! (+Lyrics & Extras!)

Two months of voting for SR's order of upload!
Finally... "Series Red" v.1 has arrived!

Your Top choice among the five red Elements?
The "Winter Roads Lady"! 

Strong feelings in this one bound to our souls 'till the end of time...
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In-The-Studio photo from the sL-Archive!
Working for the first time on "You Came with The Winter". Jet & Jim feeling the mood, while Ad gets lost in a sea of his & our emotions. Some days are meant to last forever...
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A huge & warm "Thank You" to each & everyone of you for offering your input & being a decisive part of "Series Red" project! Your Voice is loud & clear! & we simply... let the music do the talkin'!

Ladies & gentlemen, this is "Series Red" v.1!
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Band: Sleazy Lizards
Music Track: Uncharted Roads (You Came with The Winter)
Project: "Series Red"
Live Concerts: Under The Radar Acoustics
Event: PrĂȘt-Ă -porter Spring
Underground Vault / Sound Factory Studios


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&... as promised "Uncharted Roads (You Came with The Winter)" lyrics available here in the sL-Blog, at Metrolyrics & various lyric sites!
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Jet singin' the words...
[Photo by the one & only "Two Teeth" Johnny]

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Band:  Sleazy Lizards
Track: Uncharted Roads (You Came with The Winter)

Two roads to nowhere 
and one leads to you 
I'm missing, oh baby, the things that you do

I hope, on the moments 
we painted on time 
that you keep on smilin' and I'm still alive

And it's long gone... 
long the road, I know... 
Yeah i'ts long gone the road to home 

You came with the winter and gone with the spring 
I wish you could feel how I'm deep beneath 

And it's flowers and all in my locked-in-heart dreams 
You couldn't escape from yourself 
So you had to leave 
You had to leave, mmm... 

I catch myself lookin' 
back to those times 
when I was a young boy and you always smiled

But it feels like... 
the years put a mark on our souls 
But I can't forget you 'cause I can't grow old 

I still love you 
like the child you used to know 
Could I hold you 
through the desert, the ice & the snow 
I still love you 
like a prayer addressed to the God 
Could I hold you 
like the days you were in my heart 
You were in my heart 
Back on those special days... 

The road is long and I hold on 
The road is long, long gone 
The road is long and I hold... hold on 
The road is long and I'm far... 
yeah I'm far... away from home 

Can you save me, babe 

Through unknown roads I walked to you 
A thousand miles beneath my boots 
To find a place where you & I 
Never said... never said goodbye 

A thousand miles I walked to you 
A thousand miles beneath my boots 
To find a place where you & I 
Never said... never said... 
Never said... never said goodbye... 
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Now...!

Each ‪song‬ has an ‪‎artwork‬...
Each artwork has a ‪‎hashtag‬...

Four red Elements...
#Lips / #Dot / #Falling #Stars / #Redhair Pinup


Which one will be the next one?!
Keep voting for "Series Red" order of upload!
This is not a Sprint! It's a Marathon!

More info in sL-Blog post "‪Design‬ the ‪‎Future‬ / Vote for "Series Red"! (constantly updated)" at http://goo.gl/eOTECw!

Pay a visit &... Jump aboard "Series Red" ! 
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Extras!

Follow Jim & Ad during "Guitar Day" or jump straight to 5:28 and... is Jet really losing it?!  HA HA HA HA!

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Sunday, May 31, 2015

‪Design‬ the ‪‎Future‬ / Vote for "Series Red"! (constantly updated!)

Ladies & gentlemen!
You probably know this by now, but there is a voting process goin' on for the last couple of weeks in the sL-Online Communities! It's true! This time your input plays a major part! In fact your contribution is decisive! 



So read the info below, be a good sport & let the games begin!
These are "Series Red"!

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Five red ‪‎elements‬...
Three unpublished sL-‪Songs‬...
Two ‪‎covers‬...
Five live ‪‎videos‬...

Each ‪song‬ has an ‪‎artwork‬...
Each artwork has a ‪‎hashtag‬...
Five red ‪‎Elements‬...

‪#‎Lips‬ / ‪#‎Dot‬ / ‪#‎Falling‬ ‪#‎Stars‬ / ‪#‎Redhair‬ ‪#‎Pinup‬ / ‪#‎Winter‬ ‪#‎Roads‬ ‪#‎Lady‬

Which song among the five will be the first one?! You decide the order of upload!

Design‬ the ‪‎Future‬ / Vote for "Series Red"


[Info, instructions + something special in this one!]
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Start your ‪‎journey‬ at SleazyLizards.com, navigate to your favorite ‪‎social‬ ‪‎platform‬ & give us your ‪‎input‬!

P.S The blog post will be updated with news regarding "Series Red" in the coming weeks. Jump aboard & Stay tuned! 
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Uncle Sam provided by sL-Friends! Thumbs Up, Myrwnas!
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Update!

The Race to the Top / Song Names-Artworks-Hashtags!


Thank you very much for your input, girls & boys!
Trackin' things regardin' "Series Red" these days!

Wow! ‪#Dot‬ (Believe) is climbin' places fast!


‪#‎Winter‬ ‪#‎Roads‬ ‪#‎Lady‬ [Uncharted Roads (You Came with The Winter)] still as strong as ever!


Google + screams for ‪#‎Falling‬ ‪#‎Stars‬ (Stars) & it's shoulder to shoulder with ‪#‎Redhair‬ ‪#‎Pinup‬ (Heavens Above, Devils Below)!


Regardin' ‪#‎Lips‬ [Your Hand In Mine (Part II)] ?! 
Well... there may be a special surprise with this one!

P.S. At the time of each video upload the lyrics of the uploaded Sleazy Lizards' song will be available here in the sL-Blog & in various lyric sites!
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Your Hand In Mine [Part II]
Surprise's Teaser?!
We'll see...


At the same time Jim is breakin' the Fourth Wall! & he's tryin' to see YOU! HA HA HA HA!
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Update!

We're almost there!
Which one will be the first one?!

Keep voting for "Series Red" order of upload!
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Extras!

Malibu, California - View from Above
The FreshP (sL-Crew) reports!
Dedicated to all travelers, wanderers & the sL-Crew!
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Update!

"Series Red" v.1 ready to be published!
Hold your breath & stay tuned!

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Update!

Two months of voting for SR's order of upload!
Finally... "Series Red" v.1 has arrived!
Your Top choice among the five red Elements?
The "Winter Roads Lady"! 

Strong feelings in this one bound to our souls 'till the end of time...
A huge & warm "Thank You" to each & everyone of you for being a decisive part of "Series Red" project!

&... as promised "Uncharted Roads (You Came with The Winter)" lyrics available here in the sL-Blog (click on the link below!), at Metrolyrics & various lyric sites!

More in "Series Red v.1 has arrived! (+Lyrics & Extras!)sL-Blog post!

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

I) "RNR Kamikaze" back on the Top of Myspace Greece charts! II) Surprise sneak preview (+ extras)! (updated)

Time for one more of the old sL-Blog posts, ladies & gentlemen!
"RNR Kamikaze" was the topic at that point of time! The original post revamped, redesigned, updated & with a present time surprise, ready to be enjoyed! So delve in! 

Original post starts here!
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Hey, girls & boys!

Hope that you are all doin' well! We are fine too, though we wish there could be more than 24 hours a day! Jesus, I just found some time to take a proper bath & feel like a brand new man already! HA HA HA!

[Nope... that's Jim... primitive style after a mudbath?!] 
[But, Jet writes the post!]
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Now... we've got good news & very good news! 
Let's start with the good ones (but the right word is awesome!). Don't exactly know how are you doin' this, but "RNR Kamikaze" is back on the 1st place on MySpace Greece charts! & if this ain't enough it's also rankin' high on the global metal charts, while the band is present at the global metal bands charts too!

[Sleazy Lizards No. 10 - Global Metal Charts]
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Total insanity, amazing feeling, strength & courage for the future & you are the reason for all of this! Thank you, thumbs up and a whole lot of bad bad words! We can't help it, but you know how it is with the whole Rock N' Roll mentality! ;)

Update!

"RNR Kamikaze" reached more than 58000 plays. The following pictures span a year of "RNR Kamikaze" recorded presence on Top of Myspace Greece Charts.

[January]

[February]

[May]

[June]

[July]

[September]

[October]

[November]

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Listen "RNR Kamikaze" at the following links

Sleazy Lizards - RNR Kamikaze (garage) at Myspace

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& now it's time for the very good news! Do you remember that last time, we said that next time we'll hit the charts it will be more than words? Well a surprise is on the way & it's only a matter of days! & if this ain't enough, during the whole process new ideas came down to our heads, so it will be... let's say a double hit [or a hit in waves ;)]!

We are ready to Crash it!
Are you Willin' to Do it?

Rock N' Roll greets, you Sleazards!
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Update!
Surprise delivered!

Dedicated to all the Sleazards, who brought "RNR Kamikaze" at the Top places of Myspace Charts / Myspace Greece Charts (& a few others!) Special thanks to Mr. Eleytherios Adam, Chris Firfiris, Peter Sampatakos & the Fresh P. (Demetrios Papas) valuable members of the sL-Family. Love, respect & appreciation, Rock N' Roll!


[Can you de-code the secret message?]
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Present day Extras!


"RNR Kamikaze" acoustic performance durin' "Countdown to Summer" sL-Event!
DriverFm Alternative Web Radio broadcast, sL-Channel on Youtube live stream, Sleazy Lizards interview by Elisavet K. & Leonidas Soad & Aeriko Bar hosting the event! "CTS" was a blast with lots of live music, studio tracks, unpublished vids, jokes, laughs, screams & all in the presence of sL-Friends & art lovers. But that's a story for another post!

See you out there!
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 When the Sea floods the Earth  
 and the Sun has retired  
 throw me up in the Sky  
 and let my Spirit glide... 

Sleazy Lizards - It's Allright 
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Friday, January 16, 2015

‪Dream‬ Big & Touch the Sky‬! New Year Wishes, Last sL-Show of 2014 + Extras!

Dream‬ Big & Touch the Sky‬!

Wishin' you all a Wonderful & Happy New Year‬ with ‎Health‬, ‎Love‬, Happiness‬ & Dreams! Thank you for all the ‎moments‬ we shared, the new ‎feelings‬ in our hearts & the ‎inspiration‬!

- Sleazy Lizards & the sL-Crew -


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Btw. the last sL-‪Show‬ for 2014‬ was a blast!
‪‎Rain‬ & Rock N' Roll & all &... you ‪‎shouting‬ "Vodka, Gin, Whiskey"! ;)
Below the new addition to the sL-HQ (The ‪Vault‬) with your ‎autographs‬ at the back! A huge "Thank You" to the mad ones!



Setlist (last sL-Show for 2014)

1. Boots N' ‪‎Smoke‬ (... if that's The Way You Like it) [New]
2. So Far Out
3. ‪‎Matches‬ & Bottles (with Jim "Crazy" Tsak & Charis on stage)
4. Trip (with Blue Wanders on stage)
5. Run
6. Sweet Home Alabama (by ‪Lynyrd Skynyrd‬) / All Summer Long (by ‪‎Kid Rock‬) / Bahama Mama (Evasional Disease) [New] ‪medley‬
7. Uncharted Roads (You came with the ‪‎Winter‬)
8. Redemption Song (by ‪‎Bob Marley‬)
9. Stand by Me (by Ben E. ‪King‬)
10. RNR ‪Kamikaze‬

‪‎Extras‬
Enter Sandman (by ‪‎Metallica‬) - Blue Wanders (with Sleazy Lizards on stage)
Sweet Child O' Mine (by ‪‎GunsNRoses‬) - Blue Wanders (with Sleazy Lizards on stage)
Paradise City (by Guns N Roses) - Blue Wanders (with Sleazy Lizards on stage)
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Photos of the show below! Enjoy!


"Hush little baby, don't say a word"
[Sleazy Lizards with Blue Wanders on stage - United Forces]
[sL-Instagram - Taken by Sofia Maggana]
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Sleazy Lizards under Rain.
[Taken by "Two Teeth" Johnny "Commando"]
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Jim (Heart) & Ad (Soul) - aLive
[Taken by "Two Teeth" Johnny "Commando"]
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Jim V. Serpent with Jim "Crazy" Tsak on stage.
"Matches & Bottles" performance - SL & Friends. 
[Taken by "Two Teeth" Johnny "Commando"]
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Sleazy Lizards - Dream Chasers
[Taken by "Two Teeth" Johnny "Commando"]
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"...& the Rain kept comin'..."
[Taken by "Two Teeth" Johnny "Commando"]
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Extras!





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