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BEFORE THERE WAS BLACK TIDE, THERE WAS BAD 4 GOOD

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bad4good1.jpgIn the early 90s, Steve Vai assembled, wrote all the music for, and produced a band called Bad 4 Good, consisting of members no older than 17 and often as young as 12 or 13 (which makes the semi-nude photo of the band, above, that much creepier). The most notable member, I suppose, was lead singer Danny Cooksey, a child actor best known for playing Arnold and Willis’ precocious little white brother on Diff’rent Strokes, Eddie Furlong’s GN’R lovin’ buddy in Terminator 2, and, of course, the bad ass rebel on the cult classic shitcom Salute Your Shorts.

Even with Vai’s involvement, this band sucked hard, and the irony of a bunch of kids under the age of 18 releasing a single called “Nineteen” should be lost on no one (were they dreaming of what they might do when they eventually turned 19?). By the time the band broke away from Vai and changed their name to Mother’s Milk, no one gave a shit about them anymore, if anyone gave a shit in the first place. After the jump, check out a Bad 4 Good EPK and the video for “Nineteen.”

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My point is this: someone has tried this whole Black Tide bull pockey before, and it would seem that we are now destined to watch history repeat itself.

-AR

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