01. Face Cracker
02. Get Out Of Town
03. Hollywood Chills
04. Stop! In The Name Of Love
05. Frying Pan (Into The Fire)
06. Supply And Demand
NIKI BUZZ - Vocals & Guitar (SUN, VENDETTA)
DON COSTA - Bass (W.A.S.P., DANTE FOX, DAMIAN, OZZY OSBOURNE)
SAM MANN - Drums
M-80 was an American Heavy Metal trio formed in 1982 in Los Angeles by ex-SUN & VENDETTA guitarist Niki Buzz (aka Darrell Young). Early members would include ex-WHITEHORSE and AVALANCHE bassist Harry Clay and drummer Louis McCorkle. However, in 1983 the bass position duly went to Don Costa whilst Sam Mann took over on drums.
Costa was hot property at the time, as the man freshly thrown out of OZZY OSBOURNE's band for being too outrageous. Before his infamous stunt of shredding his knuckles with a cheese grater mounted on his bass, which he did nightly whilst onstage with Ozzy, Costa had been in formative versions of W.A.S.P., DAMIAN and the Jack Russell fronted DANTE FOX, who subsequently evolved into GREAT WHITE.
Costa's stay in M-80 was short-lived, appearing only on 1984's six song "M-80" Mini Lp, released by Roadrunner Records, but the trio made a lasting impression on the Los Angeles club scene with their live appearances at the time, with Costa donning mummy costumes and straight jackets onstage.
By 1985 and the recording of "The Maniac's Revenge", album, Niki Buzz had recruited the British rhythm section of erstwhile SAMSON bassist Chris Aylmer and L.A. SECRETS drummer Ian Roberts. The record would be M-80's last, with Aylmer and Roberts returning to the UK and Buzz joining CURTIS KNIGHT.