Not sure exactly what it is with the egregious spelling
errors by rock bands. Rough Cutt was one of those bands that never
made it big, but did have some big band members. The band was also
heavily influenced and developed by Ronnie James Dio (Ronnie's wife was
the band's manager). The original band members consisted of
Vocalist Paul Shortino, Dave Alford (drummer), Jake E. Lee (guitarist),
Claude Schnell (keyboards), and Joey Cristofanilli (bass). Both
Jake E. Lee and Dave Alford came to Rough Cutt from Ratt. Two more
former Ratt members joined Rough Cutt latter (guitarist Chris Hager and
Bassist Matt Thor). By 1982, Jake E. Lee had left the band where
he ended up with Ozzy.
Initially, Rough Cutt was featured on a 1983 compilation
CD for unsigned metal bands, and shortly after Warner Brothers picked up
the band. Rough Cutt
had two major releases, their
self-titled debut in 1985, and
Wants You in 1986.
Rough Cutt toured with bands like Krokus, Foreigner, and of course Dio.
Shortino left the band to become the lead singer of Quiet
Riot, and shortly after Rough Cutt split up. Shortino revived the
band years later (2002) to record a new EP called Sneak Peak.
At the time of this writing, the Rough Cutt Discography was as follows:1985: Rough Cutt
1986: Wants You
1996: Rough Cutt Live
2000: Sneak Peek