Scandal was formed in
NYC in 1981 by guitarist and primary songwriter, Zack
Smith. This page really belongs under the rock
section of this site, but we included it here.
Interestingly enough, in the band's very early days,
even Jon Bon Jovi was a member (guitarist). The
vocalist was Patty Smyth, who would later go on to a
successful solo career after turning down Eddie Van
Halen's offer to be their next lead singer after the
departure of David Lee Roth.
Scandal released their
self-titled album in 1982.
Although it only found minor success on the Billboard
charts, it did feature two top 40 hits on the US
Mainstream Rock Charts: "Goodbye to You" and
"Love's Got a Line On You". The greatest success
came with the release of
The Warrior in 1984,
which featured the hit songs "The Warrior", "Hand's
Tied", and "Beat of a Heart".
Many of you will remember the songs "Goodbye to You"
from 1982, and "Warrior" from 1984.
After their 1984 album tour was over,
Scandal had split as Patty Smyth went onto a solo
career (you might remember her song "Never Enough" from
1987). In 2000's, the band reunited for a number
of concerts, and in 2008 they released new digital
material. On a sad note, several of the original
members have passed away. At the time of this
writing, the Scandal Discography was as follows:1982: Scandal
1984: The Warrior
2006: We are the '80s
Shootin' at the walls of heartache, Bang, bang,
I am the warrior,
Yes I am the warrior, And heart to heart you
win, If you survive the warrior, the warrior