Bear Party occurred when three boys slowly became men coming together to write a concept album about the movie "Deep Blue Sea." Richard, Shy and Jake met at a public restroom along the 405 Freeway, their mouths crammed with Slim Jims and Clamato, and soon realized they had a talent for music, but not so much the concept album.
They found they could only write what they know best, faggotry. What followed was the nocturnal emission we know now as their first album, "It Smells Like Leather," with Richard Slade on Drum Machine / Keyboard / Stereo Spacer, and Shy Francois and Jake Deckard on Vocals.
As their fame spread like man-butter on the lower back of a young Thai boy, the trio became a quintet through various personal ads for “massage” in the back of alternative city weekly newspapers. The two new members, Jackie Heat and Jacques Chocolate, helped write their second album, reaching around together to a new level of combining gay limerick and deafening grind. “You’ve Got Male!” did not just make homophobics uncomfortable, but everyone.
“YGM” saw Richard Slade on Keyboard / Guitar / Vocals, Shy Francois on Vocals, Jake Deckard on Vocals / Keyboard, Jackie Heat on Drum Machine, and Jacques Chocolate on Beats.
"Bottoms Up" was the latest album by this orgy of music and gay stereotypes. This effort, Shy Francois had to sit this one out because of a dry chafing during recording, but Bear Party's two new members, Carl Van Bolen and Max Tyler, brought the quartet to a low boil of gay ballad and danceable grind. Notably, This album introduced Bb cornet to the mix. “BU” was crafted with Richard Slade on Drum Machine / Stereo Spacer, Jake Deckard on Vocals, Carl Van Bolen on Keyboard / Bb Cornet, and Max Tyler on Vocals / Keyboard.
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