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Device (1980's rock band)

Releasing their sole album ''22B3'' in 1986, Device were a short-lived rock band. The band consisted of three members.

The most famous member was keyboardist/bassist Holly Knight, an extremely popular songwriter at the time who wrote hits like Pat Benatar's "Love Is A Battlefield", Heart's "Never", and Aerosmith's "Rag Doll" just to name a few.

Device's lead singer was Paul Engemann, who was already famous in the 80's for doing ...read more

Releasing their sole album ''22B3'' in 1986, Device were a short-lived rock band. The band consisted of three members.

The most famous member was keyboardist/bassist Holly Knight, an extremely popular songwriter at the time who wrote hits like Pat Benatar's "Love Is A Battlefield", Heart's "Never", and Aerosmith's "Rag Doll" just to name a few.

Device's lead singer was Paul Engemann, who was already famous in the 80's for doing the lead vocals to "Push It To The Limit" from the ''Scarface'' soundtrack. He would later go on to sing with the band Animotion, singing co-lead with actress Cynthia Rhodes. During his time in the band, Animotion scored the 1989 Top Ten hit "Room To Move". A fun fact about Paul is that he is the brother-in-law to famed news anchor Larry King.

Lastly, there was Gene Black, who was a session guitarist and has played with acts such as Tina Turner. Black also played with a band called Wild Blue, who are known for the singles "Fire With Fire" and "International Language Of Dance".

Featuring a radio-friendly, danceable, high-tech, aggressive hard rock sound, the ''22B3'' album charted at #73 on the Billboard 200 and it was supported by four singles. The biggest hit was the album opener, "Hanging On A Heart Attack", which charted at #35 on the Billboard Hot 100. The follow up was the album's second track, "Who Says", which charted at #79. The two aforementioned singles were also supported by MTV videos which saw moderate rotation. The third single, "Pieces On The Ground", was only released as a promo-only single. The fourth and final single "Who's On The Line" didn't even chart at all.

After the release of the album, Device went on shows like ''American Bandstand'' to promote the singles, but the band didn't for very long. The band quietly dissolved after the release of ''22B3'', only being together for just a year. « hide

Similar Bands: Animotion, Holly Knight, Pat Benatar, Wild Blue

22B3
1986

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