The Kings started off as a Sydney pub band in the mid 1980s, riding the wave of Hair metal around the time. The proved themselves to be less of the poser-types that Motley Crue and Poison tended to be more of the harder rocking type, like The Angels and AC/DC.
Grimy inner city types, they apparently put on a great live show, with
Jeremy Coad Jeffery Hoad being a particularly wild front man. They signed to Mushroom in Australia and released a great self titled debut album in 1988, before signing with RCA in the US and releasing Full Frontal Attack, another great record. Their final LP Resurrection in 1993 was a flop. Nothing has been heard from them since.
STOP PRESS!! Corrections need to be made to this entry, inasmuch as "Resurrection" was only released in Australia, after a falling out with their local record label only 1000 copies were released. They have kept on making music and have now done 8 albums in total. Check them out here at the Kings of the Sun website. (Thanks Lisa!)
I thought I'd post a couple of their great singles from back in the day. Serpentine, from 1987, which is a killer tune, and Drop The Gun from their second lp in 1990.