Signing to Warner Bros Records, with Marq Torien on lead vocals, Mick Sweda on guitar, Lonnie Vencent on bass and Jimmy D’Anda on drums, they had a good pedigree, having formed from the ashes of Carmine Appice’s King Kobra. Marq Torien had even featured in an early line-up of Ratt. Ted Templeman, famed for his production work for Montrose, Doobie Brothers, but most notably Van Halen, took the band into the studio to oversee their self-titled debut. Featuring the MTV hit ‘Smooth Up In Ya’ (US Hot 100 #71, US Mainstream Rock #23), the album also featured a cover of the O’Jays ‘For The Love Of Money’ (US Hot 100 #78, US Mainstream Rock #38). The “BulletBoys” debut album was swiftly certified gold after selling half a million copies.