The band's self-titled debt and early videos tried to duplicate the Van Halen formula, right down to Torien doing his best David Lee Roth impression. It didn't hurt that their first three albums were produced by Ted Templeman, who also produced Van Halen's first 6 albums.
Drafting off the huge popularity of pop metal and Van Halen, BulletBoys found their audience, and the debut record hit #34 on the album charts, while "Smooth Up In Ya" (#71) and a cover of the O'Jays "For the Love of Money" (#78) both broke the top 100. The band's second LP charted, but changing tastes and weaker material consigned them to working band status, were they continue to this day.
Coll trivia fact: BulletBoys did a surprisingly solid version of Tom Wait's "Hang On St. Christopher," on their 1991 album, Freakshow.