Signed with A&M Records Canada in 1981. Initially, in the U.S., the band was handled by I.R.S. Records.
The Payola$ won the top Juno Awards in 1983. In 1984, Hammer on a Drum was nominated for the Best Album Juno.
- 'Hot 10' Profiles: New Generation of Canadian Talent Bubbling Behind Long-Time Successes. Billboard, February 2, 1985.
|Bob Rock||1982-1985||guitar, vocals|
|Mick Ronson||1982||keyboards, vocals|
|Paul Hyde||1982-1985||guitars, vocals|
|Taylor Nelson Little||drums|
|Taylor Nelson Little|