Hell's Kitchen was a rock group formed in 1987 when Guitarist Luke Skeels decided to leave Boneless Ones due to conflict with the singer. When the other members heard the news, they too left en masse, and Hell's Kitchen was born. The band recruited members of Verbal Abuseand Fang, for the first lineup. The band was known for its expert musicianship and total irreverence for the music scene in general, and heavy metal in particular. Their attitude was "shows should be fun".
After various line-up changes, the band's first release featured: Luke Skeels (guitar), Sean Condon (vocals), Troy Takaki (bass), Mike Branum (drums). Condon was later replaced by Jimi Hayes.