Del Lords PhotoSix years after the demise of The Dictators, guitarist Scott Kempner, no longer billed as "Top Ten," returned with a simple, no-frills rock & roll band, Bronx's Del Lords. Aided by lead guitarist Eric "Roscoe" Ambel, Kempner sang his mix of love songs, party anthems, and social examinations in an energetic, raucous fashion matched by the band behind him. The Del Lords' debut, 1984's Frontier Days, was basic urban rock & roll, but there was no mistaking its country and R&B roots. Their next two albums, Johnny Comes Marching Home and Based On a True Story, contained some shining moments as well. After a lackluster live EP, The Del Lords bounced back with Lovers Who Wander, their most critically acclaimed work. Ambel, who had recorded the solo album Roscoe's Gang in 1988, left the group following the release of Lovers. 1999 saw the release of Get Tough: The Best of the Del-Lords. ~ Steve Huey, All Music Guide