Thursday, January 18, 2007


Going in chronological order here's Grand Prix' self titled debut from 1980. Although he came in after this LP was released, Robin McAulley was briefly a member of the band. He went on to do several albums with guitar whiz Michael Schenker. This album is closer to the beginning of the wave, but still very representative of it.

From 1983, one of my favorites, this is Satan's Court in the Act. I've had this one on about every medium you can think of, album, cassette and CD. And the great thing about it is it still sounds great today!

From 1984, here is Holland's Early Warning. Another great LP that holds up nicely. Clocking in at slightly over 35 minutes it would probably be called a mini LP today.

And from late in the wave, here is Tytan's Rough Justice ('85).

Sorry for the lack of info on these, I am still getting used to my new job and trying to get things settled around the homestead. If anyone has any questions or anything please leave in comments and Kit (who really knows the ins and outs of these bands) or myself will be happy to try to help. These were just some albums I've had for years (except one I got off a bit torrent a while back) and thought they'd be a good addition for the NWOBHM fans that seem to be gathering.

And as a sort of tribute to Samson, who seem to be losing original members more frequently these days here are 2 videos from the Bruce Bruce (Dickerson)/Thunderstick version of the band. The first is a live version of Hard Times and the second is the promotional video for Vice Versa. I highly recommend the Vice Versa as it reminded me of the early days of MTV and how hilarious some of those early metal videos are today (and it's funny too how cool we thought they were back then). The videos are AVI format and fairly good quality. (Hard Times) (Vice Versa promo clip)

Well that's it from me. I will be over at the other blog soon with an update ASAP.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Satan old favorite of mine. I've got it on vinyl, but haven't listened to it in years so it's nice to have now in a digital format. And how about a gentle request for some old Blitzkrieg while you're at it?

Wednesday, January 24, 2007 12:10:00 PM  
Blogger JavyMetal said...

Great posts, chap!
Just a note: Holland's "Early warning" had nine tracks and this only have eight. Would you mind post that missing song?
Thanks in advance!

Wednesday, January 24, 2007 6:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Sergey said...

Greetings from Russia!
Thanks so much for this rare superb albums. One problem: covers... This problem is solved?

Thursday, January 25, 2007 3:43:00 AM  
Blogger bigfoot kit said...

Sergey, here are some good covers sites which may be of use to you.

Chances are if you can't find the artwork you're looking for on one of these, you won't be able to find it at all.
Hope this helps!

Thursday, January 25, 2007 2:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Sergey said...

Thanks, Kit, I'll try to search. It's very curious, do you have in a collection such groups: Dark Star, Stormbringer, Santers, Hunt.
All the best!

Thursday, January 25, 2007 7:34:00 PM  
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Friday, January 26, 2007 4:18:00 AM  
Anonymous bigfoot kit said...

I've got the 1st Dark Star album Sergey, rest assured it will appear here eventually, it's a nice record too!
Nothing of the others i'm afraid, i used to have an album by The Hunt, but it wasn't all that appealing to me.
I'll look out Dark Star for upping next week .

Friday, January 26, 2007 8:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Sergey said...

I understand, that there is Hunt (Santers as well) a little bit further from you, but I hoped.... I'll look forward Dark Star.
Thanks, Kit
All the best!

Friday, January 26, 2007 10:37:00 PM  
Blogger Time Traveller said...

Don't worry Sergey, Santers is coming, damn near everything!! Tor Erik sent them. I just have to sort them out.

The ninth track of Hollands early warning wasn't sent to me, so I will try to find but if not, sorry!

Monday, January 29, 2007 10:34:00 AM  
Blogger JavyMetal said...

Any news with the missing song of Holland's Early warning?

Thursday, March 15, 2007 4:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the Satan LP that I have. your link unfortunately has been pulled. Please reup maybe onto megaupload?


Monday, October 29, 2007 4:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great blog!
Some requests:
Any chance of a re-seed of the 'More' single We Are The Band / Atomic Rock?
Also looking for the following albums:
More - Blood & Thunder,
Spider - Raise The Banner (For Rock & Roll),
Quartz - Against All Odds,
Dedringer - Second Arising,
The Grip - Be Yourself (I know it's not NWOBHM, but it's great and I'd love to hear it again! Also after a track of theirs called 'Cry Baby Cry', from the 'Look What You've Done' 12'')
Can anyone help please?!!!

Friday, September 26, 2008 9:37:00 AM  
Blogger Steve said...

Any chance of reposting the first 2 Grand Prix albums? The links are now dead. Great blog anyway. Keep up the good work

Friday, January 02, 2009 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would just like to say great blog and like steve would love to see a repost of Grand prix first album

Monday, May 18, 2009 5:29:00 AM  

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