Tuesday, April 10, 2007

International Feel

A grab bag of groovy goodies from all across the musical globe for to tantalize your ear buds this evening, starts with Axewitch's "Visions Of The Past". This was their 2nd full length album, and the last made with the original line up, it's an overlooked riff-tastic 1980's Heavy Metal masterpiece for those of you, (and it seems like most of you who visit these parts), who love that olde tyme Metal sound. They released one further album, the ill-advised glam-tinged "Hooked On High Heels" before calling it a day. Remember them this way. If you like what you hear, all their earlier releases are posted here in the archive. Go gettum!

AXE WITCH - Visions Of The Past (1984) Sweden


Staying in the frozen North, here's the "Metal Bird" single from Sweden's Rising. This is stylistically in the same ballpark as their better known countrymen, but with a rawer edge, whilst still remaining catchy. I don't know anything much about this bunch, so if anyone would care to give us some background, use the "comment" function and give us the scoop on Rising.

RISING - Metal Bird (1982) Sweden


A couple of NWOBHM BBC Sessions for you now, beginning with a 1982 recording from Scotland's Chasar. The band were from the town of Alloa and recorded one highly prized album during their lifetime. That LP "Chasar" aka "Gypsy Roller", was posted here a while back and seemed to go down well, so here's some more of their Prog tinged Metal for the good of your ears & your souls. Look out for the excellent intricate guitarwork of band mainstay Alex Pollock, for a finer fret-fiddler you're unlikely to hear.

CHASAR - BBC Session (1982) UK


Nextly, a 1983 Session from Bristol's legendary Jaguar. Best known for their opening salvo of singles, "Back Street Woman" & "Axe Crazy", the band looked like real contenders for a time, before line-up and direction changes scuppered their once promising career. They re-convened in 1997 and remain active today, but their early days were easily their best.

JAGUAR - BBC Session (1983) UK


To the States now, for some trashy Heavy Rockin' from Witch. This is their 1984 release, the excellent "The Hex Is On" Mini LP. Formed by excellently named drummer Punky Peru in 1982, they released this on their own OTT label to rave reviews in the Rock press of the time. Unfortunately, singer Peter Wabbit (No, i'm not making this up), quit shortly thereafter and the group floundered as their momentum dissipated. A pity, this is good stuff, like a rawer take on early Motley Crue. Get it while it's hot!

WITCH - The Hex Is On (1984) USA


Finally, because you all seemed to enjoy their "Street With No Name" 7" last time out, here's the Pagans follow up release, the chaotic howl of anguish which they called "Dead End America". It's raw Punk Rawk made by madmen, about madmen, for madmen. No offense, but i'm sure you'll love it!

PAGANS - Dead End America (1979) USA


More buried treasure for your listening pleasure coming up soon!


Blogger Patrick said...

Thanks for RISING, never heard of them, but I'm sure it's right up my alley. I would download the AXEWITCH too, but I already own it!


Tuesday, April 10, 2007 11:09:00 PM  
Anonymous the KIDD said...

I have never heard of any of the bands in this post,or your last post!!! Thanks!!! KIT!!!Thanks!!!T.T.!!!WOW!!!WHAT!!!A!!!WIND!!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007 11:54:00 PM  
Anonymous bigfootkit said...

"What a wind"?
Not sure i know what that means kidd, but i think you were being nice, so thanks.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007 5:54:00 PM  
Blogger Time Traveller said...

We can make it a trendy LOA word.

Here's a wind post for all of you!!

That girl is wind!!

Check out this song, it's really wind, man!!!

I like it!!

That is wind Kidd.

Saturday, April 14, 2007 7:28:00 PM  
Anonymous bigfootkit said...

I like where you're going with this TT.
"Wind" is the new "cool".

Saturday, April 14, 2007 8:59:00 PM  
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