Tuesday, June 02, 2009

CLAM JOUSTING

Hi again. More great stuff coming your way tonight rescued from total obscurity, dusted off and uploaded for the benefit of your hearts & ears.
For starters, VAULT were a Heavy Metal quartet formed in Emmen, Drenthe, Holland in 1979. The band was formed by brothers Koos and Anno De Roo, with the line up completed by Norbert Sulman on drums and vocalist Henri Draaijer. The band set about writing their own songs in earnest after jamming on cover versions initially, and were soon playing live regularly with the likes of TRANCE, BODINE and SAD IRON. Their first release would be the 1982 "Hell Of A Block" 7" on Non Records, a classic slice of '80's European Heavy Metal with balls & melody. All 500 copies sold out quickly, making it a collectors item nowadays, spurring the band on to return to the studio to record an album. The album, "No More Escape", was released in early 1983, again by Non Records, to great reviews and positive reactions. Their progress had been noticed by Mausoleum Records who signed Vault and put them to work on a new album to be called "Sword Of Steel". The recordings were better produced and the playing more aggressive, whilst the song writing had also improved. All was looking rosy until Mausoleum suddenly declared bankruptcy, leaving Vault high and dry. Toting the album around the labels as a demo tape, surprisingly there were no takers for the band, and despite sticking around until early 1986 Vault's time had gone. In 2001 the unreleased Vault track "Sword Of Steel" featured on the "Heavy Metal Maniacs Part 2" compilation album, with the entire "Sword Of Steel" album finally seeing a release in a limited vinyl edition of 500 copies on the Hidden Metal Gems label the following year. A bootleg cd is currently doing the rounds, it compiles the "Hell Of A Block" 7", the "No More Escape" album and the "Sword Of Steel" demo/album. It's from this cd that this rip comes. Enjoy!

VAULT - No More Escape/Sword Of Steel (1983) Holland

http://rapidshare.com/files/238694195/VAULT_-_No_More_Escape__HOL-1983_.rar

Secondly, STILLWATER was an American Southern Rock band of the 1970s, which existed from 1973 to 1983 and was based in Warner Robins, Georgia. They released two albums on Capricorn Records, "Stillwater" (1977), which included the single "Mind Bender", (a hit single in 1978). and "I Reserve The Right" (1979). They opened for such bands as BLACKFOOT, ATLANTA RHYTHM SECTION and the CHARLIE DANIELS BAND. After Capricorn Records went under in 1978, the band struggled on, recording the album "Running Free" in 1983, but splitting before it was finished. The band reconvened in 1997 to complete the abandoned "Running Free" album, with new drummer David Heck, the album was finally released in late '97, with the band playing shows to commemorate the event. An archive live album "Stillwater Live" comprising recordings from concerts in Utica New York in 1977 and 1978 has since been released on cd. After the band broke up, guitarist Rob Walker enlisted in the Air Force Band of New England, Pease Air Force Base, New Hampshire. He is still in service, currently stationed in Active Duty with the Band of the US Air Force Reserve at Robins Air Force Base. Guitarist Mike Causey can still be seen playing with the likes of EDDIE STONE & FRIENDS, WINTERS BROTHERS BAND, BIG MIKE & THE BOOTY PAPAS. Al Scarborough plays bass with a band called THE WALL in Warner Robins and Macon Ga and has played with EDDIE JAMES GANG. Rob Walker occasionally drops in to play with The Wall too and has also recorded with EDDIE STONE & FRIENDS. Drummer David Heck currently lives and performs in Denver, CO. Keyboard player Bob Spearman, who also played with The Wall, has sadly since died of cancer.

STILLWATER - Stillwater Live (1978) USA

http://rapidshare.com/files/237155338/STILLWATER_-_Stillwater_Live__USA-1977_78_.rar

Two goodies from the NWOBHM now to complete tonight's post. Huddersfield five piece NWOBHM band RHABSTALLION were formed in late 1977. They recorded their first 2 song demo in 1980, the same year they contributed a track to the Logo Records 'New Electric Warriors' compilation. A 7" self-financed single, 'Day To Day' was issued on their own Rhab Records the following year. 1982 saw the recording of a further two song demo, the imaginatively titled "Demo II". In 1984 the 4 song "Demo III" tape was circulated, but disheartened, the band folded by the years end. Rhabstallion guitarist David Thompson later held membership of VENTURE, VOYAGER UK and sessioned for NINA HAGEN amongst others. He subsequently formed AOR outfit LOST WEEKEND with another former Rhabstallion colleague, drummer Jack Himsworth. To date Lost Weekend have released 4 albums. In 1994 the specialist Vinyl Tap Records label released the 14 song Rhabstallion compilation album 'Day To Day' which collected all three of the band's demos, both sides of their single and added two live tracks.

RHABSTALLION - Day To Day (1980-1984) UK

http://rapidshare.com/files/237835986/RHABSTALLION_-_Day_To_Day__UK-1980-84_.rar

And, lastly, but not least, Merseyside based NWOBHM band GASKIN formed in 1980 and were signed to Rondelet Records the following year. They debuted in 1981 with the "I'm No Fool" 7" single, and followed this with a full length album entitled "End Of The World". Both releases were well received in the music press at the time and sold well. 1982 saw the release of their second album "No Way Out", and a further single "Mony Mony" as well as a British tour in as support to WISHBONE ASH. In 1983 bassist Stefan Prockopczuk was replaced by Mark McKenzie and towards the end the group added vocalist Bren Spencer, previously of KAMARG, to the fold.
The band split in early 1983, but Gaskin and Spencer later issued a statement saying they would record a third album under the GASKIN banner to be titled 'Aftermath'. This album never saw the light of day. GASKIN reformed in 1999 and issued the 2000 album 'Stand Or Fall' on Neat Records, as well as making an appearance at the prestigious German Wacken festival.

GASKIN - End Of The World (1981) UK

http://rapidshare.com/files/237849540/GASKIN_-_End_Of_The_World__UK-1981_.rar

Hope there's something from tonight's selection to light up your night, whether it's an old favourite or a new discovery. Lemmy know your opinions people and as always, thank you for comments on the last post. If you had troubles getting the first QUARTZ disc from last time, try again now as i've fixed the link after the fault was brought to my attention.
I've also put up a selection of BBC sessions over at my other blog recently, so if your thirst for vintage rawk'n'roll has yet to be slaked, take a little trip over to http://guntherspaps.blogspot.com/ to peruse the goodies there. I'll "see" you all back here for more of the same real soon, 'til then keep on keepin' on.

37 Comments:

Anonymous nightsblood said...

Looks like another great post. I always liked the Gaskin LP, an old favorite and one of the first NWOBHM LPs I ever bought. I'll definitely check out the Rhabstalion and Vault offerings; I remember Rhab- being pretty good on NEW and I really like the 'hell of a block' single, although I've not had any luck tracking down a copy of it just yet.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009 2:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New Metal Warriors was a great comp - probably my favourite of all the early NWOBHM ones. And thanks for the BBC sessions - Blofeld.

Thursday, June 04, 2009 3:19:00 PM  
Anonymous MisterManiac said...

Many thanks for the Vault and Rhabstallion. Wasn't familiar with these bands prior to your post, but decided to give them a try and was not disappointed. The Vault's singer reminds me a bit of early Brian Ross. Wish they still made music like this, although even if they did, it still wouldn't sound the same given differences in recording technologies and techniques. Fortunately, there are sites like yous that help us continue to discover "new" bands with the sounds we love.

Also downloaded the Gaskin...a nice listen, but definitely preferred Vault and Rhabstallion, since they had a few more hooks IMO.

Thanks for sharing, and looking forward to the next post.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 12:54:00 PM  
Blogger ogmonster said...

Thanks for the live Stillwater.

Thursday, June 11, 2009 2:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice batch, all new to me except the Gaskin. Many thanks,
Matt

Saturday, June 13, 2009 12:54:00 AM  
Blogger Hapi said...

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Sunday, June 14, 2009 7:30:00 PM  
Blogger Keith Partridge said...

Are you still looking for
Bachman Turner Overdrive - Japan Tour Live (77 Mercury Japan)?

I will be posting my vinyl rip sometime, along with Brave Belt II.

Friday, June 19, 2009 3:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't know i was looking for BTO "Japan Tour Live"?!
Thanks for the offer in any case, but i'm really not a fan, do you perhaps have me confused with someone else?
I still appreciate the thought though. ;)

Bigfootkit

Friday, June 19, 2009 1:55:00 PM  
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Monday, June 29, 2009 3:58:00 AM  
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Friday, July 03, 2009 2:11:00 AM  
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Saturday, July 04, 2009 2:12:00 AM  
Anonymous 精神年齢 said...

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Monday, July 06, 2009 2:15:00 AM  
Anonymous 童貞卒業 said...

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Tuesday, July 07, 2009 2:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Dutchboy said...

Thanks for the Vault album !

Tuesday, July 07, 2009 8:30:00 AM  
Anonymous 熟女 said...

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Thursday, July 09, 2009 1:39:00 AM  
Anonymous 小向美奈子 said...

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Monday, July 13, 2009 3:29:00 AM  
Anonymous 素人 said...

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Thursday, July 16, 2009 2:38:00 AM  
Anonymous メル友募集 said...

最近仕事ばかりで毎日退屈してます。そろそろ恋人欲しいです☆もう夏だし海とか行きたいな♪ k.c.0720@docomo.ne.jp 連絡待ってるよ☆

Friday, July 17, 2009 3:05:00 AM  
Anonymous ホスト said...

女性向け風俗サイトで出張デリバリーホストをしてみませんか?時給2万円以上の超高額アルバイトです。無料登録をしてあとは女性からの呼び出しを待つだけなので、お試し登録も歓迎です。興味をもたれた方は今すぐどうぞ。

Saturday, July 18, 2009 1:39:00 AM  
Anonymous 家出 said...

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Sunday, July 19, 2009 1:17:00 AM  
Anonymous 動物占い said...

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Monday, July 20, 2009 1:05:00 AM  
Anonymous 家出 said...

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009 2:29:00 AM  
Anonymous セレブラブ said...

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Thursday, July 23, 2009 2:21:00 AM  
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Friday, July 24, 2009 2:36:00 AM  
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Monday, July 27, 2009 1:40:00 AM  
Anonymous 素人 said...

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009 1:32:00 AM  
Anonymous 出会い系 said...

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009 4:49:00 AM  
Anonymous 逆援助 said...

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Thursday, July 30, 2009 2:11:00 AM  
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Friday, July 31, 2009 2:04:00 AM  
Anonymous 家出 said...

夏休みで気軽に家出する女子○生が急増しています。しかし家出したはいいものの泊る所やお金が無い彼女たちは、掲示板などで泊めてくれる男性を探す子も多いようです。当掲示板にも夏休みに入ってから通常の3倍以上のメッセージが寄せられています

Sunday, August 02, 2009 1:16:00 AM  
Anonymous 人妻 said...

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Wednesday, August 05, 2009 1:30:00 AM  
Anonymous 素人 said...

素人ホストでは、男性のテクニック次第で女性会員様から高額な謝礼がもらえます。欲求不満な人妻や、男性と出会いが無い女性達が当サイトで男性を求めていらっしゃいます。興味のある方はTOPページからどうぞ

Thursday, August 06, 2009 2:42:00 AM  
Anonymous 友達募集中 said...

少し魅惑な自分をネットだから公開してみました。普段言えない事など、思い切って告白しているプロフなので興味ある方はぜひ除いてみてください連絡待ってまぁす。 hinyaaaaa@docomo.ne.jp

Friday, August 07, 2009 2:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, wonderful topic. I just found your site and am already a fan. 8)

Saturday, March 13, 2010 6:39:00 PM  
Blogger gary said...

I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to record BTO - Live Japan Tour.... Great thanks if you could rip.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Loved the two Stillwater albums, used to collect anything on Capricorn (I'm in the UK) and the only live tracks I've heard are from Hotels, Motels & Roadshows so, thanks a bundle my friend, I'm looking forward to hearing this album.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 6:54:00 AM  
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No doubt, the chap is totally fair.

Saturday, November 26, 2011 8:52:00 AM  

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