“Saxon” from 1979.

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“If you’re really feelin’ down, Take a trip to town, And listen to a rock and roll band.”

I’m going to be playing a few albums by this band tonight. They are an important band in the history of British metal and this debut is an interesting album with a mix of musical styles.
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“Loud and Clear” by Sammy Hagar from 1978.

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“Look out baby, I’m comin to town,
I’ll tear it up, and I’ll tear it down.
Reckless!
I play long, I play hard, I play for keeps, with no holds barred.
And I rock, and I roll, And I do it out of control”

Nice looking limited edition coloured vinyl – red of course! Figured I’d enjoy a little more Hagar this evening. This, his first live album, was released under a different title with a different cover in the US.
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“Montrose” from 1973.

“Well, I remember when I was seventeen, My father told me pick your dreams, He said life ain’t easy as it seems, When you get older you’ll see what I mean.” Got a fantastic early press of this great album from way back. It’s a stunning debut record and when you listen you can hear just what a massive influence it had on later bands. I really love this album; Montrose’s guitar sound, Hagar’s vocals – it was really a brilliant piece of work that stands the test of time magnificently.
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“Talk of the Devil” by Ozzy Osbourne from 1982.

“Nobody will ever let you know when you ask the reasons why, they just tell you that you’re on your own, fill your head all full of lies.”
This is a strange album in many ways. Firstly in the U.K. It was called “Talk of ..” whereas in the US and elsewhere it was “Speak of …”. Sabbath are in my top 10 favourite bands ever and it’s weird to hear a full album of their songs played by a different band. I think Brad Gillis does a great job on guitar though by the way. The album came out around 8 months after Randy Rhoads’ death and it sits oddly in Ozzy’s back catalogue! I read it was actually deleted from his back catalogue and is not available in the US.
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“Hemispheres” by Rush from 1978.

“We can walk our road together if our goals are all the same, we can run alone and free if we pursue a different aim”
Another bit of Rush for me tonight. I gather this album was recorded in the UK. It’s not one of their more commercially successful albums but it’s very highly regarded by prog rock critics and fans.
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“Permanent Waves” by Rush from 1980.

Great album from one of my favourite bands. This was a bit more accessible for the mainstream and produced a couple of radio friendly singles.
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“All Over the Place” by The Bangles from 1984.

I am a big fan of The Bangles and this was their debut studio album. It has a great retro-sound to it which they have on other albums but it’s really to the fore on this one. There were more successful albums to come of course but this is well worth a listen.
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