The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal

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  1. Delmarva

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    What do you have from Spain?
     
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    Quite a lot..
     
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    "Nice" compilation that also came out on vinyl. Includes Soviet Invasion 12", Burning a Sinner 7" and previously unreleased live from 1981.

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    Baron Rojo?
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    Yep

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    Bulldozer from Italy could never have existed without the massive influence of those unholy noise bangers Venom. Not subtle, they will crush your cranium. This is the lavish digibook edition that came out fairly recently. Their 2nd full length from 1986.

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    Volumen Brutal X3!!!
    I've got that one also. Couldn't find my pic of it.

    I'll never stump you. Never. LOL.
     
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    Never realized that Race With The Devil isn't on the UK Bronze version

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    We've discussed this band a good deal, but I don't believe the debut album has been posted yet.
    In my opinion it's one of the dozen or so must have albums of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal.
    Together with Neat Records stablemates Raven, they virtually invented thrash metal with their previous singles Back Street Woman, Axe Crazy and the Power Games LP.
    I've never heard the follow-up album "This Time" but I understand it was a disappointment to the fans as they went in a more melodic direction.

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    A nice albeit short review here dated May 25th, 2017 by none other than Geoff Barton, the writer who popularized the term New Wave Of British Heavy Metal in Sounds magazine.
    https://www.loudersound.com/reviews/jaguar-power-games-album-review

    Jaguar - Power Games album review
    The E-Type of the NWOBHM

    "Jaguar may not be one of the most revered of bands from the second wave of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, but the truth is they were extremely influential.


    Signed to the legendary Neat Records, like labelmates Raven, these Bristolian big cats played fast and loose, and unwittingly helped create the genres we know today as thrash and speed metal. Play this, their 1982 debut album, back-to-back with Metallica’s No Life ’Til Leather demo (also from ’82) and you can barely see the join.

    As this very scribe said of Jaguar back in the day, the guitar turns over like a bulldozer with sooty spark plugs, the rhythm section pulses out an 18-pint hangover throb, the singer opens his lungs and bawls like a foghorn, and the end result is, not surprisingly, one helluva noise.

    Power Games has three key ingredients: earthiness, enthusiasm and naïveté. Tracks such as Master Game, Coldheart and, particularly, Axe Crazy are fond reminders of the days when heavy metal was pretenceless, square-shooting and bloody good fun.

    Oh, and a special mention for opening track Dutch Connection, a tribute Jaguar’s early-career popularity in Holland. ‘I really fell for you and your wooden shoes,’ bellows vocalist Paul Merrell. It fair brings a tear to the eye"
     
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    Each copy is a different pressing so had to keep them...
     
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    "Power Games" is such a banger, cannot think of another album like it either from that era. Been awhile since I listened to it.
     
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    Been listening to Power Games all day as I've been digitizing the vinyl along with the 45's.
    Realized that I had never digitized it last night and had to rectify that situation.

    You're right, there's nothing like that album. How did these guys fall by the wayside? They were supposed to be huge.
    They should have been huge. Instead they're legends.
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    Baron Rojo encompasses the full extent of my Spanish metal collection.
    Kerrang wrote them up - I bought the albums. They almost never get played.
    (Had to pull both albums just so you'd know I ain't lying)
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    Great thread frank! Learning some good stuff :)
     
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    I've got a bit of a NWOBHM "backlog" to work through, this album being among them. I might get to it tonight or more likely tomorrow since I have some Witchfynde, Satan, some older (circa '83) live Metallica to work through today (and tomorrow, along w/ the Jaguar). I must say that the Barton review has me thinking about moving the Jaguar LP up in the 'pending playlist' queue.
     
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    Right on :thumbsup:.
     

     

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    Since the last group shot of Jaguar was in an identifiable location, and knowing that they were from Bristol, England I decided to see what I could find out.
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    It's the Clifton Suspension Bridge over the River Avon and gorge which links Clifton, Bristol with Leigh Woods, North Somerset. The bridge was built in 1864. It's 31 foot width spans over 1300 feet at 245 feet high. Certainly an architectural marvel of it's time.
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    A fine bit of sleuthing on your part, sir.
     
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    Thanks,
    It's an old habit that I developed at Gettysburg. Matching historic photographs to their locations.
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