Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Monsterbloggin'...

Hi again. Been some time since my last blog. So it's about time for some more goodies. I think there's something here for most of you frequently visiting this site. Some more scandinavian stuff, some rock'n'roll, some NWOBHM, some punk and even some Country! Have fun. And don't forget to comment. That's the fuel for more to come.

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BAD HABITZ
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While the majority of TNT played in the Vagabond project, they also made this great live in the studio album. First a Japan release only, then later released in Norway. Great live band too! Seen them live with different singers, the original Børge Pedersen, Jorn Lande, Bjorn Boge (Streel Legal). Years later, I saw Bad Habitz with guest Brian Robertson, and it was AWESOME! Enjoy it.
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Ronni Le Tekro - Right Guitars, Vocals
Jimmy Iversen - Left Guitars, Vocals
Børge Pedersen - Lead Vocals
Willy Bendiksen - Drums
Morty Black - Bass, Vocals
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Guest - Dag Stokke, Keyboards
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Recorded live at Studio Studio, Norway

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Bad Habitz - Dedicated to Phil Lynott. 1993 & 1996.
Produced by Le Tekro, Morty Black & Dag Stokke
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1. The Boys Are Back In Town / Do Anything You Want To (Medley)
2. Waiting For An Alibi
3. Jailbreak
4. Are You Ready
5. Bad Reputation
6. Don't Believe A Word / Chinatown / Suicide (Medley)
7. Hollywood (Down On Your Luck)
8. Emerald
9. Rosalie / Cowboy Song (Medley)
10. Johnny The Fox Meets Jimmy The Weed
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Link:
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SUE SAAD
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Sue Saad - Vocals
James Lance - Drums & Vocals
Tony Riparetti - Guitar & Vocals
Bill Anstatt - Guitar
Bobby Manzer - Bass
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Bought this back then, nothing I ever had heart of, the cover made me curious, I liked the colors, and by those days standard, they looked like they rocked. Classic Power Pop. A bit new wave'ish, pop rock with some GREAT songs! The original of the wonderful 'Prisoner'. Also great on Uriah Heep's album Abominog. Love it.This album was hard to get on the net for quite some years. I know it's possible to find it now, on WinMX as separate tracks, and blogged. Anyway, I just made this rip from my old vinyl. I think it's a good one. If you haven't heard this album, here's your chance. Recommended.

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Sue Saad and the Next - ST. 1980.
Produced by Richard Perry and James Lance
Own vinyl rip
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01 Gimme Love / Gimme Pain
02 It's Gotcha
03 Prisoner
04 Young Girl
05 I I Me Me
06 Your Lips-Hands-Kiss-Love
07 I Want Him
08 Cold Night Rain
09 Won't Give It Up
10 Danger Love
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Link:
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SLYBOY
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A well produced happy rocking funky glam pop rock outfit's only album, and that's a sad fact, several great tracks here! Sometimes a bit Dan Reed Network & sometimes some Electric Boys (not quite up there, but..). A real good live band too! Enjoy it!
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Luffen Valle - Vocal
Ziggy Holm - Guitar
Tom Meland - Drums
Bobby B. Lund - Bass
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Keyboards - Ketil Bjerkestrand, Bård Svendsen
Add. programming - Paul West & Dag Stokke (TNT)
Harmony Vocals - Johnny Nordset, Luffen, Ziggy & Bobby
Digitally recorded in Nidaros Studios Trondheim, Norway by Rune Nordal, except * Recorded at Studio Nova, Spydeberg, by Robert Opsahl Engen
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Slyboy - Brownbaggin' In Funkyland.
Produced by Rune Nordal & Slyboy.
Own vinyl rip.
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01 My Girlfriend's Out
02 Call Me Up
03 Get Up
04 Tell Me
05 Sweet Lies
06 Sunshine Radio
07 Runaway Train *
08 Young & Restless
09 Lovetrap
10 Lovers Do *
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Link:
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MVP - The Best of MVP '94.
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Another Zero collection from Japan.
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Master Volume Projekt - The Best of MVP '94.
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01 - Baltimoore - Full Speed Ahead
02 - 1st Avenue - Help Me Out
03 - Masquerade - State Of Grace
04 - Fates Warning - Shelter Me
05 - Savatage - Chance
06 - Talisman - Humananimal
07 - Fortune - Trail Blazer
08 - Jackal - Up The Aisle
09 - Sleeze Beez - Tell It To The Judge
10 - Raven - Victim
11 - Steven Anderson - The Child Within
12 - Zero - No Time For Lyin'
13 - Siam - The Search
14 - Glenn Hughes - Stormbringer
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TAROT
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The fourth album by these earier blogged metal act from Finland. A bit more info in the archives.
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Tarot - To Live Again. 1994.
Produced by Tarot.
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1. Children Of The Grave
2. Live Hard, Die Hard
3. Iron Stars
4. No Return
5. Tears Of Steel
6. Breathing Fire
7. Midwinter Nights
8. Wings Of Darkness
9. Rose On The Grave
10. Things That Crawl At Night
11. Dancing On The Wire
12. Lady Deceiver
13. The Colour Of Your Blood
14. The Chosen
15. Kill The King
16. Do You Wanna Live Forever
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Link 1:
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NASTY IDOLS
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Malmö, Sweden. Punk turned to sleazy rockin' glam. Their second album of 3.
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Nasty Idols - Cruel Intention. 1991.
Produced by Berno Paulsson & Andy Pierce.
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1. Way Ya Walk
2. Cool Way Of Living
3. American Nights
4. Don't Tear It Down
5. Alive n' Kickin'
6. House Of Rock n' Roll
7. B.I.T.C.H.
8. Can't Get Ya Off My Mind
9. Devil In Disguize
10. Westcoast City Rockers
11. Trashed And Dirty
12. Can't Get Ya Off My Mind (2)
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Link:
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WITHOUT WARNING
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The legendary Eddie Kramer produced their first album. This is not it, but their second of 3 albums. Progressive USA Metal.
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Without Warning - Believe. 1995.
Pruduced by Alex Perialas
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1. Deepest Dreams
2. What
3. In My Name
4. In My Name
5. Who Can You Blame
6. Believe In Me
7. Envisioned
8. Eye On The World
9. Evil Needs
10. Believe
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Link:
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TUFF DARTS
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A kind of Sleazy powerpop rock with a punky approach, some great fun lyrics and tracks here! I've always liked this album a lot! I'm glad I finally got it ripped. Find more info on the band here
http://www.tuffjeffsalen.com/about_tuffdarts.html
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trouserpress.com:
'New York's Tuff Darts will probably be best remembered (if at all) as a résumé item for Robert Gordon, who was the glam-punk band's original singer in 1976. Although he did record as a Dart on the Live at CBGB's compilation, Gordon was long gone by the time the band made an album of its own two years later. (The band was on hold for part of that time while guitarist/leader
Jeff Salen played with Sparks.)
The Darts — a junior-league rock band with a penchant for angster clothes — had a total of two good songs, both of which are included on the LP. Otherwise, the record ranges from simply bad to truly wretched, as on the moronic "(Your Love Is Like) Nuclear Waste.'
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'A total of two good songs'!? I wouldn't bet on that. Great album full of classic rockers with touches of New York Dolls, Good Rats, Rolling Stones, just a lot more fun!
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Tuff Darts - Tuff Darts. 1978.
Produced by Tony Bongiovi, Lance Quinn and Bob Clearmountain.
Own vinyl rip.
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01 Rats
02 Who's Been Sleeping Here?
03 Here Comes Trouble
04 She's Dead
05 Phone Booth Man (P.B.M.)
06 Nuclear Waste, (Your Love Is Like)
07 My Guitar Lies Bleeding In My Arms
08 Love And Trouble
09 Head Over Heels
10 Slash
11 Fun City
12 All For The Love Of Rock N' Roll
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Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/62332358/TuffDarts-TuffDarts.rar
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RESTLESS HEART
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I know, I know, this is Country!! I'm not a big lover of Country myself, if it's not treated by artists as Jason & the Scorcers, the Beatfarmers or Del Lords, but really, there's some great songs on this good production! And some of the best one's are written by the hugely talented Van Stephenson (R.I.P.). I love the opener 'Let The Heartache Ride'. If you haven't heard this, and you like Van Stephenson, The Eagles or REO Speedwagon. Have a try! Rockin' Country Rock with tearjerkin' ballads.
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Larry Stewart - Lead Vocals & Keyboard
Greg Jennings - Guitar & Vocals
Paul Gregg - Bass Guitar & Vocals
John Dittrich - Drums & Vocals
David Innis - Keyboards & Vocals
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Add. musicians: Michael Rhodes, Dennis Holt & Verlon Thompson
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Restless Heart - Restless Heart. 1985.
Produced by Tim DuBois, Scott Hendricks & Restless Heart.
Own vinyl rip.
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01 Let The Heartache Ride (Tim DuBois, Dave Robbinson, Van Stephenson)
02 I Want Everyone To Cry (Wood Newton, Michael Noble)
03 (Back to the) Heartbreak Kid (Tim DuBois, Van Stephenson)
04 Restless Heart (Tim DuBois, Van Stephenson, Dave Robbins)
05 She's Coming Home (Randy Sharp, Donny Lowery)
06 Til I Loved You (Van Stephenson, Jeff Silbar, Dave Robbins)
07 Shakin' The Night Away (Gary Burr)
08 She Danced Her Way (Into My Heart) (Van Stephenson, Jeff Silbar, Sam Lorber)
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Hell, I'll even throw in a few singles this time too...

JUICE NEWTON
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Van Stephensons' (R.I.P.) involvement on the Restless Heart album made me think of another artist who did benefit of his great work. ere's Juice Newtons Bryan Adams/Van Stephenson penned single from 1984, from her most rockin' album 'Can't Wait All Night'. I might blog the full album later, if wanted. Fans of female fronted AOR pop will love this. GREAT single! The B-side, are also the title track on the album by Restless Heart, blogged today too.
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Juice Newton. Single, 1984.
Produced by Richard Landis.
Own vinyl rip.
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1 Can't Wait All Night (Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance, Eric Kagna)
02 Restless Heart (Van Stephenson, Tim DuBois, Dave Robbins)
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TOAD THE WET SPROCKET
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The mystery band from the first Metal For Muthas album. Never sounded very Heavy Metal to me, and a mystery why they appeared on that album, but I always loved that track, 'Blues in A'. Here's a single they released, and it's sounding way more trad NWOBHM, not very unlike Quartz, Dedringer etc.
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Toad The Wet Sprocket. Single, 1980.
Own vinyl rip.
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01 Reaching For The Sky
02 One Glass Of Whisky
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BLAZER BLAZER
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Found & bought this 7" back then. Looked interesting, and the fact that it had 'Produced by Tom Allom' on the sleeve, just shouted Buy me!. Always loved this track! I don't know the story here, and I don't know what hapened, but the album never came. Waited for a long time for more from this very promising band. Anyone with more info?
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Blazer Blazer - Cecil B. Devine. Single, 1979.
Produced by Tom Allom.
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1 Cecil B. Devine (Play Loud)
02 Warsaw (Play Louder)
03 Six O'Clock In The Morning
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SPLIT KNEE LOONS
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A weird one. Really. I didn't split these files into seperate tracks, only as 'Side A' & 'Side B'. And I'll leave it to you to find out who's participating in this stunt. I hope you can read the scanning of the back side. Maybe not a single to play often or even appreciate. But if you're into older Gillan & Samson stuff, you might find some fun here. I'm sure the musicians did. May I guess a LOT of alcohol was consumed?
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The Split Knee Loons - Special Collectors E.P. 1981.
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Side A:
01 Mr & Mrs Get Down T'foot of our Stairs
02 Ranaway / (She was a real) Egg Timer
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Side B:
03 Saluteto the Vikings
04 Let's dance in Dub / M.I.T.P.F.A.T. (Mutually Insured Third Party, Fire and Theft)
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Link:
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That's all for now. A monster. Hope you'll find anything here. And as always, if you do, remember to leave a comment. That don't take a lot of time. But it adds fun to doing this stuff. Good night, have fun, rock on.
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20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Some really interesting stuff here. My favorite blog-you always come up with rare albums that you don't see anywhere else. Thanks!

scottibrother said...

I would like the Juice Newton album please,Plus i love the Restless Heart Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Digging the Juice! Split Knee Loons is the kind of deep , forgotten stuff, that keeps me comin back!

Anonymous said...

AAAWWWW!!! Don't knock "(Your Love Is Like) Nuclear Waste." I heard that on the Doctor Demento show years ago and it's suppose to be stupid. At least I hope so.

-->D.Moose

Nyet said...

thanks for all this stuff
I really liked Slyboy and restless Heart Thks!

Nils Tibor said...

Many thanks for Bad Habidz, Sue Saad
And The Next and Tuff Darts.
Nice stuff.

Nils

Anonymous said...

Outstanding Blog. I was lucky to stumble upon it a few weeks back. You post excellent music. Nice to see some great bands representing my native finland.

Alocacoc said...

Hi all & thanks!!

anonym: thanks a lot, I try my best :)

scotti:
Yes, great album! Some more Juice later.

D.Moose:
Awesome stuff! :)))

nyet: Glad to hear you like the Slyboy album! A rare & good one.

nils: Glad to see you're still hangin' on :))

Hello Finland! Cool to see you here. I dunno if there's more stuff from the land of Santa comin' here soon, but you never know... :))

I might be able to do some smaller blogs here this weekend, possibly starting already today. I'll see what I can get the time to do. Some preparing takes quite some time.

See ya all, have a nice weekend & ROCK ON!!

Alocacoc said...

And ofcourse:
Thanks bigfoot! Always a pleasure to visit your amazing good blog.
Thanks for ALL GOOD stuff! Christmas every day!!! I have a feeling that there might be some more NWOBHM in here soon... :)

Anonymous said...

Do you have the Felony - The Fanatic album from 1983?

camelblue said...

Hi coke, shotgun here.
Great job as usual mate.
Thanx 4 UICE NEWTON , MVP '94 and Bad Habitz.
Keep rockin'

Anonymous said...

I found that Sue Saad album on vinyl for $1:00 this weekend. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Great stuff! Love your blog...

micksguitar said...

great set of posts. you continue to do an amazing job of trying to please all. i applaud you for it. thanx mick.

Anonymous said...

And I thought I was the only person to buy the Split Knee Loons EP. You should have scanned the disk too that dirty brown vinyl was horrible.
Love the Blog

KEEP IT NWOBHM!!! said...

Great work!!! Many thanks for the amazing No Dice, Nutz, Split Knee Loons and all the NWOBHM stuff. Thanks for the music. Cheers, carajo

WVKayaker said...

The Tuff Darts? You and your blog are amamzing! Heard the Tuff Darts while ripping some of my old WHFS tapes from the early 80's for posting on my blog. Stop by and check it out sometime!
Thanks again for all the hard work!
Cam

Anonymous said...

Amazing blog especially NWOBHM part and of course US metal heroes Sound Barrier. Thank you !!!!!

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