McCOY: Mini Album 1983 LP (LEGACY LLM 10). Used / second hand. NWOBHM a la Samson, Mammoth. + Fleetwood Mac cover.
The music included here is classy early 80s NWOBHM with some Melodic Rock elements, not unlike Rage, UFO, Praying Mantis and Export…Recommended to fans of classy British Melodic Rock.
McCOY Mini Album 12″ LLM 109
condition: used / second hand
[NWOBHM, Melodic Rock, Samson, Mammoth]
OH WELL! (extended version)
THE SOUND OF THUNDER
TEMPORARY THRESHOLD SHIFT
BECAUSE YOU LIED
Of particular note are Because You Lied (a song for Ian Gillan), which came out of the way McCoy and the rest of Gillan were treated when the band split, and a high energy version of the Fleetwood Mac classic Oh Well!.
Great cover version of Peter Greens (Fleetwood Mac!!) “Oh Well”, from British John McCoy solo debut EP from 1983.
Listen and enjoy!!
The Sound Of Thunder**
Temporary Threshold Shift**
Because You Lied*
John McCoy – bass [Gillan, Zebra, Mammoth]
T^Bone Rees – vocals
Steve Linton – guitar*
Liam Genockey – drums*
Ron Rebel – drums** [ex Iron Maiden]
Paul Samson – guitar** [Samson]
Colin Towns – kwyboards
produced by John McCoy & Tony Taverner*
produced by John McCoy**
LLM Records 1983
John Matthew McCoy (born c. 1950, Huddersfield, Yorkshire), is a British bass guitarist who is best known for his work with Ian Gillan and Mammoth as well as numerous other bands and sessions since the late 1960s. He currently plays in British rock trio Guy McCoy Torme with former Gillan/Ozzy guitarist Bernie Torme and Bruce Dickinson/Sack Trick drummer Robin Guy. He is also an accomplished guitar, drum, trumpet, cello, and double bass player. Nearly as well known as his music is his appearance: he is always pictured wearing sunglasses, with the striking contrast of bald head and robust chin beard.
List of bands and artists worked with:
Mamas Little Children
John Du Cann
Sun Red Sun
The Split Knee Loons