DIAMOND HEAD: Four Cuts 7″ Great cover, 4 brilliant songs Call Me, Trick Or Treat, Dead Reckoning, Shoot Out The Light

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DIAMOND HEAD – 7″ SINGLE
FOUR CUTS EP
MCA RECORDS – DHM 101
A Side – Call Me + Trick Or Treat
B Side – Dead Reckoning + Shoot Out The Lights
Dead Reckoning is obviously about the nuclear Armageddon. The businessman / anybody rich enough can start a nuclear conflict.


New York City
New York time 2084
Business man makes a deal for a nuclear war
Time is right, split the atom, and the Berlin wall.
Bring your dead
Nuclear holocaust will fall
Dead reckoning
Dead reckoning
Make a deal
Time is right to start your fight
Friends are here, all are waiting for the night
Just reckon, to see if its alright
Dead reckoning
Dead reckoning
City weeps, children run to hide their skins
Time will stop, as the nuclear war begins
Children die, but I’m sure no-one can win
New York City
New York time 2085
Business man, he is dead no-one left alive
Saturn sky, a fire has just arrived
I can see, what a waste for the tears you cried
Dead reckoning
Dead reckoning
Dead reckoning
Dead reckoning
Dead reckoning
I reckon you’re dead

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This version below is arguably better than the one that’s included as a bonus track on some versions of the debut. Its mainly the improved production.


Metallica’s – Garage Inc.  album came out in 1998 and sold over five million copies. It contains four Diamond Head songs, and the royalties have changed my life a lot [says Diamond Head’s Brian Tatler]. I bought a house with my wife, and the constant flow of royalties mean that I no longer have to work.

“In 1998, I was visiting our drummer Karl in San Francisco, and I got a call from Lars Ulrich, who invited us to come and visit him at The Record Plant studio in Sausalito, California, where Metallica were recording Garage Inc. Lars showed us around and treated us to a playback of It’s Electric, that they’d just recorded.

“Later on we drove back into San Francisco to celebrate, and l asked Lars how many copies the record would sell. And he said, ‘this is probably going to sell five million copies, based on the the last few. So the beers are on you!’

“To get four songs on a Metallica album… I’ve been very lucky there. It’s just the way it is. They did great versions of our songs. They are very tight and make it rock. They introduced Diamond Head to millions of American fans that didn’t know Diamond Head, because we had never toured the US back in the day.

“I sometimes think of some of the other NWOBHM bands that didn’t get covered. It could have been Angelwitch. It could have been Tygers Of Pan Tang. I’m just very lucky.”   [Diamond Head’s Brian Tatler]


Four Cuts is an EP by heavy metal band Diamond Head and was released in 1982. It was a double A-side with “Call Me” and “Trick or Treat”, and was released by MCA. The EP also contained “Dead Reckoning” and a re-recorded version of “Shoot Out the Lights” as the two B-sides. This was the band’s first release on a major label, and was designed to be a taster for their second album.

“Call Me” was later released as a single in its own right later that same year. The song also appeared on Diamond Head’s second studio album, Borrowed Time, their first album to be released by MCA. “Trick or Treat” and “Dead Reckoning” were favourites in the band’s live set during the 80s. However, neither song made it onto the Borrowed Time album

Dead Reckoning was later available on the band’s 1987 compilation album Am I Evil. The original version of “Shoot Out the Lights” was previously released as an A-side in 1981 on the band’s own label, Happy Face Records.

  1. “Call Me”
  2. “Trick or Treat”
  3. “Dead Reckoning”
  4. “Shoot Out the Lights” (Re-recorded Version)

DIAMOND HEAD: Four Cuts 12″ Original 1982 UK MCA 4-track 12 vinyl EP. Call Me, Trick Or Treat, Dead Reckoning, Shoot Out. Check audio

DIAMOND HEAD: 12″ PROMO 1991 UK. Wild On The Streets, Can’t Help Myself (DHS1). Superb laser etched, band logo image on B side.

DIAMOND HEAD: Am I Evil LP. Different less polished versions. FM 1987. Rodney Matthews cover artwork. NWOBHM. Check audio

DIAMOND HEAD: Behold The Beginning LP 1986 (mint condition vinyl). RARE Heavy Metal Records. Remixed by guitarist Brian Tatler + extra songs.

DIAMOND HEAD: Behold the beginning LP UK 1986. Check ALL SONGS (playlists). Plus single “Waited Too Long” and its B-side “Play It Loud”. This album was remixed!

DIAMOND HEAD: Borrowed Time LP Gatefold UK + big poster + inner. Top NWOBHM. Check whole album (audio)

DIAMOND HEAD: Borrowed Time LP Gatefold UK + poster + inner + black circled hype sticker. Top NWOBHM. Check whole album (audio)

DIAMOND HEAD: Borrowed Time tape / cassette UK (DHC 1001). Essential NWOBHM. Check whole album (audio)

DIAMOND HEAD: Canterbury [Tape 1983, original UK] Totally classic. Check video + ALL audio samples

DIAMOND HEAD: Canterbury LP (incl. inner sheet) 1983 original. Totally classic. Check video + all audio samples

DIAMOND HEAD: Canterbury LP UK. in near mint condition w. inner sheet. Totally classic! Check video + all songs (audio)

DIAMOND HEAD: Death and Progress CD 1993. Classic! w. Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath & Dave Mustaine of Megadeth. Check whole album (all songs)

DIAMOND HEAD: Evil Live 2 Cd set CD Live 1993 + 5 Previously Unreleased Covers. Check audio (ALL 16 songs).

DIAMOND HEAD: Evil Live 2 Cd set CD Live 1993 + 5 Previously Unreleased Covers. Original 1st press. Check audio (whole album).

DIAMOND HEAD: In The Heat Of The Night 12″ w. Play it loud (Rare 1982) Check video

DIAMOND HEAD: In the Heat of the night 7″ Gatefold. + play it loud (live) + Sweet & innocent (live) +14 Min. interview with Sean Harris

DIAMOND HEAD: Live In the Heat of the Night 2CD. 1991 gig + CD2: 44 min. live video. Incl. unreleased songs!!

DIAMOND HEAD: Makin’ Music 12″ UK. Both sides EXTENDED, double in size than the 7″ version. 1983. Check sample.

DIAMOND HEAD: Makin’ Music 12″. Both sides EXTENDED, double in size than the 7″ version. 1983. Check audio

DIAMOND HEAD: Play it Loud + Waited Too Long 7″ Rare 1981 single released on the band’s own label. Check audio

DIAMOND HEAD: sampler PROMO only CD w. Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath & Dave Mustaine of Megadeth

DIAMOND HEAD: Sucking My Love 12″ [Recorded live at the Reading Festival ˜82] Check video.

DIAMOND HEAD: Sucking My Love 12″ Recorded live at the Reading Festival 1982. + Out Of Phase

Diamond Head: To the Devil His Due DVD 2006 SECOND HAND sold as seen, no guarantees of quality play back. London Astoria November 2005.

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