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


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Label:  MCA Records ‎– DHMT 104
Format:  Vinyl, 12″, Single
Country:  UK
Released:  1983
Genre:  Heavy Metal
A Sucking My Love (Live) 9:05
B Out Of Phase 3:50
12″ maxi single, with a live version of Sucking my Love, recorded at The Reading Festival in 1982.
Looks like the 7″ singles of Out of Phase, but is apparently laid out as a double A-side single.

It must be annoying to see Metallica who virtually started as a DIAMOND HEAD tribute band become much bigger than them. However:
1) Maiden had Ron Smallwood as manager, DIAMOND HEAD had Reg Fellows, a local cardboard manufacturer
2)DIAMOND HEAD didn’t sign to a major label quick enough
3)MCA wasn’t the label that was right for them
4)Harris’ mum was their tour manager
5)changed direction too soon
6)Pressing problems on Canterbury
7) Harris got fed up of metal and wanted to do pop music, if you’ve heard the unreleased stuff you’ll know.


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]

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Weight 0.5 kg


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