IT BITES: The Big Lad In The Windmill (Virgin Rec. tape Cassette 1986) Progressive Rock. Check audio and video review

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It Bites – The Big Lad In The Windmill
Label: Virgin  – TCV 2378
Format: Cassette, Album
Country: UK
Released: 1986
Genre: Pop Rock, Prog Rock
Tracklist
A1 I Got You Eating Out Of My Hand 5:37   Check audio:  https://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm11590319
A2 All In Red 3:31
A3 Whole New World 4:25
A4 Screaming On The Beaches 3:45
A5 Wanna Shout 3:29
B1 Turn Me Loose 4:11
B2 Cold, Tired And Hungry 4:16
B3 Calling All The Heroes 5:33
B4 You’ll Never Go To Heaven 7:12
B5 The Big Lad In The Windmill 0:48

Album video Review:

https://youtu.be/woWAKxtA_04

Bass, Vocals -Dick Nolan
Drums, Vocals -Bob Dalton
Horns -Kick Horns, The (tracks: 3)
Keyboards, Vocals -John Beck
Vocals, Guitar -Francis Dunnery
Written-By -It Bites
Inlay Card contains lyrics
Barcode: 5 012981 237844

Album video Review:

It Bites – I Got You Eating Out Of My Hand:   Check audio:  https://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm11590319

It Bites Calling All The Heroes (video clip):

Heroes”” is the second single by It Bites. It was written by frontman Francis Dunnery, and charted at #6 on the UK charts in August 1986.

An excellent debut from what I thought would be an exciting bunch of ‘prog pop rockers’. Ultimately the band broke up , but they’ve left a few albums as their legacy . This album features the poppy ‘Calling All The Heroes’ ( although it not the mix for the single ) , the cracking harmonies and stop-start riffery of ‘All In Red’ , and the gargantuan sound that is ‘Never Go To Heaven’ . The title track at the end is a nice wee Francis only piece on acoustic guitar that is a fitting finale to the album .
.. this album is fantastic the emotion in some of the songs like “”never go to heaven”” and the lyrics in the songs to are so real to life. my fav tracks are calling all the heros, never go to heave,n whole new world..all the singles they had out from their other albums were great also but this album is my favorite. You’ll be in for a surprise on hearing this. Where those records are the work of an experimental yet utterly coherent, uncompromising progressive rock band, this is a vaguely quirky Go West with a guitar player who wants to rock. There even some ’80s pop-soul on there, in the form of Turn Me Loose. Some of this stuff reminds me of Mel and Kim. I’m not kidding.
The ’80s keyboard stabs and production value raise a smile and it infused with a boyish enthusiasm that profoundly infectious. The songs are mostly very, very good and there are two drop-dead, killer-diller classics in the unusually-themed Screaming On The Beaches and the live favourite You’ll Never Go To Heaven.
Stirring stuff, lots of ideas, a less kind reviewer might consider it a bit of a hotch-potch but it a great ride.
Undoubtedly the odd stepsister in the It Bites album family, but she a babe nonetheless, even if her dress sense raises an eyebrow at times.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Where Francis Began,
An excellent debut from what I thought would be an exciting bunch of ‘prog pop rockers’ . Ultimately the band broke up , but they’ve left a few albums as their legacy . This album features the poppy ‘Calling All The Heroes’ ( although it not the mix for the single ) , the cracking harmonies and stop-start riffery of ‘All In Red’ , and the gargantuan sound that is ‘Never Go To Heaven’ . The title track at the end is a nice wee Francis only piece on acoustic guitar that is a fitting finale to the album .
Favourite track ? Never Go To Heaven.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Dated Gem,
I’d loved this band for a long time, but only discovered this, their debut record, quite recently. If like me you’re primarily familiar with their work from their two better known, stellar albums Once Around The World and Eat Me In St Louis, you’ll be in for a surprise on hearing this. Where those records are the work of an experimental yet utterly coherent, uncompromising progressive rock band, this is a vaguely quirky Go West with a guitar player who wants to rock. There even some ’80s pop-soul on there, in the form of Turn Me Loose.
The ’80s keyboard stabs and production value raise a smile and it infused with a boyish enthusiasm that profoundly infectious. The songs are mostly very, very good and there are two drop-dead, killer-diller classics in the unusually-themed Screaming On The Beaches and the live favourite You’ll Never Go To Heaven.

Stirring stuff, lots of ideas, a less kind reviewer might consider it a bit of a hotch-potch but it a great ride.

Undoubtedly the odd stepsister in the It Bites album family, but she a babe nonetheless, even if her dress sense raises an eyebrow at times.
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5.0 out of 5 stars unsung heroes,
Belter! Always enjoyed this bunch approach to carefully crafted heavy stuff that not blues oriented (why do so many people with guitars play blues based rock year after year? Yeuch!)
Gorgeous delicate tinkly moments are also a delight .
This is mainly fast, furious and clean-sounding well-produced music which is good for playing LOUD! Bust your eardrums on the motorway!

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