MORE: We Are The Band 12″ + Atomic Rock. Legendary N.W.O.B.H.M. Highly recommended. Check samples
1. We are the band 04:24
2. Atomic rock 03:46
Rare and Legendary N.W.O.B.H.M Kenny Cox (on vocals, later on with Mammoth), and other N.W.O.B.H.M legends as Brian Day (bass), Andy John Burton (drums), Mick Stratton (vocals)
More – We Are The Band Live @ Hard Rock Hell VI Pwllheli Wales (1-12-2012)
with Chris Tsangarides on guitar and Mike Freeland on vocals (vocalist with Praying Mantis)
More ? We Are The Band / Atomic Rock
Label: Atlantic K 11561 (T)
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single
Genre: NWOBHM / Hard Rock
A We Are The Band
Producer Al Nalli, Henry Weck
B Atomic Rock
Producer John McGowan
Bass Guitar [uncredited] Brian Day
Drums [uncredited] Andy John Burton
Guitar [uncredited] Kenny Cox , Laurie Mansworth
Lead Vocals [uncredited] Paul Mario Day
WE ARE THE BAND as featured on MORE’s album WARHEAD was recorded in Windsor late 1980 using the Truck Mobile.
ATOMIC ROCK was completed in January 1981 at Rampart Studios in London.
Band members name on sleeve beneath image on back. No mention of credit role.
A and B Sides on label are named ONE and TWO
Manufactured in the UK
Some released with sticker on the back covering the cat# K 11561 (T)
Matrix / Runout: W-9 K11561-T-A1 STRAWBERRY
Matrix / Runout: K11561-T-B1 STRAWBERRY
The MORE bio:
MOREs vocalist Paul Mario Day and guitarist Paul Todd actually played briefly for one of the early incarnations of IRON MAIDEN. MORE debuted with the track soldier’ on the 1980 BBC ‘Metal Explosion’ compilation album and released ‘We are the band'(with Atomic Rock song) single, it reached N. 56 in the U.K national charts in 1981 before the group were signed by Atlantic(after session on the Friday Rock Show and DJ’d by the late Tommy Vance, who was a big MORE fan. Within three days the band had seventy one offers on the table from record companys, agencys, publishers, etc. The band choose Atlantic Records and recorded their début album ‘Warhead'(at Binfield Manor studios England and it was mixed at Subterranean studios, Ann Arbor, Michigan and Sound Suite studios, Detroit, Michigan, December 1980, exactly when John Lennon of BEATLES was shot dead in New York). ‘Warhead’ sold 40,000 copies in Germany. Todd had already been replaced by Laurie Mansworth on second guitar.
After supporting(with LIONHEART), DEF LEPPARD, TED NUGENT, GIRLSCHOOL, SAXON and KROKUS on their British tours and Europe(with their friends IRON MAIDEN), along with subsequent gigs throughout the U.K. as headliners on the Atomic Rock tour(showcasing up and coming heavy metal talent), MORE opened Castle Donington ‘Monsters Of Rock'(featuring AC/DC, WHITESNAKE, SLADE, BLACKFOOT & BLUE ÖYSTER CULT) festival on 22.08.1981 with 65,000 people crowd (they had to leave immediately after the show as they had to perform later that day in another outdoor festival in the South of France supporting FOREIGNER) and next day festival in Darmstädt, Germany(again with BLUE ÖYSTER CULT & BLACKFOOT plus FOREIGNER, MOTÖRHEAD, IRON MAIDEN, KANSAS) before they began recording their second album ‘Blood & Thunder’. Early stage work began with producer Pete Hinton(Vic Rush came later), but Paul Mario Day quit(he had arguments with manager Gerry Slater) when 2nd album was completed to join WILDFIRE(1983-1985) with guitarist Martin Bushell and after SWEET(1985), BLACK SABBATH tour being cancelled, because Kenny Cox had arguments with BLACK SABBATHs road crew after they let a huge pyro off during MOREs sound check at Hammersmith Odeon, London on December 31st 1982… Andy John Burton joined the band straight after Frank Darch left and before ‘Warhead’ was released, and also was with the band from then on and for the 2nd album ‘Blood & Thunder’. He did all the major tours with the band… The band soldiered on, recruiting vocalist Mick Stratton although the album was delayed as Stratton re-wrote lyrics to all the previously recorded material. Bassist Brian Day left during recording to be replaced by Barry Nicholls. The record was never released in Britain, but did surface in Europe before Laurie Mansworth left(due to disagreements over musical style and direction with Kenny Cox & manager Gerry Slater) to form the much mellower AIRRACE with drummer Jason Bonham… Shortly, 7″ single Trickster(A-side) with an excellent version of ‘Hey Joe’ song as B-side(Kenny Cox, Barry Nicholls, Mick Stratton and Andy John Burton playing) was recorded and released on Atlantic Records in 1982… MORE reformed briefly in 1985 with Kenny Cox, vocalist Ron Jackson, guitarist Mel Jones, bassist Barry Nicholls and Paul George on drums, but the whole thing was unfortunately short-lived… Kenny Cox joined the ‘Fatman’ band MAMMOTH led by ex-SAMSON vocalist Nicky Moore and former GILLAN bassist John McCoy. Laurie Mansworth came back to the fore as manager/producer of ROADSTAR… A further attempt at reforming MORE in the spring of 1998(with a few gigs at the Cartoon Club in London), fronted by former TRAITOR, AXON IV and BRIAN CONNOLLYs SWEET man Mike Freeland(fan of Paul Mario Day), drummer Rick Dyat and after Andy Robinson(now with GODSIZED) stalled when at Easter weekend 2000 Kenny Cox suffered five strokes, which ruined serious record company interest. Subsequently Barry ‘Baz’ Nicholls went on to NIGHTFALL and after DANGEROUS BREED. Mike Freeland joined NEMESIS before rejoining Nicholls in DANGEROUS BREED(now LAZARUS DOGS). Freeland subsequently journeyed on to PRAYING MANTIS… Brian Day left music business. Kenny Cox is in a bad shape(in a wheelchair). Paul Mario Day lives in Australia(since he left SWEET in 1986).
More – Atomic Rock BBC live SESSION
More – Atomic Rock (live). This song is taken from the bootleg Live at Donington 1981