NIGHTWING: My Kingdom Come LP. 1984 UK Gull 1st (hard to find) Pressing. UK Hard rock. Check samples
Nightwing – My Kingdom Come
Label: Gull GULP 1040
Format: Vinyl, LP
Style: Heavy Metal
Matrix Number: On Request
Condition of Vinyl: Near mint
Condition of Sleeve EX with slight edge wear
Condition of Label: EX+
A1 Back On The Streets
A2 Fingers In The Fire
A3 Night Of Mystery
A4 Give Me The Love That I Want
A5 Cell 151
B1 The Devil Walks Behind You
B2 Living Behind The 8 Ball
B3 Men Of War
B4 My Kingdom Come
Check all samples at: http://payplay.fm/r31a6e-nightwing-my-kingdom-come
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Nightwing, which featured future GTR vocalist Max Bacon, was one of the more overlooked bands of the British hard rock scene in the early 1980s. 9 songs in total. The Zoom Club CD reissue doesn’t add any bonus tracks, so clearly the LP is the better or the only real option!
this is magic. Great stuff, Max’s voice is superb…
Max Bacon Vocals
Steve Bartley Drums ex-Alec Johnson Band, ex-Razorback
Alex Johnson Guitar
Kenny Newton Synthesizer
Gordon Rowley Bass, Vocals ex-Strife, ex-Razorback
5 piece line up including Gordon Rowley = ex-Strife, ex-Razorback on Bass, Lead Vocals, Vocals [Harmony] & Kenny Newton on Keyboards
Well worth checking out if you’re a fan of Nightwing or other Max Bacon bands GTR and Bronz.
On this album, probably one of Nightwings’ finest, the band falls somewhere in the cloudy “gray area” between commercial (or A.O.R. type rock) and progressive rock. They were labeled with a “heavy metal” moniker probably due to the era when they emerged on the rock scene and started being featured in Kerrang and Metal Hammer. Their sound is similar / a cross between the sadly overlooked Grand Prix
Much of Nightwings commercial sound on this album is due to the lead vocals, supplied here by the excellent and shamefully ignored Max Bacon (formerly of another overlooked British band called Bronz, and who would leave Nightwing about a year later to front Steve Howe / Steve Hacketts more renowned band GTR).
Standout tracks on this album include the trio of openers “Back On The Streets,” “Fingers In The Fire,” and the single (I think) “Night Of Mystery” (produced by Steve Hackett himself). The band have a harder edge on the second side of the vinyl, where “The Devil Walks Behind You” and “Living Behind The Eight Ball” feature more guitar and allow Max Bacon to really belt. But the final two tracks, “Men Of War” and “My Kingdom Come,” are the ones that really shine, showing exactly what the band could achieve given the right mindset. The title track, especially, is where the wedding of commercial and progressive styles is at its most successful.
My Kingdom Come is definitely worth buying! Its also a definite “must have” if you’re a fan of Max Bacon’ singing.