A rather eclectic compilation in that some tracks date back as far as 1979 and the artists come from a variety of countries and labels. However, about half of them could be described as NWOBHM and the other half fit stylistically at least.
Label: Abstract Records AABT 200
Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Genre: Hard Rock
Style: Heavy Metal
Media: Mint condition (M)
Sleeve: Near Mint (NM or M-)
A1 The Rods Get Ready To Rock’n Roll
A2 Twisted Sister I’ll Never Grow Up
A3 Stampede Moving On
A4 Starfighters Alley Cat Blues
A5 Anvil Bedroom Games
B1 Brian Johnson And Geordie Keep On Rocking
B2 Praying Mantis Running For Tomorrow
B3 Krokus Bedside Radio
B4 Lautrec Mean Gasoline
B5 Girlschool Take It All Away
1. THE RODS – Get Ready To Rock ‘N Roll
Feel good hard rock / metal.
2. TWISTED SISTER – I’ll Never Grow Up
Fun pre-LP track that really shows their punk roots.
3. STAMPEDE – Moving On
Great upbeat UFO style rocker with hints of DEMON. Studio recording that is a bit longer than the version on their Days Of Wine And Roses 12″.
4. STARFIGHTERS – Alley Cat Blues
Given that guitarist Stevie Young was cousin to Angus and Malcolm, its not surprising this sounds a lot like AC/DC.
5. ANVIL – Bedroom Games
One of the faster, more metallic songs from their debut.
1. BRIAN JOHNSON & GEORDIE – Keep On Rocking
Boogie/blues rock (and a blatant attempt to cash-in on the success of Back In Black with yet another AC/DC tie-in).
2. PRAYING MANTIS – Running For Tomorrow
Probably their best song, this has a great galloping main riff and a catchy chorus to boot.
3. KROKUS – Bedside Radio
One of their best hits.
4. LAUTREC – Mean Gasoline
AC/DC style NWOBHM featuring members of STAMPEDE and WEAPON. Originally released as a 7″ which only ever reached the white label promo stage.
5. GIRLSCHOOL – Take It All Away
LP version of this high energy NWOBHM track.