Pete Way was the original bass guitarist and founder member of British hard rockers UFO. In 1982, after making 10 studio LPs with UFO since their 1969 start, Pete left, initially to play bass with Ozzy Osbourne as well as briefly forming Fastway with Motorhead’s “Fast” Eddie Clarke. Then in 1983 he formed Waysted.
After releasing their debut album “Vices” in 1983 on Chrysalis, before switching to Music For Nations for the release of “Waysted” (1984) and “The Good The Bad And The Waysted” (1985), the band signed to EMI’s Parlophone label in 1986 for the release of “Save Your Prayers”.
Waysted is the hard rock band formed by former UFO bassist, Pete Way. Save Your Prayers is the bands’ fourth studio disc, and first featuring vocalist Danny Vaughn. This is the highest charting release (#185) for Waysted to date.
Save Your Prayers starts with a very good upbeat rocker Walls Fall Down. Black and Blue was a small hit in the U.S.
Former UFO guitarist Paul Chapman cuts loose on Heroes Die Young. His guitar work on this song is superb. If you aren’t singing along with Danny Vaughn before this song is done, you need to have your head examined. This is a lost classic that should have helped Waysted become a household name.
Heaven Tonight may be the song that everyone remembers Waysted for. The band re-recorded this track which originally was on their The Good, The Bad, The Waysted disc from 1985. This is a killer track, and almost makes Save Your Prayers worth picking up for this song alone.
How The Wast Was Won is a very good keyboard/guitar driven rocker that reminds me somewhat of some the hard rocking songs by Journey.
Wild Night is a high-speed, head banging tune. Paul Chapman breaks loose on this track, and drummer Johnny Dee pounds the hell out of his drums and makes himself heard.
Something about Out of Control reminds me a ton of Y&T. Danny Vaughn sounds a lot like Dave Meniketti on this track. It is one of the heavier tracks on Save Your Prayers.
A great power ballad So Long closes this disc. Danny Vaughn’s voice shines on this track.
After listening to Waysted’s Save Your Prayers you will realise how under rated this band is. Save Your Prayers is a very good melodic hard rock disc, and still a worthy pick up. Its well worth your money. Check it Out!
1. Walls Fall Down
2. Black & Blue
3. Singing To The Night
4. Hell Comes Home
5. Heroes Die Young
6. Heaven Tonight
7. How The Wast Was Won
8. Wild Night
9. Out Of Control
10. So Long
5.0 out of 5 stars
This is by far the best of the Waysted offerings.It is great to hark back to a time when Pete Way produced music as good as this. The cultured vocals of Danny Vaughan replacing the rough Scottish tones of former(and now current) vocalist Finn. Paul Chapman in combination with Pete Way cant help but produce a sound of the UFO albums they recorded together. Hence you have got a quality LP here. Highlight is probably a previous “”Finn”” song re-recorded – “”Heaven tonight”” – Danny’s voice takes this track to another level.