“Fly Away” / “Blackmail” (EMI, 1980)
Thin Lizzy, Rainbow, UFO, Uli Jon Roth, Pat Travers, Lone Star, Stampede, The Next Band, Wings, Small Faces, Dio, Motorhead
British rock band Wild Horses, co-produced with South African Trevor Rabin at Konk Studios in London and released on April 14, 1980 on EMI Records.
Jimmy Bain – vocals, bass, guitars, keyboards
Brian Robertson – guitars,
Neil Carter – guitars, keyboards
Clive Edwards – drums
formed by veteran ex-RAINBOW, STREET NOISE and HARLOT bassist Jimmy Bain and ex-THIN LIZZY guitarist Brian Robertson. An early line up of WILD HORSES included former WINGS and SMALL FACES guitarist Jimmy McCullouch in the ranks and SMALL FACES drummer Kenny Jones. McCullouch would soon be supplanted by guitarist / keyboard player Neil Carter (previously earning a wage with GILBERT OsULLIVAN) and as Jones joined THE WHO erstwhile LONE STAR drummer Dixie Lee stepped into the vacant slot. Lees tenure was brief too though and PAT TRAVERS band drummer Clive Edwards eventually filled the gap.
Lee would join Canadian band STARCHILD. The Rock public eagerly awaited the first WILD HORSES album as Robertson and Bain both had colourful pasts and were often in the media as a result of their well documented wild ways. The first album was produced by South African guitarist TREVOR RABIN prior to his joining the reformed YES. Carter soon quit however to join UFO (later enjoying a stint with GARY MOORE).