WILD HORSES: s.t , 1st, debut LP Wild Horses 1980. 100% Thin Lizzy sounding. RAINBOW, THIN LIZZY band members

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Associated acts:
Thin Lizzy, Rainbow, UFO, Uli Jon Roth, Pat Travers, Lone Star, Stampede, The Next Band, Wings, Small Faces, Dio, Motorhead

The First Album is the debut album by 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.

Wild Horses – Reservation (live 1980):

Classic Hard Rock band from the U.K. performing live the 1st song from their debut (and self-titled) album on the TV show All Right Now (remember a song from Free?)

The show was hosted by Phil Lynott (Skid Row, Thin Lizzy, Grand Slam, The Rockers and solo artist) and also featured RockPile. On the end of the show Phil played the classic Thin Lizzy song Rosalie with the boys in the band.

Wild Horses are:

Jimmy Bain – Bass, lead and background vocals
Brian “”Robo”” Robertson – Guitar, lead and background vocals
Niel Carter – Guitar, Keyboards, background vocals
Clive Edwards – Drums

Jimmy Bain (R.I.P.) comes from Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow, band which he recorded Rainbow Raising (1976) and Rainbow On Stage (1978). After Wild Horses, he would re-group with his long time friend Ronnie Jamed Dio (R.I.P.) on the band DIO.

Brian Robertson started playing with Thin Lizzy on the record NightLife (1974) and stayed on the band until Live And Dangerous (1978). After Wild Horses, was on Motörhead for the album Another Perfect Day 1983 and then with the scotch singer Frankie Miller.

Niel Carter left Wild Horses to enter UFO in 1981 (The Wild, The Willing and The Innocent). After the record Making Contact he started playing with Gary Moore and stayed with Gary until 1989 (After the War).

Clive Edwards played the drums for various rock artists including UFO, Pat Travers, Uli Roth Eletric Sun and Bernie Marden S.O.S. to name a few.

The Band Wild Horses released the record called “”The First Album”” in 1980 (it was recorded in 1979).

Wild Horses Track Listing: 
“Reservation” – 3:47
“Face Down” – 3:30
“Blackmail” – 2:25
“Flyaway” (Bain, Phil Lynott) – 3:33
“Dealer” (Bain, Robertson, Scott Gorham) – 4:56
“Street Girl” – 3:28
“No Strings Attached” – 3:56
“Criminal Tendencies” – 3:46
“Nights on the Town” – 3:21
“Woman” – 4:01

Jimmy Bain – vocals, bass, guitars, keyboards
Brian Robertson – guitars, bass (on ‘Flyaway’ and ‘Nights On The Town’), vocals (on ‘Blackmail’ and ‘Nights On The Town’)
Neil Carter – guitars, keyboards
Clive Edwards – drums

here’s the 1980 debut from UK Hard Rockers Wild Horses who were 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 O’SULLIVAN) and as Jones joined THE WHO erstwhile LONE STAR drummer Dixie Lee stepped into the vacant slot. Lee’s 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).

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A forgotten gem
I had never heard this band, but got the LP because of the impressive line-up of the band. I’m very glad that I did. This is solid from start to finish. It sounds a lot like Robertson era Thin Lizzy with just a touch of Chapman era UFO. The songs are about middle of the road in terms of intensity–not as hard as the best Lizzy rockers, but not as poppy or mellow as Thin Lizzy sometimes got. It’s not a NWOBHM album; it’s a rock album–and a very good one at that. This is absolutely essential for any fans of Brian Robertson or 70’s Thin Lizzy. I would also recommend it highly to anyone who enjoys late 70s rock.

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This record is delicious. Enjoyable, a treat of no artistic importance. Goes good with beer. Your wife won’t hate it. Sweet guitars and lyrics about chicks. The 70’s. I’ll take it, every time.””;s:7:””summary””;s:1100:””Associated acts:
Thin Lizzy, Rainbow, UFO, Uli Jon Roth, Pat Travers, Lone Star, Stampede, The Next Band, Wings, Small Faces, Dio, Motorhead

The First Album is the debut album by 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.

Classic Hard Rock band from the U.K. perfoming live the 1st song from their debut (and self-titled) album on the TV show All Right Now (remember a song from Free?)

The show was hosted by Phil Lynott (Skid Row, Thin Lizzy, Grand Slam, The Rockers and solo artist) and also featured RockPile. On the end of the show Phil played the classic Thin Lizzy song Rosalie with the boys in the band.

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