Posts tagged “1981

Praying Mantis – Time Tells No Lies (1981)

England/Spain/Greece – March 1981 – Arista Recordspraying-mantis-time-tells-no-lies

01. Cheated – 03:52
02. All Day & All of the Night – 03:58
03. Running for Tomorrow – 03:40
04. Rich City Kids -03:47 – !!!!
05. Lovers to the Grave – 04:52 – MLMU – !!!!
06. Panic in the Streets – 03:42
07. Beads of Ebony – 05:42 – MU
08. Flirting With Suicide – 05:04
09.  Children of the Earth – 05:37 – UMU

They could be in the top of the world. They became nothing in no time… The band never really managed to cope with the fail of “Time Tells…”, a fantastic melodic hard rock stunner.
Good albums and many great songs followed, but Mantis’ history remains a bitter reminiscent of the arrogance of music industries and their exploitation upon the bands.
Unfortunately, time said the biggest lie.

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Riot – Fire Down Under (1981)

USA – February 1981 – Elektra, Victorriot-fire-down-under

01. Swords And Tequila – 03:15 – !!!!
02. Fire Down Under – 02:34 – !!!!
03. Feel The Same – 04:29 – L
04. Outlaw – 04:50 – !!!!
05. Don’t Bring Me Down – 02:57
06. Don’t Hold Back – 03:15
07. Altar Of The King – 04:45
08. No Lies – 04:10 – M
09. Run For Your Life – 03:15 – !!!!
10. Flashbacks – 04:01 [Live samples]
11. Struck By Lightning – 03:38 – M
12. Misty Morning Rain – 03:08
13. You’re All I Needed Tonight – 02:58
14. One Step Closer – 02:12
15. Hot Life – 00:25

Check also:
Outlaw – 06:00 [Nightbreaker, 1993]

A heavy metal masterpiece, probably one of the first “speed metal” albums ever heard… Riot would never had the success they deserved, mostly due to their wrong choices inside the sick and unbearable world of music industry…
Nowadays this stuff may be classified as “hard rock”, but in 1981 it was considered as an utterly extreme sound…