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Battle Of The Bands LP 1981
Label: RCA #: RCALP 5015 Country: England
Info: Results of a national competition sponsored by RCA. Also released on cassette.

CONTENT
(bold = exclusive track / normal = non-exclusive track / italic = non-metal)



Side A:
1. CARL GREEN AND THE SCENE - Wam!
  Post-punk/new wave. Winners of the 1980 competition, resulting in the release of an LP.
2. E.M.F. - Anti-Bellum
  Coventry ska band. As one of the runner-ups, RCA released this song as a single.
3. OHIBO PARONTI - Do It Again
  Pop/rock.
4. 100% PROOF - Bad Boy
  Sounds like AC/DC with Jess Cox on vocals, and therefore is no different than their album material.
5. THE NERVES - Back Street Mafia
  Powerpop.
6. ASYLUM - Nowhere To Run
  Great melodic NWOBHM that reminds me of CACUMEN's debut. They were from Merseyside according to Malc Macmillan's Encyclopedia.

Side B:
1. XENA ZEROX - Seconds
  Female fronted new wave/punk band who were also rewarded with the release of a single.
2. COBRA - Stop Crying
  Not to be confused with the Warriors Of The Dead COBRA, or the Lookin' For A Lady COBRA, the Suffolk-based COBRA sound like a sloppy DARK STAR. Could have been one of those great overlooked compilation tracks but misses the mark in a few places.
3. PRETTY BOY FLOYD - Take Me I'm Yours
  A little punk, a little pop, a lot terrible.
4. ARROWMATIC TORS - I Guilty Mind
  Post-punk.
5. TIME FLIES - Go
  Reggae-ish powerpop.
6. LOUIS AND THE LOOK - Flight 401
  Dark melodic rock. Quite good actually.
         
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