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Brum Beat - Live At The Barrel Organ DLP 1980
Label: Big Bear #: BRUM 1 Country: England
Info: Compilation of live tracks from the Birmingham venue. Originally released in a gatefold sleeve, but also as a 2 volume set on Gira Records (with somewhat different covers).

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



Side A:
1. BRIGHT EYES - The Lonely Ones
  Catchy boogie rock with rough vocals.
2. BRIGHT EYES - Casablanca
  The fiddle is more prominent here giving this song a DEXY'S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS sound.
3. THE LAZERS - Headache
  Carol Decker's pre-T'PAU ska band gives me a headache.
4. THE LAZERS - Rivet
  This one's a little better
5. WILLY & THE POORBOYS - My Babe
  Blues rock.
6. WILLY & THE POORBOYS - Hoy Hoy Hoy
  Bring a nickle, tap your feet.

Side B:
1. THE QUADS - When Everything Is Said & Done
  Surf punk.
2. THE QUADS - Wonders Never Cease
  Less surf, more punk.
3. ROCKERS - It Takes A Thief
  Powerpop.
4. SPEED LIMIT - Alright On The Night
  Boogieish NWOBHM, not unlike SPIDER or VARDIS.
5. SPEED LIMIT - CJ
  Apparently a popular sing-along.

Side C:
1. DANSETTE DAMAGE - All Little Girls Taste The Same
  Post-punk that reminds me of LOU REED.
2. DANSETTE DAMAGE - Invaders
  Keyboards give this track more of a new wave feel.
3. MAYDAY - Moving In Time
  Same band who released the "Day After Day" single, this is an enjoyable and energetic bit of new wave.
4. MAYDAY - Standing On The Edge Of The World
  Some melodic guitar work, but certainly nothing remotely connected to the NWOBHM.
5. DANGEROUS GIRLS - Demolition
  Post-punk.
6. PLAYTHINGS - Sally Daydream
  Post-punk/new wave.

Side D:
1. THE THRILLERS - To The Top
  Reggae rock.
2. THE THRILLERS - Breakout
  Zzzzzzzzzzzz.
3. SPOONFULL - On Your Trail
  Boogie in concept, but fairly heavy in its execution.
4. SPOONFULL - Nine 'Til Five
  These guys later became SHYWOLF.
5. ECLIPSE - Enjoy Yourself
  Reggae.


         
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