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The Whinging Album: Clutching At Straws LP 1982
Label: Whinging Records #: WFE 101 Country: England
Info: This compilation of artists from all over England is rumored to have had a pressing of only 250 copies. Released without a real cover, more like 2 paper inserts (one 2-sided).

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



Side A:
1. IMPACT - Sweet Subservience
  Alternative rock.
2. TELLURIAN - Reborn
  Slow BLACK SABBATH inspired NWOBHM, very much like WITCHFINDER GENERAL. Both TELLURIAN tracks were released on a 7" in 2006.
3. REQUIEM - From The Fire
  Indie rock/punk.
4. TITAN - Destiny
  NWOBHM with a very ANGEL WITCH like riff, but unfortunately marred by an overpowering keyboard break in the middle. Probably not related to either of the TITANs who released singles around this time.
5. BLESSED ARE THE DEAD - Prosper
  Female fronted punk that is dark but not gothic.
6. GREAT DANE - Bark
  Annoying synth pop instrumental overlaid with some Brian May like guitar work.
7. REQUIEM - Supernature
  Indie rock.

Side B:
1. SPRING OFFENSIVE - Pocket Of Resistance
  New wave.
2. THE RODENTS - Rodent Reggae
  New wave with a reggae beat.
3. ACANTHUS - Valley Of The Unknown
  Melodic, epic NWOBHM once again suffering from too much reliance on keyboards.
4. THE EXOTICS - Gimme That Jungle Ungo
  Funk.
5. TELLURIAN - Trojan Journey
  Thankfully the best band on the compilation is offered two tracks to prove themselves. Similar style as their first track but a bit more mainstream without losing any doom integrity.
6. THOR - War Of The Roses
  Good and heavy NWOBHM reminiscent of ANGEL WITCH.
7. IDI STANTON AND THE KAMPALA CROCODILE BAND - Fokker Wolfe
  Raw punk.
         
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