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The X L.P. - 97X LP 1981
Label: Starstream #: BMC-80127 Country: USA
Info: Part of the Big Music America Contest, and like most of these contest records it comes with a ballot to vote for your favorite track. Features local Iowan bands compiled by Davenport, IA radio station WXLP.

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



Side A:
1. THE DAILY PLANET - Anna
  Catchy and well done hard AOR.
2. RUKUS - The Future
  Nice and heavy NWOAHM guitars with vocals that would be more suited to an alternative rock band.
3. THE CIDES - Rat Race
  Southern rock.
4. THE UNKOWNS - Pure Disgust
  Punk.
5. THE WILD BUNCH - Hard Times
  AOR/pomp.
6. THE ABEL NEILSON BAND - Pretty Woman
  An overly poppy chorus spoils the raw heavy rock that makes up the rest of the song.

Side B:
1. NIGHTFALL - See What's True
  A peculiar proggy pop/rock song with some ill-fitting metal guitar work.
2. THE GO FOR BROKE BAND - Wonder 'Bout The Future
  Rockabilly.
3. TRACER - Champagne Drinker
  New wavey AOR.
4. PHILLIP D. TUBBS - Angel
  Soft rock.
5. THE DAILY PLANET - The Dream Lives On
  Starts off as really good melodic hard rock, but has an awful AOR break in the middle that almost ruins the song. Overall they sound like an American version of LIMELIGHT.
         
  Keir: DaN: - Rarity:  
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