Game: Your NWOBHM anthology

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Game: Your NWOBHM anthology

Post#1 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:14 am

Hi,

I imagined this little game for you. So, a big Metal label offer you the opportunity of editing a NWOBHM anthology/best-of. You can't select more than 15 tracks, and it must be a smart compilation presenting this period to people who barely know it, but also enjoyable for Heavy Metal fans. You can put what you want on it (we got all the rights even for obscure bands).

So, what will be your NWOBHM compilation/Anthology/Best-of, accepting this is the only chance you'll ever get from this professionnal label to put out a compilation destined to be sold in all distributors like Virgin, etc. (I insist this is not a CD-R for your buddies, there is no game If you think about it this way).

Here will be mine :

01. ANGEL WITCH - Angel Witch
02. SATAN - Trial By Fire
03. SAXON - 747 (Strangers in The Night)
04. IRON MAIDEN - Phantom Of The Opera
05. DIAMOND HEAD - Am I Evil
06. HOLOCAUST - Death or Glory
07. IRON MAIDEN - The Trooper
08. DEF LEPPARD - Rock Brigade
09. TYGERS OF PAN TANG - Euthanasia
10. CLOVEN HOOF - Laying Down The Law
11. TOKYO BLADE - Powergame
12. JUDAS PRIEST - Exciter
13. MOTÖRHEAD - Overkill
14. SAXON - Heavy Metal Thunder
15. VENOM - Welcome To Hell
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Post#2 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:38 am

Here's mine :

01 - SARACEN - Crusader
02 - TYRANT - Hold Back the Lightning
03 - WOLFBANE - See you in Hell
04 - Y DIAWLED - Noson Y Blaidd
05 - DEEPSWITCH - Pigfeeder
06 - TANK - Just Like Something from Hell
07 - DESTROYER - Stand & Deliver
08 - SAMSON - Into the Valley
09 - ELIXIR - Pandora's Box
10 - BATTLEAXE - Dirty Rocker
11 - HELL - Blasphemy & the Master
12 - ARC - War of the Ring
13 - HOLOCAUST - Heavy Metal Mania
14 - CRUCIFIXION - The Fox
15 - RADIUM - Angel of Fear

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Post#3 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:15 pm

1 Satan - The Executioner
2 Smokin' Roadie - Why Why
3 Burner - Savage Killer
4 Cloven Hoof - Road Of Eagles
5 Ritual - Journey
6 Cynic - Eight Below
7 Marseille - The French Way
8 Black Axe - Shock Treatment (Demo version)
9 Jameson Raid - Never Again
10 Toad The Wet Sprocket - Reaching For The Sky
11 Trespass - Visionary
12 Megaton - Diehard
13 Blitzkrieg - Inferno (Lead Weight version)
14 Overdrive - Nightmare
15 Legend - Why Don't You Kill Me?

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Post#4 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:22 pm

This requires some thought... which years are allowed? I have seen songs from up until 1986 so far and I can't consider that NWOBHM... neither can I consider Judas Priest or Motörhead NWOBHM!
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Post#5 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:33 pm

mordred wrote:This requires some thought... which years are allowed? I have seen songs from up until 1986 so far and I can't consider that NWOBHM... neither can I consider Judas Priest or Motörhead NWOBHM!
I agree but I did cheat a little because some of my favourite songs are from '84 and I had to include those.

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Post#6 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:46 pm

I agree I cheated too, ELIXIR and DEEPSWITCH are a little late to be called straight-NWOBHM, but I love both songs !!

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Post#7 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:14 pm

mordred wrote:This requires some thought... which years are allowed? I have seen songs from up until 1986 so far and I can't consider that NWOBHM... neither can I consider Judas Priest or Motörhead NWOBHM!
For me NWOBHM is from 1978 to 1983.

1978: The beginning of speedness and the reaction to Punk.

1983: Emergence of Speed and Thrash.

I didn't remember that first Cloven Hoof was from 1984. Beside that I managed to stuck to my vision in my compilation.

BUT, I don't care if you put later bands that YOU consider to be NWOBHM. We're not here to debate about NWOBHM (but it would be cool to do it, in a thread specially made for this issue).

As for Judas Priest, I consider them part of the NWOBHM, because they embrace the movement. Before Stained Class it was rather "calm" band, even similar to Black Sabbath sometimes, for all I know, but in late 70's they amorced a revolution of loud and speed, with all other english mates, so I put 'em in the wave.

As for Motörhead, same thing than above. They start as a Rock'n'Roll band but they turn really Metal (just look at the photos from Iron Fist, this is really Heavy Metal approach and feeling). So for me from Overkill to Iron Fist it can be include in NWOBHM. Because they are British, they play HEAVY and they are influencec by Punk.

So, to come back to the chronogical problem, just do it as you feel ;)
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Post#8 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:40 pm

J.K. wrote:So, to come back to the chronogical problem, just do it as you feel ;)
Cool!

1. Ian Gillan - Gut Reaction
2. Ian Gillan - Talking to You
3. Ian Gillan - No Good Luck
4. Ian Gillan - Nothing but the Best
5. Ian Gillan - Loving on Borrowed Time
6. Ian Gillan - Sweet Lolita
7. Ian Gillan - Nothing to Lose
8. Ian Gillan - Moonshine
9. Ian Gillan - Long and Lonely Ride
10. Ian Gillan - Love Gun
11. Ian Gillan - No More Cane on the Brazos
12. G-Force - White Knuckles
13. Grand Prix - Which Way Did the Wind Blow
14. Babys - Every Time I Think of You
15. Hyksos - The Kings

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Post#9 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:00 pm

GJ wrote:
I won! Now I can retire. :D
Of course you did!

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I'm so proud of you ;)
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Post#10 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:24 pm

Lovely! You found my pic. :D

Guess it was too hard a question to answer right away for this poor cretin. I will give it more "thought" and maybe I can come back with an answer within a few months time.

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Post#11 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:01 pm

quote:
"it must be a smart compilation presenting this period to people who barely know it, but also enjoyable for Heavy Metal fans."

So you want a list of tracks that would introduce a real HM fan to NWOBHM? Probably best to skip the obscure stuff for the most part and select good tracks by bands they are more likely to hear about or otherwise come across.

Starting a rough draft....

Diamond Head- Lightning to the Nations
Saxon- 747
Angel Witch- Angel Witch
Witchfinder General- Friends of Hell
Jaguar- Back Street Woman
Girlschool- Demolition
Tygers of Pan Tang- Euthanasia
Cloven Hoof- Laying Down the Law
Tokyo Blade- sunrise in tokyo
Holocaust- death or glory
Vardis- livin out of touch

and rounding things out with some less obvious selections....

Chateaux- White Steel
Seventh Son- Immortal Hours
Damascus- Open Your Eyes
Cynic- suicide

That's off the top of my head, might edit later. Touches on the main bands and shows a variety of styles from doomy to boogie to moody to speedy. Not claiming these are the best or even my favorite tunes
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Post#12 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:55 pm

nightsblood wrote: Chateaux- White Steel
GODLY track.

Don't have the time to check dates (pre-1984) and band-faves, I'll compile the list based on the ones I remember at the moment and with a little help from the posts above

ANGEL WITCH - Sorceress
IRON MAIDEN - Purgatory
TOKYO BLADE - Attack, attack (Alan Marsh version)
CLOVEN HOOF - Return of the passover
JAGUAR - Axe crazy
DIAMOND HEAD - Helpless
VENOM - In league with satan
SATAN - Alone in the dock
SARACEN - Horsemen of the Apocalypse
TANK - Echoes of a Distant Battle
HOLOCAUST - Heavy Metal Mania
DEMON - Into the nightmare
TOPT - Tyger bay
HELL - Save us...
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Post#13 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:40 pm

my list (1978÷1984). Nwobhm was still alive, at least 1 year after first thrash band arrival.

JUDAS PRIEST - Beyond the realms of death
IRON MAIDEN - Killers
ANGEL WITCH - Sorceress
MOTORHEAD - Ace of spades
SATAN - Break free
SARACEN - Heroes, saints and fools
CLOVEN HOOF - The gates of Gehenna
LEGEND - Choices
HOLOCAUST - H.M. Mania
TRESPASS - One of these days
TYGERS OF PAN TANG - Hellbound
DIAMOND HEAD - The prince
MYTHRA - Killer
JAMESON RAID - Seven days of splendour
SAXON - 747 (Strangers in the night)

It's a pity for the other godly bands from 85 and after (Omega, Virtue, Elixir, Desolation Angels...) and for the many forgotten here.
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Post#14 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:43 pm

nice thread idea!!

Mine would be:
1. DIAMOND HEAD - Lightning To The Nations
2. TOKYO BLADE - If Heaven Is Hell
3. TYRANT - Hold Back The Lightning
4. SATAN - Oppression
5. TYGERS OF PAN TANG - Insanity
6. DRAGONSLAYER - Blind Terror
7. DEMON - The Spell
8. IRON MAIDEN - Remember Tomorrow
9. TYSONDOG - Hammerhead
10. CHATEAUX - Rock'n'Roll Thunder
11. RAVEN - For The Future
12. SAVAGE - Let It Loose
13. JAGUAR - Axe Crazy
14. VENOM - Witching Hour
15. WARFARE - New Age Of Total Warfare

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Post#15 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:34 pm

I love that everyone who listed a Satan song so far chose a different one. :p

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