Unknown NWOBHM-singles?

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Post#76 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:01 pm

A nice "find" I made yesterday.

BRIAR "Rainbow (to the skies)" (Single, 1982)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzKUvfAQNZU

Metal-archives has listed it as a demo, but if you have a closer look at the picture you can see the "vinyl hole" in the middle of it.
( http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/2/5/5/125521.jpg )

This band should be known by its Full length records, i guess.

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Post#77 » Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:00 pm

Alverna Gunn :?:

a demo or single only release? any info is very welcome

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Post#78 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:42 pm

MEXDefenderOfSteel wrote:Alverna Gunn :?:

a demo or single only release? any info is very welcome


Only the one demo.

http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Alverna_Gunn/10011

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Post#79 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:14 pm

Nasty Uwe wrote:A nice "find" I made yesterday.

BRIAR "Rainbow (to the skies)" (Single, 1982)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzKUvfAQNZU

Metal-archives has listed it as a demo, but if you have a closer look at the picture you can see the "vinyl hole" in the middle of it.
( http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/2/5/5/125521.jpg )

This band should be known by its Full length records, i guess.


Of course it's a 7", but not "unknown" ... just rarely pops up.

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Post#80 » Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:23 pm

AxeCrazy wrote:
MEXDefenderOfSteel wrote:Alverna Gunn :?:

a demo or single only release? any info is very welcome


Only the one demo.

http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Alverna_Gunn/10011
There's more songs on youtube, more than those 3 tracks.

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Post#81 » Sat Jul 02, 2011 8:35 pm

Here's an article on ALVERNA GUNN by Neil Jeffries from the "Armed & Ready" section of issue 12 of Kerrang! magazine:

You could be forgiven for thinking that the only kind of rock to come out of Lowestoft is the long, thin, pink variety with the town’s name running all the way through. Thanks to Alverna Gunn though this is not the case.

This superbly named four-piece (the moniker supposedly comes from an ex-Crufts champion!) have been together in their present form for a little over two years. Drummer Paul Hale provided both the name and the initial drive when he teamed up with Keith Thacker (vocals), Mark Holmes (guitar), and Steve Gamble (bass).

Although the lads (average age 20) can’t put their collective finger on a single common influence, Budgie and AC/DC would seem firm favourites. Not surprisingly then, Alverna Gunn provide aggressive, punchy rock and, while none of it has yet appeared on vinyl titles such as ‘Once Bitten Twice Shy’ (not the Ian Hunter song) and ‘East Or West’ certainly merit this kind of exposure.

Record companies, however have chosen to ignore the latest demo-tape-despite its magnificently hard-edged guitar sound but undaunted, the Gunn soldier on, rehearsing in a wind-swept community centre annexe, up to their ankles in cigarette butts and leads.

In between numbers they bemoan the lack of local venues, though they’ve been fortunate enough to get one-off support slots with the likes of Budgie, Samson, Hawkwind and Lionheart. The solution, they agree would be a move to London but they’re caught in the Catch-22 situation of needing a deal to finance that kind of step.

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In a later general article about the NWOBHM in Kerrang!, Jeffries added this info on Alverna Gunn:

The band has long since splintered but the driving force, drummer Paul Hale, (who long ago nearly joined Samson), has soldiered on with the Bash Street Kids, who won studio time in Rolling Stone Bill Wyman's nationwide talent search competition.

Hope this info is of some use/intrest.
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Post#82 » Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:47 pm

thank you again for the info man!

ill try to get their material somehow ( :? )

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Post#83 » Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:36 pm

It's actually not a Vinyl Release nor Demo (???) ,but I found it intriguing because it's a live recording of unknown band called "HUNGRY YEARS" (???) From UK / London and recorded live back in 1983 (See Uploader Description) :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZYx-d-zpSo

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Post#85 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:42 am

THE JAKOBIANS

They have released at least one single but not sure if it's NWOBHM or just plain rock. Any info about those guys ?
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Post#86 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:58 pm

Astra Wally wrote:THE JAKOBIANS

They have released at least one single but not sure if it's NWOBHM or just plain rock. Any info about those guys ?


On Discogs there's Rock/Indie Rock genre tag.

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Post#87 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:08 pm

lunaboy wrote:
Astra Wally wrote:THE JAKOBIANS

They have released at least one single but not sure if it's NWOBHM or just plain rock. Any info about those guys ?


On Discogs there's Rock/Indie Rock genre tag.


Ok thanks
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Post#88 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:45 pm

Astra Wally wrote:
lunaboy wrote:
Astra Wally wrote:THE JAKOBIANS

They have released at least one single but not sure if it's NWOBHM or just plain rock. Any info about those guys ?


On Discogs there's Rock/Indie Rock genre tag.


Ok thanks


I'm unfamiliar with the band, so the generic description may be spot on, but Discogs puts the indie tag on many releases because they were on independent labels rather than majors, rather than to denote an "indie" style.
The name of the band doesn't fill me with much hope that they'll be NWoBHM though.
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Post#89 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:10 pm

lunaboy wrote:EXOCET - Stalemate


Wow, that sounds grrreat.

Heh, collection show off too at the same time, nice one.
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Post#90 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:32 pm

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