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Category Archives: Towel around the Neck Metal

OVERDRIVE- s/t 7″EP (Boring Grantham Records, UK, 1981)


One of the lesser known bands of the NWOBHM, with one of the main collectibles. This self-released EP by OVERDRIVE has three songs – and they’re all great! A bit on the SAXON-side of things, with reminiscence of SCARAB, but as always with these bands, you wouldn’t do OVERDRIVE much justice neglecting their very own, […]

ANTISECT: Out from the Void 7″ (Endangered Musik, UK, 1986)


Maybe this is and always has been more of a record that I wanted to like, than one that I really did like. I don’t recall the review I wrote for my fanzine, when “Out from the Void” came out, but I tend to believe that it wasn’t bad at all. Yet, in the years […]

PUSRAD- Smart Trams 7″ EP (Just4Fun, USA, 2012)


Perfection. Sort, sharp, to the point. Clever, full of energy, sounding like the best and yet like no one else. I’m sorry, but there’s nothing more that I could say. This yellow piece of plastic has so much energy, it makes me breathless. Thus the concept of “Smart Trams” is perfect: Short songs – and […]

V/A NEW ELECTRIC WARRIORS- Compilation LP (Logo Records, UK, 1980)


A premiere on Goodbadmusic: A guest contribution! Akshay Ganesh describes himself as “a music fiend and a grumpy New Yorker”. I can absolutely confirm the first and maybe he just had a good day when we met in Devember of 2010, as he was anything but grumpy. We decided to meet in front of the […]

SIEGE- Goddess of Fire, b/w Don’t punish me 7″ (selfproduced, UK, 1985)


Here we go again! Apparently, all the technical problems have been solved, although it is still unclear what caused all the trouble. Anyway, very special thanks go out to the tech support of Dreamhost, Tony Slug and Peter KBD Records! And when in the future I’m talking about ending the blog soon, don’t believe a […]

RIOT- Outlaw, c/w Rock city (live) 7″ (Elektra, USA, 1981)


Listen, I know what you’re thinking. “What the hell is this?! This 7″ never had this sleeve!” And you’re totally right being surprised. So was I when I found me a promotional copy of RIOT‘s “Fire down under” LP, bearing a sticker which said that this would include the bonus 7″. I can only speak […]



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PERSIAN RISK- Calling for you 7″ (SRTS, UK, 1981)


There was a time when nobody doubted that PERSIAN RISK would be the next big name in what was then simply called Heavy Metal. The first single, featured here, sounded highly energetic and the title song’s memorable chorus would stick in your head forever in the long winter of 1981/82. My local record shop carried […]

DENIGH- Running, c/w No way 7″ (Ace Records, UK, 1980)


Just a quick shot. DENIGH were a band of which I had not heard until a few years ago, when I found a horrible rip of the 2nd demo on some blog. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw this 7″ in a record shop yesterday and despite the high price, I had to […]

SOLDIER- Sheralee, c/w Force 7″ (Heavy Metal Records, UK, 1982)


“Sheralee” by Northampton’s SOLDIER has got to be one of greatest earworms of the NWOBHM. The chorus, the great voice of singer Gaz – and then the unexpected break in the middle of the song, weirdly turning the simple rocker into one serious Maiden-esque scorcher. The flipside, “Force” is noticeable too, a midtempo song with […]