LP (12"/10" Album)
Label: HIGH ROLLER
Release date: 15/07/2010
Catalog no.: HRR0000141
Item ID: 345954
Gatefold sleeve, Including bonus 7" single, tourbook and 4 page insert. Well, Jameson Raid is not really a household name of the glorious N.W.O.B.H.M. but with "Seven Days of Splendour" in 1979 (on GBH Records) and "The Hypnotist" (one year later on Blackbird Music) the band of singer Terry Dark released two singles which definitely rate in my Top 20 of the genre! According to Terry, both singles had a circulation of 3,000 copies each. "Seven Days of Splendour" was released in 1979, right at the start of the N.W.O.B.H.M., did Jameson Raid ever feel part of this movement at all? Were they familiar with Iron Maiden, Samson, Saxon or Angel Witch? Terry says: "Good question about the N.W.O.B.H.M. We didn't feel part of a movement at the time but we were aware that the Punk scene had probably peaked. From 1977 to 79 we had to fight for every gig against a rising tide of Punk bands and a press that insulted us, our music and even our fans. It was a very difficult period and many artists jumped to another music genre to avoid the criticism and to help themselves get a recording contract. We played with Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Def Leppard and a host of other bands so we did feel that we were part of the scene."
Also available: JUST AS THE DUST HAD SETTLED (CD).
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