Ste here, bloggin off Patchie's account. We're having our 1st Vinyl Night in aaages, to review some of the literal 100s of records that we've amassed during Thee Tour.
Right, let's crack open a few drinks and get down to business!
1st up: BRUTAL TRUTH - SISTERFUCKER
We started tonight by checking the needle on the record player with DOCTOR FEELGOOD by MOTLEY CRUE. Sounds good... 10 seconds of Hair Metal and it's time to get started.
BRUTAL TRUTH are one of DAS CLAW's favourite grind bands. It did exactly what it said on the tin, says Patchie: Eyehategod cover blistering our ears. We never listened to thee B side (TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION covering Kill Your Boss), because time is apressing and there's lots of ground to cover.....
2nd: BORIS - DAMAGED
A red 10" record, red vinyl, with A SIDE by STUPID BABIES GO MAD and B SIDE by BORIS. Sounds very Boris using up their last 10 minutes of studio time during a session, haha. Enjoyable as the ales go down.
3rd: SAINT VITUS: LIVE
4th: LAMP OF THOTH - CAULDRON OF WITCHERY E.P.
Gotta love the Lamp. We checked out a couple of tracks from this one: Lamp Of Thoth and Frost & Fire. I am so used to the Portents & Omens L.P. version of the s/t track, this demo version is pure stripped down in its recording style is comparison. Also, we were taken back by this version of Frost And Fire, very VERY slow compared to the original (and to how LAMP OF THOTH play it live). Love this record.
5th: DEMON - NIGHT OF THE DEMON
Okay, I (Ste) havent heard this record before. What better time to tell you what i think about it.
I'm expecting this to be proper Satanic stuff. Track starts up with a nice horror soundtrack bass pedal heartbeat effect... and WHOA, it's gone all SCORPIONS all of a sudden!
This is excellent NWOBHM stuff, it completely took me by surprise. Nice work lads!