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Samson - Shock Tactics
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A1Riding With The Angels
A2Earth Mother
A3Nice Girl
A4Blood Lust
A5Go To Hell
B1Bright Lights
B2Once Bitten
B3Grime Crime
B4Communion

Samson
Shock Tactics

Real Gone Music | Item No: 544592
Vinyl LP | 1981 / US – Reissue | New
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Limited reissue of Samson's legendary 1981 LP on crimson loincloth vinyl. 'Shock Tactics' was the band's third but final release to feature the vocals of Bruce Dickinson, who was about to move on to Iron Maiden.

Of all the bands in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement, Samson takes the woulda/coulda/shoulda been big stars prize. The band’s talent and theatricality were undeniable; guitarist and singer Paul Samson had replaced Bernie Tormé (of Gillan fame) in the band Scrapyard before founding Samson, which soon enlisted the lead vocal talents of a certain “Bruce Bruce” a.k.a. Bruce Dickinson, soon to be of Iron Maiden. Throw in bassist Chris Aylmer and drummer Thunderstick, who performed inside a metal cage wearing a gimp-style mask, and this was an outfit seemingly destined for big things. But, constant promotional gaffes (e.g. booking them on tour with an ill-matched Robin Trower) led the band to terminate their contract with management, who promptly brought an injunction keeping them off the road. Then, their label (Gem) went bankrupt; as Dickinson says, they “made every mistake in the business.” In the midst of all the turmoil, though, the band made its third and finest record, Shock Tactics, which was ably produced by AC/DC producer Tony Platt; but, as Iron Maiden was recording next door at Battery Studios in London, the two bands became friendly, and Dickinson left Samson for Iron Maiden just as Samson received big offers from A&M and RCA, which were instantly withdrawn upon his departure. So, classic music industry saga…classic British Heavy Metal! Real Gone Music presents Shock Tactics as the first-ever vinyl reissue!
Item Details
Item No:544592
Artist:Samson
Titel:Shock Tactics
Label:Real Gone Music
Format:Vinyl LP, Vinyl, LP
Pressing:US – Reissue
Release Date:1981
Genre:Rock / Indie
Style:Classic Rock
Available since:04.10.2017
Condition:New
Price:26,99 €
Weight:250g (plus 250g Packaging)
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