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Diamond Head - "It's Electric" (video)

I'm gonna be a rock 'n' roll star
Gotta groove from night to day
Gotta blow my honey jar, yeah
Gotta blow my blues away

I'm gonna make a stand
I'm gonna make a million
I'm gonna make it with you
I'm gonna be with my friend
I'm gonna put you through

It's electric, It's electric
It's electric, It's electric

I stop on red but I leave on amber
Danger paves my way
I'm gonna make it my friend
Gonna make it today

Gonna get the dust from my heels
Down the highway I go
Gonna get the stars from my brow
Playing in a rock 'n' roll show

It's electric, It's electric
It's electric, It's electric

I stop on red but I leave on amber
Danger paves my way
I'm gonna make it my friend
Gonna make it today

Gonna get the dust from my heels
Down the highway I go
Gonna get the stars from my brow
Playing in a rock 'n' roll show

It's electric, It's electric
It's electric, It's electric


"Lightning to the Nations 2020". Πρόκειται για την επετειακή (για τα σαράντα χρόνια) έκδοση του ντεμπούτου των Diamond Head επανηχογραφημένο (με την τωρινή σύνθεση της μπάντας) και περιέχει τα επτά τραγούδια της αρχικής έκδοσης συν τέσσερις διασκευές σε μουσικά κομμάτια των Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Judas Priest και Metallica...

Δελτίο τύπου: «It's Electric is taken from Lightning to the Nations 2020, set for release November 20th 2020 via Silver Lining Music. Re-imagined, re-recorded and re-born, Diamond Head’s forthcoming 40-year celebration of their genre-defining debut album Lightning To The Nations is a scintillating shot of fresh metal energy.

Taking the material which helped spawn the ground-breaking New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM), Diamond Head utilise all their skill, experience and revitalised energy to breathe so much new life into these freshly recorded takes that it feels like experiencing the earth shaking all over again.

The levels of fresh energy in these celebration sessions will blow doors and socks off all who hear them, and the potency of timeless riffage such as “It’s Electric” and “The Prince” literally scream at the listener. Founder member, lead guitarist / songsmith Brian Tatler and rhythm guitarist Andy Abberley give the guitars a new razor edge, Karl Wilcox on drums and Dean Ashton on bass are a buoyant bombastic platform, while vocalist Rasmus Bom Andersen brings a brilliant new take on the vocals.

Anderson also produced and mixed the album with a freshness and attack which will thrill fans old and new. As if that wasn’t enough, Diamond Head add four covers to the album, Judas Priest’s “Sinner”, Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song”, Deep Purple’s “Rat Bat Blue” and a stunning take of Metallica’s “No Remorse”, which is a tribute’s tribute to the band who openly formed under enormous influence from Diamond Head, and covered several of the songs on Lightning To The Nations, decades ago.

Diamond Head’s debut was a classic once already; it is about to be a stone cold classic once more. Available as a CD Digipak, Double Black Vinyl Album housed in Gatefold and digital formats. Diamond Head are an English heavy metal band formed in 1976 in Stourbridge, England. The band is recognised as one of the leading members of the new wave of British heavy metal movement and is acknowledged by thrash metal bands such as Metallica and Megadeth as an important early influence. Diamond Head are: Brian Tatler (guitars), Rasmus Bom Andersen (vocals), Karl Wilcox (drums), Dean Ashton (bass), Abbz (guitars).»

Brian Tatler: «Written 15th June 1978 it was the forty fifth song Diamond Head ever wrote. It was kind of our version of an AC/DC song. I had noticed that AC/DC had gaps in their riffs so I thought I would do one in that vein and out came It's Electric.

It was fast and exciting and soon found its way into our live set. We had the pleasure of opening for AC/DC in January 1980 and performed It's Electric in the set, I looked over to my left and noticed we were being watched by Bon Scott!

It's Electric was the first Diamond Head song that Lars Ulrich ever heard on the 1980 MCA compilation album Brute Force. “It seemed so right, it seemed so fresh, it seemed so effortless and above all it seemed so fucking special. Three and a half minutes after the needle hit the record on It's Electric by Diamond Head I was hooked” Lars Ulrich.

Metallica covered this song on their 1998 album Garage INC. Sean and I wrote It’s Electric in the key of G but Metallica transposed it to F# to make it easier to play. I have played it their way ever since. This new recording of It's Electric still has the spark (no pun intended) of the original but with modern production. So much has changed in recording technology over forty years that we were bound to take advantage of it in this digital age» 

Band: Diamond Head
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Location: Stourbridge, England
Formed in: 1976
Genre: NWOBHM (early), Hard Rock (later)
Lyrical themes: Love, Society, Life
Years active: 1976-1985, 1991-1994, 2002-present

Video: "It's Electric"
Album: "Lightning to the Nations 2020"
Type: Full length

Release date: November 20th, 2020
Label: Silver Lining Music
Format: CD

Release date: November 27th, 2020
Label: Silver Lining Music
Format: 2 12" vinyls

Track listing:
01. Lightning to the Nations
02. The Prince
03. Sucking My Love
04. Am I Evil?
05. Sweet and Innocent
06. It's Electric
07. Helpless
08. No Remorse (Metallica cover)
09. Immigrant Song (Led Zeppelin cover)
10. Sinner (Judas Priest cover)
11. Rat Rat Blue (Deep Purple cover)

Band members:
Brian Tatler - Guitars (lead)
Karl Wilcox - Drums
Andy Abberley - Guitars (rhythm)
Rasmus Bom Andersen - Vocals, Orchestration, Guitars (additional)
Dean Ashton - Bass, Organ

Miscellaneous staff: Rasmus Bom Andersen - Producer, Mixing

2 σχόλια:

  1. Έκανα το λάθος να ακούσω την επανεκτέλεση του Am I Evil? Δε θα κάνω το ίδιο λάθος και με άλλο αγαπημένο μου D.H. κομμάτι.

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