Samson

Vinyl Records and Rare LPs:

Samson - Shock Tactics Shock Tactics
Heavy Metal Used - LP 5031 RCA
Beautiful 1981 Original With Insert. “Samson's Best Album, 1981's Shock Tactics, Was The Last To Feature Singer Bruce Dickinson (Then Known Simply As Bruce Bruce). The Band's Songwriting Had Improved And Was Comparable To Other Up-And-Coming British Heavy Metal Bands At The Time, Such As Saxon, Diamond Head, And Iron Maiden. The Band Also Benefited Greatly By The Presence Of Producer Tony Platt, Known For His Work With AC/DC, Among Other Heavy Metal Acts. Kicking Off With Their Best-Known Song, "Riding With The Angels" (Penned By Ex-Argent Singer Russ Ballard), Other Highlights Include "Earth Mother," "Blood Lust," And "Communion." "Nice Girl," However, Treads On Spinal Tap-Territory With It's Woefully Cliched And Predictable Lyrics. Although Samson Would Continue After The Release Of Shock Tactics, Dickinson Would Go On To Greater Success And Acclaim When He Replaced Paul Di'Anno In Iron Maiden.” – Greg Prato, All Music Guide... more details
 
Samson - Head On Head On
Heavy Metal New - LP GEMLP 108 GEM
Sealed 1980 UK Original With Insert. “Despite Their Origins As A Bluesy Hard-Rock Outfit, The Members Of Samson Decided To Jump The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) Bandwagon, Drafting A Powerful Young Singer Called Bruce Bruce (Who Later Rose To Fame As Bruce Dickinson With Iron Maiden) To Give Them Much-Needed Visual And Musical Credibility. The Scheme Worked, And Their First Album, Head On, Contains Top-Notch NWOBHM, Featuring Raw, Energetic Performances Capped With Often Silly Or Naive Lyrics. "Take It Like A Man," "Manwatcher," And "Hammerhead" Sound Especially Awkward, But The Hilarious "Take Me To Your Leader" Makes It All Seem Wonderfully Innocent. The First Single, "Hard Times," Is Both Catchy And Aggressive, And The Band Shows Off Its Chops On The Drum-Happy "Vice Versa" And The Almost Prog-Rock "Walking Out On You." In A Premonition Of Things To Come, "Thunderburst" Is Little More Than A Modified Version Of Maiden's "Ides Of March." Casual Listeners Are Bound To Find This Album Too Raw And Sonically Dated, But For Those Keen On The NWOBHM Genre, It's A Worthy Purchase.” Eduardo Rivadavia, AMG.... more details
 
Samson - Before The Storm Before The Storm
Heavy Metal New - LP POLS 1077 Polydor
Sealed 1982 UK Original With Poster.... more details
 

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