Monday, January 3, 2011
Tank - (He Fell In Love With A) Stromtrooper - Blood, Guts and Beer - Live Version
I remember walking in to the "Peddler's Village" music store right around the year of this release (1982) and seeing this picture disk 7 inch and buying it. I think remember seeing that they were on tour with Motorhead at around this time, (most likely in an issue of Kerrang!) So i bought it... Tank were one of the few NWOBHM bands that kind of crossed over into the "punk" catagory and seeing as Bassist - Singer Algy Ward was once a member of The Damned that kind of makes sense. They had a no nonsense approach and were pretty straight forward. Bringing that Motorhead beer drinking no bullshit attitide infused with a slight punk vibe. This was all denim and leather. None of that glammy, look at me makeup and clothes bullshit. And i love it! Still do! When Algy cries, "What's Inside Me!? - Blood Guts & Beer!" I'm all in!
These guys and Holocaust are probably my fave early 80's metal for all of the reasons sited above.... NO BULLSHIT!
Tank - (He Fell In Love With A) Stromtrooper
Tank - Blood, Guts and Beer - Live Version