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


Lightning Baltimore said...

Classic stuff!

The one album all four members of my old hardcore band owned was Tank's debut, Filth Hounds of Hades. Their reunion album from a few years back, Still at War, was killer. They've got a new one now, but Algy is no longer in the band. WTF? That'd be like Motörhead with no Lemmy! Or Thin Lizzy without Phil Lynott. Oh, wait . . . fuck.


Anyhow, don't forget Algy was also in The Saints prior to The Damned.

Devil Dick said...

I hear you LOUD & Clear LB!!!
Happy New Year!

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