More Rock Candy re-issues - Wild Horses, Freddie Salem & The Wild Cats and Lightning Raiders

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Four new Rock Candy titles are available now from http://www.rockcandyrecords.com for a discounted price including postage to anywhere in the world for the next two weeks ending March 17.
 
Wild Horses 'S/T' CANDY168 / Launched as a veritable super group featuring ex-Rainbow bassist Jimmy Bain and former Thin Lizzy guitarist Brian Roberston, Wild Horse were trumpeted by the music community as the next big thing. Indeed, their self-titled debut album turned a great number of heads and confounded those who dismissed the toxic twins as mere opportunists looking to cash in on their notoriety. With an impressive album behind them and explosive live shows helping to build up a healthy head of steam, the bands star was decidedly in the ascendancy. 'Stand Your Ground', originally issued in May 1981, found the band changing the line-up with Neil Carter departing for pastures new (going on to join UFO) and being replaced by the previously unknown John Lockton. Enlisting the help of Producer/Engineer Kit Woolven who had previously worked with Thin Lizzy and on Phil Lynott's two solo albums, the band headed into Good Earth Studio, owned and operated by another Lizzy alumnus, Tony Visconti. In keeping with the bands volatile reputation the recordings were the subject of fractious conflict between Bain and Robertson, the two men at odds with the direction the music was taking. With that in mind, 'Stand Your Ground' is a diverse and exciting record full of surprises set amidst an atmosphere of tension and nervous energy. Not surprisingly it was the final record from the band, both principals opting to go their separate ways.
 
24-bit remastering from original source tapes, seven bonus tracks, features Brian Robertson and Jimmy Bain, 3,500 word essay about the making of the album, new interview with Brian Robertson and enhanced artwork as all spread out over a 12 page full colour booklet.
 
Track Listing: 1. I'll Give You Love 2. In The City 3. Another Lover 4. Back In The U.S.A. 5. Stand Your Ground 6. The Axe 7. Miami Justice 8. Precious 9. New York City 10. Stake Out Bonus Tracks: 11. The Kid 12. Everlasting Love 13. Because I Care (Demo) 14. Are You Ready(Demo) 15. The Kid (Demo) 16. Saturday Night (Live) 17. Rocky Mountain Way (Live).
 
Wild Horses 'Stand Your Ground' CANDY169 / Rainbow and Thin Lizzy were two of the biggest names in rock during the 70s so when Rainbow dispensed with the services of bassist Jimmy Bain and Thin Lizzy dismissed guitarist Brian Robertson it was almost inevitable that the two would join forces to create a new powerhouse rock group. Indeed, with Bain and Robertson sharing a London flat together the musical combination was quickly cemented going under the forceful moniker of Wild Horses. Looking to solidify the line-up they approached several potential drummers including, at first, former Faces and Who stalwart, Kenney Jones before settling for one time Pat Travers sticks man Clive Edwards. They also enlisted then unknown multi-instrumentalist Neil Carter, later to join UFO and Gary Moore. Stepping into Konk Studios with South African born producer/artist Trevor Rabin it was this unit that cut the debut Wild Horse album for EMI, a record bristling with fresh promise. Renowned for their hair raising personalities Robertson and Bain delivered explosive guitar driven tracks big on hooks but smooth enough to appeal to radio. Amongst the material on offer were songs co-written by Robertson's former Lizzy band mates Scott Gorham and Phil Lynott. Originally released in April 1980, the band's debut album still sounds exciting and fresh, a testimony to the talent involved.
 
24-bit remastering from original source tapes, eight bonus tracks, features Brian Robertson, Jimmy Bain and Neil Carter, 3,500 word essay about the making of the album, new interview with Brian Robertson and enhanced artwork as all spread out over a 16 page full colour booklet.
 
Track Listing: 1. Reservation 2. Face Down 3. Blackmail 4. Flyaway 5. Dealer 6. Street Girl 7. No Strings Attached 8. Criminal Tendencies 9. Nights On The Town 10. Woman Bonus Tracks: 11. The Rapist 12. Reservation (Demo) 13. Blackmail (Demo) 14. Flyaway (Demo) With Philip Lynott 15. Dealer (Demo) 16. The Rapist (Demo) 17. Retribution (Demo) 18. Breathe On Me (Demo).
 
Freddie Salem & The Wild Cats 'Cat Dance' CANDY165 / He may not be internationally well known but Freddie Salem is one of the most impressive American rock guitarists to have emerged in the 1980s. As a member of Southern guitar gods the Outlaws, Freddie injected feisty guitar pyrotechnics into the band's most commercially successful albums like 'Ghost Riders' and 'Los Hombres Malos', before cutting loose to record a solo album. This was his debut, and so far only, solo album, recorded for the Epic (Sony) label in 1982 and it showcased Freddie in valedictory mood, looking to spread his wings with various shades of guitar-fuelled mayhem. Self-produced and recorded in New York City, the album captured a healthy mixture of Manhattan's manic pace whilst still boasting a Southern rock tinge, proving that you can take the man out of the country but you can't take the country out of the man. 'Cat Dance' is a fine album indeed, boasting a healthy selection of solid and memorable hard rock tracks and blessed with lashings of Freddie's blistering guitar work, including hip thrusting riffs and lightning fast solos. Released just as SONY laid off half of their US staff in a frantic cost cutting exercise, the album failed to make a commercial impact and was left to find its own audience.”
 
24-bit remastering from original source tapes, 3,500 word essay about the making of the album, new interview with Freddie Salem, enhanced artwork and previously unseen photos all spread out over a 12 page full colour booklet.
 
Track Listing: 1. Dark Horizon/London Town 2. Open My Eyes 3. Long Gone 4. Sunset (Second Chance) 5. Got The Feelin' 6. Evil For Evil 7. Rock N Roll Woman 8. Monica.
 
Lightning Raiders - Sweet Revenge / In a just and righteous world it would be satisfying to report that the Lightning Raiders rose from humble beginnings to take the world by storm, notching up sell out tours and a string of platinum albums, with their faces splashed across the front cover of every music magazine. Sadly, none of those achievements materialised but, amongst a select few, the Lightning Raiders were cherished far more than the biggest rock stars in the world. Based in West London, the Lightning Raiders carved out a serious reputation during the early 80s as an uncompromising quartet that took every opportunity to tear down barriers and set fire to tradition. Half punk, half metal and blessed with an anything goes attitude, the band's live reputation for militant confrontation soon turned into an anything can happen in the next half hour kind of event. With musical links to Motorhead, the Pink Fairies, the Sex Pistols, Kilburn & The High Roads and many more, their reputation for setting the stage on fire was second to none. Signed by Island Records, the band recorded tracks for their debut album at the Who's Ramport Studios, only to find half way through that the label's direction had changed and that they were no longer considered part of the plan. The eight songs on this record are the surviving mixed tracks from those sessions, giving us a taste of what would have been if the band had been allowed to continue on their path to fame and fortune.
 
24-bit mastering from original source tapes, previously un released album, features members of the Pink Fiaries and the Sex Pistols, 3,500 word essay about the making of the album, new interview and previously unseen photos all spread out over a 12 page full colour booklet.
 
Track Listing: 1. Sweet Revenge 2. Rowdies 3. Addiction 4. Soul Recue 5. Criminal World 6. Citizens 7. Disguises 8. Made In Japan Bonus Tracks: 9. Psychedelic Musik 10. Views.
 
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