Thursday, April 17, 2008
WITCHFYNDE I'd rather go wild 7" (1983)
1.I'd rather go wild
I originally bought this when it came out in 1983. I was taking guitar lessons from Henry of China White, and he played me the bands first LP from 1980, and I immediately found this single at Records And Such in the Albany area. Henry had an extensive metal collection, and would turn me onto new shit every week. I would be in awe just checking out all his zines, and records, barely even touched my guitar at the lessons. This was around the time I was discovering punk.
I eventually tossed or lost this record, as I was sort of rebelling against metal during my formative punk years. I recently was lucky enough to find another copy, and was so stoked to hold it in my hands again.
The band had a very Judas Priest kinda sound, but with bluesy catchier riffs. The singer couldn't scream like Halford, but seemed to sing in the same key. The guitar riffs were super melodic, and kept me humming the bands tunes after listening to their records. A great nwobhm band for sure.
The cover for this record is amazing. So classic.