Friday, October 31, 2008

SPLIT BEAVER s/t 7" (1981)

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1.savage
2.hound of hell

Split Beaver were from England, and played the classic nwobhm sound. Dudes formed in 1979, and were the winners of a local battle of the bands that supposedly got them some "popularity". The band put out this 7" on Heavy Metal records, plus a LP, then later broke up due to a motorcycle accident that affected the singer. You know the records good when they give a RIP on the back cover to Bon Scott. The guitar solo in "savage" has a very Ac/Dc sorta sound. Musically these guys had a very Tygers Of Pan Tang vibe to em. One of my favorite early metal 7"s. I originally bought a copy of this at records n such in the Albany NY area. I loved the cover, with them posing next to the motorcycle, and a member wearing a motorhead t shirt. I knew this had to be good. I pretty much bought metal 7"s as a way to decide if I needed the bands LP. These had no collector meaning to me back then. They were in some cases used as ash trays, frisbees, and coasters. This record was lost to one of those uses... I recently grabbed it at Wfmu's record convention. I was pretty stoked, and feeling 15 years old again. Comment, my metalheaded friends!

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7 comments:

  1. They sorta sound like The Mob doing heavy metal. Some seriously awesome shit man thanks for putting this one up

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  2. good stuff.. is the lp anything like this?

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  3. No, this 7" is great. The LP is so so. pure, A+ NWOBHM!!!

    horns

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  4. This is some really good stuff. Thanks mate.

    Dale

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  5. This is the stuff i dig. Pure NWOBHM at tit's best this is the sound that makes me shiver and there is no doubt the full LP was even better

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  6. men are you trying to say me that you still keeping this LP? I can't believe that, you know how much could be the collectionist price in the market? a lot.

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