Friday, 23 March 2018

Wishbone Ash - Raw To The Bone (1985)


The thirteenth album from this British band.

Wishbone Ash was a quartet with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums and vocals.
They got help from an extra bassist and two keyboard players.

The band was in pretty bad shape at this moment, commercially. The world had moved on and Wishbone Ash was chasing after it.

Heavy metal was all the rage in 1985. So the band thought they could chase after other twin guitars bands like Judas Priest and Iron Maiden. After all, those two bands was heavy influenced by Wishbone Ash. So what could go wrong ?

Everything.

The songs are pretty horrible. The vocals sounds strained and the band did not have a clue what heavy metal was. The band was never a heavy metal band. But this is a heavy metal album.

The end result is a convincing as a nun in the full nun uniform playing football. Trying to play football, that is. The heavy metal cliches comes thick and fast. All the bad ones, that is. The art work is horrible. There is nothing redeeming about this album whatsoever.

The turkey has been served and I am including this one in my collection of turkeys.

1 point

  

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