Sonntag, September 05, 2010 / Eingestellt von peter /

Wild Horses was formed in the summer of 1978 by ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist Brian Robertson and ex-Rainbow bassist Jimmy Bain. At an early stage the line-up featured former Stone The Crows and Wings guitarist Jimmy McCulloch and former Small Faces drummer Kenney Jones, but eventually stabilised with the addition of drummer Clive Edwards (ex-Pat Travers, Uli Roth) and guitarist/keyboardist Neil Carter (ex-Wilder, Gilbert O'Sullivan). This line-up recorded the Trevor Rabin-produced The First Album in 1980, released by EMI who signed the band after their 1979 Reading Festival appearance.
Auf diesem Festival sah ich die Band und war sofort von dem Sound überzeugt, der mich an Thin Lizzy erinnerte. Nicht zuletzt wegen dem genialen Gitarren Spiel von Brian Robertson. Die erste CD war dann schlicht gesagt der Hammer. Sehr gut arrangierte Songs die einem wie bei Lizzy im Gehörgang blieben. Tolles Album für Freunde des Gitarren Rock. Mein Fav ist und bleibt Reservation. Unbedingt antesten und kaufen. Für mich ein Milestone. ******(6)

Carter left the band in August 1980 after the band's UK tour with Ted Nugent in order to join UFO and later Gary Moore. His replacement was guitarist John Lockton (ex-The Next Band, Red Alert) whose first appearance was on the band's Japanese tour in the autumn of 1980 followed by the release of the Stand Your Ground album in the spring of 1981.

In June 1981, Robertson and Edwards both left Wild Horses in the wake of the band's Paris Theatre show in London. Robertson teamed up with Motorhead a year later and recorded Another Perfect Day in 1983, before moving on to join fellow Scotsman Frankie Miller on the Dancing In The Rain album in 1986. Edwards continued with a number of different acts, including Bernie Marsden's S.O.S., Grand Prix, and Lionheart.

Bain assembled a new Wild Horses line-up featuring Lockton, former Lautrec stepfather and son team, Reuben (vocals) and Laurence Archer (guitar), and The Def Leppard E.P. credited drummer Frank Noon. The Archers and Noon left only months later and went on to form their own band, Stampede, and Wild Horses ceased to exist, with Bain joining his former Rainbow bandmate Ronnie James Dio in Dio, while Lockton became a member of German hard rockers Victory.

Wild Horses members Laurence Archer and Clive Edwards were part of the UFO line-up that recorded the High Stakes & Dangerous Men and Lights Out In Tokyo albums in the early 1990s, before spending time in Medicine Head.

Both The First Album and Stand Your Ground were re-issued on CD in Japan and Europe in the 1990s; the latest set of re-issues came on 26 May 2009 through UK-based Krescendo Records. (Wikipedia)

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Jimmy Bain - bass/vocals
Brian Robertson - guitar/vocals
Neil Carter -guitar/keyboards
Clive Edwards - drums

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
11. Rocky Mountain Way
12. Saturday Night

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