Found Requests
FORUM RULES
------------------
Full list with solved requests: http://heavymetalrarities.com/forum/top ... p?list=123

Found / Solved Requests »  [SOLVED] [REQS] Strutz (UK) - Come Back [Single] (1985) / 5-Track Demo (1989) / White Label Album (1988) etc
  • 2
  • http://i.imgur.com/U3uL3Nb.png

    Not NWOBHM but AOR/Melodic Hard Rock. Looking for their single 'Come Back / Mixed Emotions (1985)' and basicly anything else recorded through their active years (5-track demo, 1989, White Label album etc). A compilation was released this year limited to 500 copies but it's sadly sold out by now
    ''Through The Ages (2013)' <-- check link for samples.

    Last Known Line-Up
    Karen Sambrook - Vocals (Blue 46)
    Graeme Wood - Guitar
    Dave Hell0n - Guitar
    Alan Harter - Bass
    Andy Davies - Drums
    Geoff Potts - Keyboards

    Former / Past Members
    Tex Alexander - Vocals (Sam Thunder)
    Noel Fraser - Vocals (Saratoga, etc)

    Mixed Emotions 7", 1985 (Sticky Label Records #CAV 021)
    1. Come Back
    2. Mixed Emotions

    5-Track Demo, 1989
    1. I Still Love You
    2. Won't Cry
    3. Edge Of It All
    4. Round And Round
    5. Where Do You Find Love

    White Label album, 1988
    -Unknown Tracklist-

    Through The Ages, Compilation 2013 (#AORH1849)
    1. Late Nights
    2. Danger
    3. Breakaway
    4. Never Surrender
    5. What You Gonna Do
    6. Blame It On You
    7. Sweet Dreamer
    8. Alright Mama
    9. Heartache
    10. Mixed Emotions (bonus track)
    11. Come Back (bonus track)
    12. I Still Love You (bonus track)
    13. Won't Cry (bonus track)

    http://i.imgur.com/1yptD9o.jpg
    Hailing from Manchester, the story of STRUTZ is an all too familiar tale of mismanagement and what could have been. After a couple of singles (released during 1985 and 1986, and here reissued on CD from the master-tapes), it was the emergence of acts like FM and Bon Jovi that shaped the bands definitive sound, with Derek Oliver declaring, in the pages of “Kerrang!”: “They’ve got great production, fantastic keyboards and superb guitar playing. During 1988 STRUTZ recorded the near-legendary “white label” album, an album that was limited to only 500 copies and made all the rarer due to most of them being destroyed in a fire. Limited edition of 500 copies through the “Lost UK Jewels” series.

    STRUTZ, put together by Graeme Wood and Alan Harter, their first incarnation cut two singles with ex-SAM THUNDER vocalist Tex Alexander, before settling on the definitive line-up of Noel Fraser, Alan Harter, Dave Hellen, Geoff Potts and both Wood and Davies. It was this line-up that recorded the near legendary white label album, an album that was limited to just 500 copies and made all the rarer due to most of them being destroyed in a fire. An album of almost mythical proportions, it contained a brand of UK AOR that was very much the flavour of the time. Whilst the like of Dare and FM were tearing it up supporting the likes of EUROPE and BON JOVI, STRUTZ were slogging it out in the trenches with little hop of ever gaining a foothold due to immeasurable incompetence from their management. It was a shame as the album you now hold in your hands contained more than it's fair share of quality AOR tunes. They may have been more Poundland than Harrods, but you can't dismiss the quality of songs such as "Heartache" or "All Right Mama", both delivered with gusto by the infallible Noel Fraser. Whilst N. Fraser later turned up in A.O.K., guitarist Graeme Wood sadly succumbed to cancer earlier in the year. This is for him.
    _________________________
    Wantlist: Physical / Digital
    User avatar
    Administrator
    Sweden (se) Male   YouTube  
    Status:Offline
    Name: Emil
    Rank: Administrator
    Location: Gotham City
    Posts: 9985

    Reputation: 299549
    Topics Solved: 1420

    I think that there's some copies of the 2013 compilation here for ¥ 1880-2000 (13-14 Euro):
    http://www.rockavenuerecords.com/SHOP/RAR-08445.html
    http://www.beyondbattlerecords.com/shop ... 000005254/
    This compilation contains their never officially released album dating back to 1988 + their first 1985 single + some unreleased demos.
    User avatar
    FORUM MOD!
    Greece (gr) Male
    Status:Offline
    Name: Jason
    Rank: FORUM MOD!
    Posts: 2149

    Reputation: 109858
    Topics Solved: 414


    Ok thanks for the info i didn't even knew about this release but the link you send from this Japanese store it's a pain in the ass i try to register or send email and nothing works any european or us store to buy it from??


    jasonkont wrote:I think that there's some copies of the 2013 compilation here for ¥ 1880-2000 (13-14 Euro):
    http://www.rockavenuerecords.com/SHOP/RAR-08445.html
    http://www.beyondbattlerecords.com/shop ... 000005254/
    This compilation contains their never officially released album dating back to 1988 + their first 1985 single + some unreleased demos.
    Random avatar
    Status:Offline
    Rank: Fear My Way
    Posts: 55

    Reputation: 7417
    Topics Solved: 3


    User avatar
    FORUM MOD!
    Greece (gr) Male
    Status:Offline
    Name: Jason
    Rank: FORUM MOD!
    Posts: 2149

    Reputation: 109858
    Topics Solved: 414


    Ok thanks i'll try this store from Italy i saw it on ebay but it will be bigger cost if you put the postage also

    jasonkont wrote:http://www.star31.com/vendita-musica-cd/through-the-ages.html (available at 18Euro)
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Strutz-Through- ... 1402883882 (Current bid:US $23.50)
    Random avatar
    Status:Offline
    Rank: Fear My Way
    Posts: 55

    Reputation: 7417
    Topics Solved: 3


    19.99 in america.(shipping cost not calculated)
    User avatar
    Bringer of Steel
    Iran (ir) Male
    Status:Offline
    Name: Al
    Rank: Bringer of Steel
    Posts: 321

    Reputation: 7475
    Topics Solved: 28


    Ok the Italian shop worked fine i ordered strutz and also graffiti and Geneva from those series.
    Random avatar
    Status:Offline
    Rank: Fear My Way
    Posts: 55

    Reputation: 7417
    Topics Solved: 3


    « Return to Found / Solved Requests



    Related Topics  Author   Replies   Views 
    related [REQS] White Label (Nld) - Drie Dagen Feest / Not Tonight [Single] (1984)

    Strappado

    0

    351

    related [REQS] Cryer (US-FL) - Back Against the Wall / Get Back [Single] (1985)

    Strappado

    0

    351

    related Red Baron (Swe) - Demos (1983-1988) + Single Track (1985)

    jasonkont

    2

    888

    related [REQS] White Mania (Ger) - The Downfall of the Reich [Demo] (1987) / Tales of a Wise Man [Demo] (1988) / Phantasmagoria [Demo] (1989)

    Strappado

    0

    2163

    related [REQS] Half Track (Fra) - Demo (1985) / Demo (1987) / Demo (1988)

    Strappado

    0

    1140

    related [REQS] Nexus (US) - You Are the One / Back on My Heart [Single] (1985)

    Strappado

    0

    164

    related Aggressor (US-MS) - Looking For A Label [Demo] (1989)

    Tagir

    1

    752


    « Previous topic | Next topic »

    Who is online
    Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests