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The heavily fancied, hard rocking beast that was Wild Horses stumbled blinking into the daylight in London in 1978, the protagonists being ex-Rainbow, Street Noise and Harlot bassist and international Glaswegian Jimmy Bain... more »
The heavily fancied, hard rocking beast that was Wild Horses stumbled blinking into the daylight in London in 1978, the protagonists being ex-Rainbow, Street Noise and Harlot bassist and international Glaswegian Jimmy Bain and ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist and fellow tartan terror Brian Robertson. Mainly due to the glorious past endeavours of both Robertson and Bain, the band s debut album was eagerly anticipated by the rock community. Produced by South African wonder kid Trevor Rabin (later to achieve virtual superstardom as a member of rejuvenated prog gods Yes), The First Album was released through EMI records in early 1980 to generally positive reviews. If extremely melodic hard rock was and is your thing. This remastered disc containing bonus live tracks recorded for the BBC is a must have.
Straight-up Thin Lizzy-style material
(3 out of 5 stars)
"If you are a Thin Lizzy fan you'll enjoy this album. If you're not you won't. Strength: the Lizzy guitar sound, from one of its architects, Brian Robertson, whose project this is. Weaknesses: the singing and, even though it's expected, the cliched lyrics, especially on the first song, which is about that depressingly overused heavy metal topic, the plight of the American Indian. The CD has two bonus tracks from a concert in Japan that aren't that good."
Worth getting for Brian Robertson's guitar playing
sir_isaac_newton | UK | 05/15/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Songs on the album reminded variously of Thin Lizzy, Boston, the Beatles and Super Tramp. Although the songs are polished and professional there are no obvious "blockbusters" and the vocals seemed bland (perhaps Phil Lynotts cool distinctive tones could have given the necessary lift?). However, this album does sound pretty good in spite of that. I enjoyed listening to it straight away -- mainly I think for Brian Robertson's guitar playing. His playing seems always to be tasteful, fresh and exciting. The 2 new bonus live tracks at the end are fun: Rocky Mountain Way (Eagles?) & Saturday Night. One of the songs seemed a bit more pop than I would have expected (like Thin Lizzy plays "Video Killed the Radio star") - not bad though."
A forgotten gem
Music Fanatic | Bettendorf, IA United States | 02/06/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I had never heard this band, but got the cd because of the impressive lineup of the band. I'm very glad that I did. This cd is solid from start to finish. It sounds a lot like Robertson era Thin Lizzy with just a touch of Chapman era UFO. The songs are about middle of the road in terms of intensity--not as hard as the best Lizzy rockers, but not as poppy or mellow as Thin Lizzy sometimes got. It's not a NWOBHM album; it's a rock album--and a very good one at that. This is absolutely essential for any fans of Brian Robertson or 70's Thin Lizzy. I would also recommend it highly to anyone who enjoys late 70s rock."