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I think I might be into Diamond Head a little too much...

Discussion in '80's Music' started by Diamond Reo, Feb 7, 2021.

  1. Diamond Reo

    Diamond Reo The Ultimate Warlord

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    OK, for over a decade, I've known about Diamond Head's classics "Am I Evil?" and "It's Electric", but it wasn't until fairly recently that I picked up a CD copy of Lightning to the Nations as a gift for my mom. Well, I loved the album so much that I not only bought a copy of the same edition for myself, but another copy as a gift for a friend. I might be into these guys too much.
     
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    E-Z Jack Bruce: Cream+West, Bruce & Laing+BLT

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    The first album was alright and they were part of the NWOBHM movement although they arrived at the tail end of it here in the UK around 1982-83 from memory?. I think they then went in a different direction musically after the first album plus they didn't have much luck and I believe one of the boys in the band his mother managed them for awhile??.

    From memory I recall some music press hype here in the UK (SOUNDS musicpaper) that they could become the next LED ZEPPELIN. :rolleyes:

    I have the first Dianond Head cd/album on a double-cd but never play it it's hidden amongst a load of other NWOBHM cds that I have.
     
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    Actually, from what I read, their first single - "Shoot Out the Lights" b/w "Helpless" - was released in 1979 and Lightning to the Nations was released in 1980.
     
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    E-Z Jack Bruce: Cream+West, Bruce & Laing+BLT

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    You must be right about the dates cos I was doing it from memory. I think I first of them around 1981(?) but to be honest as far as I was concerned I read about them in SOUNDS UK music paper they did a feature on them as the next LED ZEPPELIN and they were even included in a book called The Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal around 1981/82(?) but they kind of disappeared not long after that around 1982 although I never took any notice of them after that until I read that Lars Ulrich started name dropping them in interviews later on in the 1980s.
     
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    Interesting. I actually learned about these guys before I learned that Metallica had covered some of their songs. From what I know, they also got signed to a major label - MCA, to be exact - and did two further albums before their first breakup. Regardless, I do sometimes wonder what things would've been like had they made it bigger than they did.
     
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    No such thing as too much support for a band.
    Lightning is a metal classic.
     

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