Friday, October 1, 2010

Badge

Badge, another unsung NWOBHM band that only managed to eke out one single during their run. The A side, "Silver Woman" is an infectious bar rock stomper, while the B side contains the obligatory chick ballad that found it's way on so many of these rare NWOBHM singles and demos. I think many of England's young hopefuls at the time self-released singles, of varying quality, in hopes of landing a deal, and being the next Maiden or Def Leppard. Listening to this one in particular, it isn't hard to understand why Badge isn't a household name. It doesn't really stand to reason that their anthemic songs aren't blaring in every titty bar from Manchester to Manchuria, they simply weren't all that good, but this little record is worth it for "Silver Woman" alone.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fucking awesome, everyone should listen to this.

Grk! said...

Ta!

Winston Wolfe said...

Might break my mp3 fast to listen to this. Only a few days left on my flac encoder. I've been copying everything can get my hands on. FLACS shit all over mp3.

DeanRispler said...

Aesop - this file is deleted. Is there anyway to get this from you? Or was this one of the bands that complained because they are supposedly doing some sort of reissue? Let me know.