|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
This UK heavy rock quintet was formed in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England, during 1985, originally under the title Mr Thrud. Comprising Tony Jepson (vocals), Bruce John Dickinson (10 May 1968, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Scotland; guitar), Mark Plunkett (bass), Jimmy Dickinson (keyboards) and Dave Hopper (drums), they were a youthful outfit, whose energy and enthusiasm in the live setting won them a loyal fanbase in their native north-east. Following a series of independent releases, notably 1987s seven-track debut Too Posh To Mosh, they attracted the attention of Polydor Records. Dont Prey For Me, which featured new drummer Michael Lee, included a dozen gems of melodic, but roughshod, rock n roll, characterized by Jepsons raucous and charismatic vocals. The big-budget follow-up, mixed by the Steve Thompson/Michael Barbiero partnership, was a disappointment. Abandoning their roots, this set saw them make a concerted attempt to break into the...