|Genres:||Heavy Metal Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||hard rock rock nwobhm british melodic rock rolling stones cover melodic hard rock davie schemer under 2000 listeners stonedbeat|
This melodic UK hard rock quartet was formed in 1978 by bass player Jimmy Bain (19 December 1947, Newtonmore, Scotland; ex-Rainbow) and guitarist Brian Robertson (b. 12 February 1956, Clarkston, Scotland, ex-Thin Lizzy). Deriving their name from a song on the Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers, the original line-up featured Jimmy McCulloch (guitar) and Dixie Lee (drums) before Neil Carter (b. 11 May 1958, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England) and Clive Edwards (ex-Pat Travers) were brought in to replace them. This line-up never lived up to expectations; Bains weak vocals did not give the band enough identity, while the material on their self-titled 1980 debut album was too derivative of Thin Lizzy and UFO.
Live, the band were a different proposition and exuded a raw energy and aggression not evident in their studio work. John Lockton replaced Carter for 1981s Stand Your Ground. This was a marked improvement on their debut, and followed...