Wild Horses

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 Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s


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; Bain’s 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 1981’s Stand Your Ground. This was a marked improvement on their debut, and followed...

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