Bootlegs [NWOBHM] » E.F. Band (Swe/UK) - Live at Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden [Bootleg] (3/6-1981)
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    Artist: E.F. Band (Ericsson, Fischer)
    Release: Live at Scandinavium, Göteborg, Sweden, Bootleg 3/6-1981
    Genre: Heavy Metal / NWOBHM
    Country: Sweden (Gothenburg) / UK (London)
    Bitrate: 320kbps
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    https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/ef-band/ ... db507.html
    https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/E.F._Band/3324
    https://www.discogs.com/artist/885549-EF-Band
    http://nwobhm.com/e-f-band/
    https://www.fwoshm.com/index/E/1319-ef-band-swe--uk

    The E.F. Band arised out of the ashes of a Swedish progressive rock band called EPIZOOTIC who started in 1978. They made one self-titled record on there own label that sold about 1000 ex. It is now a collector’s item. Two of the bands members Pär Ericsson and Bengt Fischer (EF) then went on to form the E.F.Band. Even before the band came to the UK, in 1979, they had a single in the bag. It was released on ROK Records who wanted to help new bands and it featured another band on the flip side. The single was called Another day Gone and only 1000ex. were pressed. They started out as a 3 piece, all Swedish line-up, and just before there very first English dates the drummer left and a replacement was found just a couple of days before the bands first concert. He did his job as best he could but was not the right man for the job so after some Swedish shows, it was back to England for some more concerts with out a drummer…again. After searching the adverts in the music papers the band found Dave Dufort, a drummer who had played with the likes of Mike Oldfield, Screaming Lord Sutch and other named artists. This time it said CLICK…and so the E.F.BAND was created. The band worked very hard making a name for themselves playing the around the UK rock clubs and in 1979 they recorded there first single “Self made Suicide” which was released on the independent label Redball Records. This was the bands breakthrough in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal scene and put them in the same league as Iron Maiden, Saxon and Angelwitch. In 1980 EMI records in London were to release a compilation record featuring the best of the NWOBHM and invited the E.F.Band to appear on the record, the only European group to do so. The record was called “Metal for Muthas” and the song was called Fighting for Rock &Roll. This LP was a big seller in England and went to number 12 in the British LP charts. Also at that time the E.F.Band went into the Redball studios again and recorded their second single “Devils Eye”. This single went to NR. 1 in the Heavy Metal single charts and also high up in the British independent charts.

    At the same time another company re-released the Rok single but this time with both recorded songs, but this time Night Angel as the A-side. The company also changed the arrangement. This upset the band and as a result they managed to stop the sales. Although the band were very popular the elusive major record contract never appeared and this upset the band members especially Dave who decided to leave the band and work on a solo project. His departure took the band by surprise, as his tribute to their music was very important. A new drummer this time Swedish was recruited into the band. His Name was Dag Eliason and he joined to band in 1981and was to stay in the band until the end. Dag came into the band just as they were able to negotiate their first major recording deal with Polygram records in Sweden. The band brought in Derek Lawrence as producer; he had worked with Deep Purple and Angel amongst others. The bands first LP was recorded and was called “The Last Laugh is on you” With this record the band went out on tour and supported Ritchie Blackmore´s Rainbow on there European tour. At that time the band was thinking of expanding to a 4 piece and with the help of the German branch of the record company John Ridge was brought in as lead singer. With a new member in the band they were now able to create a more exciting sound. In 1983 the band started writing material for their 2nd LP this time on the Gothenburg label Ewita Records. The record was called “Deep Cut” and as usual tours were set up to promote the album. Apart from there own headline tours, the band played support to Saxon in their European tour. Just when things were going so well, John announced that he was leaving the band. Yet again another change in the line-up. This time the band not only acquired a new singer, Roger Marsden from London but also after many auditions added a 2nd guitarist, Anders Alhage to strengthen the bands sound. The band was much harder in their musical approach and with a new record contract with Mausoleum records from Belgium they went into the studios to record their 3rd LP called “One Night Stand”. And it was released in 1985.

    Although the band did a few concerts in Europe this was the last official record the band ever released. A year after the release of “One Night Stand” the band finally broke up.There has been numerous records released featuring the bands material but until now there has never been an official compilation record. I hope that sometime in the autumn of 2003 the complete works from the band will be available. A record company in Sweden called Sweden Rock Records are to release a double CD with all the bands material that was recorded. The record is called `THEIR FINEST HOURS` and has the catalogue number of SRR 011. There will also be some extra tracks in the way of unreleased songs plus a live recording of the famous `Fighting for Rock & Roll` that was featured on the Metal for Muthas record. As a bonus, John Ridge, the singer on the `Deep Cut` record recorded as special tribute song to Bengt Fischer who passed away in 2001 due to cancer. Unfortunately John will never hear the finished product as he also was taken from us this year due to that killer illness, cancer. This record will be pressed in 1500 copies. This record is a tribute to Bengt and John whose are sadly missed by all but whose memory will live on through their music, forever.
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    1. We're Back
    2. Night Angel
    3. Fighting for Rock and Roll
    4. Love is for Heroes
    5. Devil's Eye
    6. Money Makin' Mama
    7. Self Made Suicide
    8. Last Laugh is on You
    9. Unkwown
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