Demos [NWOBHM] » Son of a Bitch (pre-Saxon) (UK) - Demo (1978)
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    Artist: Son Of A Bitch
    Release: Demo
    Genre: NWOBHM
    Country: UK (Barnsley, Yorkshire)
    Bitrate: 320 kbps
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    SON OF A BITCH - Demo (1978) UK
    Self Released Promotional Cassette

    Biff Byford - Vocals (COAST, S.O.B., SAXON)
    Paul Quinn - Guitars (COAST, S.O.B., SAXON)
    Graham Oliver - Guitars (S.O.B., SAXON, OLIVER/DAWSON SAXON)
    Steve 'Bobby' Dawson - Bass (S.O.B., SAXON, OLIVER/DAWSON SAXON)

    SAXON are an English heavy metal band formed in 1976, in South Yorkshire.
    As one of the leaders of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, they had eight UK Top 40 albums in the 1980s including four UK Top 10 albums and two Top 5 albums.
    The band also had numerous singles in the UK Singles Chart and chart success all over Europe and Japan, as well as success in the US.
    During the 1980s Saxon established themselves as one of Europe's biggest metal acts.
    The band tours regularly and have sold more than 15 million albums worldwide.
    The origins of the band date back to a group called BLUE CONDITION which was formed in 1970.
    This act existed in many different forms for the next six years with a very fluid line up which at various times included several members of what would eventually become Saxon.
    As their style & line up changed once more in 1976, they changed their name to S.O.B. evenually becoming SON OF A BITCH later in the year.
    The line up at this time was lineup Peter 'Biff' Byford on vocals, Paul 'Blute' Quinn and Graham 'Oly' Oliver on guitars, Steve "Dobby" Dawson on bass and drummer David Ward.
    Replacing drummer Ward with former THE GLITTER BAND member Pete 'Frank' Gill, the band recorded a five song 1978 demo with ex-ARGENT man John Verity producing, before changing their name once more, this time becoming Saxon.
    Signing a record deal with Carrere Records, Saxon released their eponymous debut album in 1979.
    A 2009 remastered CD version of 'Saxon' included the 5 Son Of A Bitch demo songs as bonus tracks, but as these tracks were subsequently missing from later reissues as there is some confusion over who owns the legal rights to the demo recordings.

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    01. Big Teaser
    02. Stallions Of The Highway
    03. Backs To The Wall
    04. Rainbow Theme
    05. Frozen Rainbow
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    canadaspaceman wrote:
    riptorn wrote:
    canadaspaceman wrote:Cool !
    Very cool ! (beerbang)

    I once won a radio contest because I knew this band name of Saxon (it was in an issue of Kerrang).

    Cool, what was the prize?

    I probably won a free album.
    My friends in highschool would get kind of mad at me, because I would win every few weeks (hehe)
    I listened to the hard rock station Q107-FM everyday all the time and was always ready to dial in.
    AND i was going nuts dialing fast repeatedly, because I had a rotary dial, NOT touchtone, haha!

    Old school!
    I haven't seen a proper dial-phone like that for years now.
    I liked the noise of the dial as it moved back to the starting position.
    I wonder if there are still folks using those?

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    Wasn't it pressure from record label Carrere that forced them to change their name? I swear I read somewhere that they had to think of a new name quick and someone suggested Anglo-Saxon. This was shortened to Saxon and the name was cast in stone (or metal, if you like).

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