The second of two advance singles from the Denim and Leather LP was released as a conventional single and a double-single in a gatefold sleeve. Does anyone know if the bonus single was recorded live (I don’t know of an existing studio version of “Bap-Shoo-Ap”, but it was a regular part of their live sets at the time)
Judas Priest are one of the godfathers of the NWOBHM, and their popularity achieved critical mass as the movement was beginning to make its presence felt. Unlike it’s follow-up release, 1976’s Sad Wings of Destiny, none of the tracks from their debut LP would remain in the band’s live set for very long, all being eliminated by the time of the Hell Bent for Leather/Killing Machine tour of 1978 and 1979, recordings from which are the basis of their indispensable 1979 “live” album Unleashed in the East.
Warfare: Mayhem Fuckin’ Mayhem Hardcore 87 (third full-length LP, Neat Records, 1986, Produced by Cronos)
Fantastically-produced and rendered for maximum impact, this is arguably the punk-metal NWOBHM hybrid band’s finest release (but, then, their debut EP and the Metal Anarchy LP are great as well); and the cover graphic is a perfect indication of the sounds within.