Sunday, February 22, 2009

SAXON - Strong Arm of the Law & Wheels of Steel

Saxon are an English heavy metal band, formed in 1977 in Barnsley, Yorkshire. As leading lights in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal they had huge success in the 1980s with 8 UK Top 40 albums including 4 UK Top 10 albums. Saxon also had numerous singles in the Top 20 singles chart. Between 1980 and 1987 Saxon established themselves as one of Europe's biggest metal acts, they also had success in Japan and in the USA. In Japan the single "Motorcycle Man" stayed in the charts for over 5 months. They still tour heavily and regularly. Their latest tour is their largest in the UK since the late 1980s. Saxon have sold more than 10 million albums worldwide and heavily influenced bands such as Metallica, Megadeth, Mötley Crue and Ratt. They are considered as one of the strongest live acts in the heavy metal genre.
There is another incarnation of Saxon featuring two former band members who hold the legal rights to the name - "Oliver/Dawson Saxon".

Strong Arm of the Law
1.Heavy Metal Thunder
2.To Hell and Back Again
3.Strong Arm of the Law
4.Taking Your Chances
5.20.000 ft
6.Hungry Years
7.Sixth Form Girls
8.Dallas 1 PM
9.20,000 ft. (Live)
10.Dallas 1 PM (Live)
11.Hungry Years (Live)
12.Strong Arm of the Law (Live)
13.Heavy Meatal Thunder (Live)

Wheels of Steel
1.Motorcylce Man
2.Stand Up and Be Counted
3.747 (Strangers in the Night)
4.Wheels of Steel
5.Freeway Mad
6.See the Light Shining
7.Street Fighting Gang
8.Suzie Hold On
9.Machine Gun
10.Judgement Day (Live)
11.Wheels of Steel (7'' version)
12.See the Light Shining (Live)
13.Wheels of Steel (Live)
14.747 (Strangers in the Night) (Live)
15.Stallions of the Highway (Live)

..year - 1997
..label - EMI - Amazon
..home page -

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