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Been listening to a best of Diamond head, bringing back great memories of 1983/84 when think saw them 3 times. Firstly at Donington, then headlining one Friday night at the Apollo, then finally and mostly memorably, at the club at the top of the Apollo - forget the name but a fantastic venue. The sound reminded me in places of what Leppard went onto do with Pyromania, although more basic/less glossy of course.

moving onto Canterbury next !
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Been listening to a best of Diamond head, bringing back great memories of 1983/84 when think saw them 3 times. Firstly at Donington, then headlining one Friday night at the Apollo, then finally and mostly memorably, at the club at the top of the Apollo - forget the name but a fantastic venue. The sound reminded me in places of what Leppard went onto do with Pyromania, although more basic/less glossy of course.

moving onto Canterbury next !



I am a major Diamond Head fan - I've seen them many times over the years, starting at the Apollo in 82 on the Borrowed Time tour which was a stunning gig. Still in the top 5 of gigs I've seen. I missed the Canterbury tour gig in 83, which was a decent gig (by all accounts) in the middle of a disastrous tour for DH. Sean lost his voice, the PA kept overloading and cutting out.

The wee club at the top of the Glasgow Apollo was the Penthouse (previously called Satellite City). I was at the Penthouse gig and Edinburgh Coasters the previous night and witnessed a band pursuing a major change in direction (funk bass player, jazzy interludes et al). I loved it, but it was the beginning of the end for the band.

I was listening to Diamond Head last night actually - the Death and Progress comeback album, which was not thought of as strong at the time but is actually a very good album.

Have you heard their most recent album ("Diamond Head")? It's excellent - a mix of their older style (White Album) and their more progressive elements - and the new singer Rasmus is a real find.




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I haven’t John, but will check out. what are your thoughts on the Canterbury LP? If memory serves that was their last LP w this line up.

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I haven’t John, but will check out. what are your thoughts on the Canterbury LP? If memory serves that was their last LP w this line up.




Canterbury was an incredibly brave move by the band, moving away from the fast hard rock that would influence Metallica, Megadeth, etc and into new waters. Some excellent material on there - To The Devil His Due, One More Night, Knight Of The Swords - but I can't help feeling that if they'd been less "progressive" and had taken advantage of the thrash movement citing them as an influence they would have had a much more successful career. Canterbury tore the band apart due to the material change and recording with Mike Shipley (Mutt Lange's sidekick at the time). Brian Tatler covers it in his book - he was glad to see the back of the recording studio after his experience during the Canterbury sessions.

They did actually record some demos with the line-up we saw at the Penthouse. I've got them if you'd like to hear them.


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that would be great John.
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Donny 83. My very first MOR. Great memories. I to can also recommend the latest album.
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Yes mine too! DH, then [sign in to see URL] out [sign in to see URL] ZZ Top, Meat Loaf and [sign in to see URL] memory serves! Great day!
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I never got to see them live, sadly but Canterbury is one of my favorite albums ever! It's true that maybe it flew a bit over most people's head, being quite an ambitious record, in a moment when being heavier and simpler would have probably paid more. 30 years later, anyway, it's still a fascinating and very intense album.
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I never got to see them live, sadly but Canterbury is one of my favorite albums ever! It's true that maybe it flew a bit over most people's head, being quite an ambitious record, in a moment when being heavier and simpler would have probably paid more. 30 years later, anyway, it's still a fascinating and very intense album.



Yes, definitely fascinating. The Kingmaker sounds like nothing else that was around at that time!

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Yes mine too! DH, then [sign in to see URL] out [sign in to see URL] ZZ Top, Meat Loaf and [sign in to see URL] memory serves! Great day!



Yes your spot on.
2 questions about that day?
How did twisted sister get higher up the bill than Dio?
I know they were the in thing at that point, but Dio with his rainbow & Sabbath background surely must have had some sway.
Secondly who put meatloaf on the bill!
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