Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Razar - Ascension Day

Another one from the Bruce Rhodes collection, and I was pleased to get this surprise, as I have had this on my "Want to hear" list for a long time.

This is "Razar's" (not to be confused with the Australian band "The Razar" follow the links here and here over at the excellent "Killed By Death Records" if you want to hear the oz band).debut single released on Polydor in 1978, the a-side is a new version "Ascension Day" which was originally released by proto-punk band "Third World War's" (Bass guitarist Jim Avery's first band) on their first LP. Follow this link to Punk77 for more info.

The stand out track for me is "Ascension Day" when it first started I started to think I was listening to the"Ballroom Blitz" and you can hear a mix of glam rock on this track. The b-side "Ain't No Mystery" is a bit slower, but has that mean snarling undertone.

See what you think of "Razar" and leave a comment to thank Bruce for another excellent donation.

Band: Razar
Label: Polydor
Year: 1978
1. Ascension Day
2. Ain't No Mystery

Ripped from Bruce's glorious scratched vinyl


Anonymous said...

Hi Gary. This link appears to be sick. I keep getting an "Invalid Quickkey" and the bugger wont download! Might be Mediafire who are throwing a wobbly! I'll try again later. Cheers mate


Bruce R said...

Hi Gary,
I agree with the Glam bit. (Would of made a great Sweet B-side, which were always a treat to hear as they tended to be heavier songs than their A side's.)
Managed to hear the 3rd W.W.'s version, which I found really slow 'n ploddy.
I won't bother uploading the Aussie "Razar" ST/E.P. as you've left a link unless requested.
Hmmmmm..... did I hear someone mention "White Boy" at the back of the class?
See me afterwards !
Cheers... Bruce.

Anonymous said...

Got it now thanks. Cheers Gary. Yet another good-un


garychching said...

Hi Bruce, I agree with you on Sweet, I used to be a big fan of theirs when i was a kid (I still like them now to be honest). Thanks for sharing this one.

garychching said...

good news Longy, it can be a bit temperamental sometimes.