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Vexer6
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PostSubject: London   London Icon_minitimeThu Jan 01, 2015 7:37 pm

So anyone familiar with this 80s hard-rock group? I'm sure some will recognize them as the band Nikki Sixx used to be in before joining the Crue(Blackie Lawless and Izzy Stradlin also had short stints in London before forming their own bands) they also appeared in "Decline of Western Civilization Part 2"(along with other obscure hard rock acts like "Odin" and "Seduce").

Musically these guys were pretty good and it's a real shame they never hit it big like some of their ex-members did. Also their first two albums "Non-Stop Rock" and "Don't Cry Wolf" have never been officially released on CD to my knowledge.
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PostSubject: Re: London   London Icon_minitimeThu Jan 01, 2015 8:02 pm

I prefer Nadir D'Priest's work in Steel Prophet, but I wouldn't mind acquiring their albums.  This band is little more than a Nadir D'Priest vehicle due to the constantly changing lineup and the complete lack of any real output. A reissue of their 3 80s albums would be nice and I'm sure it will happen eventually.
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PostSubject: Re: London   London Icon_minitimeThu Jan 01, 2015 8:08 pm



This is one of my top 10 metal songs - ever - easy !
The power and wildness recorded is top notch energy -
When I start up my car - and this is on - in the Summer - forget it -
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PostSubject: Re: London   London Icon_minitimeFri Jan 02, 2015 8:37 am

I bought this one once:

London Playa

It was pretty damned boring to me. The actual London stuff that came before it might be better, who knows. Maybe one day I will take the time to find out, but this one was so boring to me that I just haven't felt compelled to yet.
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PostSubject: Re: London   London Icon_minitimeFri Jan 02, 2015 8:50 am

One more thing about London - back in the day - (this has always stayed with me)
the joke on the street was about how London sold so many records - well now -
they'd be auditioning for a drummer - or bass player - 100's would show up -
month after month, a new audition -
the band would innocently say 'buy the record at the stiore - and learn it'
Not sure if it's true, but it does have a 'ring' of something sly London 4782
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PostSubject: Re: London   London Icon_minitimeFri Jan 02, 2015 12:04 pm

Tony was the first drummer in my cousins band VVSI.

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PostSubject: Re: London   London Icon_minitimeFri Jan 02, 2015 12:52 pm

The "Russian Winter" scene in "Decline II" where they're trying to burn a Russian flag onstage (but it won't cooperate) is epic.

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I prefer Nadir D'Priest's work in Steel Prophet

Yeah! I really dig Beware. It's the only Steel Prophet album that I own nowadays..

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PostSubject: Re: London   London Icon_minitimeFri Jan 02, 2015 2:06 pm

James B. wrote:
Tony was the first drummer in my cousins band VVSI.

I have that VVSI album. Good stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: London   London Icon_minitimeFri Jan 02, 2015 2:10 pm

ZombieHavoc wrote:
I bought this one once:

London Playa

It was pretty damned boring to me. The actual London stuff that came before it might be better, who knows. Maybe one day I will take the time to find out, but this one was so boring to me that I just haven't felt compelled to yet.

Here's the title track from their first album:

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PostSubject: Re: London   London Icon_minitimeFri Jan 02, 2015 7:53 pm

I might have to buy that CD - that song ROCKS ! Energy captured !
That's a tune that I'd personally listen to, 100 times, in my car - loud !
They all had to do a few lines and then drink whiskey - in the studio -
I always loved that about many metal bands - bash it out - no fanciness -
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PostSubject: Re: London   London Icon_minitimeThu Jan 08, 2015 4:33 pm

ZombieHavoc wrote:
I bought this one once:

London Playa

It was pretty damned boring to me. The actual London stuff that came before it might be better, who knows. Maybe one day I will take the time to find out, but this one was so boring to me that I just haven't felt compelled to yet.

Ahhh, I remember that album. My old roommate had the cd and I taped a copy of it. Haven't heard that in 15+ years. That only song I remember is 'Russian Winter' from the Decline movie.

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PostSubject: Re: London   London Icon_minitimeFri Jan 09, 2015 2:13 pm

MetalGuy71 wrote:
ZombieHavoc wrote:
I bought this one once:

London Playa

It was pretty damned boring to me. The actual London stuff that came before it might be better, who knows. Maybe one day I will take the time to find out, but this one was so boring to me that I just haven't felt compelled to yet.

Ahhh, I remember that album. My old roommate had the cd and I taped a copy of it. Haven't heard that in 15+ years. That only song I remember is 'Russian Winter' from the Decline movie.

This is the only one I have in physical form anymore. I haven't listened to it in years, and don't remember much about it. The only London I ever really sought out and listened to is from the early days when Nigel Benjamin (ex-Mott) was on vocals. Some pretty good stuff there, wish he'd stuck around the scene a little longer.
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PostSubject: Re: London   London Icon_minitimeFri Jan 09, 2015 3:16 pm

Fat Freddy wrote:


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I prefer Nadir D'Priest's work in Steel Prophet

Yeah! I really dig Beware. It's the only Steel Prophet album that I own nowadays..

Hmmm, I think that Beware is the worst of Steel Prophet's discography. Listenable but when compared to the rest it's not even close.

As for London, never heard anything from them before.
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PostSubject: Re: London   London Icon_minitimeFri Jan 09, 2015 3:22 pm

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Hmmm, I think that Beware is the worst of Steel Prophet's discography. Listenable but when compared to the rest it's not even close.

Beware was the first S.P. disc I picked up (on a whim from the $5 bin on CDBaby), so maybe that has something to do with it. I dunno, I just liked the grittier sound on that album.

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PostSubject: Re: London   London Icon_minitimeFri Jan 09, 2015 3:38 pm

Fat Freddy wrote:
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Hmmm, I think that Beware is the worst of Steel Prophet's discography. Listenable but when compared to the rest it's not even close.

Beware was the first S.P. disc I picked up (on a whim from the $5 bin on CDBaby), so maybe that has something to do with it. I dunno, I just liked the grittier sound on that album.

"Beware" isn't bad but it's definitely my least favorite from Steel Prophet. The new one is great.

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PostSubject: Re: London   London Icon_minitimeFri Jan 09, 2015 3:49 pm

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The new one is great.

I didn't even know they were still around. Shows you how much I pay attention... Haha.

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PostSubject: Re: London   London Icon_minitimeFri Jan 09, 2015 4:09 pm

Fat Freddy wrote:
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The new one is great.

I didn't even know they were still around. Shows you how much I pay attention... Haha.

The 2 songs I heard from it sounded fantastic so I'm hoping to get it soon.
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PostSubject: Re: London   London Icon_minitimeMon Jan 12, 2015 4:10 pm

Glower wrote:
One more thing about London - back in the day - (this has always stayed with me)
the joke on the street was about how London sold so many records - well now -
they'd be auditioning for a drummer - or bass player - 100's would show up -
month after month, a new audition -
the band would innocently say 'buy the record at the stiore - and learn it'
Not sure if it's true, but it does have a 'ring' of something sly London 4782

God, I hope that's true! That's hilarious!!

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PostSubject: Re: London   London Icon_minitimeMon Jan 12, 2015 6:36 pm

Fat Freddy wrote:
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The new one is great.

I didn't even know they were still around. Shows you how much I pay attention... Haha.

Neither did I. I was pretty damn sure Nadir D'Priest was busing tables at a Waffle House by now.
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PostSubject: Re: London   London Icon_minitimeSat Mar 04, 2017 6:15 am

DeathCult wrote:
Fat Freddy wrote:
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The new one is great.

I didn't even know they were still around. Shows you how much I pay attention... Haha.

Neither did I. I was pretty damn sure Nadir D'Priest was busing tables at a Waffle House by now.
I received "Don't Cry Wolf" and the back of the manila shipping envelope was autographed by Nadir D'Priest with a thank you note. I didn't even ask for it, lol. It's a nice gesture and just what I would expect from a hair/glam front man lol!
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PostSubject: Re: London   London Icon_minitimeThu Feb 14, 2019 2:57 pm

Just got “ Don’t Cry Wolf “ - and a live concert CD -
The live Cd is damn cool - guitar work is hot !
Steel Prophet = What is their top one with Nadir ?
That interests me tremendously now -
https://youtu.be/UwVESTexIa0


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PostSubject: Re: London   London Icon_minitimeThu Feb 14, 2019 3:03 pm

Nadir was in the mighty Steel Prophet at one point? I had no idea.
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PostSubject: Re: London   London Icon_minitimeThu Feb 14, 2019 3:31 pm

Wth happened to Vexer6 btw? He was cool.
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PostSubject: Re: London   London Icon_minitimeThu Feb 14, 2019 3:57 pm

UNCLE SAXON'S KICKASS CDS wrote:
Nadir was in the mighty Steel Prophet at one point?  I had no idea.

Yeah, he was on one Steel Prophet album (Beware) from 2004 or so.

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Wth happened to Vexer6 btw? He was cool.

If memory serves, he suddenly started going all Social Justice Warrior in certain controversial threads, and ended up banned for general douche-baggery.

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PostSubject: Re: London   London Icon_minitimeThu Feb 14, 2019 8:13 pm

Fat Freddy wrote:
If memory serves, he suddenly started going all Social Justice Warrior in certain controversial threads, and ended up banned for general douche-baggery.

Knew I liked that guy for some reason.
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