BAND WEAPON UK
ALBUM SET THE STAGE ALIGHT - THE ANTHOLOGY -
LABEL PURE STEEL RECORDS
OUT Nov 30th, 2018
OUR RATING 85/100
“Set The Stage Alight” originally appeared on the B-Side of Weapon’s debut 7”/12” single »It’s A Mad Mad World« (issued in 1980); it was a classic in NWOBHM's history. The original line-up of Weapon consisted of Bruce Bisland (drums), Jeff Summers (guitars), Barry Downes (bass) and Danny Hynes (vocals); the band was initially called "Fast Relief" but changed its name to Weapon in early 1980. The live set at the time consisted of around twelve original songs (including later stage favourites such as “Midnight Satisfaction”, “Take That Bottle Away”, “Olivia”, “Killer Instinct”, “This Is The Song” and “Remote Control”). The original incarnation of Weapon split up in mid-1981 before recording their long awaited debut full-lenght.
SET THE STAGE ALIGHT now compiles on vinyl, what would have been Weapon's first full-lenght record.
From November 30th, we'll have the chance to have in our hands a fancy reissue by PURE STEEL RECORDS!
TRACKLIST Side A
1. Set The Stage Alight 2. Liar 3. Take That Bottle 4. One Night Stand 5. Mad Mad World 6. Midnight Satisfaction Side B 7. Bad Love 8. Olivia 9. Remote Control (Demo) 10. Light Of The World (Demo) 11. Killer Instinct (Demo) 12. Things You Do (Demo)
LINE-UP Danny Hynes LV Jeff Summers LV GT Baz Downes BG VC Bruce Bisland DR