2) American Bride
3) Run For Your Life
4) Doin’ The Best That I Can
5) Can’t Stop Rocking
6) Talkin’ About L.O.V.E.
8) Shine On
9) Thunder In The Mountains
10) Hold On To Love
11) Your Money Or Your Life
12) Good Time Tonight
13) Dangerous Games
14) Ray Gun (Shoot Me Like A)
15) Shoulda Known Better
YOUNG BLOOD were formed in the early 80’s in the NWOBHM era and like lots of new young bands they soon found critical acclaim with their Conquest Records release 12″ EP “First Blood” and massive amounts of touring including Marquee, Dingwalls as well as a 22 date supporting to PHIL LYNOTT and his new band GRAND SLAM. Numerous other support dates with TOKYO BLADE, She, Thor Stray followed culminating with their support of MOTORHEAD at Hammersmith Odeon during May 1984. They signed to The Agency who immediately offered them the all important exclusive tour contracts.
The band became the “darlings” of the rock press with GARRY BUSHELL of SOUNDS placing the band on the front cover of their May 12 th issue. Other notable press reviews followed in KERRANG which culminated with offers of record deals from Bronze and Capitol Records. The band was hot and they accepted a deal with Bronze but at the same time there were issues with personnel so the signing was put on hold until these were resolved. By the time the personnel issues were resolved personal changes at record companies meant that there was now no deal on the table and the band sadly continued another 12 months before they called it a day.
Now released for the first time on CD the rare “First Blood” EP and the full previously unreleased album.
Crank up loud and enjoy.
STEWART GOODCHILD, ANDY WEBB, JON WOOD, DAVE CADMAN, MARK BRABBS
...if Stewart and his cohorts had only hung in there a little longer, and had the slightest bit of luck it would have been another story www.festivalphoto.net (July 2011)
...an interesting little package featuring the work of a sincere and evidently talented young British musician Fireworks (Sept/Oct 2011)
The NWOBHM era was a fecund time for British rockers, and inevitably some gems got lost in the gold rush - count Young Blood in that group...back in the day, their only album never quite got released. Thanks to Angel Air, it has been now - along with all the tracks off their First Blood EP - and it's a reet stonker, and no mistake. Classic Rock Magazine (January 2012)
The Young Blood section has a slightly rougher edge than the Survivor one, with simple yet effective guitar work by Goodchild. The songs have a typical, radio friendly rock flavor, with catchy lyrics that are brought to life by a confident vocal delivery. The Survivor album is even catchier. Maelstrom Ezine