Monday, 23 November 2009

Tank - This Means War (1983)

A Damned related post.

After Algy Ward had his spat with Rat in 1980 and was "exited" from the band he wasted no time in recruiting a couple of very talented brothers, Pete & Mark Brabbs, and he formed Tank. Very much in the Motörhead template, they appealed to punks and metelheads alike in their early days. Their first album is a cross over classic.

This is their 3rd album and show cases the direction they took until their split in the late 80's. I have a huge fondness for Tank and have great memories about getting pissed with Algy in '82 when he reminisced about stories of The Damned and setting people on fire.  Ahhhh great days.

Metallica were big fans of Tank and it's a huge travesty they aren't better known as they put to shame 99% of the NWOBHM. They reformed a few times over the years, but sadly Algy has now left them due to health issues. God bless him and his hammer!

Tank official website: -
Algy's my space: -