FM Records 1984
This album fucking sucks! Not just the music... everything about it is awful! Let's start with the cover shot of these geezers. Nothing about this picture is appealing. They don't look like a Metal band (prolly cuz this isn't much of a Metal record), they look more like a gang of Cold War-era Russians who wanna sell you some black market goods... bread, or denim, or whatever it was they sold - just complete lowlifes. Di'Anno (the man) went from being one of the most bad-ass frontmen of all time, to wearing parachute pants and associating with these losers. Hahaha - just read that their clothes were donated to them by Wrangler, I had no idea that corporate sponsors were in the habit of supporting such second rate tripe. OK, now for the music... I hope you appreciate the torture I had to endure in order to rip this album - it's 45+ minutes of my life that I'll never get back. In fact, this record is soooo bad that my cat jumped on the turntable, causing a huge scratch, while I was in the middle of ripping it - she must have seen the distress it was causing me, and tried to help in the only way she could. The entire album is rife with crappy keyboards, and piano, and AOR bullshit, and it reminds me of BRYAN ADAMS more than anything resembling Metal. "Road Rat" actually sounds like "Summer Of '69". "Razor Edge" has a bit that's a blatant rip-off of ALDO NOVA's "Fantasy"... and by comparing the two I'm doing ALDO NOVA a great disservice, because I actually like "Fantasy". Do yourself a favour and don't bother downloading this, unless you're curious about what Di'Anno was up to after IRON MAIDEN, or if you're wondering what effect alcoholism can have on someone's judgement... and career. This record now holds the distinction of being the worst album in my collection... and I own some real stinkers!
DOWNLOAD (if you're a masochist): DiAnno - DiAnno.rar (80.43 MB)
FM Records 1984