In 1983 Savage released their debut lp “Loose and lethal” which was widely hailed as a classic of the time both for the killer songs and distinctive guitar tone as well as the speed and aggression contained therein. Little did the band know at the time, their earlier tracks,released before their debut created a reaction in the heavy metal landscape that continues to this day nearly 40 years later! The lp includes the following material:
LET IT LOOSE/DIRTY MONEY- FROM THE SCENE OF THE CRIME COMPILATION:
Everybody who has heard these tracks know these are THEE versions, superior even to the Loose and Lethal takes. Unhinged performances with the heaviest rawest tone, barely being held together from flying off the rails.
AIN’T NO FIT PLACE/ CHINA RUN-FROM THE EBONY RECORDS 1982 7″-
More heads down, no nonsense takes of classic Savage with that tone. Merges ultra heaviness with the knack for writing great riffs and hooks.
AIN’T NO FIT PLACE-FROM THE METAL FATIGUE COMPILATION-
Another alternate take of the classic. This one adds the intro that the single leaves out but would be perfected on the debut.
NO CAUSE TO KILL/THE DEVIL TAKE YOU- FROM THE 1980 DEMO
Two killer tracks that show the band already nearly full formed. These have shown up as bonus tracks on various japanese cd versions and recent cd reissues.
BACK ON THE ROAD/SHE DON’T NEED YOU/LET IT LOOSE- FROM THE 1979 DEMO-
Again two more killer trax showing the band already knew what they were up to plus the very first version of Let it Loose which is a bit more restrained but chugs along like few others from that period.
Gatefold cover, forward by the band,lyrics,unseen photos etc…….. 10 tracks of raw,ugly heavy metal in its purest form