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Lightning To The Nations

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Lightning To The Nations
Lightning To The Nations


Despite being at the forefront of the burgeoning 'New Wave Of British Heavy Metal' scene (or NWOBHM) in 1979, alongside Iron Maiden, Def Leppard and Saxon, and spearheaded by Geoff Barton and the Sounds weekly music paper, Diamond Head were unable to secure a major label contract. Seeing their heavy metal and hard rock peers reap rewards and chart success, Diamond Head eventually released their debut LP independently on their own Happy Face Records in 1980, available for the princely sum of £3.50, sold via an advert in Sounds and at gigs. Without a title or track list, the now highly collectable 'The White Album' LP was issued in a plain white LP jacket, with merely a band signature to identify it. In many respects, the songs and music on this highly influential LP are better known than the album itself, as Metallica would include no less than four cover versions from this seven track album on their 'Garage Inc.' album; 'It's Electric', 'Helpless', 'The Prince' plus the band's most famous and enduring track, 'Am I Evil?'. This would in turn introduce the band to a younger and larger audience.


  1. Name
  2. Lightning to the Nation
  3. The Prince
  4. Sucking My Love
  5. Am I Evil?
  6. Sweet and Innocent
  7. It's Electric
  8. Helpless
  9. Shoot Out the Lights
  10. Streets of Gold
  11. Waited Too Long
  12. Play It Loud
  13. Diamond Lights
  14. We Won't Be Back
  15. I Don't Got
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