The Rods: Metal Will Never Die: Official Bootleg Box Set 1981-2010

The Rods: Metal Will Never Die: Official Bootleg Box Set 1981-2010
Title: Metal Will Never Die: Official Bootleg Box Set 1981-2010
Label: Hne
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS

Four CD box set of live recordings by the unashamedly heavy metal legends The Rods. Formed in 1980, in Cortland, New York by David "Rock" Feinstein (guitar & vocals), Steven Starmer (bass & vocals) and Carl Canedy (drums & vocals). Feinstein had originally come to the musical arena with his more famous cousin Ronnie James Dio in the rock band ELF. The Rods' debut album, 'Rock Hard', was released in 1980, retitled simply 'The Rods' the following year, it was swiftly followed by the 'Full Throttle' EP, material from these releases making up the bulk of CD One which was recorded across two concerts in 1981 and 1982 in HM stronghold, El Paso, Texas. Finding champions in the rock and metal press, especially UK's Kerrang! Magazine, they released the 'Wild Dogs' LP in 1982, their rising popularity making them the perfect opening act for Iron Maiden on their Beast On The Road UK tour, which is captured here on CD Two. A highly prolific band throughout the early 1980s, they released 'In The Raw' (1983), 'The Rods Live' (1983), 'Let Them Eat Metal' (1984) and 'Heavier Than Thou' (1986), shortly after which The Rods went their separate ways for more than two decades. Reunited in 2008 with the Feinstein and Canedy joined by Gary Bordonaro on bass, they became a firm festival favourite, especially in Europe as was captured at the Headbangers Festival in Germany in 2009 which features on CD Three. Comeback album 'Vengeance' was released in 2011 to positive reviews, featuring tracks that had been previously previewed at a performance in their hometown of Cortland, New York in 2010, which is featured here on CD Four. While every effort has been made to produce the best possible audio, limitations in the material drawn from various, non-standard, and unofficial sources means that the quality may not be up to the standard usually expected. All tracks have been included for their historical importance

Tracks:
1.1 Angels Never Run
1.2 Get Ready to Rock 'N' Roll 3 Crank It Up
1.3 Drum Solo
1.4 Power Lover
1.5 Rockin' and Rollin' Again
1.6 Waiting for Tomorrow
1.7 Get Ready to Rock 'N' Roll
1.8 Guitar Solo
1.9 Too Hot to Stop
1.10 Drum Solo
1.11 Power Lover
2.1 Rockin' and Rollin' Again
2.2 Waiting for Tomorrow
2.3 Get Ready to Rock 'N' Roll
2.4 Nothing Going on in the City
2.5 Too Hot to Stop
2.6 Crank It Up
2.7 Guitar Solo
2.8 Getting Higher
2.9 Rabid Thunder (Drum Solo)
2.10 Power Lover
3.1 Make Me Believer / Raise Some Hell
3.2 Hurricane
3.3 Devils Child
3.4 Let Them Eat Metal
3.5 Born to Rock
3.6 Get Ready to Rock 'N' Roll
3.7 Burned By Love
3.8 Too Hot to Stop
3.9 Rabid Thunder (Drum Solo)
3.10 Violation
3.11 Waiting for Tomorrow
3.12 Hot City
3.13 Cold Sweat and Blood
3.14 Wild Dogs
3.15 Nothing Going on in the City
3.16 Crank It Up
3.17 Power Lover
3.18 The Night Lives to Rock
4.1 Raise Some Hell
4.2 I Just Wanna Rock
4.3 Hurricane
4.4 Devil's Child
4.5 Let Them Eat Metal
4.6 Born to Rock
4.7 Evil in Me
4.8 Burned By Love
4.9 Ride Free or Die
4.10 Ace in the Hole
4.11 Drum Solo
4.12 Get Ready to Rock 'N' Roll
4.13 Metal Will Never Die

The Rods: Metal Will Never Die: Official Bootleg Box Set 1981-2010

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