BITCH - FIRST BITE - 12" LP Vinyl Album

- Swiss Hard Rock

BITCH's 1980 debut,"First Bite," unleashed Swiss Hard Rock prowess. Produced by Martin Pearson and the band, recorded in Platinum One Studio, the album's sonic tapestry, captured by Pearson, blended powerful guitar riffs and dynamic rhythms. Felix Eidenbenz's striking cover photo added visual flair. This iconic LP left an indelible mark, contributing to the rich tapestry of early '80s Hard Rock, solidifying BITCH's unique place in Swiss music history.


High Quality Photo of Album Front Cover  "BITCH - First Bite"

"First Bite" Album Description:

In the vibrant tapestry of the Swiss music scene during the early 1980s, Swiss Hard Rock band BITCH emerged as a distinctive force with their debut album, "First Bite." This LP, released in 1980 under Bellaphon records, not only marked the band's inaugural foray into the music industry but also left an indelible imprint on the evolving landscape of Hard Rock during that time period.

Production and Collaborators:

"First Bite" was meticulously crafted under the expert guidance of producer Martin Pearson, along with the collaborative efforts of Bitch and Harry Sprenger. The fusion of their musical prowess and production expertise resulted in a sonic journey that captivated audiences and contributed to the dynamic musical milieu of the early 1980s.

Recording Venue and Engineer:

The album's sonic tapestry was woven at Platinum One Studio in Oberehrendingen, Switzerland, during June 1980. Martin Pearson, doubling as the sound/recording engineer, skillfully captured the raw energy and creativity of BITCH in the studio environment. The choice of Platinum One Studio as the recording venue added a unique flavor to the album, further solidifying its place in the Swiss Hard Rock legacy.

Album Cover Aesthetics:

The visual identity of "First Bite" was carefully curated by photographer Felix Eidenbenz, whose lens captured the essence of BITCH's musical spirit. The album cover, a visual appetizer before the auditory feast, reflected the boldness and attitude that the band brought to the Hard Rock scene.

Musical Impact and Contribution:

"First Bite" contributed significantly to the rich tapestry of Hard Rock within the context of the early 1980s. The album showcased BITCH's ability to seamlessly blend powerful guitar riffs, dynamic rhythms, and compelling vocals, establishing them as a formidable presence in the Swiss music scene. Tracks like [mention specific tracks] exemplified the band's knack for crafting anthems that resonated with the zeitgeist of the era.

Legacy and Enduring Influence:

While the band BITCH may share its name with a USA counterpart, their debut album "First Bite" solidified their unique identity within the Swiss Hard Rock genre. The LP's enduring influence is evidenced by its continued relevance among enthusiasts of vintage Hard Rock and collectors of vinyl records.

Music Genre:

  Swiss Hard Rock 

Album Production Information:

The album: "BITCH - First Bite" was produced by: Martin Pearson and Bitch, Harry Sprenger

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Martin Pearson

This album was recorded at: Platinum One Studio, Oberehrendingen, Switzerland , June 1980

Album cover photography: Felix Eidenbenz

Record Label & Catalognr:

Bellaphon 26 40 001

Media Format:

12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record

Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram

Year & Country:

  1980 Made in Switzerland
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: BITCH - First Bite
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Eric Schmid - Lead vocals
  • Marc Portmann - Guitars, vocals
  • Geoffrey Schmid - Guitars, vocals
  • Roddy Landolt - Bass, vocals
  • Jimmy Schmid - Drums, vocals
Complete Track-listing of the album "BITCH - First Bite"

The detailed tracklist of this record "BITCH - First Bite" is:

    Track-listing :
  1. First Bite
  2. Working for a Company
  3. My Car
  4. Wheel of Time
  5. David ( Burning Desire )
  6. Headlines
  7. Maggie
  8. Hungry Eyes
  9. The Seashore
  10. She`s a Rocker
  11. Your Love
High Quality Photo of Album Front Cover  "BITCH - First Bite"
High Quality Photo of Album Front Cover  "BITCH - First Bite"  
Back Cover of "BITCH - First Bite" Album

Large Hires Photo Back Cover of "BITCH - First Bite" Album

Bitch band-photo on custom inner sleeve  

Large Hires Photo Bitch band-photo on custom inner sleeve  

Lyrics printed on the inner sleeve 

Large Hires Photo Lyrics printed on the inner sleeve 

Close-up of "Bellaphon" Purple Record Label with +ML+ and Made in Switzerland 

Large Hires Photo Close-up of "Bellaphon" Purple Record Label with +ML+ and Made in Switzerland 

Close-up of "Bellaphon" Purple Record Label with +ML+ and Made in Switzerland   

Large Hires Photo Close-up of "Bellaphon" Purple Record Label with +ML+ and Made in Switzerland 


Note: The images on this page are photos of the actual album. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash.