ACCEPT - RESTLESS AND WILD - Germany Heavy meal 12" Vinyl LP Album

  "Restless and Wild" is the fourth album by the German heavy metal band Accept,. It was the first Accept album to not be recorded at Delta-Studio, the band moving to Dieter Dierks' studio in Stommeln. It is also the first Accept album in which Udo Dirkschneider sings every track, as well as the first in which manager Gaby Hauke ("Deaffy") gains credits for songwriting. Michael Wagener took engineering and mixing duties once again. 

This web page has photos of album covers, inner sleeves, record labels together with production details, musicians and track-listing.

 

Two burning Gibson Flying V's burning into flames of the album front cover of "Restless and Wild" by Accept. 

Album Description & Collectors information: 

"Restless and Wild" is the fourth studio album by the German heavy metal band Accept, released in 1982. It was a breakthrough album for the band and helped establish them as one of the premier metal bands of the 1980s. The album featured hit singles like "Fast as a Shark" and "Restless and Wild" and helped propel the German heavy metal scene to international recognition.

"Restless and Wild" was a departure from the band's earlier sound, which was more rooted in hard rock and traditional heavy metal. The album featured faster, more aggressive songs that incorporated elements of speed metal and thrash metal. The band's use of dual lead guitar harmonies and catchy choruses also set them apart from other metal bands of the time.

The album opens with "Fast as a Shark," a blistering speed metal track that is considered one of the earliest examples of the genre. The song features a fast-paced riff, intricate guitar solos, and a high-pitched scream that would become a staple of the band's live performances.

"Restless and Wild" was produced by Michael Wagener, who was also responsible for producing albums by other metal bands like Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, and Skid Row. The album's sound is characterized by a raw, unpolished quality that adds to its intensity and energy. The guitars are especially prominent in the mix, with the dual lead guitar harmonies adding a sense of complexity and depth to the songs.

"Restless and Wild" has been widely regarded as a classic in the heavy metal genre and helped establish Accept as one of the premier metal bands of the 1980s. The album has influenced countless other metal bands and helped pave the way for the rise of speed metal and thrash metal in the 1980s and beyond.

 

Music Genre:

  German Heavy Metal 

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Production information:

The album: "ACCEPT - Restless and Wild" was produced by: Accept

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Michael Wagener

Michael Wagener is a renowned music producer, mixer, and engineer hailing from Hamburg, Germany. He is highly recognized for his work with numerous prominent hard rock and heavy metal bands, particularly during the late 1980s, when he achieved considerable success and acclaim for his production contributions.

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Before his rise as a producer, Wagener had a musical career of his own. He was a guitarist and part of a German band called "Band X" in the pre-1970 era. Notably, Udo Dirkschneider, known for his involvement with the bands Accept and U.D.O., also performed alongside Wagener in "Band X". This early collaboration between Wagener and Dirkschneider acted as a precursor to the formation of Accept, the influential German heavy metal band.

While Michael Wagener began as a guitarist for Accept , he eventually transitioned into the realm of music production, where he found his true calling. His talent, expertise, and meticulous approach to producing and mixing led him to work with some of the biggest names in hard rock and heavy metal. Wagener became highly sought after for his ability to capture the energy and power of these genres in the studio.

In addition to his work as a music producer, mixer, and engineer, Michael Wagener is also the president of Double Trouble Productions. This production company, headed by Wagener, focuses on providing high-quality production services to various artists and bands in the music industry.

Over the years, Wagener's production credits have included collaborations with iconic bands such as Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Skid Row, Dokken, White Lion, and many others. His contributions to the sound and success of these bands have solidified his reputation as a prominent figure in the world of rock and metal production.

Michael Wagener's work is characterized by his meticulous attention to detail, ability to capture powerful performances, and his knack for creating an impactful and polished sound. His contributions to the music industry, particularly in the hard rock and heavy metal genres, have left a lasting imprint and have helped shape the sonic landscape of numerous iconic albums.

This album was recorded at: Studio Dierks, Cologne, Germany - February, March, June 1982

"Dieter Dierks Studios" is a legendary German recording facility known for shaping the sound of iconic rock bands like the Scorpions. Founded by visionary producer Dieter Dierks, it's a place where rock history was made and continues to be created. Learn more

Album cover photography: Erhard Schulz, Didi Zill

Deaffy (real name: Gaby Hoffmann-Hauke and married to "Wolf Hoffmann". Gaby has been working with the Germany Heavy Metal band Accept during the 1980s on several albums as producer, album cover designs and song writer (lyrics)).

Record Label Information:

  Black BRAIN 0060.513 

Media Format:

  12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

  1982 Made in Germany
Album cover photos of : ACCEPT - Restless and Wild

Two burning Gibson Flying V's burning into flames of the album front cover of "Restless and Wild" by Accept. 

Two burning Gibson Flying V's burning into flames of the album front cover of "Restless and Wild" by Accept. 

Album back cover of "Restless and Wild" by Accept. 

Close-up of Black "BRAIN" Record Label with catalognr 0060.51 of the album "Restless and Wild" by Krokus 

Close-up of Black "BRAIN" Record Label with catalognr 0060.51 of the album "Restless and Wild" by Krokus 

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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.
Band Members and Musicians on: ACCEPT - Restless and Wild
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Udo Dirkschneider - Vocals

    Udo Dirkschneider: a metal icon forged in steel. The legendary voice of Accept, the unstoppable force behind U.D.O. Explore his music, his journey, and the enduring power of true heavy metal.

  • Wolf Hoffmann - Guitars
  • Herman Frank - Guitars
  • Peter Baltes - Bass
  • Stefan Kaufmann - Drums
Track Listing of: "ACCEPT - Restless and Wild"

The Songs/tracks on "ACCEPT - Restless and Wild" are

  1. Fast as a Shark (Hoffmann, Kaufmann, Dirkschneider, Baltes) - 3:49
  2. Restless and Wild (Hoffmann, Kaufmann, Dirkschneider, Baltes, Robert A. Smith-Diesel + Accept) - 4:12
  3. Ahead of the Pack (Hoffmann, Kaufmann, Dirkschneider, Baltes) - 3:24
  4. Shake Your Heads (Hoffmann, Kaufmann, Dirkschneider, Baltes) - 4:17
  5. Neon Nights (Deaffy, Robert A. Smith-Diesel + Accept) - 6:02
  6. Get Ready (Hoffmann, Kaufmann, Dirkschneider, Baltes, Robert A. Smith-Diesel + Accept) - 3:41
  7. Demon's Night (Hoffmann, Kaufmann, Dirkschneider, Baltes) - 4:28
  8. Flash Rockin' Man (Hoffmann, Kaufmann, Dirkschneider, Baltes) - 4:28
  9. Don't Go Stealin' My Soul Away (Hoffmann, Kaufmann, Dirkschneider, Baltes, Robert A. Smith-Diesel + Accept) - 3:16
  10. Princess of the Dawn (Deaffy, Robert A. Smith-Diesel + Accept) - 6:16

Index of ACCEPT ( BAND ) 1980s VINYL Discography

ACCEPT - Accept ( self-titled )
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BRAIN 0060.188  , 1979 , Germany

"ACCEPT" is the self-titled debut album released by the German heavy metal band Accept. It was recorded in 1978 and released in early 1979 on the German label Brain Records. Drums on the record are played by Frank Friedrich, but he chose not to pursue a professional music career and so his place was taken by Stefan Kaufmann just prior to the album's release 

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ACCEPT - Balls to the Wall
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 RCA PL 70186 / LC 0316 , 1983 , Germany

"Balls To The Walle" is the fifth album by the German metal band Accept. It is the band's best known and highest-selling album, selling about two million copies worldwide

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ACCEPT - Best of Accept Orig Brain
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Brain 811 994 , 1983 , Germany

"Best of Accept" is a compilation album by German heavy metal band Accept, released in 1983. The songs on the album were pulled from Accept's earliest four solo albums, namely Accept, I'm a Rebel, Breaker, and Restless and Wild

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ACCEPT - Breaker
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Brain Records 0060.390 , 1981 , Germany

"Breaker" is the third album released by the speed metal band Accept. It was recorded from December 1980 to January 1981 at Delta-Studio, Wilster.

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ACCEPT - Eat the Heat
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 RCA PL74083 , 1989 , Made in Germany

"Eat the Heat" is the 1989 release by German Heavy metal band Accept. It was recorded at Dierks-Studios, in Cologne, from September 1988 to January 1989. Although Jim Stacey is presented as guitar player in the band on the album cover, the cover text also states that all guitars are by Wolf Hoffmann.

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ACCEPT - Hungry Years Digital Remix UK
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 Metronome Music GmbH 831 077-1 , 1977 , Made in Uk ( United Kingdom )

  This album "Hungry Years Digital Remix"  is a compilation album with digital  remixes  of selected tracks from their 2nd, 3rd and 4th albums

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ACCEPT - I'm a Rebel
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 BRAIN 0060.389 , 1980 , Made in Germany

"I'm a Rebel" is the second album by the heavy metal band Accept, recorded in 1979 and released in 1980 It was the first of three consecutive Accept records to utilize Dirk Steffens as producer.

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ACCEPT - Kaizoku-Ban / Live in Japan
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 RCA NG70941 , 1985 , Made in Germany

Accept's 'Kaizoku-Ban' is a live mini album that unleashes a sonic storm of heavy metal energy. Recorded in Nagoya, Japan in 1985, this genuine 1st issue vinyl LP captures the raw power of a legendary performance. Udo Dirkschneider's commanding vocals, Wolf Hoffmann's scorching guitars, and a relentless rhythm section create an electrifying experience.

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ACCEPT - Metal Heart
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 RCA PL 70638 , 1985 , Made in Germany

"Metal Heart" is the 1985 release by German heavy metal band Accept. Although the group had recorded before at Dierks-Studios, this was the first album produced by Dieter Dierks

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ACCEPT - Metal Masters
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 RCA PL 70638 , 1985 , Made in Germany

  "Metal Masters" is a compilation album of songs by the German Heavy Metal band: ACCEPT. This release was issued as a double LP on the Brain Record label and produced by Frank Marin.

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ACCEPT - Restless and Wild ( France )
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Venus Records / Polydor 810 987 , 1983 , Made in France

This is the French release of "Restless and Wild" by the German Heavy Metal band "ACCEPT" and has been released on the Venus records. The album front cover shows the Accept band live on stage and this front cover is different from other European releases (which show two white "Gibson Flying V" guitars burning into flames )

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ACCEPT - Restless and Wild ( Germany )
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BRAIN 0060.513  , 1982 , Germany

This is the GERMAN release of "Restless and Wild" by the German Heavy Metal band "ACCEPT" and has been released on the Venus records

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ACCEPT - Russian Roulette
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RCA PL 70972 / LC 0316 , 1986 , Made in Germany

"Russian Roulette" is the 1986 release by German heavy metal band Accept. It was again recorded at Dierks-Studios, but the band chose to self-produce rather than bring back Dieter Dierks as producer. It would be the last Accept album to feature Udo Dirkschneider as lead vocalist

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ACCEPT - Staying A Life
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RCA NL74720, BMG Ariola Hamburg , 1990 , Germany

"Staying a Life" is a double live album by Accept. It was recorded in Osaka, Japan in 1985. It was released in 1990, shortly after the band's first breakup. It was mixed by Uli Baronowsky at Dierks Studios  

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