- Swedish Heavy Metal, Finger Print Records

Originally known as Leadfort, the band thrived from 1976 to 1981, delving into the realms of hard rock and heavy metal. After a hiatus, they resurfaced in 1984 under the moniker Wizz, unveiling their sole album, "Crazy Games," marking a distinctive chapter in their musical journey.


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Band Description:

In the vibrant tapestry of Swedish heavy metal, where bands like "Heavy Load" and Torch blazed trails, a lesser-known gem from the 1980s is Wizz's sole album, "Crazy Games." Released on Finger Print Records in 1984, this LP stands as a testament to the era's infectious energy and melodic sensibility.

Swedish Steel

Wizz emerged during a surge of Swedish heavy metal creativity. The success of Europe internationally put the spotlight on the scene, opening doors for talented, hungry bands. Wizz's sound embodied this potent blend of classic influences – think Judas Priest and Iron Maiden – with their own youthful exuberance.

The Sound of "Crazy Games"

"Crazy Games" brims with catchy riffs, soaring vocals, and a tight rhythm section. Songs like "Smash," "Crazy Games," and "Far Away" possess an anthemic quality, designed for fist-pumping live shows. The band's exploration of melodies within the traditional metal framework adds a unique flavor to their sound. Frontman George King's vocals possess both power and range, driving the tracks with charismatic force.

Behind the Music

While detailed production information on "Crazy Games" might be scarce, it undoubtedly captures the DIY ethos of its time. The raw energy hints at a band eager to channel their passion directly onto the album. The songwriting credits highlight George King as a central creative force behind Wizz, his vision for Swedish heavy metal shining through.

Music Genre:

Swedish Heavy Metal 

Album Production Information:

The album: "WIZZ - Crazy Games" was produced by: Olle Larsson, Wizz, Rodney

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Olle Larsson

Mastered at Polar Studios

This album was recorded at: Decibel Studios, Bastun Stockholm 1984

Record Label Information:

Finger Print records Loud Stereo FING LP 004
Album Packaging:This album "WIZZ - Crazy Games" includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs

Media Format:

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

Year & Country:

1984 Made in Sweden
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: WIZZ - Crazy Games
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • George King - Bass / Vocals
  • Mike Gill - Guitar
  • Tom Collins - Drums
  • Robert Kee - Keyboard
Complete Track-listing of the album "WIZZ - Crazy Games"

The detailed tracklist of this record "WIZZ - Crazy Games" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. Smash 03:24
  2. Wonderland 05:09
  3. Upside Down 04:08
  4. You're Not Alone 03:43
  5. Crazy Games 05:15
  6. Not Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll 05:09
  7. Far Away 04:15
  8. Movin' On 03:25
High Quality Photo of Album Front Cover  "WIZZ - Crazy Games"
High Quality Photo of Album Front Cover  "WIZZ - Crazy Games"
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Inner Sleeve   of "WIZZ - Crazy Games" Album
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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.