Raven Life's A Bitch Nwobhm New Wave Of British Heavy Metal 12" Vinyl LP

This album "Raven Life's A Bitch Nwobhm New Wave Of British Heavy Metal 12" Vinyl LP" includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by and artwork/photos

"Life's a Bitch" is the sixth full-length album by the English heavy metal band Raven, released in 1987
  

 

RAVEN - Life's A Bitch 12" Vinyl LP Album front cover https://vinyl-records.nl

Music Genre:

NWOBHM / Heavy Metal / Hard Rock 

Album Production Information:

The album: "Raven Life's A Bitch Nwobhm New Wave Of British Heavy Metal 12" Vinyl LP" was produced by: Raven and Chris Isca

This album was recorded during Nov-Dec 1986 using the "Total Death" Method at Bearsville Studio.

Album cover concept by Tony Incigeri and John Gallagher:

Record Label Information:

Atlantic 781 734-1

Media Format:

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

Year & Country:

1987 Made in Germany for European Distribution
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: Raven Life's A Bitch Nwobhm New Wave Of British Heavy Metal 12" Vinyl LP
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • John Gallagher - Lead vocals, Bass
  • Mark Gallagher - Lead Guitar
  • Rob "WACKO" Hunter - Drums
Complete Track-listing of the album "Raven Life's A Bitch Nwobhm New Wave Of British Heavy Metal 12" Vinyl LP"

The detailed tracklist of this record "Raven Life's A Bitch Nwobhm New Wave Of British Heavy Metal 12" Vinyl LP" is:

    Track-listing :
  1. The Savage and the Hungry (Gallagher, Hunter) 3:47
  2. Pick Your Window (Gallagher, Hunter) 3:29
  3. Life's a Bitch (Gallagher, Hunter) 3:47
  4. Never Forgive (Gallagher, Hunter) 4:38
  5. Iron League (Gallagher, Hunter) 3:21
  6. On the Wings of an Eagle (Gallagher, Hunter) 6:35
  7. Overload (Gallagher, Hunter) 4:18
  8. You're A Liar (Gallagher, Hunter) 2:39
  9. Fuel to the Fire (Gallagher, Hunter) 3:43
  10. Only the Strong Survive (Gallagher, Hunter) 3:45
  11. Juggernaut (Gallagher, Hunter) 5:08
  12. Playing With the Razor (Gallagher, Hunter) 3:21

Collector notes:

John Gallagher (GBR) - during the 1980s "John Gallagher" has been playing bass and singing with the "Raven (GBR) band, during this period they recorded 7 full-length albums. John Gallagher is the brother of "Mark Gallagher" who is also a band-member of the Raven band. Both John and Mark Gallagher have spent their entire musical career (since 1974) with the Raven band.

Mark Gallagher (GBR) - during the 1980s "Mark Gallagher" has been playing guitars and occasionally singing with the "Raven (GBR) band, during this period they recorded 7 full-length albums. Mark Gallagher is the brother of "John Gallagher" who is also a band-member of the Raven band. Both Mark and JOhn Gallagher have spent their entire musical career (since 1974) with the Raven band .


 

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RAVEN - Life's A Bitch 12" Vinyl LP Album front cover https://vinyl-records.nl

 

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Photo Of The Back Cover RAVEN - Life's A Bitch 12" Vinyl LP Album

 

RAVEN - Life's A Bitch 12" Vinyl LP Album back cover

First Photo Of Custom Inner Sleeve RAVEN - Life's A Bitch 12" Vinyl LP Album

Nine photos of the Raven Band members in action on the live stage

Nine photos of the Raven Band members in action on the live stage

Second Photo Of Custom Inner Sleeve RAVEN - Life's A Bitch 12" Vinyl LP Album

 

RAVEN - Life's A Bitch 12" Vinyl LP Album custom inner sleeve

Close up of record's label RAVEN - Life's A Bitch 12" Vinyl LP Album Side One

"Life's A Bitch" Record Label Details: Atlantic 781 734-1

"Life's A Bitch" Record Label Details: Atlantic 781 734-1
 

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Band Description:

RAVEN is a British heavy metal band that emerged in the late 1970s during the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) movement. The band consists of brothers John Gallagher (bass, lead vocals) and Mark Gallagher (guitar), as well as Joe Hasselvander (drums). Raven is known for their energetic live performances and their unique blend of heavy metal and punk rock influences.

History: 

Raven was formed in Newcastle, England in 1974 by brothers John and Mark Gallagher. Originally called "Copperhead," the band changed their name to Raven in 1976 after the release of the classic horror film of the same name. In the late 1970s, Raven began to gain a following in the UK thanks to their high-energy live performances and their unique blend of heavy metal and punk rock influences. 

Raven released their debut album "Rock Until You Drop" in 1981, which featured the hit single "Don't Need Your Money." The album was a critical and commercial success, and helped to establish Raven as one of the leading bands in the NWOBHM movement. Raven followed up with a string of successful albums in the early to mid-1980s, including "Wiped Out" (1982), "All for One" (1983), and "Stay Hard" (1985). 

Despite their success, Raven was never able to break through to mainstream success in the US. The band continued to tour and record throughout the 1990s and 2000s, releasing a number of albums on independent labels. Raven continues to tour and record to this day, and is considered one of the pioneers of the NWOBHM movement. 

Musical Style:

Raven's musical style is characterized by a unique blend of heavy metal and punk rock influences. The band's early material was heavily influenced by bands like Judas Priest and AC/DC, as well as punk rock bands like The Ramones and The Sex Pistols. Raven's music is characterized by fast, aggressive guitar riffs, thunderous bass lines, and hard-hitting drumming. 

Raven's music also incorporates elements of humor and satire, with songs like "Faster Than the Speed of Light" and "Crash Bang Wallop" featuring tongue-in-cheek lyrics and playful instrumentation. Despite this, Raven's music is also known for its powerful and anthemic choruses, with songs like "Rock Until You Drop" and "Break the Chain" featuring sing-along choruses that have become fan favorites. 

Impact: 

Raven is considered one of the most influential bands of the NWOBHM movement. The band's unique blend of heavy metal and punk rock influences helped to define the sound of the movement, and influenced countless other bands in the genre. Raven's energetic live performances and powerful, anthemic music also helped to establish the band as one of the leading acts of the movement. 

Raven's influence can be heard in the music of countless other bands, including Metallica, Anthrax, and Slayer. Metallica's Lars Ulrich has cited Raven as one of his favorite bands, and the influence of Raven's music can be heard in Metallica's early material. Anthrax's Scott Ian has also cited Raven as a major influence, and the band has covered Raven's song "Live at the Inferno" on several occasions.  

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