GODFATHERS - HIT BY HIT CORPORATE IMAGE GFTRLP010 12" LP Vinyl Album

"Hit by Hit" by The Godfathers emerges as a seminal debut on the 12" LP vinyl format, presented under the Corporate Image label (GFTRLP010). This 1986 release solidifies The Godfathers' presence in the Alternative Rock scene. The album's impact is accentuated by its title, reflecting a relentless barrage of sonic brilliance. Each track contributes to the band's distinctive sound, marking "Hit by Hit" as a cornerstone in The Godfathers' journey to establish themselves as a formidable force in the world of alternative music.

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

 

GODFATHERS - Hit By Hit Corporate Image GFTRLP010 12" LP Vinyl Album front cover https://vinyl-records.nl

Album Description & Collectors information:

Music Genre:

English Alternative Rock / New Wave

Album Production Information:

The album: "GODFATHERS - Hit by Hit" was produced by: Vic Maile

Vic Maile , born on 27 March 1943, was a highly respected British sound engineer and record producer who played a significant role in shaping the sound of rock and roll. With his remarkable talent and passion for music, Maile made a lasting impact on the industry, leaving behind a legacy that continues to resonate with fans and artists alike.

Maile's journey in music began during his formative years, where he developed a deep fascination with sound and its manipulation. As a teenager, he immersed himself in the world of electronics and sound engineering, constantly experimenting with audio equipment and exploring new ways to capture and enhance musical performances.

In the 1960s, Maile emerged as a sought-after sound engineer, working with numerous bands and artists in the thriving British music scene. His technical proficiency and ability to understand the intricacies of sound quickly earned him a reputation for excellence. Artists and producers recognized Maile as someone who could elevate their music to new heights through his expertise in the recording studio.

Throughout his career, Maile had the privilege of collaborating with a diverse range of bands and musicians, each with their unique styles and sonic signatures. Some of the notable names he worked with include:

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1. Dr. Feelgood: Maile's partnership with Dr. Feelgood in the mid-1970s proved to be a pivotal moment in both his career and the band's success. He played a vital role in capturing the band's raw, high-energy pub rock sound, contributing to the creation of their influential debut album, "Down by the Jetty" (1975).

2. Motörhead: One of Maile's most iconic collaborations was with the legendary heavy metal band Motörhead. His production work on their seminal albums, such as "Overkill" (1979) and "Ace of Spades" (1980), helped define their distinctive and aggressive sound. Maile's ability to capture the band's raw intensity and sheer power in the studio cemented their status as one of the genre's most influential acts.

3. Girlschool: Maile's partnership with the all-female heavy metal band Girlschool yielded exceptional results. He worked closely with them on albums like "Hit and Run" (1981) and "Screaming Blue Murder" (1982), crafting a sound that balanced their fierce energy with melodic hooks. His production skills showcased the band's musical prowess and contributed to their rise in the male-dominated rock landscape.

4. The Quireboys: Maile collaborated with The Quireboys for their debut album, "A Bit of What You Fancy" (1990). With his guidance, the band achieved a blend of classic rock and roll swagger with a contemporary edge, resulting in a critically acclaimed record that earned them commercial success.

Vic Maile's talent as a sound engineer and record producer extended far beyond these notable collaborations. His contributions to the rock and roll genre are immeasurable, as he worked with a myriad of artists who trusted him to translate their artistic vision into captivating sonic experiences.

Album cover/sleeve design: Jean-Luke Epstein (Graphyk)

Album cover photography: Steve Double

Record Label Information:

Corporate Image / Red Rhino and the Cartel GFTRLP010

Media Format:

12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: GODFATHERS - Hit by Hit
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Bass, Vocals – Chris Coyne
  • Drums, Percussion, Vocals – George Mazur
  • Guitar, Vocals – Kris Dollimore, Mike Gibson
  • Vocals – Peter Coyne
Complete Track-listing of the album "GODFATHERS - Hit by Hit"

The detailed tracklist of this record "GODFATHERS - Hit by Hit" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. I Want Everything
  2. This Damn Nation
  3. I Want You
  4. Can't Leave Her Alone
  5. Sun Arise
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. Cold Turkey
  2. John Barry
  3. Sticks & Stones
  4. I'm Unsatisfied
  5. Lonely Man

 

Front Cover Photo Of GODFATHERS - Hit By Hit Corporate Image GFTRLP010 12" LP Vinyl Album

 

GODFATHERS - Hit By Hit Corporate Image GFTRLP010 12" LP Vinyl Album front cover https://vinyl-records.nl

 Note: The photos on this page are taken from albums in my personal collection. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash. Images can be zoomed in/out ( eg pinch with your fingers on a tablet or smartphone ).

Photo Of The Back Cover GODFATHERS - Hit By Hit Corporate Image GFTRLP010 12" LP Vinyl Album

 

GODFATHERS - Hit By Hit Corporate Image GFTRLP010 12" LP Vinyl Album back cover

Close up of Side One record's label GODFATHERS - Hit By Hit Corporate Image GFTRLP010 12" LP Vinyl Album

"Hit By Hit" Record Label Details: Corporate Image / Red Rhino and the Cartel GFTRLP010

"Hit By Hit" Record Label Details: Corporate Image / Red Rhino and the Cartel GFTRLP010