Thursday, April 18, 2013

Oxym - "Music Power" [1980]

Artist: Oxym
Title: Music Power
Genre: Hard Rock, NWOBHM
Country: UK
Release date: 1980

Track List:
  1. Music Power
  2. Mind Key
  3. Hot Rain (bonus)
 Looks like this week is going to be a week of 80's heavy metal albums in my blog, and let me begin with "Music Power", a single released in 1980 by a very obscure band called Oxym. According to

"Line up -: Rob Rigby (Guitar & Vocals) Phil Lord (Guitar) Mik Wilson (Drums & Vocals) Tolly (Bass Guitar)
The band enjoyed considerable success in the early 80’s with the release of a self financed single ‘MUSIC POWER’b/w’MIND KEY’ on Cargo records & a track on the ‘New Electric Warriors’ LP ‘HOT RAIN’ on Logo records they disbanded in 1982 due to record company appathy for bands not from London, Manchester & Liverpool.
The band re-formed in 2000 for a celebration of Mik & Robs 40th birthday’s in front of 500 people at Accrington Town Hall in March of that year"

Of course it isn't any avant-garde stuff, but it's certainly enjoyable (my personal favourite is "Mind Key"), and I especially love the vocals, which I think fit this kind of music very well. Too bad their vocalist died in 2011 ;_;

1 comment:

  1. Oxym have just recorded tracks from 30 years ago in tribute to Rob Rigby who passed away in March 2011 new album to be released soon. Please see our website to be launched in next few weeks.