Title - 'Electric Eyes'
Artist - Thor
For those not in the know, Thor (stylized as THOR) is a heavy metal band from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Thor started out as a concept band in 1973. They used the names "Thor", "Centaur" and "Mikl Body Rock". These entities were the brainchild of Jon Mikl Thor, a vocalist, musician and body building champion who won titles such as Mr. USA and Mr. World Canada.
He decided to combine muscle with music. In every show Jon Mikl Thor would appear as "Thor The Rock Warrior". Mikl Body Rock aka "Thor" toured throughout North America seeking fame and to garnish enough attention to secure a record deal. The press dubbed them "Kings of Muscle Rock" or "Warriors of Gladiator Rock".
Now out as a wonderful archive release, Electric Eyes is a true gift from the metal Gods! The unreleased album from metal heroes Thor was recorded in 1979 as a follow-up to their blockbuster debut Keep The Dogs Away and features some never before heard recordings.
These very same tracks bridge the gap perfectly between Thor's glam rock beginnings and his later evolution into full heavy metal in the early '80s! With original cover art by comic book artist, Ken Landgraf, who has worked for both DC and Marvel, Electric Eyes is a pure delight for all fans of not only Thor, but this genre of music.
1. 'Special Flight'
2. 'She's a Fancy Lady'
4. 'Wild Thing'
5. 'Electric Eyes'
6. 'Twitch (Let's Go)'
9. 'The Door (Face Behind My Mask)'
10. 'Gladiator Romp'
Recorded in 1979, then inexplicably shelved, this what-would-have-been sophomore album showcases the transitional changes they made to their music perfectly. Less glam, more heavy, guitar centric, Electric Eyes' 10 tracks are all solid and are all worthy of having actually been that sophomore album release.
Now nearly some 40 years on and the always brilliant Cleopatra Records ave secured the rights to the recording and have released it for everyone to enjoy. Chock full of a more conventional rock/metal than their debut, you can also hear the rumblings of a band trying to find that musical comfort zone within each track.
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