this was by far the best waysted record of there 4 year carrere between 1983 and 1987, when i bought this lp in the autum of 1983 i was so thrilled becouse ufo had broken up after making contact earlier that year and along came pete with an even more raw heavy sound then ufo had ever had, anyway fins raspy vocals was what got me at first and the line up was awsome with frank noone on drums, i liked what frank had done with bernie torme so with paul raymond on board again i felt how can this record go wrong and it didnt, this was a perfect album for 1983, my favorite song on this album has to be toy with the passion next to love loaded, sleazy, night of the wolf, and woman in chains, i also thought this (like ufo) had a very interesting album sleeve, anyway i played this to death back in 83,84 and 85 so its always great to hear this again, this 30th ann edition comes with a great booklet with an interview with pete himself talking about how this record came about, the remastering is ok and the bonus tracks are ok becouse i personally feel the other mixes sound almost the same as the songs that made the final cut, this has been reissued a number of times the past 25 years and i think its safe to say this will be my last copy of vices for i have the original uk lp, the japan lp, the japan cd, the zoomclub cd reissue and now this, this is indeed a bit of a cash cow but if you dont already own this on cd then i totally reccomend grabbing this, this is a hm classic from the 80s that im glad still gets high pumps some 30 years on the next best thing waysted did was the ep in 1984 when andy parker came back to take the drum stool over and a young neil sheppard took over for ronnie keyfeild ( neil quit as soon as the ep was done only to be replaced by paul tonka chapman), sadley after the ep in the summer of 1984 and an autum 84 uk tour supporting maiden waysted never quite sounded the same and finally fell apart in mid 1987, enjoy this cd this was there best work!!!!!
I remember initially purchasing this album when it first came out on vinyl (yes I'm THAT old!). This classic album, with some great bonus tracks really shows off Pete Way's brilliant songwriting ability and kick starts Waysted's career which has many twists and turns and ups and downs. So pleased that I have now downloaded it to my MP3 player and I can now terrorize my regular fellow commuters with the volume cranked up to eleven!
when i first heard this lp in the early eighties my ears literally melted. thundering bass drums from the off blew me threw the wall great production from glossop my favourite track is 'right from the start' my other favourite track is all the rest........they are all good.....sleazy..some one to love....hot love..... hard metallic rock music with melody, attitude, musical competence, humour, and fun gotta love it. who is melody attitude? perhaps it is the old bird on the cover? who knows? certainly not me! wonder where she is now? i digress you gotta have this in your collection its a classic. and its got count orlock on the front cover, who i heard did the backing vocals on love loaded, but the guy who told me was a professional liar who went on to be a MP......good story though