From the Stacks

From the Stacks: Samson – Head Tactics

Samson was a very cool New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) band that was active from 1977 to 1984, though there were several reunions after that.

Iron Maiden rendered Samson a footnote, as mega-vocalist Bruce Dickinson did time with the band prior to hooking up with Eddie’s crew.  Early Iron Maiden drummer Clive Burr was in Samson for a bit, too.

The 1986 compilation Head Tactics was an effort to profit from Dickinson’s superstar status, which makes sense.  It’s a good album and a must have for NWOBHM fans.

But that cover, Sweet Lombardi’s Ghost.  Could you have spent more than thirty minutes on this hunk of junk?  Maybe I’m just not a football fan, but Head Tactics is going into the Bad Album Cover Hall Of Fame.

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  1. With a name like Head Tactics they could have gone a whole nother direction. We are forced to ponder if that would have been a good or a bad decision.

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