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Blackbury Accident - 1985 Too Late To Hide

ARTIST: Blackbury Accident
ALBUM: Too Late To Hide
LABEL: Ivory Tower Records
SERIAL: ITL 25.170
YEAR: 1985


LINEUP: Karel Van Hal - vocals, guitar, keyboards * Henk Lamberts - guitars * Andre Simmelink - bass, backing bocals * Han Neijenhuis - drums, congas, backing vocals

TRACK LISTING: 01 Heavy And Rough * 02 Roll It Over * 03 Sick Of It All * 04 I Really Don't Know * 05 Don't Fool Me * 06 Waiting On A Station * 07 Too Late To Hide * 08 Mona Lisa * 09 Whole Life Long * 10 Out Of The Cold, Into The Fire * 11 Hit The Night

Here's a rare one-off album from a Dutch band called Blackbury Accident. We can tag this lot to the hall of fame of silly band-names, surely? Originating from Brummen, these guys started life off back in the late 70's as the band Zame, but changed their handle at the turn of the decade. The quartet released a single 'Overdose Of Love' (B side 'Under My Roof') during 1981, but it took them another four years to get a full album's worth of material out. 'Too Late To Hide' was the end result, and if you like hard rock and blues with an edge (think Bodine and Krokus), then these guys will fulfil your order.

The Songs
It's all very 80's, surprisingly closer to metal than hard rock, with familiar riffs a la Krokus, Bodine and Frenchies Challenger filling the gaps. There's a similarity to their song structure that makes 'Too Late To Hide' perhaps a tad one-dimensional, but they give it a good energetic crack nonetheless. Let's start off with the tracks that aren't the norm. 'Waiting On A Station' is fairly tedious for a ballad, it harks back to something The Outlaws might've attempted back in the 70's. 'Mona Lisa' sounds like 60's Dutch pop or perhaps a Dutch Elvis Presley. The band kick into rock mode halfway through to confound and confuse one and all! When Blackbury Accident go for broke, they sound reasonably good. 'Heavy And Rough', the Krokus like 'Roll It Over' set the band in motion, while the fast-tempo of both 'Sick Of It All' and 'I Really Don't Know' show the band when the brakes are off. The title track and 'Hit The Night' have that Krokus thing happening once again, and it's one of the bands redeeming features though impersonating is supposed to be sincere form of flattery so they say!

In Summary
Signed to Ivory Tower Records, a well known Dutch label, it's not surprising that this sank like a stone. Probably the four year difference between their recorded output was a stretch too long. If this was released back in 1981 or 1982, then it may have made a difference.

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