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Waysted - 1984 Waysted (ep)



ARTIST: Waysted
ALBUM: Waysted (ep)
LABEL: Music For Nations
SERIAL: MFN 31
YEAR: 1984
CD REISSUE: 2008, Krescendo Records, KRECD11

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Fin - lead vocals * Pete Way - bass * Neil Shepherd - guitars * Andy Parker - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Won't Get Out Alive * 02 The Price You Pay * 03 Rock Steady * 04 Hurt So Bad * 05 Cinderella Boys


Background
Here's the UFO offshoot band called Waysted. They were all throughout the press during the early 80's, and their connection (at the hip it would appear) to UFO was an obvious one. This included personnel participation (Pete Way and Paul Raymond most notably) and tie-in's to Chrysalis Records. The debut Waysted record 'Vices' was released in 1983 but it would the first and last LP for Chrysalis, as the band were casualties, and ended up with Music For Nations for their next two albums - the first of which was this 5-track EP simply called 'Waysted'.


The Songs
The lineup had changed too, with Raymond, guitarist Ronnie Kayfield and drummer Frank Noon all departing. Joining the fray were guitarist Neil Shepherd and UFO drummer Andy Parker. Leo Lyons, UFO's producer during the 70's handles the dials and switches. I love the opening track 'Won't Get Out Alive', which reminded me of Riggs 'Ready Or Not'. This one riffs with a fair bit of attitude. 'Price You Pay' is a typical British blues based rocker, so too 'Rock Steady' with some AC/DC similarities, but not so copy-cat. 'Hurt So Bad' is a track that could've found a life on one of UFO's earlier records, like 'Obession' or 'Heavy Petting'. The closer 'Cinderella Boys' staggers through a lengthy bluesy passage, before coming to life at the three minute mark. From this point onward, it takes on the identity of a Stampede track, which probably shouldn't come as a surprise as that band also had tie-in's to Waysted.


In Summary
The Waysted EP was a decvent exercise, but hardly fulfilling with just the five tracks. The band would undergo even further changes for their next LP: 1985's 'The Good, The Bad, The Waysted', which saw former Lone Star and UFO guitarist Paul 'Tonka' Chapman join the band, so too ex Humble Pie and Natural Gas drummer Jerry Shirley.


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#1 | gdazegod on February 23 2017 00:40:17
No doubt we should write up the debut 'Vices' LP, just to complete the Waysted picture?
 
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