E.F. Band Discographyrn226MBrnrnTracker - PhoenixrnrnI am missing the 2CD compilation issued in 2003 in Sweden only called \'Their Finest Hours\'. If anyone has this please post at 192k. Thanx in advance. rnrnThe EF Band, so named after founding members -- vocalist/bassist Par Ericson and guitarist Bengt Fischer -- became inextricably linked to the New Wave of British Heavy Metal when their song "Fighting Back for Rock and Roll" was featured in the legendary Metal for Muthas compilation. Only problem was, they were actually Swedish! The band\'s origins date back to the mid-\'70s and its protagonists\' participation in a Gothenburg jazz-rock group named Epizootic, which released a single album entitled Daybreak in 1978. The guitar-slinging duo made their break the following year, baptizing themselves the Ericson-Fischer Band, shifting into a hard rock direction, and eventually hooking up with U.K. indie label Rok to issue a single named "Another Day Gone" (a split with another band called Synchromesh). They then relocated to England permanently, secured a new drummer in scene veteran Dave Dufort (brother of Girlschool member Denise Dufort), and proceeded to record a couple more singles ("Self Made Suicide" and "The Devil\'s Eye") for Redball Records. These, combined with regular live showcases to help the now-shortened EF Band, infiltrated the fast rising New Wave of British Heavy Metal; it\'s doubtful EMI even realized two out of these three lads weren\'t British when they invited them to take part in the aforementioned Metal for Muthas release in 1980. In any case, the EF Band jumped at the chance, and got their just rewards later that year when Mercury Records offered them an album deal. Dufort suddenly decided to go join Angel Witch, however, so another Swede, drummer Dag Eliason, was brought in to replace him for the recording of 1981\'s full-length The Last Laugh Is on Us back in Gothenburg. The album was no bestseller and Mercury would eventually drop the EF Band, but the trio received a consolation prize when Rainbow hired them as support act for their 1982 European tour. Their next move was to hire a proper frontman, British-born vocalist John Ridge, prior to recording 1983\'s sophomore Deep Cut, but its uneven songwriting, poor promotion from the band\'s new independent label, and unexpected abandonment of metal for melodic AOR conspired to scare off most of the EF Band\'s fan base. The group persisted for a few more years, touring sporadically and eventually releasing a third and final album entitled One Night Stand (featuring new singer Roger Marsden and second guitarist Anders Allhage) in 1985 through Mausoleum Records. But this indeed proved to be the EF Band\'s parting shot, as their new glam metal image didn\'t do justice to what ironically qualified as their most N.W.O.B.H.M.-sounding record ever.[www.allmusic.com]rnrnNight Angel 7\'\' (1979) 224krnSingle, Aerco Recordsrnrn
rnrn1. Night Angel 03:09 rn2. Another Day Gone 03:47 rnTotal playing time 06:56rnrnBengt Fischer - Guitar, VocalsrnPar Ericson - Bass, VocalsrnJohnssonrnrnrnSelf Made Suicide 7\'\' (1979) 224krnSingle, Redball Recordsrnrn
rnrn1. Self Made Suicide rn2. Sister SynernrnLine-up :rnBengt Fischer - guitars, vocalsrnPar Ericson - bass, vocalsrnDave Dufort - drumsrnrnDevils Eye 7\'\' (1980) 224krnSingle, Redball Recordsrnrn
rnrn1. Devils Eye rn2. ComprendernrnLine-up :rnBengt Fischer - guitars, vocalsrnPär Ericson - bass, vocalsrnDave Dufort - drumsrnrnLast Laugh Is On You LP (1981) 192krnFull-length, Mercuryrnrn1. Last Laugh Is On You 03:15 rn2. Kids 05:16 rn3. Love Is For Heroes 03:48 rn4. Hard Liquer And Women 04:12 rn5. Money Makin\' Mama 04:48 rn6. Fight For Your Life 04:17 rn7. We\'re Back 03:06 rn8. Anything For You 06:51 rnTotal playing time 35:33rnrnBengt Fischer - guitars, vocalsrnPär Ericsson - bass, vocalsrnDag Eliasson - drumsrnrnDeep Cut LP (1982) 128krnFull-length, Bullet Recordsrnrn1. Love Is A Game 02:54 rn2. Child Of Innocence 03:37 rn3. Is Anybody There 04:12 rn4. Sail Away 04:03 rn5. Tonight\'s Alright 03:30 rn6. Big Talker 02:51 rn7. Trinity 04:06 rn8. Through The Enemy Line 07:25 rn9. Right On Time 03:00 rnTotal playing time 35:38rnrnJohn Ridge - vocalsrnBengt Fischer - guitars, vocalsrnPär Ericson - bass, vocalsrnDag Eliason - drumsrnrnOne Night Stand LP (1985) 224krnFull-length, Mausoleum SKULL 8372rnrn1. Gimme Just A Little Rock n\' Roll 03:50 rn2. One Night Stand 03:52 rn3. Out Of The Dark 03:10 rn4. Calling In The Night 03:30 rn5. Maria Rosa (Hungry For Love) 03:18 rn6. Big Shot 02:56 rn7. Cold Heart Of The City 05:25 rn8. Toll Of The Bell 03:41 rnTotal playing time 29:42rnrnRoger Marsden - vocalsrnBengt Fischer - guitars, vocalsrnAnders Allhage - guitarsrnPar Ericson - bass, vocalsrnDag Eliason - drumsrnrnLive at the Mudd Club in Gothenburg 1983 (2005) 128krnLive album, TPL Recordsrnrn1. Intro 00:33 rn2. Trinity 03:34 rn3. Love Is A Game 02:55 rn4. Child Of Innocence 04:19 rn5. Fighting For Rock & Roll 04:02 rn6. Love Is For Heroes 03:48 rn7. Through The Enemy Line 07:05 rn8. Big Talker 03:21 rn9. Money Makin\' Mama 05:02 rn10. Sail Away 04:49 rn11. Comprende 03:55 rn12. Right On Time 03:06 rn13. Last Laugh 08:40 rn14. Devils Eye 04:12 rn15. Tush 03:37 rn16. Trinity 04:47 rnTotal playing time 01:07:45rnrnRecorded at Mudd Club in Gotheburg 18/2 1983, with John Ridge as vocalist.rnMastered by Andy Goodwin and Anders Alhage.rnrn
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