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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

First Strike - Rock Of Offense



Here's to all those fan that have been looking for this great album enjoy.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

i REALLY love this record!! thank you for posting it!!

c

MusicBringer said...

This is good.
Never heard of 'em before.
And I see the record label did stuff from The 77s and Vector, both of which I did have years ago.

Any chance you have any to upload please...

Anonymous said...

This really is undeniably one of the TOP TEN albums of the 80's! A must have for any afficianado of good music.

Anonymous said...

Funny thing, I played on this album as the bass player. We only had vinyl, so I never had a CD copy. Thanks

Chris.

MetalFRO said...

Got a great deal on this vinyl recently - this album is criminally under-appreciated, mostly because it was only ever released on vinyl. Fantastic hard rock with great melodic sense.

Anonymous said...

I spoke to a member of the band in '87 when they were looking for a singer. It was cool-he was having dinner with the guy from Vector. Big fan of both bands! Have this on vinyl, so it's great to download it for the player. Many thanks!

Anonymous said...

This album was released on cassette as well. I have it. It finally became unplayable so I searched online and found that the vinyl was still for sell at the 77's website. This album is great.

Bret
www.realats.com

Missouri Reb said...

I had this on cassette back in the 80's and absolutely loved it. Long gone now. I haven't heard this in 20 years. Thank you and God bless you!!

Garland said...

I agree with all of the above. Great-under-appreciated band. I still have the cassette, but it's unplayable.

Curtis Dumonceaux said...

Any way of getting a download that doesn't require payment?

Anonymous said...

I am Tony Gunn, vocalist on rock of offense. Truth is Exit records let this album die on the vine while pushing avant-garde bands that would have been cutting edge in 1979 or 80. We were given no concert tour, little distribution or direction. We were the type of music, heavy metal/hard rock, that was emerging in force in 1984. Never got straight answers from label. A&M records even told Exit to push us but 77s and Vector, Charlie Peacock were deemed more important while our genre BLEW UP! I was fired by reading about it in newspaper while still practicing with band. Sketchy reasons given and replacement enroute quickly. Watched two singers sink with ship and label implode despite A@M/Island distribution deal and Bill Graham Presents concert deal. You can't get more help than that. Thanks for enjoying album. T.

Anonymous said...

BTW. Members of band get no compensation on any site for vinyl sales, CD rips, or downloads. So I appreciate the idea of support the artists. But until First Strike members get on same page we will never have any say in how our work is used. This blog is honest and Christian. Just search and see how many "Christian " sites pirate this album. We had to recoup to Exit and were never paid. Not even as much as the total of all sites selling self made CDs or old cassettes and vinyl or downloads. Don't get how they reconcile that. Blessings. TGunn.

Anonymous said...

Tony Gunn here. Thanks for listening. Trying to get new material out after all these years. Slow but steady. Many years since Rock of Offense. Peace to all.

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for the love. I appreciate all of you. We worked hard to record this right. Life did get in the way of this album. Exit had good intentions to crossover to minister in secular arena. No one had done that as a label yet. So maybe they got in over their heads as we know music industry is cut throat and dishonest at best. As a ministry we had to play by OUR rules from GOD. Conflict ensues. At least we did take a shot. To be remembered is beyond belief. Love, Tony Gunn. Former album vocalist.

Anonymous said...

To accept a CD download of your own music is to condone pirating