Attention, Ascension

Posted: November 30, 2011 in Discography

After the party that was ‘Wake Up…’, Rokkard went back to the studio re-energised. Both Chester and Roger Green wanted to recreate the epic sound of The Journey but in easier to digest morsels. They hired pop producer Randy Fairchild and thus ‘Climb The Mountain‘ was born.

Featuring the single Metal Detective, which clogged the Surrey airwaves during one week in late April 1982, Climb The Mountain is proto-prog-pop-metal to a tee. Unfortunately most of it was before its time and it crippled Mallard Worm Records and their entrepreneur founder Sir Walter Panhandle who, soon after the release, vanished from his Chobham hacienda.

Only now can Climb The Mountain be totally appreciated.

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