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Head On



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Heavy Metal



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Samson - Head On album download

Head On is the second studio album by British heavy metal band Samson, released in 1980. The cover art features the band's masked drummer, Thunderstick. This is the first album with future Iron Maiden-frontman Bruce Dickinson on vocal duties, although some later re-issues of the debut do feature alternative bonus versions of songs, re-done with Dickinson vocals.

Despite their origins as a bluesy hard-rock outfit, the members of Samson decided to jump the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) bandwagon, drafting a powerful young singer called Bruce Bruce (who later rose to fame as Bruce Dickinson with Iron Maiden) to give them much-needed visual and musical credibility. The scheme worked, and their first album, Head On, contains top-notch NWOBHM, featuring raw, energetic performances capped with often silly or naive lyrics. Take It Like a Man," "Manwatcher," and "Hammerhead" sound especially awkward, but the hilarious.

Head On (1980) by Samson. Labels: Rock Hard, Repertoire. Genres: Heavy Metal Members: Bruce Dickinson, Paul Samson, Chris Aylmer, Thunderstick.

Head on was Samson's second album released in June 1980 and along with Paul Samson and Bruce Dickinson (although then going by his stage name Bruce Bruce), bassist Chris Aylmer and drummer Thunderstick (noted for disguising his identity by wearing S&M masks and playing live in a steel cage), completed the line-up. In deference to the crass cover artwork, the album boasts a breadth of writing and playing ability above much that the NOWBHM movement had to offer.

The theme of the song "Thunderburst" is the same of more famous Iron Maiden's "The Ides of March", first song of the "Killers" album. Mixed at Trident Studios, London. Modified by: Antioch. Added on: 2015-08-23 15:14:44. Last modified on: 2016-09-13 14:50:09.

Heard them for the first time on the BBC Friday Rock Show back in the 80s. oldmarmot. What's funny to me is that the music (not the vocals) sound quite like Trust. Just a fun coincidence. Wow, 2 things I always wanted to check out but never did; Bruce before Maiden & Samson other than the 1 album of them I found while stationed in Germany - "Don't Get Mad, Get Even"!! Stefan Pohlhaus.


1 Hard Times
2 Take It Like A Man
3 Vice Versa
4 Manwatcher
5 Too Close To Rock
6 Thunderburst
7 Hammerhead
8 Hunted
9 Take Me To Your Leader
10 Walking Out On You

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – GEM Toby Records, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Grand Slamm Records Inc.


  • Bass – Chris Aylmer
  • Guitar, Vocals – Paul Samson
  • Lead Vocals – Bruce Bruce
  • Percussion, Vocals – Thunderstick
  • Producer – Samson

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 20827 00162 2

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
GEMLP 108 Samson Head On ‎(LP, Album) GEM GEMLP 108 UK 1980
CMRCD189 Samson Head On ‎(CD, Album, RM) Castle Music, Sanctuary Records CMRCD189 UK 2001
SLAMC16 Samson Head On ‎(Cass, Album) Grand Slamm Records SLAMC16 US 1990
NR4526 Samson Head On ‎(CD, Album) Sanctuary Records NR4526 UK Unknown
WSBAC-0072 Samson Head On ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Wasabi Records WSBAC-0072 Japan 2018

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