LOUD'N'PROUD (MUSIC ON VINYL)
This landmark Nazareth album shows the tougher side of these Scottish hard rockers. When released in 1974, Loud 'n Proud turned heads of rock fans worldwide.
Their preceding album Razamanaz already launched Nazareth into the hard rock stratosphere over night.
Therefore, expectations for a successor were high. After recording eight songs with producer Roger Glover, the band decided to christen the album the way it sounds: this record is loud and the band is friggin' proud of it! Heavy on drums and distorted guitars, the band pushes its way through the 48 minutes like a steam train running wild, with the exception of a breezy excursion like "Child In The Sun" and a doomy but incredibly intense version of Bob Dylan's "The Ballad Of Hollis Brown".
Listen to the opening track "Go Down Fighting", and you know what to expect.