Taipan: Taipan

Year1981
Label/DistributionMetal for Melbourne
Format7inch
Musical styleHeavy Metal
Additional infoAlso released on BULLET REC. (France) on 12" with different Cover! Rarity: 2
Rarity grading
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4 out of 6 - Incredibly rare!

Review

Awesome Australian rarity! With the NWOBHM in full swing overseas the Australians were holding up their end with bands such as Taipan. This debut release will please the ear of Metal purists the world over. Breakout starts out with raw abandon and that classic indie pre thrash era metal sound & the rockers Lady & Tired Of You could almost fit on an LA Guns release. The Cellar lends its ear to borderline Metallica style riffage but when you understand this that this little slab of plastic precedes Kill 'Em All by a year or so you will realize these guys were defiantly onto their game. It's unfortunate that Taipan didn't break out huge from the Aussie scene, in retrospect one would guess they were maybe too ahead of their time for the local music industry big wigs to digest. Either way this piece of metallic history will want to find its place in your collection if you manage to hunt it out of obscurity.

Tracks
1) Breakout
2) Lady

1) Tired Of You
2) The Cellar

Created / updated: 2011-01-17
Dave Harrison