Blast from the 80’s! Our good friend Brad Rampton’s Podshow Radio this week features Angel:
Let there be music on earth as there is in heaven – Rolling Stone 3:16
Learn more about the band
Angel on Myspace
Angel on the PMN
Angel on Itunes
Pick up ‘On Earth As It Is In Heaven’ (Limited Edition Remaster) from Lovember Records
Pick up ‘On Earth As It Is In Heaven’ (Limited Edition Remaster) from Amazon
Support your local record store by looking for the album there first
2) On The Rocks
3) Don’t Leave me Lonely
4) Can you fill it
5 ) Telephone Exchange
House of Lords – Another Day From Heaven
The Jesus Pirates
Personally, I was never a huge fan. Well, I was never a fan of Angel at all. I thought they were a bit fey, it was always known that it was a contrived band, put together by a manager to exploit a trope. These kinds of made-up, bizarre looking freaks were the kinds of people who destroyed metal and made it a joke -although Angel was never really heavy metal, just some approximation of what a super-commercial minded agent/manager hack would come up with.
A good example is the execrable Sammy Hagar tune “Heavy Metal”, which is about as far from heavy metal as you can get. At the time, a real metal head would piss on a record like that rather than buy it. It had none of the guts nor soul of metal, not to mention it lacked the essential element of heaviness. It was lightweight pop, and that’s what most of Angel’s music was.
On another note, what the fuck is with the 2 front guys heads in the photo? They look squashed, like Cabbage Patch Kids heads.
But listen to the show, it’s really great!