**USED LP** • LOUDNESS - The Birthday Eve LP
BLOW UP RECORDS
Blow Up Records - AF-7085-A
1981 Japanese Press
1981 debut from the Japanese Metal legends. Formed in 1981 and armed with a powerful set of songs and a true fret board wizard in the Eddie Van Halen-ish abilities of guitarist Akira Takasaki, the band struck big in Japan quickly with the release of the Birthday Eve. Here were real contenders from the land of the rising sun and the album sold surprisingly well as a high priced import in both Europe and America. The album's domestic sales and the live shows that accompanied the album's release were very encouraging and the band quickly made plans to get back into the studio to record their sophomore album.