PICTURE - Heavy Metal Ears LP (Black Vinyl) (1981 Press)
Vinyl and sleeve are a strong Very Good Plus.
Picture are a legendary Dutch heavy metal band (probably the most successful of the 80’s scene – opening for all the major acts on their dates through the Netherlands – and touring Europe with Saxon in ’81) and this offering, along with the seminal 1982 follow-up ‘Diamond Dreamer’ is amongst their most celebrated. What we have here is pretty much Saxon style heavy metal. Ballsy, straight up, no fucking around traditional metal, with little other influences coming in. fists in the air moments abound, and the music is generally confrontational and free spirited sorta stuff. This is a great, fun, straight forward album that’s definitely advisable for fans of the traditional – go get it and let the good times fucking roll.