Jay Cooper Interview's Anvil
Check it out, is this the coolest thing you have every heard or what?
ever come out of Canada in the heavy rock genre of music. When they teamed up with Dave Allison and Ian Dickson in 1977 they
became LIPS and later the “speed metal gods” ANVIL that the world got acquainted with.
became LIPS and later the “speed metal gods” ANVIL that the world got acquainted with.


In 1980 the foursome released an independent album: LIPS - HARD 'N HEAVY. It was a self produced and manufactured album. Shortly
after, the band was signed by Attic Records and at that time they changed their name to ANVIL. The band and record company didn’t
want any possible confusion with the disco band Lipps Inc.

HARD 'N' HEAVY (1981)
METAL ON METAL (1982)
BACKWAXED (1985)
STRENGTH OF STEEL (1987)
POUND FOR POUND (1988)
PAST AND PRESENT - LIVE IN CONCERT (1989)
WORTH THE WEIGHT (1991)
PLUGGED IN PERMANENT (1996)
ABSOLUTELY NO ALTERNATIVE (1997)
SPEED OF SOUND (1998)
ANTHOLOGY OF ANVIL (1999)
PLENTY OF POWER (2001)

STILL GOING STRONG (2002)
This is more than Still Strong it is just Strong as usual. The songs on this album are very grooving power metal at its finest. The opening
track "Race Against Time" is an amazing piece of music sounding like really fine classic hard rocking metal. There is even an instrumental
with a drum solo. This might seem unusual but not for ANVIL. It’s a great treat to hear a great drummer. Songs like "Don’t Ask Me" would
be a stupendous song to hear on the radio, too bad program directors missed the opportunity, but then again it’s never too late.

BACK TO BASICS (2004)
As the title suggests, this album is extremely Back to the Basics. Its influences are deep rooted in the late 60’s and early 70’s. In actual
fact Lips used unrecorded ideas from the past. This diverse album spans the different facets ANVIL made itself known for. It was a
venture back to regular tuning like the early recordings of the 80's. This album was not particularly enjoyed by critics but loved by all the
ANVIL die hard fans. A DVD is included of a live performance at the Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany in 1998.

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