1983 full-length debut album, self-released by AMERICADE on de Marigny Music Inc.
* USED VINYL LP in EXCELLENT condition; with printed inner-sleeve.
The Brooklyn-based American hard rock / proto-Metal band AMERICADE was formed in New York in 1979 by the brothers P.J. and Gerard de Marigny. They had a patriotic image and their debut album was suitably titled "American Metal". They worked with producer Jeff Glixman on a second album with the working title "Rock Hard", but the band split up before having finished it. In 1989 Gerard tried to resurrect the band with a new line-up but it didn't last long. A new album (featuring bassist Greg Smith from RAINBOW, PLASMATICS, VAN HELSING'S CURSE) was released in 1995 but since then the band has been silent once more.
PJ de Marigny - Lead Wailer
Gerard de Marigny - Lightning
Walt 'Wildman' Woodward III (SWEET SAVAGE, TWISTED SISTER, SCREAM) - Skinbasher
Dave 'the Beast' Spitz (BLACK SABBATH, IMPELLITERI, WHITE LION, GREAT WHITE, STREAM) - Thunder
* Notes: Dave Spitz is the brother of ANTHRAX guitarist Dan Spitz.
"This is the first album on the East Coast recorded on the AMPEX ATR 124" --(liner notes)
~ SIDE ONE ~
01. On the Prowl (3:25)
02. Temptress (2:20)
03. Love Ain't No Reason (3:07)
04. California Rhythm (3:50)
05. One Step Too Far (2:40)
06. We're an American Band *[GRAND FUNK cover-version!] (3:33)
~ SIDE TWO ~
07. Go for Your Guns (2:43)
08. Rapid Fire (2:53)
09. Hold on You (3:52)
10. Led to the Rock (2:31)
11. Showdown (3:07)
12. Little Lady Lover (3:25)
13. Climax [Guitar Solo] (0:19)