Philadelphia – “Search & Destroy”

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Jan 182019
 

You don’t often hear the theremin, least of all in rock and roll, and when the drums kick in I’m magically transported to the seventies, à la Deep Purple. Philadelphia do an excellent job of setting an ominous atmosphere, and I really like Brian Martini’s drum solo that propels us into the path of the speeding freight train called “Search & Destroy”. “Search & Destroy” first arrived in 1985, and will be re-released by Roxx Records on 25 January 2019. The limited edition vinyl run numbers only 500, and if you’re lucky you’ll be the owner of one of 150 gold vinyl LP’s. This cracker of an album was remastered by Rob Colwell of Bombworks Sound, and it screams to be turned loud.

Philadelphia paint a portrait of a kid down on his luck and in the streets in “Bobby’s Song”. They put a name to the face we so often ignore. It’s a pretty perfect ballad, and I’m crazy about that guitar tone! Brian Clark delivers an emotional performance in “Oh My Boy”, a song from father to son, and the instrumentation in the verse is suitably sparse. When the overdriven guitar finds the spotlight in the chorus, the father’s anguish is amplified tenfold. Phil Scholling’s melodic solo here is also my favourite on the album. Continue reading »

Jan 012019
 

Philadelphia were one of the premiere Christian rock bands in the 80’s releasing 2 classic and long out of print albums (Tell The Truth and Search & Destroy) before calling it a day. Then once again reappearing in 2016 to release a rerecorded version of their never released third album (Warlord)

We [Roxx Records] are very excited to be releasing a limited edition vinyl pressing of “Search & Destroy” as well as a limited edition CD version of “Search & Destroy” with a brand new never released bonus track exclusively for this CD pressing entitled ‘Losin’ Out’. The vinyl and CD editions have been fully remastered and have never sounded better courtesy of Rob Colwell of Bombworks Sound. As well as a classic new design and package by Scott Waters of No Life Til Metal Graphics. The beautiful vinyl package is being pressed in a quantity of 500 pieces with 150 on a very limited Gold vinyl and 350 on classic black vinyl. The CD version comes housed in a jewel case with 8 panel insert limited to 500 pieces only. Continue reading »

Oct 062018
 

Roxx Records is very excited to announce our next and very special Limited Edition pressings this time coming from classic Christian rockers Philadelphia.

Philadelphia were one of the premiere Christian rock bands in the 80’s releasing 2 classic and long out of print albums (Tell The Truth and Search & Destroy) before calling it a day. Then once again reappearing in 2016 to release a rerecorded version of their never released third album (Warlord)

We are very excited to be releasing a limited edition vinyl pressing of “Search & Destroy” as well as a limited edition CD version of “Search & Destroy” with a brand new never released bonus track exclusively for this CD pressing entitled Losin’ Out. The vinyl and CD editions have been fully remastered and have never sounded better Continue reading »

Oct 172017
 

Roxx Records is very excited to announce a multi album release project where they will be reissuing some very cool Limited Edition releases from the catalog of classic Christian rockers Philadelphia !

2018 will see several very cool pieces come back to life featuring all new remasters and revised artwork on vinyl and CD of the classic second album from Philadelphia entitled “Search and Destroy” as well as a a very special pressing on vinyl of the bands most recent album “Warlord” !

“Search and Destroy” was originally released in 1985 on vinyl and tape only, and eventually on CD for the first time in 2000 with a Limited Edition pressing on M8 records. Those original tracks will be remastered from the original source and reissued on a limited edition full vinyl pressing of 500 pieces along with a special remastered CD edition of only 500 pieces, containing all of the original tracks just as they appeared in 1985. Continue reading »