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 »

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 »