Thrasher Thrasher - Burning At The Speed Of Light (Combat) 1985

1. Hot And Heavy 04:26
2. Ride The Viper 03:47
3. Widowmaker 05:20
4. Black Lace And Leather 05:47
5. She Likes It Rough 03:31
6. Slipping Away 04:23
7. Burning At The Speed Of Light 05:15
8. Bad Boys 04:43
9. Never Say Die 01:21

A one-off, all-star project headed up by The Rods drummer Carl Canedy in partnership with Blue Cheer's guitarist Andy 'Duck' McDonald and recorded in in January of 1985. Despite the name of the project, the music is pure Priest/Accept/The Rods style, down-n-dirty, traditional, heavy metal. Thrasher is actually a very enjoyable project. Many times when these "all-star" line-ups get together it seems that egos and outshining each other is more imporant than the songs themselves. Thankfully that doesn't seem to be the case here. The cast of characters is as below:

Brad Sinsel (TKO, War Babies)
Rhett Forrester (Riot) (R.I.P. January 22, 1994, shot in his car)
Dickie Peterson (Blue Cheer)
Maryann Scandiffio (ex-Blacklace)
James Rivera ("She Likes It Rough") (Destiny's End, Distant Thunder, Helstar, Seven Witches, Vicious Rumors, etc.)
Dan Beehler ("Burning at the Speed of Light") (Exciter)
Kerry Wittig
Rick Caudle (Canedy, Feinstein Bordonaro, Caudle a.k.a. The Rods)

Dan Spitz (Anthrax)
Kim Simmonds (Savoy Brown)
Jack Starr (ex-Burning Starr, Devil Childe, Guardians of the Flame,Virgin Steele, etc.)
Andy ``Duck`` MacDonald - (Blue Cheer)

Billy Sheehan (David Lee Roth, Talas, Derek Sherinian, Glenn Hughes, Glenn Tipton, Mr. Big, Planet X, Steve Vai, among others.)
Kenny Aaronson (Rick Derringer, Dust, HSAS, Stories)
Mars Cowling (Pat Travers Band)
Gary Bordonaro (Jack Starr, The Rods)

Carl Canedy (Jack Starr, ex-Manowar, The Rods)
Gary Driscoll (ex-Elf, ex-Jack Starr, ex-Rainbow) (R.I.P. june 1987, murdered)
Dan Beehler (Exciter)

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