Heavy Metal Kid [Import]
With the dawning of 1974, the future looked bright for the Coloured Balls. Their album Ball Power sat in the Top 10 and their performance at Sunbury 1974 over the Australia Day weekend had been a triumph. They were at the peak of their powers, yet, by the end of the year, fate had intervened and the band was simply crumbling under the weight of outside pressures: EMI calling for hit singles; the national media branding them as anti-social misfits; a wave of violence unfolding at their gigs around the country. The image, perpetrated by the media, sat uneasily with the members of the Coloured Balls - one of the most misunderstood bands of the early 1970s. Fortunately, they left behind another great album in Heavy Metal Kid. Like Ball Power, this album retains a power and strength of purpose to this day, displaying an adventurous spirit and further reaffirmation of the band's status as a pioneering progressive / hard rock outfit. The band managed one more single "Bama Lama Baby / Be Your Lover" before disbanding. This single was thought to be their last recording, until a master tape of an unreleased single "Flying / Around and Around" was discovered. Recorded live in the studio in 1975 with engineer / producer Gil Matthews, these 2 tracks represent the final studio offering from one of Australia's greatest bands. Heavy Metal Kid is presented in a 6 panel digipak with a 24 page booklet filled with rare photos & liner notes by Ian McFarlane. It has been digitally remastered with 7 bonus tracks.