Song of the Night #139: “Hell To Pay” by Deep Purple

 

A few months ago, my college from which I graduated with a 94% GPA, Nimbus School of Recording Arts in Vancouver, invited me for a group gang vocal session. It was kept very hush-hush, and we were not even permitted to hear the full song. Just the part where our chorus would be featured, but I was secretly told it was a Deep Purple project that Legendary Music Producer Bob Ezrin was producing it for the band.

 

I had worked directly with Ezrin on my first major professional gig for Young Artist’s for Haiti’s Wavin’ Flag, which to my knowledge has raised over $3,000,000 world wide – so far – for Haitian charities due to the utterly devastating earthquake hitting their country a few years ago.

 

Aside from the coolness of the fact that my very own voice is on a Deep Purple record for now and all times, in an odd way, there’s a super stoked kid inside giving the middle finger, or at least the Metal Horns \m/ for having actually lent my voice to a key NWOBHM song. GGGarth Richardson produced the choral group sing.

 

Again, it’s not really that big a deal, but the excitement and surrealism of the scenario awakens my teen self attitude of “fuck the world, listen to Metal.” And Deep Purple and the track itself are pure Heavy Metal, the tradition of Deep Purple bore and directly influenced the NWOBHM in a little American band called Metallica.

 

“To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable.” - Aaron Copland

 

I honestly, and perhaps egotistically, feel like I’ve unwittingly secured my place in the history of NWOBHM for all time, without even having to travel through time. Beyond cool and kinda surreal. Enjoy.

 

Disclaimer: I own this music

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Nicolas Alexander Vincent had the privilege of working on “The Will To Survive” video shoot. This video is a small tribute In Memoriam of Megan McNeil ♥

 

Before she passed away, Megan had chosen to send proceeds from her song downloads to The James Fund for Neuroblastoma Research and BCCCPA, a childhood cancer parents association.

 

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that 'garage days' LP is a boot but a cool one at that. i've never seen it and wish i owned it myself. the '82 portion is the 'no life 'til leather' demo and had McGovney and Mustaine on it. the LP i think is missing a few tracks from the demo. also, that song 'the mechanics' (correct spelling is mechanix) was used on the debut Megadeth LP. the '83 portion looks like a 'ride the lightning' demo. thanx for enlightening me to this LP!

Had a roomate who owned it. Thought it was so cool because Burton is listed on the back on bass, but Ron is on the cover. Also cool because it’s the original Garage Days, which as you know, influenced two future release names. Get the feeling it was a self financed bootleg, or at least a release they took a lot of pride in at the time. I’ve got a lot of extremely rare Metallica vinyl, but I’d kill for a copy of the original, coveted Revisited!

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Nicolas Alexander Vincent had the privilege of working on “The Will To Survive” which is one story that speaks for thousands of cancer fighting children and families throughout the world. 

Everyone’s fight is different, but they all have one thing in common… “the fight for life”.

Join Megan McNeil and all of the fighters that have jumped on board to raise awareness for both the need for research into childhood cancers and the support for families dealing with having a child diagnosed with cancer.

Megan has chosen to send proceeds from her song downloads to The James Fund for Neuroblastoma Research and BCCCPA, a childhood cancer parents’ association.

Purchase “Will to Survive”on iTunes

Or on Amazon MP3 

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