Silver Mountain - Shakin' Brains (1983)
Silver Mountain was a Swedish heavy metal band that formed in 1978. They were heavily inspired by Rainbow and named the band after one of their songs. Several line-up changes and a not overwhelmingly well received single followed until they released their debut album "Shakin.. Brains" in 1983, produced by Jan Hultén. In 1984 they recorded their second album "Universe" with assistance from studio keyboarder Erik Björn Nielsen, an album which became a minor success in the land of the rising sun. In 1985 Silver Mountain even got to tour in Japan with session keyboarder Mats Olausson. A live album was recorded during this tour. A couple of demos were recorded with studio singers Sonny Larsson (ex-XT) and Knut Akselsen (Road). However new line-up changes were to follow with the recruitment of singer Johan Dahlström in 1988. A third album, more in the AOR vein, was released but it failed to sell and Silver Mountain soon folded. A temporary resurrection of the band took place in the year 2000 with re-recordings of old leftover material.
04 Necrosexual Killer
05 Destruction Song
07 Looking For You
08 Spring Maiden
09 King of the Sea
10 Keep On Keepin' On
My Fifteenth vinyl rip!!!
The vinyl transfer was done using a Gemini PT-1000 turntable through a Parasound P/PH-100 Phono Pre-amp into my computer.
I have not had much luck removing the clicks and pops. However, this album has very little audible noise.