I remember buying this collection on cassette round about 1985 when it first came out, about a year after I first got into Hard Rock/Heavy Metal. Most of the songs and artists I had already been familiar with from the previous year, whether it's yer Kiss, your Rush, Scorpions, Lee Aaron or Slade (or even Krokus, whom I had only been familiar with by virtue of Hit Parader magazine and Midnite Maniac's brief appearance on Toronto radio station Q107's Top Ten At Ten in the Summer of 1984). But the others, were pleasant discoveries. And note the requisite inclusion of Canadian Content here: Rush, Lee Aaaron, Kick Axe, Fist.
All tracks on this collection are winners. And that's a rare thing to happen, even on Various Artist compilations.
I recently got back into the whole HR/HM thing and thought I'd post this album. Leave it to K-Tel/PolyTel to come out with cheesy, yet delighful collections.
And to think they went out of business.
(VA) White Hot: An All Out Metal Assault (1985):
|1||Scorpions||Rock You Like A Hurricane||4:11|
|2||Rush||Distant Early Warning||4:58|
|3||Autograph||Turn Up The Radio||4:42|
|5||Y & T||Don't Stop Runnin'||4:21|
|6||Bon Jovi||In and Out Of Love||4:23|
|8||Kick Axe||Heavy Metal Shuffle||3:14|
|9||Lee Aaron||Metal Queen||5:00|
|10||Fastway||Say What You Will||3:20|
|11||Fist||Thunder In Rock.MP3||1:41|
|12||Kiss||Heaven's On Fire||3:17|