LIMELIGHT

NWoBHM / Non-Metal • United Kingdom
MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music online community, from the creators of progarchives.com
LIMELIGHT picture
Nottinghamshire's Limelight are primarily associated with the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement of the early '80s, but they were actually one of several acts whose origins lay quite a bit further back, and whose music just so happened to find its audience during this golden era for heavy music. In fact, brothers Mike (vocals, bass, guitar, keyboards) and Glenn Scrimshaw (guitar, bass) started writing songs together as far back as 1967, spending the next few years playing with numerous long forgotten groups (and releasing a pair of obscure singles in 1972) before hooking up with drummer Pat Coleman and adopting the Limelight moniker in 1974.

By then, the Scrimshaw family home had been outfitted with a serviceable studio, which allowed the versatile trio (all of them able to play each other's instruments with considerable skill) to start working on their demos while playing clubs all over the North
read more...
Thanks to [email protected], Certif1ed for the updates

LIMELIGHT Online Videos

See all LIMELIGHT videos

Buy LIMELIGHT music

Amazon (logo)
Like a prayer 2002 (Vocal/Instr. Clubs) / Vinyl Maxi Single [Vinyl 12'']Like a prayer 2002 (Vocal/Instr. Clubs) / Vinyl Maxi Single [Vinyl 12'']
Import
$9.91 (used)
LimelightLimelight
Flawed Gems
$19.99
$11.98 (used)
Chiri GiwaChiri Giwa
JPT 2018
$19.04
Showing 3 items | Cache expiring in 72h | Keyword-based search | Best seller rank | More results on Amazon.com

More places to buy metal & LIMELIGHT music

LIMELIGHT Discography

LIMELIGHT albums / top albums

LIMELIGHT Limelight album cover 3.25 | 2 ratings
Limelight
NWoBHM 1980
LIMELIGHT Ashes to Ashes album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Ashes to Ashes
NWoBHM 1984
LIMELIGHT Limelight album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Limelight
NWoBHM 1990

LIMELIGHT EPs & splits

LIMELIGHT live albums

LIMELIGHT demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

LIMELIGHT Metal Man album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Metal Man
NWoBHM 1980
LIMELIGHT Ashes to Ashes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ashes to Ashes
NWoBHM 1982

LIMELIGHT re-issues & compilations

LIMELIGHT singles (2)

.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me
Non-Metal 1972
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Take a Look Around
Non-Metal 1972

LIMELIGHT movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

LIMELIGHT Reviews

LIMELIGHT Metal Man

Demo · 1980 · NWoBHM
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
Certif1ed
WOW!!!

Another "How did I miss these guys" band - especially as they supported Saxon in the 1980s, and Saxon were a band I saw a few times, I can tell you...

I recently found a copy of Limelight's extremely rare album in my local vinyl store, and I'm going to live with that for a few weeks before reviewing it, as it's plain, listening to this single, that there is/was a huge amount to these guys.

Progressive Metal in 1980?

Mellotrons, complex arrangements, the whole shooting match?

Thrash metal too?

"Metal Man" is a thrash prototype, and what about those Mellotrons, eh? Judas Who?

This'll have you questioning the whole nature of metal, revising your history books, and becoming an instant Limelight fan.

Mind-blowing, and I really don't use that term often.

Flip it over, and the flanged bass of "Hold Me, Touch Me" lets you know you're in for something very, very different, and Limelight duly present a totally unique take on NWoBHM, with shades of Indie bands (when Indie bands weren't simply boys with guitars) like Kissing The Pink and other less well-known acts.

This won't be to most metal fans tastes, but Limelight were about doing their own thing, their music was all self-financed, and it ROCKS!!!

Masterpiece. No Question - although "Hold Me, Touch Me" is so very different to what you might expect that I'd imagine it would divide tastes sharply.

"Metal Man", however, goes up with Vardis' "If I Were King" and the first two Jaguar singles as a Thrash Metal template.

LIMELIGHT Movies Reviews

No LIMELIGHT movie reviews posted yet.

LIMELIGHT Shouts

Please login to post a shout
No shouts posted yet. Be the first member to do so above!

LIMELIGHT Index

Member Zone

Username:
Password:
Stay signed in

Metal Subgenres

Artists Alpha-index

MMA TOP 5 Metal ALBUMS

Rating by members, ranked by custom algorithm
Albums with 30 ratings and more
Master of Puppets Thrash Metal
METALLICA
Buy this album from our partners
Moving Pictures Hard Rock
RUSH
Buy this album from our partners
Rust in Peace Thrash Metal
MEGADETH
Buy this album from our partners
Powerslave NWoBHM
IRON MAIDEN
Buy this album from our partners
Dirt Alternative Metal
ALICE IN CHAINS
Buy this album from our partners

New Metal Artists

New Metal Releases

The Serpent And The Ladder Sludge Metal
FALSE GODS
Buy this album from MMA partners
Take Me Home Metalcore
LAZARUS COMPLEX (MA)
Buy this album from MMA partners
Rhea Metalcore
KILL THE LYCAN
Buy this album from MMA partners
Leave The Soul For Now Atmospheric Sludge Metal
TIMEWORN
Buy this album from MMA partners
Vigil Deathcore
ONE LESS LIFE
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Metal Online Videos

Pillars
EARTH AND PILLARS
Train_Food· 2 days ago
Earth and Pillars - Tides (2014)
EARTH AND PILLARS
Train_Food· 2 days ago
More videos

New MMA Metal Forum Topics

More in the forums

New Site interactions

More...

Latest Metal News

members-submitted

More in the forums

Social Media

Follow us

Buy Metal Music Online