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Stampede was formed in 1981 by the songwriting partnership of Reuben and Laurence Archer.

The two had already made inroads into the so called NWOBHM movement around 79 with Lautrec, completing several tours with Saxon, support slots with Def Leppard and appearing at London’s Marquee.

Lautrec released two singles on the Street Tunes label, but with no real label support, Reuben took the offer to join Lionheart, formed by Dennis Stratton (Iron Maiden) which was then speculatively named by the press as the NWBHM super group. After a headline tour of club venues Lionheart toured with Whitesnake and recorded material at EMI’s London studio.

Reuben was later asked by Jimmy Bain (Rainbow/Dio) to join the new line-up of White Horses. Reuben consequently brought in Laurence and ex-Lionheart drummer, Frank Noon. Three months on and it was apparent that this was not working, and Reuben and Laurence took a break to form their new band
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STAMPEDE Hurricane Town album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hurricane Town
Hard Rock 1983
STAMPEDE A Sudden Impulse album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
A Sudden Impulse
Hard Rock 2011

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Days of Wine and Roses EP
NWoBHM 1982

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Official Bootleg
NWoBHM 1982

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Days of Wine and Roses
NWoBHM 1982
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The Other Side
NWoBHM 1983

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STAMPEDE A Sudden Impulse

Album · 2011 · Hard Rock
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British classic rockers are back again after many silent years since their inception in the early 80s, and based on what they offered here, fans of 70s hard rock will like this a lot due to the songwriting style and production sound. Thin Lizzy and UFO might be few references on how 'A Sudden Impulse' sound but I can also hear a good amount of commercial melodies on several tracks to sweeten thing up.

Fronted by singer Reuben Archer, the man has the great whiskey-soaked blues-drenched vocal character and to see how he nailed "Send Me Down An Angel" in a midtempo pace with commercial chorus is a captivating experience. "Jessie", "Hard Rock Hell", and "This Road" are among the good tracks on the first half while "Having Fun" and "Make A Change" are completely passable fillers to me.

Onto the second half, "Homeward Bound" is a wonderful midtempo ballad and best if played in the radio as the melodies are very friendly to almost anyone. "Shame On You" is another brilliant track, "Humble Pie" is a slow song with a bluesy rock and roll feel, "Flaming Gold" has that country ballad feel, another splendid job done well there.

The production though feels very raw, the sounds are very nice and all the voices as well as the instruments are clearly audible. Most of the songs are enjoyable, some are better, some are weaker, but overall, a perfect companion for an hour drives on the breezy highway. Fans of older rock bands, NWoBHM in particular, will dig this the most. Nice new record from the veteran!

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