New "Made in England" Column--Streetfighter
5/14/2015 3:55:34 PM by Frank Hill

The origin of Streetfighter can be traced back to 1977 when John Sykes (yes, THAT John Sykes) and Dave Westrop paired together to form a band with a twin guitar attack. Within months bassist Merv Goldsworthy, drummer Gary Taylor and vocalist Lee Fenton completed what would soon be known as Streetfighter.

Nearing the tail end of 1980, before Sykes successful venture to Tygers of Pan Tang, "She's No Angel" was recorded for the New Electric Warriors compilation. This would mark the band's first vinyl appearance and despite a small reaction from fans and journalist, "She's No Angel" is quite the rocker! It's no surprise that Sykes ended up in Thin Lizzy as the track features flashy blues-fired guitar licks, guitar harmonies and gruff vocals warning of the biggest deceiver of all for any man-an evil woman, of course!

Streetfighter were one of the many NWOBHM bands that just didn't last for...about every reason. Streetfighter was merely a stepping stone to all of those great Tygers of Pan Tang tracks, for instance. Thankfully, we have the EP and more boastfully, the compilation track "She's No Angel" for a chance at captured early raw talent from very prominent young musicians who went on to bigger things. More from Josh Greer on Streetfighter here…[Full Column Link]

<< back >>

· Cave In· Racer X
· Loudness· Nightwish
· Vehemence· Karaboudjan
· Perzonal War· Rebellion
· Narziß· Anthrax
· Impellitteri· Twisted Tower Dire
· Solace· Seether
· Mark Boals· Abigor
· Powergod· God Dethroned
· Pyn Siren· The Chainsaw
· Thunderbolt· Evanesce
· Malstrom· Axenstar
· Silent Scythe· Windseeker
· Thunderstone· Attacker
· Pink Cream 69· Dew Scented
· Dreamaker· Three Inches of Blood
· Silver Mountain· Superchrist
· Construcdead· Bang The Union
· UFO· Leash Law
· W.A.S.P.· Wolf
· David Shankle Group· Icon And The Black Roses
· Edge Of Forever· Velvet Revolver
· Black Zodiac· Dragonspoon
· Brutal Mastication· Estuary
· Acrid· Joe Lynn Turner
· Insomnium· Goatsnake
· Unleashed· Meliah Rage
· Black Destiny· Unearth
· Otep· Valume Nob
· House of Shakira· Tartharia
· Negative Creeps· Agnostic Front
· Made of Iron· Hanzel Und Gretyl
· Angra· Feared Creation
· Motley Crue· Divine Fire
· Blood Red Throne· Kings X
· Lost Soul· Maze Of Torment
· Mechanical Poet· Axis Of Perdition
· Axel Rudi Pell· Throes of Dawn
· Shade Empire· Biss
· Manntis· Brand New Sin
· Unchained· Evemaster
· Prowler Inc.· Sebastian Bach
· Love Forsaken· Sheavy
· Havochate· Holy Blood
· Mercyful Fate· Eternal Reign
· Monster Magnet· Forever Slave
· The Firstborn· Twilight
· Avenged Sevenfold· Phantom X
· Damnation· Cryogen
· Wolfmother· Asrai
· The Classic Struggle· Absu
· Beecher· Decapitated
· Machina· Vader
· Taunusheim· Enforsaken
· End My Sorrow· Second Shadow
· Naked Beggars· Blackmore's Night
· Codeon· Degree Absolute
· Viron· Vore
· Phoenix Mourning· Pyramaze
· Speed/Kill/Hate· Hate Profile
· Abysmal Dawn· Dawn of Azazel
· Michael Orlando· Hurt
· Wednesday 13· Amputated
· Obtest· Lordi
· Middian· Starkweather
· Deicide· Better Left Unsaid
· Phazm· Diagnose: Lebensgefahr
· Lost Eden· Onslaught
· Necrophobic· Merciless Death
· Cattle Decapitation· Mendeed
· Trouble· Antigama
· Warner Drive· Glorior Belli
· Keldian· Mongrel
· Heresi· Distorted
· Mass Extinction· Alkemyst
· Orthodox· Burzum
· Manilla Road· SOS
· Puscifer· Equilibrium
· Uriah Heep· Iron Fire
· Battleroar· Sister Sin