Like Grinderland from the beginning of this week, Calcutta’s Bones was posted onto the Salute myspace page in 2010 (August 25) as a preview of the forthcoming LP.
The next album hasn’t yet happened for various reasons (life, Swine’s focus on HATEFUL ABANDON etc) but since these two preview songs SALUTE has released two splits: with OCCVLTA in 2012 and TANGORODRIM in 2013. That most recent split shows much more punk coming through and even a return to the DARKTHRONE sound of the early days!
This song hasn’t been released on a SALUTE record, but was included on a compilation marking their Live Evil gig.
In the distro we have both albums, Above the Law and The Underground, in stock and the two vinyl splits with Occvlta and Tangorodrim.
Ripping leads?? Flaws in the ‘lute? what are you saying??? I can outrip both Tipton and Downing together brother…watch out!! I honestly can’t play the guitar, never practice, can’t even tune it, dangerous ways!!
Motor grind! Heavier for sure!!! The work ethic is – know you music, keep buying music, and write riffs that are horrid/sharp/nasty. We’ll never change or stop. SALUTE is an old Tanker!. Kaptain and I both write songs. I write alot separately and he brings shit to the table for us to jam out together with myself on the beaters. In the futue we will be writing songs in our room as a full band along with our drummer Jimmy Axe. Hes a rusher/shredder on the kit…sounds very punkish to me. Aggressive. Hes been laying down stuff for a while now. JUST YOU WAIT! GAS TANKS!
We’ve kinda always done both. If we ever demo songs, and they’re good enough, we usually keep them and then maybe record the rest of the album in a big chunk, if we have a load of songs ready to go. Then it’s just a matter of mixing it all together. This is what we did with The Underground. Above The Law was all one big psycho week of recording with a tonne of beer, which was great but pretty tiring!! But yeah, the new one is being recorded as we go. I’m more confident with the gear now to just record in small doses and to not worry about microphone placements and all that stuff. Although my goal is to eventually have an old reel to reel analogue studio set up. Need the cash though you see.
…as i before have said about this band – if you don’t like SALUTE you probably have a truckload of extra chromosomes. and if that sounds positive, you’re out taking a long walk on a short pier, my friend.
– Fenriz ’09
After the Law LP SALUTE dug deep and exhumed this monster album!! Darker, heavier and harder. Thunder and diesel, iron sinew!!! A killer from 2 to Six.
” We’ve barely scratched the surface…OUGH! you want another?? OUGHGHH!! OUUUUUSEE
There’s always been a lot of MOTORHEAD in SALUTE, but Lemmy’s delivery in this echoes through Swine on something like 2 bit Punk.
You know it’s the truth, the lyrics – the proof
Over the Top is a perfect drunken shambles and one of two songs recorded by MOTORDAMN – a short collaboration between MOTORHEAD and THE DAMNED members in ’79. Algy Ward (who would form TANK in about a year) was part of THE DAMNED at the time. The songs were never properly released until various comps/boxsets years later.
The MOTORDAMN project was doomed from the start, Motorhead and The Damned in the same studio!!!!!!! Eddie & Philthy were more interested in shagging some bird on the pool table upstairs, we recorded Over the Top and Ballroom Blitz together in some form or another, we also recorded the backing track of Anti Pope there at the Workhouse studio (Manfred Mann’s old gaff) bet he was impressed…
— Algy Ward interview
MOTORHEAD and THE DAMNED are playing a few dates together in early November.