Pat Travers – Live! Go For What You Know (1979/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 42:12 minutes | 975 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Polydor
Live! Go For What You Know is a live album by the Pat Travers Band, released in 1979 on Polydor Records. It reached platinum status in the US, and was re-released on CD in 1993.
The album was recorded on tour in the US in early 1979, and featured the guitar tandem of Travers and Pat Thrall, who had joined the Pat Travers band in 1977 and had recorded Heat In The Street (1978) with them. According to Legends of Rock Guitar, on this album and the follow-up, Crash and Burn (1980), the duo of Travers and Thrall bridged the gap between what it calls “dramatic changes” in metal in the late 1970s: Travers emblematized “the blues-rock sound of sixties and seventies metal” whereas Thrall’s playing represents the newer wave in metal (represented by Eddie van Halen): “The combining of the two players’ solos during this time showed a rare detente between two generations of hard rockers and, although short-lived, it was extremely exciting.”
The album was produced by Tom Allom, who had worked on the first five Black Sabbath albums as a sound engineer, had produced two albums by The Tourists, and would afterward produce nine albums by Judas Priest and the debut album On Through the Night by Def Leppard. Besides praising the guitar playing of Travers and Thrall, critics have also hailed Tommy Aldridge, a drumming pioneer who after leaving the Pat Travers Band played with Ozzy Osbourne; one critic called him “the definitive double bass drummer” on the basis of this album.
1. Pat Travers – Hooked On Music (Live)
2. Pat Travers – Gettin’ Betta (Live)
3. Pat Travers – Go All Night (Live)
4. Pat Travers – Boom Boom (Out Go The Lights) (Live)
5. Pat Travers – Stevie (Live)
6. Pat Travers – Makin’ Magic (Live)
7. Pat Travers – Heat In The Street (Live)
8. Pat Travers – Makes No Difference (Live)