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TKO Gets 5 CD Box Set Release Called “Total Knockout”

TKO Gets 5 CD Box Set Release Called "Total Knockout"

To many, Seattle band TKO need no introduction, a pioneering US metal outfit that came out of the gate strongly with their first album 1979’s ‘Let It Roll’ establishing them as American metal leaders at least a year before the NWOBHM acts that were soon to come flooding in from the UK… and a good three years before the US power metal movement started to take hold Stateside.

Band leader Brad Sinsel led TKO through a number of line-up changes throughout the 80s and on an, at times, uneasy path to success. A trip that established them as firm cult favourites with fans; and a highly influential act with musicians as diverse as Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready and numerous traditional European metal acts who cite the band as a major influence to this day.

• 5CD box set bringing together TKO’s three classic studio albums.

• Plus a posthumously released second album ‘Round Two’, along with numerous rarities, alternate versions and demos.

• And the post-TKO band Suicide Squad’s EP, on CD for the first time ever.

TRACK LISTING

DISC ONE

Let It Roll (1979)

1  Let It Roll

2 Ain’t No Way To Be

3  Only Love

4  Gutter Boy

5  Kill The Pain

6  Come A Day

7  Rock N Roll Again

8  Bad Sister

9  What In The World

Bonus Tracks

10  Introduction (Live 1978)

11  Rock N Roll Again (Live 1978)

12  Bad Sister (Live 1978)

13  What In The World (Live 1978)

14  Gutter Boy (Live 1978)

15  Kill The Pain (Live 1978)

16  Only Love (Live 1978)

17  Let It Roll (Live 1978)

18  Ending (Live 1978)

DISC TWO

Round Two – The Lost Demos (1979)

1  Down To Tears

2  TKO

3  In For The Kill

4  Don’t Say No

5  My Memory

6  Mario

7  Gonna Get Out Of Here

8  Not A Kid No More

9  Survive

10  Point Of View

11  Better Let Me Know

12  Weekend (Previously unreleased)

Bonus Tracks

13  End Of The Line (Live In Detroit)

14  I Wanna Fight (Live 1985)

DISC THREE

In Your Face (1984)

1  I Wanna Fight

2  Run Out Of Town

3  Give Into The Night

4  End Of The Line

5  Working Girl

6  All I Want To Do

7  Don’t Give It Away

8  I Can Do Without You

9  So This Is Rock N Roll

10  Danger City

Bonus Tracks

11  I Wanna Fight (2001 Remix)

12  Run Out Of Town (2001 Remix)

13  Give Into The Night (2001 Remix)

14  End Of The Line (2001 Remix)

15  Working Girl (2001 Remix)

16  All I Want To Do (2001 Remix)

17  Don’t Give It Away (2001 Remix)

18  I Can Do Without You (2001 Remix)

19  So This Is Rock N Roll (2001 Remix)

20  Danger City (2001 Remix)

DISC FOUR

Below The Belt (1986)

1  Beware The Hunter

2  With My Back To The Wall

3  Below The Belt

4  Can’t Let Go

5  Chains Don’t Change

6  Rock N Roll Remains

7  Seventeen

8  Doin Time

9  Fallin To Pieces

10  Sticks N Stones

11  One Of The Boys

Suicide Squad (Ex TKO Project)

12  Bad Boy Blues

13  Can’t Use Ya

14  Live It While You Can

15  No Solution

DISC FIVE

In Your Face (Early Mixes)

1  Working Girl

2  Give Into The Night

3  So This Is Rock N Roll

4  End Of The Line

5  All I Wanna Do

6  Run Outta Town

7  Without You

8  Danger City

9  Kingdom Come (Basement Version)

10  End Of The Line (Basement Version) 11 Bad Brads Blues (Basement Version)

Bonus Track

12 All I Want To Do (Live)

The Release Date is July 12, 2024.

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