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Releases : 41     Total votes : 40     Reviews : 4
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Band

Saxon

a.k.a.ex-Blue Condition, ex-SOB, ex-Son of a Bitch
CountryUnited Kingdom
Formed1976, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
GenresHeavy Metal, NWOBHM
LabelsEMI Records, Carrere, Virgin Records, SPV GmbH, UDR Music
Years active1970-1976 (as Blue Condition), 1976-1977 (as SOB), 1977-1978 (as Son of a Bitch), 1978-present
Websitehttp://www.saxon747.com

Line-up (members)

  • Paul Quinn : Guitars (1977-present)
  • Biff Byford : Vocals (1977-present), Bass (1986)
  • Nigel Glockler : Drums (1981-1987, 1988-1998, 2005-present)
  • Nibbs Carter : Bass (1988-present)
  • Doug Scarratt : Guitars (1995-present)

Former members

  • Steve Dawson : Bass (1977-1986)
  • Pete Gill : Drums (1977-1981)
  • Graham Oliver : Guitars (1977-1995)
  • Paul Johnson : Bass (1986-1988)
  • Nigel Durham : Drums (1987-1988)
  • Fritz Randow : Drums (1998-2004)
  • Jörg Michael : Drums (2004-2005)
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Discography

Album titleRankTypeRelease dateRatingVotesReviews
Saxon preview CollectionWish List Studio - 00
Wheels of Steel preview CollectionWish List Studio 90 31
Strong Arm of the Law preview CollectionWish List Studio 90 21
Denim and Leather preview CollectionWish List Studio 90.3 41
preview CollectionWish List Live 87.5 21
Power & the Glory preview CollectionWish List Studio - 00
preview CollectionWish List Compilation 70 10
Crusader preview CollectionWish List Studio 93.8 40
Innocence Is No Excuse preview CollectionWish List Studio 90 10
Rock the Nations preview CollectionWish List Studio 95 10
Destiny preview CollectionWish List Studio 92.5 20
preview CollectionWish List Live 89 20
Solid Ball of Rock preview CollectionWish List Studio 95 10
preview CollectionWish List Compilation - 00
preview CollectionWish List Compilation - 00
Forever Free preview CollectionWish List Studio 95.5 20
Dogs of War preview CollectionWish List Studio 95 10
preview CollectionWish List Live 90 10
preview CollectionWish List Compilation - 00
preview CollectionWish List Compilation - 00
Unleash the Beast preview CollectionWish List Studio 100 10
Metalhead preview CollectionWish List Studio 100 10
preview CollectionWish List Compilation - 00
Killing Ground preview CollectionWish List Studio 95 10
preview CollectionWish List Compilation - 00
preview CollectionWish List Compilation - 00
preview CollectionWish List Video - 00
Lionheart preview CollectionWish List Studio 95 10
preview CollectionWish List Live - 00
preview CollectionWish List Compilation - 00
The Inner Sanctum preview CollectionWish List Studio 92.5 20
Into the Labyrinth preview CollectionWish List Studio 95 10
Call to Arms preview CollectionWish List Studio - 00
preview CollectionWish List Video - 00
preview CollectionWish List Live - 00
preview CollectionWish List Video - 00
preview CollectionWish List Compilation - 00
preview CollectionWish List Compilation - 00
Sacrifice preview CollectionWish List Studio 86.3 40
preview CollectionWish List Compilation 85 10
Battering Ram preview CollectionWish List Studio 90 10
Additional notes
The band has been around in one form or another since 1970 - first being known as Blue Condition, and then SOB, and finally Son of a Bitch, before being renamed to Saxon in 1977. This is not the same Blue Condition that Al Atkins (Judas Priest) sang for in the mid-1960s; that was a different band which split up in '68.

Former members Graham Oliver and Steve Dawson registered the name Saxon in 1997 behind the backs of the band, and for a period there were two versions of Saxon touring. On 25th February 2003, the law found in favour of Biff Byford, and Oliver and Dawson were forced to rename their version of the band Oliver/Dawson Saxon.

In 2007, Saxon appeared in a Channel 4 (UK) documentary, where Harvey Goldsmith tries to "re-invent" them and help them have a hit single. The song in question was "If I Was You" (from "The Inner Sanctum" album), and Harvey produced an alternate version of the song than the one written by the band. Both versions were released on a single, which was also packaged in a noticeably different style than Saxon's other releases of the last 20 years.

Later the same year, and during the Hard Rock Hell weekend festival in Minehead, UK, Nigel Glockler was attacked by 3 Inches of Blood drummer Alexei Rodriguez, who was as a result dismissed by his band.

Biff Byford and Nibbs Carter have made guest appearances for Paul Di'Anno & Dennis Stratton; Byford, Carter, Nigel Glockler and Paul Quinn have all been featured for Air Pavilion.
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Albums : 101,886
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