Bandit – Partners In Crime (1978)

FrontCover1Bandit was a British rock band, existing between 1976 and 1978.

Bandit released two albums with different line-ups. Bandit’s debut Bandit was released in late 1976 on Arista Records. This album featured Jim Diamond on lead vocals, Danny McIntosh on guitar, future AC/DC band member Cliff Williams, James Litherland, and drummer Graham Broad, now of Roger Waters’s band. A single entitled “Ohio” was also released. The punk rock music scene of the time caused a lack of attention and the band later parted ways. Diamond went on to join Ph.D., and gained a UK Top 10 hit with “I Won’t Let You Down”. He later went solo and scored two more chart toppers.

A second album, Partners in Crime, was released by Ariola Records in 1978, but that too fell into obscurity. The only member of the original line-up to feature on the second album was McIntosh. The other band members for the second album were Gerry Trew, Theodore Thunder (John Dentith), and Tony Lester. Both albums are long out of print. McIntosh is now the guitarist for, and husband of, the singer-songwriter Kate Bush.

This is not the same Bandit from the US who released their only album in 1975 on ABC Records, nor any other act with the same name since. (by wikipedia)

This is their second and last album, which was produced by Matthew Fisher (Procol Harum). It´s not a classic album but it´s a very good and solid rock-album ! You should listen to “Change Of Heart” to know what I mean … Power-Rock !

Tony Lester (bass, background vocals)
Danny McIntosh Jr (guitar, background vocals)
Theodore Thunder (drums, percussion, background vocals)
Gerry Trew (vocals)
Mattew Fisher (organ)

01. Stick Around (Lester) 3.22
02. High On Your Love (Lester) 3.33
03. Love Song (Lester) 3.01
04. One Way Love (Lester) 5.24
05. Visions Of You (Trew) 4.46
06. I’m A Rocker (Lester) 3.20
07. Best Of You (Lester) 3.38
08. Memories Of You (Lester) 4.16
09. Change Of Heart (Trew/Broad/Lester) 3.04
10. Don’t You Worry (McIntosh jr.) 4.09


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