THOR: Keep the Dogs Away – Promo/Sample 1978 MCA 2337 Vintage Vinyl 12"


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Keep the Dogs Away is the first studio album by the heavy metal band Thor, released in 1977. The album went gold shortly after it was released, selling 50,000 copies in Canada. A cult classic for sure, and an inspiration to later acts for sure.

"Keep the Dogs Away" - 3:30
"Sleeping Giant" - 3:30
"Catch a Tiger" - 4:38
"I'm So Proud" - 2:30
"Tell Me Lies" - 3:12
"Military Matters" - 3:50
"Superhero" - 3:15
"Wasted" - 3:50
"Rosie" - 3:15
"Thunder" - 4:25

Picture & lyrics inner sleeve is in good condition, cover has some light ring wear and corner wear. Corner cut at 45° angle as were all promo/sample records provided to critics and radio stations. Note there are some surface scuff / scratch marks on the actual record: I have played this record years ago and do not recall the record skipping; that was years before the record was put into storage.
Please note that the cover may have some wear that is not highlighted in the description.
Please check the pictures carefully for edges, corners, ring wear, tears or anything else that might be of concern to you.
We don't CLEAN or PLAY the Records before listing them, Grading is done on a visual level only if at all, I am not comfortable putting a grade on, as it is ALWAYS subject to personal interpretation.

If there are defects I will do my best to bring them to your attention.

Overall I'd give it a C (due to scratch).


Backing Vocals – The Tootonic Chorale
Bass – Terry McKeown
Bass [Six String] – John Shand
Drums – Billy Wade*
Engineer [Assistant] – Mark Wright (3), Mick Walsh (2)
Guitar – David Munkhoff, John Shand
Percussion – Barry Keane
Producer – Ian Guenther & Willi Morrison*
Recorded By, Mixed By – George C. I. Semkiw*
Vocals [Lead] – Thor*
© 1978 Three Hats Production Inc.
Recorded at Phase One Studios, Canada.

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