FLOTSAM AND JETSAM (USA/AZ)


Flotsam and Jetsam(slang used by sailors, to describe goods thrown overboard) came together in 1983 in Phoenix when its original members: vocalist Eric A.K. (Eric Knutson), guitarist Ed Carlson, bass guitarist Jason Newsted, and drummer Kelly David Smith joined forces after playing with a variety of local outfits. Several members of the group had already had years of music-making under their belts. Carlson was a former high school baseball player who turned to the guitar after suffering a back injury, while Eric A.K. had been singing since the age of five. The band expanded to a quintet with the addition of guitarist Mike Gilbert in 1985, and from the start Carlson and Gilbert were capable of twin-guitar work above the norm. With Megadeth, Metallica, and others in the first generation of thrash and speed metal bands holding their own against groups with more mainstream rock influences. Jason of course left the band to join Metallica in 1986.


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METAL SHOCK 1985 DEMO

Pro printed cover with lyrics on the backside. The tape is black which also has a black pro printed label on it.

TRACK LISTING:
 - Hammerhead
- The Evil Sheikh
- I Live You Die
- The Beast Within


METAL SHOCK 1985 DEMO TAPE:


DEMO FLYERS

BAND PHOTOS


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