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Up and Cumin

Glasgow born guitarist and vocalist Stewartie Adams came back home to Scotland after leaving London rockers TYTAN and teamed up with ex HEAVY PETTIN guitarist Eddie Trainer, drummer Tam Creamer (Tam Cramer) and Edinburgh born bass player Georgie Pringle, to form LYIN' RAMPANT, they later added keyboard player Paul Stephens also from Edinburgh, The band eventually split up in 1991 due to the unfortunate demise of Prism records and a number of line up changes...


LYIN'RAMPANT : "Up and Cumin" (Volatile/Prism VT1) Every feminist instinct I possess demands that I denounce this heavy metal artifact for the unmitigated load of sexist crap,etcetera,ad infinitum,but I find that I cannot,if only because the accompanying press release commences,"The story of Lyin'Rampant unfolds in 1983,when walking distillery Stewartie Adams returned North of the border,"and proceeds to describe each member in similarly flattering terms."The Lyin' goes from strength to strength (when it can stand up that is),"it concludes.Redeemed by their publicist's sence of humour? Well to an extent! The material a lite-metal amalgam of Rush,Journey and REO Speedwagon,is,to this listener,indistinguishable from much of the music of its genre.The rockers and the requisite slow ones are hear,and bear at least some resemblance to their equivalents on many other metal LP,s.However leave us not forget Stewartie Adams,self-styled walking distillery and one of the best new HM singers I've heard in ages,His vocals make this album worth a listen, at the very least...

FOR THE RECORD MAGAZINE... "Up and Cumin" : VT1. Prism Records Ltd .

LYIN RAMPANT's magnificent debut (and only, unfortunately) album, released originally in 1987. LYIN RAMPANT featured ex Tytan and ex Heavy Pettin' members, and they got an international fame thanx to the countless features on magazines like "Kerrang UK", "Metal Hammer UK", & many more.

The following is a review of the Album "Up and Cumin"

Scotland brought us in the 1980s HEAVY PETTIN’. This band played Melodic Hard/Heavy Rock like a cross between SAXON, TOKYO BLADE and early DEF LEPPARD. Funnily enough there was another band from Scotland doing the exact same thing. The band was called LYIN RAMPANT and it was the first time in my life I heard anything of the band after the package with the re-issue of their only album from 1987 was dropped in my mailbox. HEART OF STEEL RECORDS did the re-issue of the band’s only 20+ year old album. The band sounded so much like HEAVY PETTIN’, partly due to the connection of several members having played in that band as well, but also because the LYIN RAMPANT vocalist STEWARTIE ADAMS sounded so much like the HEAVY PETTIN’ singer. Highlights on this first CD release of the rare sought after 1987 album are the melodic rock/aor ballad "Don’t walk away" (reminding also a lot of MORITZ) "Way of destiny" (sounds damn great, a catchy uptempo almost AORish Melodic Rocksong a la SHY) and "Say goodbye" (catchy melodic rock a la TOBRUK), but also the unreleased demos sound pretty good. Besides some great material to be heard on this album, especially the guitarwork is very impressive. Without a doubt a highly recommended ...