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|Saxon||We were strangers in the night|
Strangers in the night
~ Saxon - Click to Watch Live Gig Sample
|Strong Arm of the Law|
|In 1979, British Heavy Metal band Saxon signed to the Carrere record label and released their eponymous debut album. In 1980 follow-up album Wheels of Steel spawned two hit singles: the title track, and the crowd favourite "747 (Strangers in the Night)". The Strong Arm of the Law album, considered by fans to be one of their best recordings, was released later that same year, and chart success continued with singles from their next release, Denim and Leather. |
Ironically Saxon would be victims of the Strong Arm of the Law. The title track to that album is seen as an anthem of the early 1980s metal movement. Later legal issues with Carrere forced the band into insolvency and tragically Wheels of Steel was their final album. The lyrics are available at at Lyrics Dir
|~ quotation by Co-Historian Steve Payne from Counter-history – You're the Judge!|
|Below the thunders of the upper deep;|
Far far beneath in the abysmal sea,
His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep
The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee
About his shadowy sides; above him swell
Huge sponges of millennial growth and height;
And far away into the sickly light,
From many a wondrous grot and secret cell
Unnumber'd and enormous polypi
Winnow with giant arms the slumbering green.
|Alfred Lord Tennyson||There hath he lain for ages, and will lie|
Battening upon huge seaworms in his sleep,
Until the latter fire shall heat the deep;
Then once by man and angels to be seen,
In roaring he shall rise and on the surface die.
~ Tennyson's poem "The Kraken"
|In 1953, an alien invasion quickly escalates. In the first phase objects from outer space land in the oceans. The distribution of their landing points - always at ocean deeps, never on land - implies intelligence. Phase two starts with ships being attacked, causing havoc to world shipping. Shortly after, the aliens start 'harvesting' the land by sending up 'sea tanks' which capture humans from seaside settlements; this is presumed to be for investigation, although the humans always drown. However, humans manage to defeat this phase... The escalation is described at Wikipedia|
|~ variant by Steve Payne: extensive use of original content has been made to celebrate the author's genius.|