3CD released: May 26, 2023
FASTER THAN THE SPEED OF LIGHT AND COVERS
The fledgling Raven were formed by brothers Mark and John Gallagher, playing their first gig in 1975 while building up a loyal following across the North East of England. Coming to the attention of NWOBHM pioneers Neat Records, a power-trio were formed when John Gallagher on bass and vocals and Mark Gallagher on lead guitar, joined forces with drummer Rob "Wacko" Hunter, releasing debut 45 'Don't Need Your Money' in 1980, followed by debut LP 'Rock Until You Drop' in 1981. Successfully capturing the energy of their live shows, the album picked up instant champions across the influential UK rock press, rewarding them with key features in Kerrang! And Sounds.