Tank - 1982 - Stormtrooper 7'' (UK)
Formed by Algy Ward (one-time bassist of seminal punk band The Damned), Tank's debut album, 1982's Filth Hounds, drew strong (and favorable) comparisons to Motorhead, a tag that would remain with the band virtually throughout their career. They garnered fine reviews and a good following for their first few albums, but by the mid-eighties interest waned, and by 1988 the band had had enough. Fast forward to 1998, Ward and several of his old mates came back together, releasing a couple of live albums followed by the long-awaited new studio album Still At War, which was in the works for ages before finally coming out in 2002. After another period of inactivity, a new lineup was unveiled in December of 2008, curiously not featuring Ward (retired from the business) but including original drummer Mark Brabbs and, interestingly, vocalist Doogie White.