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Ride The Sky

by Sister Midnight

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Ride the sky

Ride the Sky-originally recorded 1970 by Germany's Lucifer's Friend. Another A-list Proto-Metal gem, overlooked over the last 1/2 century. Easily as influential on the of Heavy Metal genre's as Sabbath/Priest/Purple etc.

Lucifer's Friend formed in Germany originally as ‘Astrix’, then changed name to Lucifer’s Friend.

Fronted by the powerhouse Brit singer, John Lawton (1949-2021)
Lawton, left the UK in 1969, then joined German Bubblegum Teeny bopper-Pop/Schlager vocal group 'The Les Humphries Singers'. Making tons of LPs, Singles & appearing many European TV shows, including the 1976 Eurovision song contest! Simultaneously fronting underground legends Lucifer's Freind. In 1976 Lawton left LF to become lead vocalist of UK's Uriah Heep, replacing David Byron. Heep already had big arena success worldwide, John stayed with the Heep until 1979.
After Heep, John even hosted his own TV travel series for Bulgarian Television in the mid 2000s!

This song is another Sister Midnight "Bucket List" cover tune, that has been sitting in the SM vault for several years now...Until recently. Recruiting the epic voice of Derek Christensen (Sonic Medusa/Angus Khan/B Movie Rats) To take it over the top. 

All instruments: Steven Darrow
Vocals: Derek Christensen



released September 19, 2022


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