A very consistent album, but it fizzles out on Side Two, too many mid-tempo songs. Still, much better than the cookie cutter mid-tempo "pop punk" and "alt/indie" junk that is so popular today. You guys who say this is better than British Steel, you're just being hipsters. It's not even close.
There's a vinyl store in my city which has this record as the only constant JP album. Nobody wants to buy it, I'm no exception. I've visited the store frequently, asked the seller for JP records and said NO for this one so many times. Once I accidentally lied that I already had this one. And finally I really started to like some tracks from it... big dilemma... Maybe I should just go back, show a nice pokerface and buy it. :|
"Point of Entry"...also known as "That album between 'British Steel' and 'Screaming for Vengeance' ". Yes, it is a really good one. Btw, I actually like "Don't Go"...it's "Hot Rockin" that I don't like. Too cheesy for my taste. I do share others' opinions of "Desert Plains". Great song.
@ Aarny: Couldn't agree more. I find British Steel a little simplistic (the production, in particular doesn't do a lot for me) and although I'm starting to appreciate Hell Bent for Leather the more I listen to the album, it's still not as good as Point of Entry.