Editors’ Notes Saxon followed up their barely produced debut with this 1980 denim-and-leather landmark of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, and set a standard for blues-based, blue-collar, beer-brawling biker rock. “Street Fighting Gang” champions knocking heads together, while “Freeway Mad” and the AC/DC-esque title cut keep things bruisingly down-to-earth—they accelerate like punk rock, but the riffs and drums come straight from a butcher shop. “Machine Gun” might race fastest of all—but really, there’s no slowing down in this town.

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Motorcycle Man
1
4:01
 
Stand Up and Be Counted
2
3:10
 
747 (Strangers In the Night)
3
4:58
 
Wheels of Steel
4
5:58
 
Freeway Mad
5
2:41
 
See the Light Shining
6
4:55
 
Street Fighting Gang
7
3:12
 
Suzie Hold On
8
4:34
 
Machine Gun
9
5:24
 
Suzie Hold On (1980 Demo) [Bonus Track]
10
5:25
 
Wheels of Steel (1980 Demo) [Bonus Track]
11
6:30
 
Stallions of the Highway (Live B-Side) [Bonus Track]
12
3:34
 
Motorcycle Man (Live At Donington 1980) [Bonus Track]
13
3:37
 
Freeway Mad (Live At Donington 1980) [Bonus Track]
14
2:23
 
Wheels of Steel (Live At Donington 1980) [Bonus Track]
15
5:26
 
747 (Strangers In the Night) [Live At Donington 1980] {Bonus Track}
16
4:47
 
Machine Gun (Live At Donington 1980) [Bonus Track]
17
6:15
 

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