Algy Ward, ex-frontman of cult NWOBHM act Tank and former bassist with The Damned and The Saints has died, aged 63.
Ward handed away in Tunbridge Wells hospital on Might 17: though no particulars of his explanation for dying have been revealed, he was recognized to have had critical well being points for a while.
Born in Croydon, south London on July 11, 1959, Ward first broke into the highlight with The Saints, becoming a member of the Brisbane punk band after they relocated to London in the summertime of 1977. He performed on the band’s traditional singles This Excellent Day and Know Your Product, along with their 1978 album Eternally Yours.
After The Saints fell aside in 1979, Ward joined The Damned, taking part in bass on their critically-acclaimed third album Machine Gun Etiquette after Captain Wise switched from bass to guitar.
Impressed and closely influenced by his good pals Motörhead, Ward then fashioned Tank in 1980, with brothers Peter Brabbs on guitar and Mark Brabbs on drums. Produced by Motörhead guitarist Quick Eddie Clarke, the band’s 1982 debut album Filth Hounds of Hades is one thing of a NWOBHM traditional, however the group by no means achieved a correct business breakthrough, and ultimately disbanded in 1989.
Speaking about Tank to music author Malcolm Dome in 1981, Lemmy mentioned, “Folks evaluate them to us, and I can perceive why. Make a remark of that identify. You’ll be listening to so much from them within the subsequent couple of years.”