The Nation – The Nation

The Nation
The Nation
1987 (no label)
Austin, Texas, USA

Maury Millican – Guitars, lead vocals
Linda Millican – Keyboards, vocals
Cal Nicholson – Drums, vocals
Kelly Butler – Bass guitar, vocals

Side 1:

  1. Something You Said
  2. The Salesman
  3. All That I Am

Side 2:

  1. It Hurts to be Broken
  2. Let the Wicked Fall
  3. I Wait

This was also another surprise find – The Nation was another band that was featured on the Heaven’s Metal Cool Tunes compilation that seemed lost to time. Now if someone could just dig up those Paul Q-Pek solo demos, we could know about every band that was featured on there. Speak of Paul, he does make a guest appearance on this demo, doing background vocals on the opening track. The sound here pretty much matches the track from Cool Tunes: keyboard and guitar-based rock that is not really alternative, not metal, but somewhat heavier than pop rock. However, no other songs are as aggressive as “It Hurts to be Broken” – the first and last tracks are rock, while the other three are ballads. Good ballads, but that may be too many for some. Not sure if there was anything else from this band, as I can’t find anything online about them.

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