How in the heck did 20th Century Fox get to use the name Babylon A.D. for their new movie?! I realize that Babylon A.D. is one of the lesser known bands of the 80’s hair metal era, but this seems like a trademark or copyright violation of some sort.
You can watch the trailer for the new Vin Diesel movie below:
Here is the Babylon A.D. Video, “Bang Goes The Bells”. This song is from the Babylon A.D. self titled debut from 1989 on Arista Records.
Seems like to me the band could have a pending lawsuit. They may not be as famous as Def Leppard, RATT, Motley Crue or Guns ‘N Roses, but you don’t see movies named after those bands either. Food for thought.
This CD gets a lot of play on XMRadio’s The Boneyard, but sadly, is becoming rarer than hen’s teeth. Used copies sell for over $20.00 at Amazon.com and on Ebay.
Is it worth seeking out? Absolutely! The songs Bang Go the Bells, Hammer Swings Down, and the Kid Goes Wild (featuring the late, great Sam Kinision) are worth the price of admission just by themselves.
With three big videos on MTV at the time, it puzzles me why this band didn’t hit the same level of success as some of their late 80’s counterparts.
To me their debut release is their best effort, and is one that will appeal to most 80’s hard rock fans. If you can find it, grab it, you wont be disappointed.
For more information on Babylon A.D., check out their myspace page here.
Rating: Out of 10
1. Bang Go the Bells
2. Hammer Swings Down
3. Caught Up in the Crossfire
5. The Kid Goes Wild
6. Shot O’ Love
8. Back in Babylon
9. Sweet Temptation
10. Sally Danced