Tank was often compared to contemporaries and fellow Brits Motorhead. Both bands played a fast, brash style of heavy metal inspired by the early punk movement (bassist and singer Algy Ward had once been a member of punk pioneers The Damned). Original Motorhead guitarist “Fast” Eddie Clarke even produced Tank’s debut album, Filth Hounds of Hades.
Listen to the title track “Filth Hounds of Hades” here below.
The album is considered by many to be one of the high points of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) era. Tank would flounder commercially after their debut and endure numerous lineup changes. Two different versions of the band remain active to this day, but neither has ever recaptured the glory of the debut album. Here with the title track of that iconic release is the original lineup of Tank.
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Preacher’s Kid DVD Edition
Directed by Stan Foster
Starring Andre Butler, Carlos Davis, Letoya Luckett, Tank, Tammy Townsend
Warner Home Video
Release Date: May 4, 2010
Preacher’s Kid is the story of Angie King, a small-town girl whose life revolves around church, taking care of her father, and serving God. Angie (played by Letoya Luckett) is a gifted singer who has dreams of joining a traveling gospel play. Her stern father (Baywatch‘s GregAllan Williams), the bishop of her church, forbids it. Angie joins the play anyway, but gets a lot more than what she bargained for, including a romance with co-star/R&B singer Devlin Mitchell (portrayed by Durrell “Tank” Babbs). Angie quickly comes to realize that all that glitters is not gold in the world of gospel stage plays. Angie is overwhelmed by the betrayal, sex, and other vices that are present on the tour bus and the hotel rooms. Angie begins to realize that many of the things she needed were at home. Can she make it back home? Will her father accept her back home? This is the dilemma that Angie faces over the course of the film.