Colored Balls* ‎– Heavy Metal Kid

EMI ‎– EMA.303, EMI ‎– EMA-303
Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 Heavy Metal Kid
A2 Do It
A3 Just Because
A4 (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care
A5 Private Eye
A6 See What I Mean
A7 Dance To The Music
A8 Yes And No
B1 Back To You
B2 Need Your Love
B3 Sitting Bull
B4 Custer's Last Stand
B5 Metal Feathers
B6 Tin Tango
B7 Summation

Companies, etc.



First on cover, second on label.

Released in a gatefold cover.

Includes a printed inner sleeve.

On the inner sleeve track A1 appears with the title ''Heavy Metal Kïd''

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): YMX3055
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): YMX3056

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
AVSCD018 Coloured Balls Heavy Metal Kid(CD, Album, RE) Aztec Music AVSCD018 Australia 2006 Sell This Version
DEFCON3, none Colored Balls* Heavy Metal Kid(LP, Album, RE) Desperate Records (4), Aztec Music DEFCON3, none Australia 2014 Sell This Version
TC-EMA-303 Colored Balls* Heavy Metal Kid(Cass, Album) EMI TC-EMA-303 Australia 1974 Sell This Version



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May 4, 2014

With the dawning of 1974, the future looked bright for the Coloured Balls. Their album Ball Power sat in the Melbourne Top 10 (national #13) and their performance at Sunbury 1974 over the Australia Day weekend had been a triumph. They were at the peak of their powers, one of the country’s top live draws Yet, by the end of the year, fate had intervened and the band was simply crumbling under the weight of outside pressures: EMI calling for hit singles; the national media branding them as anti-social misfits; a wave of violence unfolding at their gigs around the country. The image, perpetrated by the media, sat uneasily with the members of the Coloured Balls - one of the most misunderstood bands of the early 1970s. Fortunately, they left behind another great album in Heavy Metal Kid. Like Ball Power, this album retains a power and strength of purpose to this day, displaying an adventurous spirit and further reaffirmation of the band’s status as a pioneering progressive / hard rock outfit. One of the standout album tracks “Back To You” was performed recently when Lobby Loyde was inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame (backed by the Aztecs).
The band managed one more single “Bama Lama Baby / Be Your Lover” before disbanding. This single was thought to be their last recording, until a master tape of an unreleased single “Flying / Around and Around” was discovered. Recorded live in the studio in 1975 with engineer / producer Gil Matthews, these 2 tracks represent the final studio offering from one of Australia ’s greatest bands.

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