Armed And Ready – Kerrang! 1982
SPARTA: formed in early 1980 from the remains of two Midlands rock bands. They’ve mainly played the pub and club circuit but have had several support slots with bands like Diamond Head, Budgie, Praying Mantis, Lionheart and the Ken Hensley Band.
The band is Tony Foster (lead guitar), Snake (guitar), Tony Warren (bass) and Radge Reders (drums) have already had one single out ‘Fast Lane’ – which made Sounds ‘Heavy Metal Single Of The Week’ and have currently got a new single out with two of their own songs. ‘Tonight’ and ‘Angel Of Death’ – both singles were released on Suspect Records.
Sparta have such a following that they’ve formed their own fan club where you can buy the groups T shirts, badges and posters.