Robb Reiner - Lyricist
- "Well, yesterday I hooked up my turntable to my stereo, believe it or
not. I wanted to dust off some old vinyl albums and see how they
sound these days. The first thing I decided to play was some AnViL:
Hard 'n' Heavy. I put the needle on "School Love" and started to scan
the inner sleeve with all the lyrics (sounded good by the way, not
the pop and click disaster I was anticipating!). So while resting my
neck from all the headbanging I saw something that I did not know.
The song credits list "music" and "lyrics" separately and Robb was
credited with lyrics on no less than 5 of those songs! I had no idea
that the skinsman was such a wordsmith in his early days with the
band. School Love, Bedroom Game, and Ooh Baby are his alone, while At
The Apartment is a Reiner|Lips collaboration. Oh Jane is
Reiner|Allison. Yes, very interesting so I checked Metal On Metal's
credits but they are all Lips, Reiner, Allison, Dickson compositions
so we can't tell who came up with what.
Will there be another Reiner-penned lyric in AnViL's future? We can
only wait and see...
Posted originally on the Anvil's Addicts.