Denim and Leather is the title track from the fourth studio album by Saxon released in 1981. The album was certified Gold status in the U.K.
Denim And Leather was the last album with the classic line up of Saxon, as drummer Pete Gill would leave the band due to a hand injury, later joining Motörhead; this was also seen as the last of their triptych of classic albums (the previous two being Wheels of Steel and Strong Arm of the Law).
he album peaked at #9 in the UK Albums Chart.
The album is regarded as a classic in the band’s discography, and has been received positively by critics and fans. Eduardo Rivadavia of AllMusic called the opening track “Princess of the Night” an “infectiously anthemic opening statement”, whilst praising the title track for also being an “unqualified classic”. He considered “Out of Control” and “Rough and Ready” to be strong tracks, whilst regarding “Fire in the Sky”, “Midnight Rider”, and “And The Bands Played On” as “spectacular”. Canadian journalist Martin Popoff had mixed feelings about Denim and Leather, which he considered “Saxon’s stadium rock album… boppier and sillier than Wheels of Steel, but still catchy”, denouncing “the band’s progressively feeble song skills while gaining points for conviction.”
Here is the tablature for the main guitar:Saxon - Denim And Leather