Strong Arm Of The Law is the title track from the 4th Studio album by Saxon. Released in 1980.
Strong Arm Of The Law was released in the Uk in 1980 four months after Wheels of Steel, and debuted on the UK chart at No. 11.
According to guitarist Graham Oliver, the title track was inspired by an incident where the band was driving in Whitehall and was subsequently pulled over and searched by the security detail of then British prime minister, Margaret Thatcher.
Eduardo Rivadavia of AllMusic rated the album four and a half out of five stars. He called it “equally timeless” to its predecessor, Wheels of Steel and commented, “All the right ingredients pretty much fell into place for Saxon on this amazing record, and though it lacked as many clear-cut hits as its predecessor, Strong Arm of the Law‘s unmatched consistency from start to finish makes it the definitive Saxon album in the eyes of many fans and critics.” After their peak with Wheels of Steel, Canadian journalist Martin Popoff was a little disappointed, calling the album “comfortable and nostalgic if never remarkable”, but “definitely betraying Saxon’s lack of ideas”; despite their “stripped, basic and enthusiastic delivery of metal… creatively Saxon was getting left in the dust, both looking and sounding a bit like Slade.”
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Here are the tabs for the main guitar part:Saxon - Strong Arm Of The Law