Turn The Tables

Turn The Tables was released 27th August 1982
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Type Cat No. Label Country
7″ JET7026 Jet UK
CD Bootleg Live and Singles ??

Track List
Title Writers
01. Turn The Tables C.Troy/T.Troy 4′ 27″
02. Tell Me Nightmares Wrong Jean Napoli/Gary Portnoy 3′ 09″
03. A Question Of Time C.Troy/T.Troy/D.Potts 3′ 17″

Name Instrument
Tino Troy Guitar, Vocals
Chris Troy Bass, Vocals
Bernie Shaw Lead Vocals
Dave Potts Drums
Jon Bavin Keyboards

Interview Links
What Source
Bernie Shaw Exclusive
Dave Potts Exclusive

Additional Information
Studios Engineering
•Unknown •Unknown
Mixer/Producer Artwork
•Guy Bidmead •Unknown
General Notes
The Turn the tables EP was released to coincide with the band’s Reading Festival appearance.

It seems this single was originally going to include “Give Me A Reason” as well.

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I have been a Praying Mantis fan since I first heard "Captured City" on Metal for Muthas. Time Tells No Lies has always been on of my favourite albums and I was overjoyed when I first discovered it was out on CD. I didn't know what had happened after the first album until in about 1994 I discovered "A Cry For The New World". I was worried about getting it as I thought it had to be a disappointment but I was wrong. I loved it and have followed the band and maintained this website ever since.

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3 comments on “Turn The Tables
  1. Robert Axelsson says:

    This single featuring Bernie Shaw(Grand Prix, Uriah Heep etc)on vocals starts of with a beautiful melodic rocker, Turn The Tables.
    On the flipside(the single’s divided into Side AA and Side A)there are two songs, the first being the simply awful Tell Me The Nightmares Wrong, a sleazy ballad-like song with an even worse chorus.
    The third track is sheer class. The instrumental A Question Of Time must be the perfect set-opener, and it’s a very melodic, yet powerful piece of music.

  2. Ian Hale says:

    This EP changed my life, three incredible tracks. Was and still am (still got it on 7″) blown away. “A question of time” and “Tell me the nightmares wrong”. Combined with Live @ Reading Festival ’82, thanx to Tommy Vance.

  3. Andy Towell says:

    I have had ‘Tell me the Nightmares Wrong’ on a tape for years and never found out who it was by. Recently I joined a lyrics site and put the lyrics up,still no joy,then got a tape to MP3 converter and put that on the forum……Lo and behold it turns out to be PM. I can rest easy in my bed now.
    Now to buy the EP. E bay here I come!!

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