During a conversation with Eon Music, Saxon’s Biff Byford talked about the band’s ninth studio album, 1988’s “Destiny,” and some of the issues that surrounded the group at the time.
When the interviewer said the record “is much maligned, even by the band,” Biff replied:
“Well, the thing is, it was a bad time for Saxon then. I think the content of the album seems pretty good to me; the songs are great – ‘S.O.S’ and stuff like that – but we were going through a lot of bad things, and the album really saw it.
“I don’t have good memories of making the album or being in the band at that time because shortly after that it all went sort of pear-shaped again [Saxon were dropped by EMI records].
“So, I suppose it was a good album for us if it was sorted out where we were going to be going.
“I mean, if I hear the album it sounds great, but for me, there’s too many keyboards on there and just a lot of stuff that was put on there. But I do like the album – I don’t dislike the album.”