Friday, September 14, 2007

Headbangers Ball

With T blogging about Metallica and a birthday looming in the near future, I got to thinking about my youth (oh sweet, debaucherous youth, where did you go?) and some of the music at the time:

Alice Cooper - Raise Your Fist and Yell (Drove to Fayetteville from ILM to see AC in ’87 with some friends. The car broke down and we ended up taking a cab for some 50 miles to get to thte show.)

Anthrax - Among the Living, I'm the Man (EP) “"We've got real def rhymes and fresh new jams/And ya think we got egos but we're just hams…” (Pure poetry.)

Black Sabbath - The Eternal Idol (Definitly not the Sabbath of pre-’87 and that’s probably why this record escapes my memory)

Carnivore - Retaliation (Who?)

The Cult - Electric (Everyone should have this in their collection. Good ol’ Rock n Roll)

Celtic Frost - Into the Pandemonium (They cover Wall of Voodoo’s song “Mexican Radio” on this one. I still think that it is an odd choice, but whatev…)

Death - Scream Bloody Gore (The godfather record of Death Metal.)

Def Leppard - Hysteria (No other 'metal' record was produced better than this one, in my opinion and the first record with the Rick Allen after he lost an arm.)

Dio - Dream Evil (I saw Dio this year too, Charlotte and I was amazed that this guy who stands about 5’4” could have the voice with the power of Pavarotti on steroids.)

Dokken - Back For The Attack (Dokken filmed their video for ‘Dream Warriors’ in ILM. The band that I played in at the time practiced in some storage sheds that were next to the movie studio. Some guy from the studio bought us 3 cases of beer to stop playing while they were making said video, and then later, George Lynch stopped by.)

Frehley's Comet - Frehley's Comet (Saw Ace opened up for Alice Cooper in Fayettville)

Grim Reaper - Rock You To Hell (hee hee)

Guns N’ Roses – Appitite for Destruction (My favorite band of the time. This cassette never left my possecion. Saw G N’ R open up for Motely Crüe this year. See mullet picture above.)

Helix - Wild In The Streets (The band I played with at this time opened for Helix at The Mad Monk in ILM. I was 18.)

Helloween - Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part 1 (Need I say more?)

Judas Priest - Priest...Live! (First song I learned to play was Priest’s “Livin’ After Midnight” which I believe I heard on a commercial recently, intrumental.)

Kane Roberts - Kane Roberts (Who?)

Keel - Keel (Also so opened up for at The Mad Monk)

King Diamond - Abigail (That dude can scream, isn’t that right grandma?)

KISS - Crazy Nights (The third time I saw Kiss was on this tour. They were also my first concert. 1979. I was…9.)

Loudness - Hurricane Eyes (My friends that are half Japanese liked them.)

Mötley Crüe - Girls, Girls, Girls (See Gun N’ Roses)

Motörhead - Rock 'n' Roll (I love episode of the Young Ones with Motorhead.)

Savatage - Hall of the Mountain King (The title of this album made me want to be a Viking, still does.)

Twisted Sister - Love Is For Suckers (I had a Twisted Sister hat!)

W.A.S.P. - Live...In the Raw (Wasn’t Tipper Gore leading the PMRC at this time?)

Whitesnake - Whitesnake (Here I go again….)

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