Stone over at Metal Odyssey had this great post over the weekend – his top 5 metal albums from the Eighties he couldn’t live without. He said I ought to try to come up with one of my own. I honestly couldn’t come up with 5, but I did think of 4. Where he did a list of those he couldn’t live without, my list is based on things that grew me as a Hard Rock/Metal fan.
I don’t blog much about music, but it is another passion of mine. Top 5 artists (not all metal, but 3 are): Jimmy Buffett, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Tesla, and The Dave Matthews Band.
Anyway, here’s Stone’s post: http://metalodyssey.net/2015/03/14/5-metal-albums-i-cant-live-without-the-80s-edition-part-1/
Check out his site for great Hard Rock/Metal news and the occasional side bar.
Here’s my Top 4:
I still remember my friend bringing this one over and encouraging me to listen to it. Blew me away, of course.
This one, probably the biggest shaper for me. It was the first tape (you know that little piece of plastic that you had to flip over in order to listen to each side) I ever owned – co-owned actually. My brother and I put our allowance together to get it.
This tape I bought myself, and I remember my parents wanting to hear it. I guess they didn’t trust the album cover. Anyway, the biggest memory of this one I have is of taking a charity walk with my Walkman (the thing that played tapes, and it was about the size of a toaster) and listening to it. I have enjoyed this one since the mid-eighties all the way to today. Plan to keep on enjoying it.
I got this one for Christmas one year. My brother (who’s not much of a metal head) and I listened to it all the time. Great stuff.
Here are a few videos that just grabbed me the first time I saw them.
Love the killer intro, mid-section, just all of this song.
This one might seem a bit dated, but I still enjoy it as much as I did back then.
The uproar of mighty Metallica doing a video.
Believe me, it was huge news.
Two videos by a band that have long been a favorite of mine.
They’ve dropped off as of late, but are still great to see on tour.
There you go Stone. Thanks for the inspiration.