The 70’s taught me to walk, talk and all that. But the 80’s introduced me to alcohol, sex and cannabis. And the beginning of a long conflict with my family that hasn’t ended yet. It was also a time of music. Everything about the 80’s was music.
Thanks to YouTube us old metal heads can relive some of those special moments. Here’s a small selection (in no particular order):
W.A.S.P – Sleeping in the Fire
Damn I used to love this song. And it’s still good.
Judas Priest – Turbo Lover
A recent live recording of an awesome song by an awesome band. And never forget, Rob Halford is heavy metal.
Quiet Riot – Thunderbird
Another really great ballad. This was originally written as a tribute Randy Rhodes, but is a great tribute to Kevin DuBrow as well. Rest in peace!
Dio – Rock ‘n Roll Children
The great great great great grand-daddy of metal, Ronnie James Dio. He’s about 180 years old now, but still going strong.
Slayer – Necrophiliac
The gods of thrash metal. They always have been and always will be. There never was “the big four”, only Slayer. Anybody who disagrees has been having butt sex with Dave Mustaine.
Paul Di’Anno – Running Free
I know, this is a much more recent recording. But, Paul Di’Anno was the real singer of Maiden. And he sings this song way better than Bruce Dickinson ever could.
This is obviously just a small selection of all the goodies. Search YouTube for your own favorites. I’m sure you’ll find them there.