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(Louder Sound)   Judas Priest's 1986 keyboard infused album, Turbo. Worst idea ever or best 80's metal record ever?   (loudersound.com) divider line
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2020-08-15 10:56:07 AM  
It was a bit weird but I've never heard a hardcore Priest fan get up in arms about it.
 
2020-08-15 11:02:12 AM  
I liked it.  Yeah, it was no "British Steel", but the songs were good and memorable--and tended to mirror everything else put out around that time.  The eighties were a weird time when it came to music. Slick and overproduced was considered a good thing.

/"Out in the Cold" was teh awesome.
 
2020-08-15 12:01:44 PM  
Turbo Lover rocks. No complaints.
 
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2020-08-15 12:10:11 PM  
I was happy with it.
 
2020-08-15 12:14:29 PM  
It fit in well with the times.  Sure you can look back 35ish years & nitpick but it rocked then & rocks now.

/not the best 80s album though
 
2020-08-15 12:42:33 PM  
I'd put it just above RockaRolla in terms of listenability.
 
2020-08-15 12:48:35 PM  
turbo lover will forever be associated in my brain with racing the deep forest track on gran turismo 3
 
2020-08-15 12:57:42 PM  
It was inevitable.  They'd been descending into pop metal since British Steel.

Maiden did a much better job of integrating keyboards into their sound on Somewhere in Time
 
2020-08-15 12:59:47 PM  
I loved it.
 
2020-08-15 1:03:14 PM  
iron maiden incorprated synths around that time as well.  it was the 80s.

standards were pretty arbitrary around then for me and my 15 year old compatriots regarding what was 'gay' vs 'awesome'.  duran duran was fruity (makeup and odd fashion choices), priest and maiden were awesome, despite similar choices.  then we found out about rob halford and freddy mercury.  and found out about what duran duran were turning down.

odd times.
 
2020-08-15 1:06:02 PM  
An ode to honourable gay love, in retrospect.
 
2020-08-15 1:11:20 PM  
Metallica "Fade to Black" played on Seaboard RISE
Youtube BXUMrXaYEik
 
2020-08-15 1:16:37 PM  
Liked Turbo and Painkiller. Ram it Down never resonated with me.
 
2020-08-15 1:19:04 PM  
As 80's metal albums go, it's no Crest of a Knave, but it was pretty good.
 
2020-08-15 1:33:53 PM  
Both?
 
2020-08-15 1:35:39 PM  
A metal crowd pleaser.

Along with:

Somewhere In Time - Iron Maiden
Love At First Sting - Scorpions
The Black Album - Metallica
 
2020-08-15 1:45:38 PM  

Billy Liar: Both?


Neither.
 
2020-08-15 1:47:55 PM  

Snapper Carr: It was inevitable.  They'd been descending into pop metal since British Steel.

Maiden did a much better job of integrating keyboards into their sound on Somewhere in Time


Somewhere in Time and Seventh Son of a Seventh Son were two of their three best albums.

/Powerslave rounds out the list.
/*runs away*
 
2020-08-15 1:58:39 PM  

yabun: As 80's metal albums go, it's no Crest of a Knave, but it was pretty good.


Tull fan sees what you did there...
 
2020-08-15 1:59:40 PM  

PainInTheASP: Snapper Carr: It was inevitable.  They'd been descending into pop metal since British Steel.

Maiden did a much better job of integrating keyboards into their sound on Somewhere in Time

Somewhere in Time and Seventh Son of a Seventh Son were two of their three best albums.

/Powerslave rounds out the list.
/*runs away*


Over Piece of Mind?
# of the Beast?
Power Slave?
Killers?

/Gettoutofheeere....
 
2020-08-15 2:02:33 PM  

PainInTheASP: Seventh Son of a Seventh Son


Some time in late 80s or early 90s some local magazine printed article about Seventh.. or Iron Maiden in general. Article had photo of guy squating with two album sleeves and 5 topless girls behind him, if one doesn't count painted on letters "i", "r", "o", "n", "m", "a", "i", "d", "e", and "n'
 
2020-08-15 2:05:07 PM  
Iron Maiden- Killers
Youtube XlGIFNS3Idc


/Primal 'Maiden
 
2020-08-15 2:12:45 PM  
there are literally more than 100 80s metal albums that are better.
 
2020-08-15 2:14:41 PM  

Snapper Carr: It was inevitable.  They'd been descending into pop metal since British Steel.

Maiden did a much better job of integrating keyboards into their sound on Somewhere in Time


This. I was a huge Priest fan until British Steel and my interest dropped off quickly after that. The Point of Entry tour was terrible and I def. took a loing JP break after. Still don't really listen to 80s+ Priest.
 
2020-08-15 2:15:23 PM  

The Googles Do Nothing: I'd put it just above RockaRolla in terms of listenability.


Vondur - Rocka Rolla (Judas Priest cover)
Youtube TqdY5mPfJWc
 
2020-08-15 2:15:53 PM  

Leader O'Cola: there are literally more than 100 80s metal albums that are better.


Hell, there are 100 better 80's power metal records.
 
2020-08-15 2:20:10 PM  
I didn't care about the keyboards, it was the guitar sound on that album that I didn't like. Compared to Defenders of the Faith the guitars sounded really thin. Same with Painkiller, I know to a lot of people that is "the" Priest song but the guitar sound doesn't work for me.
 
2020-08-15 2:23:01 PM  
Turbo Lover rocks.

I sang that song in karoake once.
 
2020-08-15 2:26:33 PM  
Among my circle of friends people liked some of their songs but no one was a Judas Priest fan, at least not in the way that people were Iron Maiden fans or Rush fans. And Defenders of the Faith marked the 'meh' point where it seemed like their time was done. By the time Turbo Lover comes out most people had moved on, so there was no backlash that I saw. If someone had called Judas Priest sellouts when that album came out everyone else probably would have responded with "Wait, you still listen to Judas Priest?".
 
2020-08-15 2:27:23 PM  

drewogatory: Snapper Carr: It was inevitable.  They'd been descending into pop metal since British Steel.

Maiden did a much better job of integrating keyboards into their sound on Somewhere in Time

This. I was a huge Priest fan until British Steel and my interest dropped off quickly after that. The Point of Entry tour was terrible and I def. took a loing JP break after. Still don't really listen to 80s+ Priest.


Your loss

Judas Priest- The Sentinel with lyrics
Youtube dLMuv5dc-rQ
 
2020-08-15 2:29:55 PM  
Hah! Just noticed the 'pats shoulder pads!
 
2020-08-15 2:31:51 PM  
Their early work was a little too new wave for my taste. But when Turbo came out in '86, I think they really came into their own, commercially and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. They've been compared to Black Sabbath, but I think Priest has a far more bitter, cynical sense of humor.
 
2020-08-15 2:38:56 PM  

EdgeRunner: Their early work was a little too new wave for my taste. But when Turbo came out in '86, I think they really came into their own, commercially and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. They've been compared to Black Sabbath, but I think Priest has a far more bitter, cynical sense of humor.


Sabrina, don't just stare at it.  Eat it
 
2020-08-15 2:41:11 PM  

EdgeRunner: Their early work was a little too new wave of British notsoheavy metal for my taste. But when Turbo came out in '86, I think they really came into their own, commercially and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. They've been compared to Black Sabbath, but I think Priest has a far more bitter, cynical sense of humor.

 
2020-08-15 2:44:15 PM  

Ishkur: Turbo Lover rocks.

I sang that song in karoake once.


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2020-08-15 2:45:07 PM  

Pop and Miracle Whip: A metal crowd pleaser.

Somewhere In Time - Iron Maiden


This album got flak too when it came out, but it's in my top 3 Maiden albums. Wasted Years and Stranger in a Strange land are worth the price of admission alone.
 
2020-08-15 2:45:20 PM  

EdgeRunner: Their early work was a little too new wave for my taste. But when Turbo came out in '86, I think they really came into their own, commercially and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. They've been compared to Black Sabbath, but I think Priest has a far more bitter, cynical sense of humor.


Now do Huey Lewis and The News.
 
2020-08-15 2:46:43 PM  

PainInTheASP: Snapper Carr: It was inevitable.  They'd been descending into pop metal since British Steel.

Maiden did a much better job of integrating keyboards into their sound on Somewhere in Time

Somewhere in Time and Seventh Son of a Seventh Son were two of their three best albums.

/Powerslave rounds out the list.
/*runs away*


I love that Maiden song with the galloping bassline.
 
2020-08-15 2:47:36 PM  

LewDux: Ishkur: Turbo Lover rocks.

I sang that song in karoake once.

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E2-E4 doesn't have any lyrics.

/fun fact: I played it in its entirety in a mix set.
//The mix is 15 hours long.
/// http://ishkur.com/mixes/Ishkur_-_The_L​ongplay.mp3
 
2020-08-15 2:48:59 PM  

Ishkur: EdgeRunner: Their early work was a little too new wave for my taste. But when Turbo came out in '86, I think they really came into their own, commercially and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. They've been compared to Black Sabbath, but I think Priest has a far more bitter, cynical sense of humor.

Now do Huey Lewis and The News.


You like Huey Lewis and the News?
 
2020-08-15 2:53:40 PM  

Ishkur: LewDux: Ishkur: Turbo Lover rocks.

I sang that song in karoake once.

[Fark user image 500x642]

E2-E4 doesn't have any lyrics.

/fun fact: I played it in its entirety in a mix set.
//The mix is 15 hours long.
/// http://ishkur.com/mixes/Ishkur_-_The_L​ongplay.mp3


You obviously didn't listen to the space between the notes
 
2020-08-15 3:11:42 PM  

Mr.Poops: Pop and Miracle Whip: A metal crowd pleaser.

Somewhere In Time - Iron Maiden

This album got flak too when it came out, but it's in my top 3 Maiden albums. Wasted Years and Stranger in a Strange land are worth the price of admission alone.


I remember seeing an interview with them on MTV, they said they wanted to call Wasted Years "Golden Years" and my teenage brain went right to "Golden Showers" and now I can't hear the opening guitar riff without thinking about...

*ahem*

...that.
 
2020-08-15 3:18:51 PM  
Welp, now I'm off to play some Gran Turismo 3.
 
2020-08-15 3:27:52 PM  

EdgeRunner: Ishkur: EdgeRunner: Their early work was a little too new wave for my taste. But when Turbo came out in '86, I think they really came into their own, commercially and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. They've been compared to Black Sabbath, but I think Priest has a far more bitter, cynical sense of humor.

Now do Huey Lewis and The News.

You like Huey Lewis and the News?


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/Huey Lewis then murdered a guy w/ an axe
 
2020-08-15 3:35:10 PM  

Pop and Miracle Whip: [YouTube video: Iron Maiden- Killers]

/Primal 'Maiden


The best Maiden.
 
2020-08-15 3:39:55 PM  

Leader O'Cola: The Googles Do Nothing: I'd put it just above RockaRolla in terms of listenability.

[YouTube video: Vondur - Rocka Rolla (Judas Priest cover)]


I.....listened to the whole thing.
 
2020-08-15 3:40:55 PM  

LewDux: You obviously didn't listen to the space between the notes


There's only two notes.

That's a lot of space.
 
2020-08-15 3:44:20 PM  

mangobunny: I didn't care about the keyboards, it was the guitar sound on that album that I didn't like. Compared to Defenders of the Faith the guitars sounded really thin. Same with Painkiller, I know to a lot of people that is "the" Priest song but the guitar sound doesn't work for me.


Their 70s guitar tone was very unique.  I think it sounds tight and mean with the treble rolled off and the natural tube overdrive.   By Painkiller the guitar tone sounded like every other metal band out there.  However the band had progressed well beyond the 70s musically and that album is so damn heavy it makes up for the generic tone.
 
2020-08-15 4:07:42 PM  

bloobeary: Turbo Lover rocks. No complaints.


When I was in 8th grade, this high school rocker chick was hanging out with us in the back of the bus. She was explaining to us younger rocker dudes that "some music is good for sex. But Judas Priest is for farking!!" I fell in love with her that day, but alas, guys her age had cars and jobs and money and I wasn't there yet. But I did buy a Turbo Lover shirt and wore it for her on the bus.
 
2020-08-15 4:26:59 PM  

Combustion: bloobeary: Turbo Lover rocks. No complaints.

When I was in 8th grade, this high school rocker chick was hanging out with us in the back of the bus. She was explaining to us younger rocker dudes that "some music is good for sex. But Judas Priest is for farking!!" I fell in love with her that day, but alas, guys her age had cars and jobs and money and I wasn't there yet. But I did buy a Turbo Lover shirt and wore it for her on the bus.


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