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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 2:31:51 PM  
20 votes:
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 1:19:04 PM  
15 votes:
As 80's metal albums go, it's no Crest of a Knave, but it was pretty good.
 
2020-08-15 4:26:59 PM  
14 votes:

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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2020-08-15 2:46:43 PM  
13 votes:

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 3:27:52 PM  
7 votes:

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 2:38:56 PM  
7 votes:

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 6:12:36 PM  
6 votes:
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2020-08-15 2:44:15 PM  
6 votes:

Ishkur: Turbo Lover rocks.

I sang that song in karoake once.


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2020-08-15 2:12:45 PM  
6 votes:
there are literally more than 100 80s metal albums that are better.
 
2020-08-15 4:07:42 PM  
5 votes:

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 2:45:20 PM  
5 votes:

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.
 
2020-08-16 9:12:01 AM  
2 votes:
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2020-08-15 8:42:49 PM  
2 votes:

phedex: ClavellBCMI: Some people just can't apparently deal with their favorite metal bands growing up and deciding that they can't stay a thrash band while the band members are in their 30's and/or 40's (or, now, their 50's and 60's).

Why the hell not stay with what you're good at? Slayer did it.


How soon we forget the Slayer of a Down album.

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2020-08-15 8:30:53 PM  
2 votes:

drewogatory: Pop and Miracle Whip: White Zombie

Jesus, I hate The Deftones, despite them all being cool guys from around the Sac scene. If your metal band has a turntable or a rapper, you're doing it wrong. Did Body Count have a DJ? No. Even Ice T knows turntables have no place in metal.


Do you sometimes sit at home, you know... and you watch tv and and wonder what it would be like to have metal like, you know the Deftones or Korn.  Ain't no Ozzie and Geezer you know - where metal is Metal and your friends die from backstage OD's.  But you're posting on Fark.com, and fortunately...

Shiat ain't like that!

<cue thrash>
 
2020-08-15 7:05:00 PM  
2 votes:

ClavellBCMI: Some people just can't apparently deal with their favorite metal bands growing up and deciding that they can't stay a thrash band while the band members are in their 30's and/or 40's (or, now, their 50's and 60's).


Gama Bomb - Beverly Hills Robocop
Youtube wBcOiai6e10


/there is another...
 
2020-08-15 3:40:55 PM  
2 votes:

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 3:11:42 PM  
2 votes:

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 2:15:23 PM  
2 votes:

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


Vondur - Rocka Rolla (Judas Priest cover)
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2020-08-15 12:01:44 PM  
2 votes:
Turbo Lover rocks. No complaints.
 
kab
2020-08-16 1:12:56 PM  
1 vote:
Awful album.  Sorry, JP fans.
 
2020-08-15 8:30:44 PM  
1 vote:
huge drop of new titles @ Black Omen  if anyone cares..........
 
2020-08-15 8:27:45 PM  
1 vote:

drewogatory: Pop and Miracle Whip: White Zombie

Jesus, I hate The Deftones, despite them all being cool guys from around the Sac scene. If your metal band has a turntable or a rapper, you're doing it wrong. Did Body Count have a DJ? No. Even Ice T knows turntables have no place in metal.


say what you want, but slipknot circa '00 was a breath of fresh air, like nothing else we had heard before.  Those were some awesome live shows when they toured on that first (first widely distributed) album.
 
2020-08-15 6:45:04 PM  
1 vote:

starlost: trans by neil young and every single person who followed young and saw the cassette said wtf. the old i can't describe what porn is or a great painting but i know when i see it can be used on trans. it was a steaming pile of shiate.


Trans is an unrecognized masterpiece and one of Neil Young's greatest and most personal albums.

Sorry if it wasn't Crazy Horse enough for you. He was trying something different -- an earnest, heartfelt message to his autistic son, who only seemed to respond positively to the quirky sounds of synthesizers and vocoders.

Listen to it again and understand what he's trying to do. Who he's trying to reach.
 
2020-08-15 3:39:55 PM  
1 vote:

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 2:53:40 PM  
1 vote:

Ishkur: 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


You obviously didn't listen to the space between the notes
 
2020-08-15 2:20:10 PM  
1 vote:
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 2:15:53 PM  
1 vote:

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 1:58:39 PM  
1 vote:

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 1:47:55 PM  
1 vote:

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 1:35:39 PM  
1 vote:
A metal crowd pleaser.

Along with:

Somewhere In Time - Iron Maiden
Love At First Sting - Scorpions
The Black Album - Metallica
 
2020-08-15 12:57:42 PM  
1 vote:
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
 
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