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(I Heart Radio Alt 102.3 FM)   In preparation for their 50th anniversary, Judas Priest break out the heavy Firepower   ( alt1023fm.iheart.com) divider line
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2018-02-02 10:23:25 PM  
About the only thing I know about Judas Priest is that Rob Halford lived near me in San Diego, and at the time he had a really cool dog that did not look at all metal.  Really friendly, and loved to jump on me, but not what I expected.
 
2018-02-02 10:31:56 PM  

davidphogan: About the only thing I know about Judas Priest is that Rob Halford lived near me in San Diego, and at the time he had a really cool dog that did not look at all metal.  Really friendly, and loved to jump on me, but not what I expected.



I'd say having Rob Halford jump on you would be rather unexpected.
 
2018-02-02 11:07:50 PM  
Breakin' the law, breakin' the law. Duh huh.

BREAKIN THE LAW
Youtube 0ZG11UBoj-o
 
2018-02-02 11:16:46 PM  
That was a farking joke.  Apparently you can produce a "metal" track without bass or kik.  Who knew?  farking Point of Entry had more bottom.
 
2018-02-02 11:22:49 PM  

Zeff: That was a farking joke.  Apparently you can produce a "metal" track without bass or kik.  Who knew?  farking Point of Entry had more bottom.


It was probably just a bad mix when converting it to youtube.  Anyway, have some goddamn respect.  Just about anything you listen to is because these guys existed.
 
2018-02-02 11:22:55 PM  

Zeff: Apparently you can produce a "metal" track without bass...Who knew?


They did.

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2018-02-02 11:30:14 PM  
I friggin love Rocka Rolla. Excellent album. You can hear shades of it in all the rock from 72 to 80 something. Another band I like is Wishbone Ash. A lot of metal heads don't know this one and then groove on it.
 
2018-02-02 11:34:50 PM  
http://www.fark.com/comments/9898773/​1​13511213#c113511213 With all due respect, do NOT lecture me on having respect.  I have a 38yr perspective on their output.
 
2018-02-02 11:34:54 PM  
Judas Priest - Dissident Aggressor
Youtube H_mpt8xyZVI


Priest peaked early in their career.
 
2018-02-02 11:36:32 PM  
It's true, I don't remember how to quote on Fark. My shame knows no bounds.  But I put bottom in my kik n bass
 
2018-02-02 11:43:31 PM  
Just listened to the Firepower audio after posting my last comment. I gotta say that I am conflicted.

This style was awesome when it was new. Went to concerts and after British Steel the whole world was rockin. Good times. The early 80's metal was good. Then along came Cinderella. Boo on the big hair band bull crap.

But it is the exact same thing that we listened to thirty years ago. Which I guess is good, cause I do like it, but it is not where Priest could have gone by now. Their original Prog rock days had more interesting licks and sounds.

At least GnR and the 90's saved some of the soul of rock and roll away from the glam crap. Lived in Seattle and got to experience first hand the awesomeness of Soundgarden and many others at small venues.
 
2018-02-02 11:51:22 PM  
I saw them in 1998 with Ripper Owens and I'll be going up to Youngstown in March to see them with Rob Halford.

baxterdog: Just listened to the Firepower audio after posting my last comment. I gotta say that I am conflicted.

At least GnR and the 90's saved some of the soul of rock and roll away from the glam crap. Lived in Seattle and got to experience first hand the awesomeness of Soundgarden and many others at small venues.


I love GnR but I'll always be disappointed that we never got anywhere near the volume of bluesy stuff that would have come out had they acted like human beings towards one another.
 
2018-02-02 11:56:37 PM  

Snapper Carr: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/H_mpt8xy​ZVI]

Priest peaked early in their career.


some of their covers were way better than the originals, too. Diamonds and Rust, Green Manalishi come to mind.
 
2018-02-02 11:58:56 PM  

WoodyHayes: I saw them in 1998 with Ripper Owens and I'll be going up to Youngstown in March to see them with Rob Halford.

baxterdog: Just listened to the Firepower audio after posting my last comment. I gotta say that I am conflicted.

At least GnR and the 90's saved some of the soul of rock and roll away from the glam crap. Lived in Seattle and got to experience first hand the awesomeness of Soundgarden and many others at small venues.

I love GnR but I'll always be disappointed that we never got anywhere near the volume of bluesy stuff that would have come out had they acted like human beings towards one another.


I agree with that. But it's been my experience that things, music, people, that hit high notes, also have to fall low. It's part of the human condition.
 
2018-02-03 12:01:57 AM  

dennysgod: davidphogan: About the only thing I know about Judas Priest is that Rob Halford lived near me in San Diego, and at the time he had a really cool dog that did not look at all metal.  Really friendly, and loved to jump on me, but not what I expected.


I'd say having Rob Halford jump on you would be rather unexpected.


He's been living openly as a gay man for the last 20 years.  I would expect him to jump on dudes, NTTAWWT.
 
2018-02-03 12:27:08 AM  
Accept balls to your wall was openly gay.

Accept Balls To The Wall
Youtube IjJVSqws0oY
 
2018-02-03 12:29:51 AM  

Casey Anthony: Accept balls to your wall was openly gay. [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/IjJVSqws​0oY]

Accept - London Leatherboys
Youtube LjvrLbmmi40

 
2018-02-03 12:35:23 AM  
If they are doing the same sound as 30 years ago and it doesn't sound like another song, good on them for keeping it alive.

/defender of the faith
 
2018-02-03 12:44:13 AM  
The album (OK, cassette) that turned me on to metal back in 1984.

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Still one of my all time favorites too!
 
2018-02-03 01:13:46 AM  

Snapper Carr: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/H_mpt8xy​ZVI]

Priest peaked early in their career.



Judas Priest - Dreamer Deceiver & Deceiver
Youtube GjMizl3qQGE


Back in the day, the last Priest album (cassette) I bought was British Steel, and I chucked it out the car window after a couple of plays.
 
2018-02-03 01:16:15 AM  

bearded clamorer: Snapper Carr: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/H_mpt8xy​ZVI]

Priest peaked early in their career.


[YouTube video: Judas Priest - Dreamer Deceiver & Deceiver]

Back in the day, the last Priest album (cassette) I bought was British Steel, and I chucked it out the car window after a couple of plays.


Littering is breaking the law
 
2018-02-03 01:32:43 AM  
BABYMETAL & Rob Halford : Breaking The Law
Youtube tuWSDgk3cEY
 
2018-02-03 01:38:12 AM  

Whatthefark: The album (OK, cassette) that turned me on to metal back in 1984.

[img.fark.net image 376x600]

Still one of my all time favorites too!


I enjoyed that brief period in time where there was standardized text on cassette graphics.  oh the things you remember...
 
2018-02-03 02:03:46 AM  

stonelotus: dennysgod: davidphogan: About the only thing I know about Judas Priest is that Rob Halford lived near me in San Diego, and at the time he had a really cool dog that did not look at all metal.  Really friendly, and loved to jump on me, but not what I expected.


I'd say having Rob Halford jump on you would be rather unexpected.

He's been living openly as a gay man for the last 20 years.  I would expect him to jump on dudes, NTTAWWT.


20 years nothing, try 40.  The famous "heavy metal leather" look?  He brought that trend stateside.  In the UK, that same leather look was a major part of the London gay scene.  He knew damn well what he was doing when he made that his iconic look.  Halford has been screaming his orientation from the rooftops for his entire career, and I salute him for it.
 
2018-02-03 02:55:42 AM  
That was a pretty solid track that wouldn't sound out of place on British Steel.

With all the batshiat crazy things going on in this world, it's very comforting knowing that Judas Priest is still out there doing this kind of stuff.
 
2018-02-03 03:13:55 AM  

dennysgod: davidphogan: About the only thing I know about Judas Priest is that Rob Halford lived near me in San Diego, and at the time he had a really cool dog that did not look at all metal.  Really friendly, and loved to jump on me, but not what I expected.


I'd say having Rob Halford jump on you would be rather unexpected.


You should meet Rob Halford.
 
2018-02-03 04:29:17 AM  
They are playing Rockfest in Barcelona (where I live) next July along with Kiss, Ozzy, Megadeth and others. Looks like I'm going to a festival this year!
 
2018-02-03 06:33:48 AM  
Well, that was shiat.
 
2018-02-03 07:03:06 AM  
baxterdog:
But it is the exact same thing that we listened to thirty years ago. Which I guess is good, cause I do like it, but it is not where Priest could have gone by now. Their original Prog rock days had more interesting licks and sounds.

This is why guys like Robb Flynn try to do something different. It might go really badly, but it's important.
 
2018-02-03 07:41:41 AM  
Beyond the Realms of Death
Youtube MtWJoIUifQI
 
2018-02-03 07:45:35 AM  

Rattlehead: [Youtube MtWJoIUifQI image 480x270][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/MtWJoIUi​fQI]


First time I heard the song, Blind Guardian covered it for a Judas Priest cover album, but both versions are excellent.
 
2018-02-03 09:06:30 AM  
Never been a huge fan, never bought an album, but wouldn't change the station if I heard them either.  Went with a buddy to a show in Edmonton on the Revolution tour, and it was one of the best stage shows I've ever seen.  Utterly shameless display of over-the-top 80's metal, and it was farking amazing.
 
2018-02-03 09:47:36 AM  
TURBO IS MY FAVORITE ALBUM BECAUSE I'M A CONTRARIAN.
 
2018-02-03 10:34:53 AM  

The Googles Do Nothing: TURBO IS MY FAVORITE ALBUM BECAUSE I'M A CONTRARIAN.


Turbo is a great pop-metal album. Its just not a very good Judas Priest album.

I've always loved people that hated on Turbo because of the synthesizers, but claim to love VH 1984 and 5150.
 
2018-02-03 11:57:11 AM  
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2018-02-03 12:00:12 PM  
Judas Priest Shreds [Dante]
Youtube SRdQO-f6Ya4
 
2018-02-03 12:38:41 PM  

Snapper Carr: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/H_mpt8xy​ZVI]

Priest peaked early in their career.


came here to post this, so as a very good plan B.

JUDAS PRIEST - Victim of Changes ! “.. just Wowww!!” [HDadv] [1080p] 1983
Youtube hDzutIb6p6I
 
2018-02-03 12:58:56 PM  
I bought main floor tickets (first time).   How early do I need to show up to get in the front rows?
 
2018-02-03 02:05:35 PM  

Zeff: That was a farking joke.  Apparently you can produce a "metal" track without bass or kik.  Who knew?


Who knew? Pretty much everyone who listens to metal beyond the entry-level stuff. The vast majority of black metal mixes lean towards the high end to achieve a certain atmosphere. Lots of death and thrash metal too. And then there's stuff like Om and Necromantia, that's at the complete opposite end of the spectrum.
 
2018-02-03 02:16:28 PM  
Joe Lester of Intronaut plays Australopithecus solo on EMGtv
Youtube o9dN1MsxIMc
 
2018-02-03 02:53:58 PM  

bearded clamorer: Snapper Carr: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/H_mpt8xy​ZVI]

Priest peaked early in their career.


[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/GjMizl3q​QGE]

Back in the day, the last Priest album (cassette) I bought was British Steel, and I chucked it out the car window after a couple of plays.


this song this song this song this SGOnb
 
2018-02-03 05:38:01 PM  
First Priest album I bought was Sin after Sin and it is still my favorite. Sinner is my favorite Priest song.

I have all of them up until Painkiller. I can find something on each of them that I like. Guess it will be a JP night on the headphones.

Way too many to choose from-

heading out to the highway, electric eye, delivering the goods, and so many more.
 
2018-02-03 06:57:58 PM  

Whatthefark: The album (OK, cassette) that turned me on to metal back in 1984.

[img.fark.net image 376x600]

Still one of my all time favorites too!


SfV came out in '82.

Title track STILL melts faces.
 
2018-02-04 12:50:22 AM  
I saw Halford play in a solo thing right before Fight in a small awesome dive bar where the Amazon campus is now in Seattle.

That area had a tow yard, Dennys, marine store, warehouses, and this excellent rock and roll dive bar. Can't recall the name of it any more.

It was pretty much eclipsed by the Rockcandy and the Offramp though. Seattle was a kick ass place back then.
 
2018-02-04 08:35:19 AM  

Snapper Carr: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/H_mpt8xy​ZVI]

Priest peaked early in their career.


nah.

Judas Priest - Painkiller
Youtube nM__lPTWThU
 
2018-02-04 09:53:12 AM  
"Sad Wings of Destiny" "Sin After Sin" and "Stained Class" are the only totally great Judas Priest records in my opinion. Those are the only three that are completely listenable as in every song is great. I can listen to all three of those start to finish. Every single other Priest record has one or two GOOD songs but loads of "filler" material I believe.
 
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