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MOTLEY CRUE REMINDS US TO SHOUT AT THE DEVIL 36 YEARS LATER – METAL REWIND

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L to R: Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, Mick Mars and Tommy Lee

Pictures courtesy of Wikipedia

Happy Friday Metalheads! Hope you all had a great week. Today we celebrate the release of one of the most ground breaking metal albums released September 26, 1983, by the one and only Motley Crue called “Shout at the Devil” on Elektra Records.

This is the album that put Motley Crue on the map and pushed the band to international stardom.  When the album was first released, the band came under fire for not only the use of a pentagram on the cover, but also the album title. Additionally, the band were presumed to be Satan worshipers. Bassist Nikki Sixx  explained in several interviews that the title is “Shout AT the Devil”  not with the devil and was surprised that others seemed to get a different impression. To quell the controversy, when future editions of the album were released, the cover was changed to pictures of the 4 members of the band.

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Shout at the Devil reached #17 on the Billboard 200 chart and the songs “Looks That Kill” and “Too Young to Fall in Love” were chart hits as well. The videos for both songs were extremely popular on Headbanger’s Ball on MTV .

The track listing for “Shout at the Devil” is as follows:

  1. In The Beginning
  2. Shout at the Devil
  3. Looks That Kill
  4. Bastard
  5. God Bless the Children of the Beast (instrumental)
  6. Helter Skelter (Beatles cover)
  7. Red Hot
  8. Too Young to Fall in Love
  9. Knock ‘Em Dead, Kid
  10. Ten Seconds to Love
  11. Danger

“In the Beginning” is narrated by engineer and producer Geoff Workman, who worked with such bands as Queen, Twisted Sister and Journey to name a few.

While the band has vowed and signed a contract that they will never tour as Motley Crue again, band recorded songs for the movie adaptation of their autobiography “The Dirt.” The Crue legacy lives on and this album will NEVER get old!

SO COME NOW CHILDREN OF THE BEAST, 

BE STRONG AND SHOUT AT THE DEVIL

NUCLEAR ASSAULT – CRITICAL MASS – METAL REWIND

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Happy Friday Metalheads! Today we go back to 1989 for a track by the band Nuclear Assault off their third album called “Handle With Care” for the track “Critical Mass.”

Formed in 1984 after bassist Dan Lilker was fired from Anthrax, Nuclear Assault released two demos that helped them secure a multi-album deal with Combat Records and a tour across the United States. Their first two albums on Combat Records were starting to create a buzz, however “Handle With Care” and the video “Critical Mass” became a staple on MTV, most notably on Headbangers Ball. 

One of the best parts of this video is the appearance of the secretary who brought down Televangelist Jim Bakker (husband of Tammy Faye Bakker) and sometime metal video guest star Jessica Hahn who tries her best to show she’s a Nuclear Assault fan! Check out the video below and don’t forget to follow the bouncing yellow circle!

CRITICAL MASS

LOUDNESS – LET IT GO – METAL REWIND

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Happy Friday Metalheads! Today we take a trip back to 1986 to the sixth album by the Japanese band Loudness called “Lightning Strikes” for the track “Let It Go.”

“Let It Go” is the opening track on “Lightning Strikes” and the video for the song received substantial airplay on MTV and Headbanger’s Ball. The album produced by Max Norman, who has also produced albums for Ozzy Osbourne and Megadeth peaked at #64 on the Billboard 200 chart and stayed on the chart for 15 weeks. Norman also wrote some of the lyrics for the album but was not credited.

The album is known as “Shadows of War” in Japan and has a different track order as well as a difference in some of the vocals and melodies on the album.

Although the band has has it’s ups and downs over the years and some lineup changes, they released their 27th studio album “Rise to Glory” in 2018 and toured in support of the album.

 

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO FOR LET IT GO

JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS – I HATE MYSELF FOR LOVING YOU

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Pictures courtesy of Rarerecords.com

Happy Wednesday Metalheads! Hope you’re having a great week so far! Today we wrap up our “Metal Women Who Rock” series with a trip back to 1988 to the sixth album by Joan Jett called “Up Your Alley” for the track “I Hate Myself For Loving You.”

Former Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor played guitar on the track and the song was played in heavy rotation on MTV and Headbanger’s Ball.  The song charted on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart at #8 and earned Joan Jett and The Blackhearts a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

Jett, who turns 61 this year shows no signs of slowing down and is not only still making music, but she has also made guest appearances in several TV shows and films. She is also currently active in the sports world and is a huge supporter of the US Armed Forces touring across the world for United Service Organizations, Inc. for over 20 years.

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO FOR “I HATE MYSELF FOR LOVING YOU”

 

 

BANG TANGO – SOMEONE LIKE YOU

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Happy Wednesday Metalheads! Today in the final installment of this month’s hair band series we going to take a trip back to 1989 to the debut album by Bang Tango called “Psycho Cafe” for the track “Someone Like You.”

The band which formed in 1988, had been playing in clubs around the Sunset Strip. As the band gained popularity several record labels were interested in the band before they signed with MCA Records. “Someone Like You” received substantial airplay on MTV, especially on Headbanger’s Ball and the album reached #58 on the Billboard 200 chart in 1989. The success of the song and album led to tours with Cheap Trick, L.A. Guns and Bulletboys.

After two more albums the band broke up in 1996, but reformed with original members singer, Joe Leste and bassist Kyle Kyle only.  While they collaborated together in different musical projects, the band once again came to a halt in 1999 and Joe Leste went on to form the band Beautiful Creatures in 2001.

Joe started the band up again in 2003, but he is the only original member of the band currently. There has been talk of a new album, but there is no release date as of yet.

In the meantime, check out the video for “Someone Like You” below

WARLOCK – TRIUMPH AND AGONY – METAL REWIND

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Happy Friday Metalheads! Today we take a trip back to 1987 to the final album by the German band Warlock, “Triumph and Agony.”

Warlock released 3 albums prior to “Triumph and Agony.”  When getting ready to record the album, singer Doro Pesch gave up her day job and took charge of  all band business. The album recorded in New York and Philadelphia, became the most successful album by Warlock, going gold in Germany and reaching #80 on the Billboard 200 chart in the US. The tracks “All We Are” and “Für Immer” (Forever) were released as singles and the video for “All We Are” was played in heavy rotation on MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball, which led to Warlock opening for Dio in Europe and supporting Megadeth in the US. This was their only US tour however, due to a legal battle Doro had with her former manager to retain the use of the name Warlock. The record label insisted she record and publish music under Doro moving forward. She never gave up her fight and in 2011 won the right to use the Warlock name.

The track listing for “Triumph and Agony” is as follows:

1) All We Are
2) Three Minute Warning
3) I Rule The Ruins
4) Kiss of Death
5) Make Time for Love
6) East Meets West
7) Touch of Evil
8) Metal Tango
9) Cold, Cold World
10) Für Immer

Doro has been on the metal scene for over 30 years and is constantly touring throughout the world.

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO FOR “ALL WE ARE” BELOW

SHOUT AT THE DEVIL TURNS 35!

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L to R: Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, Mick Mars and Tommy Lee

Pictures courtesy of Wikipedia

Today marks the 35th anniversary of one of the most ground breaking metal albums released on this day, September 26 in 1983, by the one and only Motley Crue called “Shout at the Devil” on Elektra Records.

This is the album that put Motley Crue on the map and pushed the band to international stardom.  When the album was first released, the band came under fire for not only the use of a pentagram on the cover, but also the album title. Additionally, the band were presumed to be Satan worshipers. Bassist Nikki Sixx  explained in several interviews that the title is “Shout AT the Devil”  not with the devil and was surprised that others seemed to get a different impression. To quell the controversy, when future editions of the album were released, the cover was changed to pictures of the 4 members of the band.

secondshoutcover

Shout at the Devil reached #17 on the Billboard 200 chart and the songs “Looks That Kill” and “Too Young to Fall in Love” were chart hits as well. The videos for both songs were extremely popular on Headbanger’s Ball on MTV .

The track listing for “Shout at the Devil” is as follows:

  1. In The Beginning
  2. Shout at the Devil
  3. Looks That Kill
  4. Bastard
  5. God Bless the Children of the Beast (instrumental)
  6. Helter Skelter (Beatles cover)
  7. Red Hot
  8. Too Young to Fall in Love
  9. Knock ‘Em Dead, Kid
  10. Ten Seconds to Love
  11. Danger

“In the Beginning” is narrated by engineer and producer Geoff Workman, who worked with such bands as Queen, Twisted Sister and Journey to name a few.

While the band has vowed and signed a contract that they will never tour as Motley Crue again, Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx have both confirmed that the band has reunited and are in the studio only to record new music, as well as songs for the upcoming movie adaptation of their autobiography “The Dirt” which began shooting this past February. The Crue legacy lives on!

SO COME NOW CHILDREN OF THE BEAST, 

BE STRONG AND SHOUT AT THE DEVIL