Right, since I appear to be the resident metal king and many of you have pretty much been cut out of the scene by the idiotic music industry in North America I think it is time for me to begin posting some (almost) daily links to give y'all a broader base without having to look randomly around hoping you will stumble upon what's good (I have done a LOT of that and might as well share the results)
This one is a tad over-the-top in the drawn-out fashion of the mid 70's but it's a fucking smoking cover, Rainbow featuring DIO doing "Still I'm Sad"- enjoy and more to come http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGURpkcpSzo
No, subtlety was not included in the MANOWAR playbook- although probably the least "disguised" song I could name is a tune by Grim Reaper called "Suck it and See", possibly tied with the truly awful MOTORHEAD tune "Don't let Daddy Kiss Me", which should have gotten Lemmy a fine at the very least- I won't link either of them tunes since they are both too slow for me along with their true awful-ness- don't seek out the MOTORHEAD tune unless you are truly prepared
Funny thin, that song is on what is possibly their best album ever, "Bastards"
A KISS classic for today- not exactly "metal" per say, but a good rockin tune that I think most of the vynsaniacs will appreciate (and probably haven't heard due to the subject matter and what might be called "innuendo")- look up the lyrics if you can't catch them- the song "Room Service" is also notable in that respect. This song is at the same time rockin, funny and awful, one of my faves of theirs
I've always dug that almost every single word in the song rhymes with "erection," but they never actually say it. Kiss don't get as much credit as they deserve. Their music is usually exceedingly dumb, but in a Flornbesque "it took some serious thought to be this stupid" way.
*--For behavior unbecoming anyone, perpetrated in real time over an extended--AH, FUCK IT! MORE MALIBU, BITCHES!!
Just got back from Albuquerque. They had a pretty good rock radio station. They played lots of Iron Maiden, Metallica, Zeppelin, Floyd, Van Halen, etc. Then, they played this song I had never heard before. Thought it was an interesting combo.
One of my all-time fave MANOWAR tunes, off their first album (obviously named "Battle Hymns") I present Heavy Metal Daze. Nowhere near as fast as their newer stuff but the steady groove, killer playing , great vocals and the (IMO) hilarious lyrics get the job done right
The balls-out attack on the first verse is really something. This was track 1, side 1 of their debut and putting it in that context kinda gives me chills every fucking time I hear it- which quickly turns to chuckles but hey Metal is supposed to be FUN in my books. IF you like this tune I think you might seek out the whole album, it's fucking SOLID all the way through, ending with the truly EPIC title track
OK I admit I mixed up the order, THIS is the proper first track, Metal Daze is second and kicks in right after this one- I should have remembered that the album started off with the rumbling dammit- presenting "Death Tone" (referring to the sound of a fast approaching loud motorcycle ridden by someone who no longer gives a fuck) by the immortal MANOWAR