Posts Tagged ‘Judas Priest’

 

This week, my special guest is none other than Michael Sweet from heavy metal legends, Stryper! We talk records, the stripes, the yellow and black, religion, heavy metal, their Aussie tour that starts this Friday and we nerd out over gear. And why not? It’s a fun chat and Michael is an all round top dude. Hopefully we can get him back on the show in the future to go deeper cos we didn’t even really scratch the surface with this one but there’s great stories found within.

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Devon (Vocals) and Craigums (Bass) from All You Can Eat in Adelaide, Sept 94.

This week’s show is nothin’ but a good time as Craigums from the bands The Love Songs, All You Can Eat, Your Mother, and countless others, joins me to discuss all of the punk rock antics and his time seeing all the good bands, touring Australia so they can play Mildura, joining bands when you don’t even own an instrument let alone play an instrument, putting out records on a bunch of cool record labels, etc. the list goes on. This show is a fun ride from start to finish. Get a pen and paper handy cos you’re probably going to be writing down a ton of notes so you can go and discover the bands he talks about. There’s a lot of great stuff in here so do yourself a favour.

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So back in the day, around 1989 I think, this was shown on TV here in Australia. Page One was a current affairs type program that played on late night television on Channel 10. I remember the night clearly: I was in the lounge room laying on the floor, my mate was sitting on the couch and my mum was on another couch, we were all watching. I guess my mum knew we were all into metal and she wanted to take an interest in what we were listening to, or something. So here we were, sitting down and ready to watch a program that was going to warn my own mum about the music I was listening to. Now, 21 years later, found on some tape with the words “Heavy Metal” written on the label, you can watch this piece of visual history as Page One takes you through a look at the likes of Metallica and Judas Priest being blamed for the suicides of teenage kids.

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I really like how they mention Venom too… those lyrics are gold! In fact, so much that I am gonna have to listen to Black Metal as I write this. See, Venom can be associated with anything. So good! I remember the day when I found the Satanic messages that are in the Venom song ‘In League With Satan’. Me and my brother were stoked. So much in fact that we showed my mum who, sadly, wasn’t so enthusiastic. Her words were something along the lines of “Well that’s bloody nice, isn’t it?” and then she walked off. She doesn’t seem to share the same appreciation for Venom as her sons. I guess it’s a bit more full on than the Beatles messages of “Paul Is Dead… Miss Him… Miss Him!” Either way, Venom are still awesome. But I digress. This archival piece is pretty darn awesome and includes exclusive interviews with Lars Ulrich, Rob Halford and some dude named Rocky.

So there we have it… another relic found in the archives of the Long Gone Loser video collection. I hope you enjoy this piece of heavy metal history. Have fun!

Side note: Does anyone know the garage thrash band featured in this special? Always wanted to know who they were. Especially cos they have fans who saw off their casts, live in middle class suburbia and all seem to like Overkill.