Sunday, October 9, 2016

Heavy Metal Hits of the 80s

So, for my last post of Heavy Metal Week, I decided to do a nice compilation of some of the other bands that were out there in the 80s.  Some of them were one-off hits, others were songs by some big bands, but I didn't have the time (one week) or the tracks (no b-sides, demos or mixes) or I simply didn't care for the rest of the album/band.  I think you will enjoy it.  A great road-trip mix.

As I started this week I realized right away that what I was considering Heavy Metal, is no longer Heavy Metal, but Hard Rock.  The definition has changed over time.  When I was younger, this WAS Heavy Metal, because today's Metal didn't exist, yet, in the scope that it does now.  So, as I'm calling this Heavy Metal, I'm sure that some of you just roll your eyes and say "Yeah, right."  That's alright.  It's Metal to me, and at the end of the day, its my own perception that defines it in my life.  To be honest, most of today's "Heavy Metal" is shit.  Like everyone in the band is trying to play faster and louder than each other.

As for Heavy Metal Week, I'm glad it's over.  It's tough for me to stick to one genre for a whole week.  You'll notice that normally I jump from one genre and era to the next.  It keeps it fresh.  But, aside from a brief Christmas themed couple of days, I don't have anything planned for the rest of this year.  That being said, I would like to have a theme week starting January 9th.  I'm debating on what theme to use.  Here's a list of ideas-

- Psychedelic Sixties
- Funk
- Jazz
- Soundtrack
- Prog
- 70s Pop
- Classic Rock
- Beatles Week
- Neo 80s Soundtrack Electro
- Compilation Week
- My Greatest Hits Week

So, which one do you think I should do?

While you're deciding, listen to this little comp.  And when you're head-banging, be careful not to slam your head into the keyboard.  You might break the keyboard. ;)


  1. From your list I would like to see Soundtracks, Compilation, Greatest Hits. Thank you.

  2. -= Martin L. Gore =-October 10, 2016 at 7:53 AM

    Definitely "Compilation Week" then "My Greatest Hits Week". I LOVE other people's compilations. My own greatest hits never corresponds with what a record company would put out. So, it's always great to hear other fans takes on groups or genres! So, this could tons of fun and a great way to discover new favorites!

    Perfect example, is this "Metal" compilation, you just posted. I was heavy into the fastest and most distorted record in the 80s. In fact, I used to order vinyls based on their description back then, i.e. if it listed 28 songs in 15 minutes, I ordered it ... lol .. that's how I got great hardcore gems like Napalm Death's "Scum" and Attitude Adjustment's "American Paranoia", which I still love today. But this is a great way for someone like me to rediscover the 80s.

    And, more importnatly, this might be YOUR GREATEST COVER ARTWORK yet! LOVE IT!!!

  3. Mod revival. Oh, it's not there. The Beatles then please.


  4. A Beatles Week please or a 70s Pop week and btw hello from the south of France and thanks for yours shares.


  5. A week of FUNK or SOUNDTRACKS would be brilliant!