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Subject: Favourite Metal/Hard Rock Songs of the 80s

Written By: whistledog on 03/25/12 at 12:55 am

One by one, some Metal songs that you liked.

Here's 5 to start you rocking!

Dokken - Breaking the Chains (1983)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQb1t_Yw0S8

Helix - Heavy Metal Love (1984)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh9Oomm2SqA

Magnum - Just Like An Arrow (1985)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_v5svRnN21Y

Iron Maiden - Can I Play With Madness? (1988)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocFxQjPeyiY

The Jesus and Mary chain - Head On (1989)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGp47YwDZ48

Subject: Re: Favourite Metal/Hard Rock Songs of the 80s

Written By: nally on 03/25/12 at 12:45 pm

A lot of 'em come to mind. Which one do I pick first? Let's see...

"Come On Feel The Noize" by Quiet Riot
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSDUu3sC4IY


"We're Not Gonna Take It" by Twisted Sister
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOqk_q4NLLI

Subject: Re: Favourite Metal/Hard Rock Songs of the 80s

Written By: Howard on 03/25/12 at 1:24 pm


A lot of 'em come to mind. Which one do I pick first? Let's see...

"Come On Feel The Noize" by Quiet Riot
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSDUu3sC4IY


"We're Not Gonna Take It" by Twisted Sister
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOqk_q4NLLI


Wow that's REAL head banging music.  :)

Subject: Re: Favourite Metal/Hard Rock Songs of the 80s

Written By: nally on 03/25/12 at 8:50 pm

The Scorpions had a number of songs that would also qualify in this category, such as "Rock You Like A Hurricane" and "I'm Leaving You" (both from 1984, from the album Love At First Sting), and "No One Like You" (1982).

Subject: Re: Favourite Metal/Hard Rock Songs of the 80s

Written By: whistledog on 03/26/12 at 5:33 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQ_k_VG6Syc

I don't know if The Tubes would qualify as hard rock but they sure aren't heavy metal.


New Wave

Subject: Re: Favourite Metal/Hard Rock Songs of the 80s

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 03/26/12 at 5:50 pm

Guns N' Roses - Night Train

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qyf8oRF6Trg



Kix - Blow My Fuse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-XjFHFxd30



RATT - Lay It Down

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhA1Tbr_XKk&feature=related


Subject: Re: Favourite Metal/Hard Rock Songs of the 80s

Written By: whistledog on 03/26/12 at 5:58 pm

Scorpions are a fantastic choice! :)

Like Scorpions, here are 5 more great examples of how Metal/Hard Rock is done in the 80s ...

Thin Lizzy - Cold Sweat (1983)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhNke1WYjKY

Ratt - Round and Round (1984)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0u8teXR8VE4

Hanoi Rocks - Up Around the Bend (1984)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEYtUcIKHTM

Kix - Midnite Dynamite (1985)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gc9KgBH675c

Shy - Give it All You Got (1989)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyZdX-amyFg

Subject: Re: Favourite Metal/Hard Rock Songs of the 80s

Written By: whistledog on 03/26/12 at 5:59 pm


Kix - Blow My Fuse

RATT - Lay It Down


LOL you beat me to tracks by Ratt and Kix.  All good stuff there :)

Subject: Re: Favourite Metal/Hard Rock Songs of the 80s

Written By: loki 13 on 03/26/12 at 6:37 pm

Abagail...King Diamond
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjtQVSZPm-M


Eyes Of A Stranger...Queensryche
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IICU_xp8Emg


Run To The Hills...Iron Maiden
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ufy9UXOeMw

Subject: Re: Favourite Metal/Hard Rock Songs of the 80s

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 03/26/12 at 7:24 pm

Slayer - Expendable Youth

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBAxFTxEqQo

Subject: Re: Favourite Metal/Hard Rock Songs of the 80s

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 03/26/12 at 9:03 pm

Now we're talking!
8)

SCORPIONS: ROCK YOU LIKE A HURRICANE (1983)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxdmw4tJJ1Y&ob=av2e

MOTLEY CRUE: TOO YOUNG TO FALL IN LOVE (1984)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WU6DpFFWTM

ACCEPT: BALLS TO THE WALL (1984)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_3TlrZLpQ0&ob=av2e

AC/DC: BIG BALLS (LP release 1976/Single release 1981)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_W-fIn2QZgg

SPINAL TAP: BIG BOTTOMS (1983)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzsWuqNlLK4

AEROSMITH: DUDE (LOOKS LIKE A LADY) (1987)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf0oXY4nDxE&ob=av2e

VAN HALEN: HOT FOR TEACHER (1984)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4GZFbCqx18

ZZ TOP: TV DINNERS (1983)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1nMC6kLOYA

Subject: Re: Favourite Metal/Hard Rock Songs of the 80s

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 03/26/12 at 9:10 pm

Ozzy Osbourne - I Don't Know (1981)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AM_faP33xmE

(R.I.P. Randy Rhoads.  :()

Subject: Re: Favourite Metal/Hard Rock Songs of the 80s

Written By: Howard on 03/27/12 at 6:28 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilKM-2Zd8N8

Van Halen- I'll Wait (1983)

Subject: Re: Favourite Metal/Hard Rock Songs of the 80s

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 03/27/12 at 1:40 pm

Metallica - Seek & Destroy (1983)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoXicB3aUVk

Subject: Re: Favourite Metal/Hard Rock Songs of the 80s

Written By: warped on 01/17/13 at 1:28 pm

Ozzy Osbourne ~ Crazy Train
Ozzy Osbourne ~ You can't kill rock and roll
AC/DC ~ You shook me all night long

Subject: Re: Favourite Metal/Hard Rock Songs of the 80s

Written By: Tia on 01/17/13 at 1:47 pm

Crap, I was gonna do Balls to the Wall. I thought AC/DC did that song for the longest time.

Also, "Seek and Destroy" goes in my book as one of the 10 best metal songs in HISTORY.

Subject: Re: Favourite Metal/Hard Rock Songs of the 80s

Written By: meesa on 01/17/13 at 1:49 pm

One~ Metallica
You've Got Another Thing Comin~ Judas Priest
Walk~ Pantera
Symphony of Destruction~ Megadeath
War Pigs~ Black Sabbath
Mother~ Danzig
For Whom the Bell Tolls~ Metallica
Anything by ACDC

Hard Rock:
Run Runaway~ Slade

Subject: Re: Favourite Metal/Hard Rock Songs of the 80s

Written By: warped on 01/17/13 at 1:51 pm



Anything by ACDC


I love that song!  ;)

Subject: Re: Favourite Metal/Hard Rock Songs of the 80s

Written By: meesa on 01/17/13 at 2:08 pm


I love that song!  ;)


;D ;D ;D

Okay, I had that coming. If you are going to pin me down to only one song by ACDC it would have to be Dirty Deeds.

Subject: Re: Favourite Metal/Hard Rock Songs of the 80s

Written By: Doc Brown on 01/17/13 at 2:23 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC9P8-B42cA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujnH4yNqL8E

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELtpTBf-pMU

Your Pal,
Doc

8)

Subject: Re: Favourite Metal/Hard Rock Songs of the 80s

Written By: Tia on 01/17/13 at 2:36 pm


;D ;D ;D

Okay, I had that coming. If you are going to pin me down to only one song by ACDC it would have to be Dirty Deeds.
You know what's funny about that song? Everybody says it's about a contract killer but when you think about it, basically the idea in every verse is, "Is so-and-so person bothering you? Did you ever want so-and-so dead? Yes? Okay, great. Forget that idiot, let's you and I have sex." I see no indication in that song of any actual contract killing going on, except the random mention of cyanide/TNT etc. that comes out of nowhere and is not very specific.

Subject: Re: Favourite Metal/Hard Rock Songs of the 80s

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 01/17/13 at 2:42 pm


You know what's funny about that song? Everybody says it's about a contract killer but when you think about it, basically the idea in every verse is, "Is so-and-so person bothering you? Did you ever want so-and-so dead? Yes? Okay, great. Forget that idiot, let's you and I have sex." I see no indication in that song of any actual contract killing going on, except the random mention of cyanide/TNT etc. that comes out of nowhere and is not very specific.


You know, my brother and I were discussing this song a while back, when we got to this verse:


If ya got a lady and ya want her gone, but you ain't got the guts
She keeps naggin' at ya night and day, enough to drive you nuts
Pick up the phone, leave her alone, it's time you made a stand
For a fee, I'm happy to be, your back door man...


What's THAT all about?  ???

Maybe they really ARE AC/DC.  :o :o :o





Subject: Re: Favourite Metal/Hard Rock Songs of the 80s

Written By: Tia on 01/17/13 at 2:49 pm


You know, my brother and I were discussing this song a while back, when we got to this verse:


If ya got a lady and ya want her gone, but you ain't got the guts
She keeps naggin' at ya night and day, enough to drive you nuts
Pick up the phone, leave her alone, it's time you made a stand
For a fee, I'm happy to be, your back door man...


What's THAT all about?  ???

Maybe they really ARE AC/DC.  :o :o :o


http://larry5154.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/jerry-and-george.jpg

LOL, that's funny. I'd never thought about it that way, I guess my read on that was that he was gonna set up with the guy to have an affair with his wife so she'd be all satisfied and wouldn't nag him so much. But I'm not sure that totally makes sense; even if you want your old lady dead, who's gonna pay someone else to schtupp their wife? I actually think your explanation is better.

The only explanation that doesn't make any sense is "I'm going to be your back door man" being synonymous with "I'm gonna kill your wife for you."

Ah, the fascinating, multilayered enigma of AC/DC lyrics. They're a lot like Nabokov, or "The Da Vinci Codes."

Subject: Re: Favourite Metal/Hard Rock Songs of the 80s

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 01/17/13 at 3:02 pm


http://larry5154.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/jerry-and-george.jpg

LOL, that's funny. I'd never thought about it that way, I guess my read on that was that he was gonna set up with the guy to have an affair with his wife so she'd be all satisfied and wouldn't nag him so much. But I'm not sure that totally makes sense; even if you want your old lady dead, who's gonna pay someone else to schtupp their wife? I actually think your explanation is better.

The only explanation that doesn't make any sense is "I'm going to be your back door man" being synonymous with "I'm gonna kill your wife for you."

Ah, the fascinating, multilayered enigma of AC/DC lyrics. They're a lot like Nabokov, or "The Da Vinci Codes."


I know we're getting out of the 80's here but speaking of the fascinating, multilayered enigma of AC/DC lyrics...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fhgt6g78GTw

I'm dirty, mean and mighty unclean
I'm a wanted man
Public Enemy Number One
Understand
So lock up your daughter
Lock up your wife
Lock up your back door
And run for your life

The man is back in town
Don't you mess around

So basically what Bon Scott is saying here is that he's such a mean sonofabitch that unless you barricade your house shut he's going to ravage your daughter and your wife and after he's done with them he's going to cornhole you.  :o :o :o :o :o

Like I said, "AC/DC?"  ???

Subject: Re: Favourite Metal/Hard Rock Songs of the 80s

Written By: meesa on 01/17/13 at 3:03 pm




You know, my brother and I were discussing this song a while back, when we got to this verse:


If ya got a lady and ya want her gone, but you ain't got the guts
She keeps naggin' at ya night and day, enough to drive you nuts
Pick up the phone, leave her alone, it's time you made a stand
For a fee, I'm happy to be, your back door man...


What's THAT all about?  ???

Maybe they really ARE AC/DC.  :o :o :o


I am thinking it was a purposeful thing when it was written- "Hmm.. is this about this or that?"  They did use double entendre so much. I found a website long ago that dissects song meanings, and man oh man, this song, they were sending up all kinds of interpretations.  ;D  Especially the bit about being the back door man.

Subject: Re: Favourite Metal/Hard Rock Songs of the 80s

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 01/17/13 at 3:09 pm



I am thinking it was a purposeful thing when it was written- "Hmm.. is this about this or that?"  They did use double entendre so much. I found a website long ago that dissects song meanings, and man oh man, this song, they were sending up all kinds of interpretations.  ;D  Especially the bit about being the back door man.


Oh, AC/DC was great at that, at least in the Bon Scott days. I mean, I must have heard this song over a thousand times and it still makes me laugh every time:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g23GiivXC78

The part that gets me every time is right at the end when he goes, "And I'm just itching to tell you about them...Oh we had such wonderful fun. Seafood, cocktail...CRABS.."  ;D


Subject: Re: Favourite Metal/Hard Rock Songs of the 80s

Written By: warped on 01/17/13 at 3:15 pm


Oh, AC/DC was great at that, at least in the Bon Scott days. I mean, I must have heard this song over a thousand times and it still makes me laugh every time:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g23GiivXC78

The part that gets me every time is right at the end when he goes, "And I'm just itching to tell you about them...Oh we had such wonderful fun. Seafood, cocktail...CRABS.."  ;D

Yeah, that's one of them. I know that song pretty well.

"God's gift to ballroom notoriety and I always fill my ballroom, the event is never small"
"And my balls are always bouncing, and my ballroom always full, and everybody cums and cums again"

;D

Subject: Re: Favourite Metal/Hard Rock Songs of the 80s

Written By: Tia on 01/17/13 at 3:54 pm

It's funny, i've tried more than once to hate Big Balls. I mean, musically it's retarded, and come on, playing with whether he means costume balls or human testicles? that's so clever you'd have to be at least four to think of it.

But then I actually listen to it again and the double entendres are just SO ambitious and hilarious you can't help but love it. I can't help it! I LOVE BIG BALLS!

Subject: Re: Favourite Metal/Hard Rock Songs of the 80s

Written By: Tia on 01/17/13 at 6:32 pm

Here's one where it's a great song, but something about it has always bothered me and i haven't figured it out until recently. (same as dirty deeds...)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwhSxqJkEz8

so it's the live version and in the beginning the vocalist says "some people say the pen is mightier than the sword. but i say #%^^ the pen. because you can DIE. BY THE SWORD."

and i remember, when i was a kid, 15 or so, loved this album and this song, listened to it all the time, but i could never figure out what bothered me. then i realized.... yes, MFers, you're missing the whole point of the expression "the pen is mightier than the sword." the whole point is, if, say, you're native american and the european settlers come in with a homestead act that ...

and then the song always started rockin' and i always lost my train of thought. the whole point of that expression is that the power of rhetoric is greater than the power of physical violence. and that lead-in showed that slayer totally didn't grasp that, they were being incredibly literal, almost to a howardian degree. but then, the song started and it was always so awesome i not only stopped being troubled about it, i actually forgot why it was that i was troubled in the first place.

Subject: Re: Favourite Metal/Hard Rock Songs of the 80s

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 01/18/13 at 1:42 am

One more thing on AC/DC: If you like the Bon Scott era then you really need to check out the band Jackyl next time they're in you're neck of the woods. They totally have the same blend of stupid and brilliant that early AC/DC had, along with that wild/crazy vibe you can only get from Southerners.

Jackyl was most notorious in the 90's for The Lumberjack Song, in which frontman Jesse James Dupree sings a dirty blues number while accompanying himself with a chainsaw. I saw Jackyl 2 or 3 years ago at a free concert put on by a Harley dealership here in KC and it was great. The climax of the show was when none other that Billy Ray Cyrus joined the band on stage with a chainsaw identical to Dupree's and did The Lumberjack Song, complete with a chainsaw duet. I was almost mesmerized as to how perfect it was. It was almost like redneck nirvana.

I'm telling ya, you've got to see Jackyl. You'd totally dig them.  :D

Subject: Re: Favourite Metal/Hard Rock Songs of the 80s

Written By: meesa on 01/18/13 at 8:04 am


One more thing on AC/DC: If you like the Bon Scott era then you really need to check out the band Jackyl next time they're in you're neck of the woods. They totally have the same blend of stupid and brilliant that early AC/DC had, along with that wild/crazy vibe you can only get from Southerners.

Jackyl was most notorious in the 90's for The Lumberjack Song, in which frontman Jesse James Dupree sings a dirty blues number while accompanying himself with a chainsaw. I saw Jackyl 2 or 3 years ago at a free concert put on by a Harley dealership here in KC and it was great. The climax of the show was when none other that Billy Ray Cyrus joined the band on stage with a chainsaw identical to Dupree's and did The Lumberjack Song, complete with a chainsaw duet. I was almost mesmerized as to how perfect it was. It was almost like redneck nirvana.

I'm telling ya, you've got to see Jackyl. You'd totally dig them.  :D


Bwahaha I had forgotten about Jackyl! Dirty Little Mind, Down on Me and yes, the Lumberjack Song.  ;D ;D

Subject: Re: Favourite Metal/Hard Rock Songs of the 80s

Written By: Howard on 01/18/13 at 7:27 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC9P8-B42cA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujnH4yNqL8E

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELtpTBf-pMU

Your Pal,
Doc

8)




good choices Doc.

Subject: Re: Favourite Metal/Hard Rock Songs of the 80s

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 01/19/13 at 2:05 am

Pantera - Cowboys From Hell (1990)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7EQlfprV9E

R.I.P. Dimebag.  :(

Subject: Re: Favourite Metal/Hard Rock Songs of the 80s

Written By: elam on 08/13/13 at 9:09 pm

My favorite Metal/Hard rock songs of the 80s

1. Poison: Every Rose Has Its Thorn
2. Bon Jovi: Livin on a Prayer
3. Bon Jovi: You Give Love a Bad Name
4. Bon Jovi: Never Say Goodbye
4. Bon Jovi: Livin on Sin
5. Bon Jovi: Homebound Train
6. Bon Jovi: Wild as the Wind
7. Bon Jovi: Stick to Your Guns
8. Bon Jovi: I'll be there for you
9. Bon Jovi: 99 in Shade

Subject: Re: Favourite Metal/Hard Rock Songs of the 80s

Written By: Foo Bar on 08/13/13 at 11:22 pm

A one-hit wonder that best exemplifies the future that my generation foresaw 30 years ago:

5bsYCwE4_GA
  - Autograph, Turn Up The Radio (1983)

Because the hair metal of the 80s that does not involve sliding electronic doors, smoke screens, the MCR font that's still used on the bottom of most banks' checks, half a case of hairpsray, and STAINLESS STEEL ROBOTS WITH FRICKIN' LASERS is not the true hair metal of the 80s.

Subject: Re: Favourite Metal/Hard Rock Songs of the 80s

Written By: warped on 08/14/13 at 6:39 am

Ozzy Osbourne ~ Crazy Train

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otdHbA4GlSI

Great song. So much energy in it.


"All Aboard!!!!!!!!"

Subject: Re: Favourite Metal/Hard Rock Songs of the 80s

Written By: Venomous Mask on 08/14/13 at 3:25 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDT_XhgGKhE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRaIzQOMqKs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcfIGok1mMI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XphAaEGgkGE

Subject: Re: Favourite Metal/Hard Rock Songs of the 80s

Written By: whistledog on 08/14/13 at 3:57 pm

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts - Crimson and Clover (1982)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTfHhNg1iII

Thor - Let the Blood Run Red (1984)
A Canadian band.  This song was popular in Europe in the metal circuit and reached #91 in the UK chart
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzboTtbqomk

Subject: Re: Favourite Metal/Hard Rock Songs of the 80s

Written By: warped on 08/14/13 at 4:06 pm

Bryan Adams ~ Kids Wanna Rock

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEVuuX-x62c

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