Posts Tagged ‘Metal Years’

My Musical Evolution – Part 275 The Metal Years Somewhere In Time

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Being the Iron Maiden fan that I was, I had to buy Somewhere In Time when it came out. Guess what, they had adopted some of that MIDI technology too. Iron Maidenalways had great sounding guitars, adding the MIDI stuff just seemed to make them a little more ethereal or something. They didn’t go over the top […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 274 The Metal Years Turbo

Posted by | Filed under My Musical Evolution | Sep 23, 2012 | Tags: , | No Comments

Something that I didn’t realize until now is that The Metal Years more or less officially ended at the same time as the Vinyl record era. I’ve been trying to recall the music I was buying at the time when I bought my first Compact Disc Player.  Although I can’t be certain, I have a pretty […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 273 The Metal Years Sabbath & Dio

Posted by | Filed under My Musical Evolution | Sep 23, 2012 | Tags: , , | No Comments

I could really sense the end of The Metal Years. I was still occasionally buying metal albums but they just weren’t connecting with me the way that they used too.  I still would break out the Metallica or Iron Maiden when the mood struck me but the truth was that the mood was striking less […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 261 The Metal Years Loudness

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There is something a little bit different about Loudness’ sound.  It seems to sound just a little bit bigger than it iactually is. I can’t quite put my finger on it. Maye it is the recording and mixing production.  They sound like they are in some huge arena. I saw Loudness open for AC/DC once. […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 260 The Metal Years Ballcrusher

Posted by | Filed under My Musical Evolution | Sep 4, 2012 | Tags: , | No Comments

It has been interesting to do this project. I’m discovering things that may not have been so obvious as they unfolded in real time back in the 1980’s. For example,  I can see my interest in Heavy Metal waning a lot faster than I remembered it.  Originally it seemed that The Metal Years lasted so […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 258 The Metal Years Motörhead

Posted by | Filed under My Musical Evolution | Sep 3, 2012 | Tags: , | No Comments

I bought Motörhead’s No Remorse because it had been some time since i bought anything that had the two dots over a vowel.  Actually, we discovered Motörhead on The Young Ones playing Ace Of Spades and it wasn’t long after that we saw a video for Killed By Death on MTV. I had to investigate. When plunging […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 256 The Metal Years A Shot In The Dark

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OK so Ozzy was a werewolf on the last album. What is he this time a bug? A bat? A demonoid? I think this album was the pinnacle for Ozzy as far as the hype machine was concerned. Of course he continued to be successful and is still successful now over 25 years later. I […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 255 The Metal Years Live After Death

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I’ve owned Live After Death in several different formats. First came the video taped copy that I got from somewhere on television. I’m still not sure if it was MTV, Night Flight or something else.  We watched it a lot. Next came the vinyl double album version.  I also eventually bought the video on DVD. […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 252 The Metal Years Behind The Iron Curtain

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I can’t remember where I first saw Iron Maiden Behind The Iron Curtain .Was it MTV or one of the documentaries on Night Flight. I really don’t have any idea and not interested enough to try to find out. What I do know is that I was really into Iron Maiden and Powerslave was getting […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 250 The Metal Years Master! Master!

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Metallica’s latest hit stores and Aric picked it up.  Master Of Puppets delivered more of the chunka-chunka speed metal we had come to love about their two prior releases. You can detect that their skills and equipment had become more refined and budgets and experience grew. I’ve been listening to it this morning and even […]

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