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In the beginning God created heavy metal…

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by bass40hz, Mar 13, 2019 at 1:45 PM.


  1. Coolhandjjl

    Coolhandjjl Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2010
    Appleton
    Probably by the do-gooders. Rock n' Roll slowly became accepted by most, but there still had to a taboo, so then came Hard Rock to keep the kids away from. As Hard Rock became accepted, Heavy Metal became the scapegoat for the decay of youth values :roflmao:.



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    Satan, demonic stuff, etc, are always a winner for the judgie types :smug:
     
  2. BLUE CHEER Baby!
     
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  3. Fender05

    Fender05

    Oct 20, 2008
    Chicago
    Ummm...no.
     
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  4. higain617

    higain617

    Sep 12, 2013
    WA
    I think metal as we know it came from Sabbath and The Ramones.
     
  5. The Ramones were Punk of course & didn't really come out until later. Motörhead was the perfect crossover between the two.
    That's the 3rd genre I listen to when pressed, The Ramones, because most Punk since is a derivative of those guys' magic.
     
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  6. higain617

    higain617

    Sep 12, 2013
    WA
    Meatloaf and Molly Hatchet were the ultimate in false advertising.
     
  7. Coolhandjjl

    Coolhandjjl Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2010
    Appleton
    The guy who cuts my hair sings in a Death Metal band. You'd never guess it. Nicest guy I know. :thumbsup:
     
  8. GBBSbassist

    GBBSbassist I actually play more guitar... Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2010
    Chicago
    Looks like we have a "Soldier Under Command" in the house!
     
  9. I can't resist...

    What's the best definition of metal?

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  10. Coolhandjjl

    Coolhandjjl Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2010
    Appleton
    What's the best metal for metal?
     
  11. Rojd

    Rojd Supporting Member

    May 29, 2018
    Rocky Mountains
    I have to put Ronnie James Dio's voice in here somewhere. Metal as anything.
     
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  12. Altitude

    Altitude An ounce of perception, a pound of obscure. Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2005
    Denver, nee Austin
    I think you're right. I wanted to argue for Iron Maiden, but it looks like they didn't form (as that band at least) until 6 or 8 years after Sabbath and Priest did.
     
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  13. Altitude

    Altitude An ounce of perception, a pound of obscure. Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2005
    Denver, nee Austin
    This point has been made, for sure. But I think, if you listen objectively, Blue Cheer was edgy but still had both feet in 60s psychedelia. Sabbath and Priest were on the other side of a line there.
     
  14. no. no she most definitely did not.
    i cant really disagree with you on the sabbath and priest having a baby named heavy metal angle, but not everything that came after is necessarily derivative and much of it's as good or better.
     
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  15. Agreed. But the drums and overall vibe was very Metal before metal was really born.
     
  16. Altitude

    Altitude An ounce of perception, a pound of obscure. Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2005
    Denver, nee Austin
    I agree, they were on their way there, but to my ears they sounded more like where they came from than where they were going. At the point they recorded Summertime Blues anyway; I have no familiarity with what they did later.
     
  17. Rojd

    Rojd Supporting Member

    May 29, 2018
    Rocky Mountains
    Some throw the MC5 in here as early progenitors, but I'm not sure on that.
     
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  18. redwingxix

    redwingxix Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2015
    detroit
    This thread prompted me to look it up and I really didn't realize that Priest started in the 60's
     
  19. Altitude

    Altitude An ounce of perception, a pound of obscure. Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2005
    Denver, nee Austin
    Me either. All this time I thought of Priest and Maiden very much as cohorts.
     
  20. Dean N

    Dean N

    Jul 4, 2006
    Pittsburgh, PA
    This! They even, like, won an award.
     

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