Saturday, October 31, 2015
If you can't beat them, join them? A day of researching Heavy Metal - a genre of music that has been anathema to me for four decades or more. Long hair, denim, spandex, Flying V guitars, huge drum kits, massed banks of Marshall amps, screeched vocals, Satan, skulls… NWOBHM, Iron Maiden, Def Leppard, Saxon, Samson, The Tygers of Pan Tang… Glam and Hair Metal and LA Strip excess... Van Halen, Motley Crue, Poison, Krokus, Hanoi Rocks, WASP, Quiet Riot Thrash Metal… Out of control hair, make-up and shoes, and that's just the guys… Intricate riffing, volume dials turned to 11… chicks, drugs, booze and excess-excess-excess…. I think I need a lie down.