“British Steel” by Judas Priest - album review

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TJR says

The sixth album from the West Bromwich rockers arrived in April, 1980, and heralded their massive commercial breakthrough, peaking at #4 in the UK (previous high #23) and #34 in the US (previous high #128). They line-up: Rob Halford (vocals), K. K. Downing (guitars), Glenn Tipton (guitars), Ian Hill (bass) and new boy Dave Holland (drums). From what I'm led to believe, they simplified their sound for this one, and the striking front-cover image went with an identifiable marketing campaign and a VFM ploy of £3.99. To boot, British heavy metal was on the up, so everything fell into place for them. Their new radio-friendly hooks were rewarded with three hit singles: “Living After Midnight” (#12), “Breaking The Law” (#12) and “United” (#26).

The Jukebox Rebel
19-Nov-2016

A1 [04:04] 4.0.png Judas Priest - Rapid Fire (Robert Halford, Glenn Tipton, Kenneth Downing) Rock
A2 [04:00] 2.5.png Judas Priest - Metal Gods (Robert Halford, Glenn Tipton, Kenneth Downing) Rock
A3 [02:33] 4.7.png Judas Priest - Breaking The Law (Robert Halford, Glenn Tipton, Kenneth Downing) Rock
A4 [03:57] 3.2.png Judas Priest - Grinder (Robert Halford, Glenn Tipton, Kenneth Downing) Rock
A5 [03:31] 2.9.png Judas Priest - United (Robert Halford, Glenn Tipton, Kenneth Downing) Rock
B1 [05:03] 3.0.png Judas Priest - You Don’t Have To Be Old To Be Wise (Robert Halford, Glenn Tipton, Kenneth Downing) Rock
B2 [03:30] 2.2.png Judas Priest - Living After Midnight (Robert Halford, Glenn Tipton, Kenneth Downing) Rock
B3 [04:44] 2.0.png Judas Priest - The Rage (Robert Halford, Glenn Tipton, Kenneth Downing) Rock
B4 [04:30] 3.3.png Judas Priest - Steeler (Robert Halford, Glenn Tipton, Kenneth Downing) Rock




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