What does this have to do with learning? Well, as a young adult in the 80s, my memory was fuzzy so, of course, I turned to the Web for “performance support.” A little jog of the memory was just the ticket. (It would’ve been more fun though to have tried to remember which inevitably would have led to reminiscing about the 1983 club show by Twisted Sister that briefly made me fear for my own safety).
Perhaps an explanation. I’ve listed albums from the 80s that I think were influential to my favorite genre – heavy metal. I’ve purposely avoided listing any glam metal bands because, let’s face it people, metal it ain’t. Although fans of black metal probably don’t think my bands are metal either.
These are not necessarily all I listened to (thank goodness because my neck would be like, huge with all that head banging).
Motörhead – Ace of Spades (1980) – you can tell it’s a metal band by the umlaut
Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (1982)
Twisted Sister – Under the Blade (1982) (before the pop/glam shenanigans…I’m not “gonna take it”)
Megadeth – Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying? (1986). See VH1s behind the music on this one.
Metallica – Master of Puppets (1986). Several Metallica albums could be listed here. Also a good behind the music watch.
A quick check of my iPod playlist today, tells me others that stuck were…Judas Priest, Rush (not really metal), Accept, Guns ‘n Roses (bordering pop), Kiss (not really this genre except maybe Ace’s solos live), Scorpions and, of course, songs by those listed above.
I’m going to break the rules and not tag but welcome you to tag yourself and link back.
(As an aside…my daughter saw albums when we were moving, asked me how I listened to them then wondered – seriously – how I carried my ‘record player’ around outside. Geesh. Kids. This is why we spent so much time in the basement).