An Alert

I am temporarily interrupting my posts on Great Rock Albums of the 70s to alert the metal world of an atrocity. On a site called WODS Radio, which has a page here on WordPress, there is a list of Top 40 Music Acts of the 80s. In the list, there is the likes of Michael Jackson, Boy George, Madonna and Wham along with some who were no more than one hit wonders. What is completely lacking in this list is the absence of metal acts. No mention of great metal icons like Ozzy, Twisted Sister, Dio, Iron Maiden, Anthrax, Metallica, Judas Priest and I could go on forever here but you get my meaning. In fact, the closest they come to metal is Foreigner, U2 and REO Speedwagon.

The whole reason I wrote “Rock And Roll Children” was to combat the ever growing myth presented by coporate music types that the 80s was all Frankie Goes to Hollywood and that heavy metal was something on the fringe listened to by a few weirdoes. They don’t want to remember that the 1980s was a golden age of heavy metal with all the bands already mentioned and many more. It was the decade that gave us glam metal and of course thrash. The record label Combat Records ruled back then.

You may be asking yourself, “Why should I care about if they misportray the 80s?” My answer to that is that it is your metal history that is being erased. Therefore, this is what we should do:

1. Go on the WODS Radio page and comment on this standing up for metal.

2. I admit that I’m being shameless here, but go out and purchase a copy of Rock And Roll Children using the link below. This way you will have physical proof that the 80s was a golden age of heavy metal.

Thank you and keep the metal faith.

to buy Rock And Roll Children go to:

Also available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Froogle

Next post will still be The Sweet- Desolation Boulevard

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    Keep on rockin’ boyo.


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