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what do you think priests weakest album is?


[Budred] Monday, January 31, 2011 4:45:44 PM 
Man, that is a cool site but the tour date info has quite a few mistakes. 
There is no Pittsburgh date for "Point of Entry"  tour.I saw them at the Stanley Theatre w/ Maiden and Whitesnake.
I think the Dayton Ohio date is incorrect. I have a stub for May 4th. It didn't list Maiden as the opening band on
"Screaming For Vengeance" tour, I saw them with Maiden at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh on that tour.
On the "Defender's" tour I have a Pittsburgh stub for April 9th. I(think) it has them in Baltimore that night.
 There is still some cool info there though. on Point of Entry and read what K.K. supposedly said about Maiden when they toured together the first few times.
It's supposed to be from 2003. I found it interesting. It sounds like Bruce and the boys were dicks from the beginning.

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by NupeTheJawbreaker from Monday, January 31, 2011 1:35:52 PM)
[sentinel84] Monday, January 31, 2011 3:19:46 PM 
Holy crap that is one of the best sites I've ever seen! Thanks for sharing man!
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by NupeTheJawbreaker from Monday, January 31, 2011 1:35:52 PM)
[Nupe The Ripper] Monday, January 31, 2011 1:35:52 PM

Click on each of the (studio) album covers and you can see all the tour dates for that particular album. Doesn't contain info about the Nostradamus or British Steel 30th Anniversary tours, though.
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by JudasRyan777 from Monday, January 31, 2011 1:15:35 PM)
[JudasRyan777] Monday, January 31, 2011 1:15:35 PM 
Can anyone help me with the Tour dates of Judas Priest.
[JT_Small_Deadly_Space] Monday, January 31, 2011 7:40:31 AM 
I don't think I can specify which is a worst album for me, all of them have good and average songs on them. I think the question should be which is your least listened to Priest album. In that case I would say: Sad Wings of Destiny. I know it is an iconic metal album that was way ahead of it's time but it is the album I listen to the least. Victim of Changes is one of my favourite Priest songs without a doubt and if I want to hear Genocide at it's best I stick in Unleashed in the East, that version of that song smashes you in the face. So yeah there you go.
[Head banger] Sunday, January 30, 2011 8:23:38 PM 
oh it doesnt bother me, it just surprised me. 
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by spapad from Sunday, January 30, 2011 4:55:29 PM)
[spapad] Sunday, January 30, 2011 6:47:14 PM 

I love P.O.E. except for a coulple songs I would rather shoot myself in the foot than not hit skip on. Troubleshooter, and You Say Yes were total dogs. Other than that it was a departure from British Steel but had a few great shining moments. Solar Angels, Heading out to the Highway, Hot Rockin', Desert Plains, all fantastic songs.  I actually love the videos from this album as they are pretty much funny nowadays, but wern't that bad when they came out.

That is why Turbo gets the golden turkey Nupe. if you have to train yourself to like it, it's probably not that good in the first place. I think you could agree with that even if you were a new wave 80's person.  

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[Nupe The Ripper] Sunday, January 30, 2011 6:01:02 PM 
Deciding which Priest album is the best or worst is really difficult, because each one of them is unique. Not much of the previous album's sound ever make it to the next one. Unlike some bands which repeat the same formula that has sold them records for years already.

Looking at this topic, or any other similar discussion for that matter, the most popular Priest albums to nominate as their worst are Point of Entry, Turbo and Demolition. I'll give you my own opinion about them.

Point of Entry: OK, so this might not be the raw-sounding British Steel metal or the full-blast Screaming for Vengeance stuff, but with enough time spent listening it, I think it's a decent record after all. At first I generally disliked this album and only liked one or two songs from this, but after a few times spent listening, it has begun to sound better. So, the tracks sound quite commercialized or downright cheesy (You Say Yes and All the Way in particular), and the music videos merely make me laugh these days (although as a Finn, it was nice to see Halford in a sauna during Hot Rockin'!). But these easy-going songs are great when I need to relax, kick back and feel happy about what I've already got. There's still enough Priest sound there to merit the logo on the cover, no doubt about that. Besides, the lighter sound is a good way to introduce people who've never listened metal before to the band. Definitely not the worst the band has put out. But both versions of the cover art are hideous, I give you that.

Turbo: This is where things get messy. I like this album too, having listened to mainly 80s pop (don't laugh!) before I discovered the old heavy bands like Heep and Purple (and with time, Priest). So, the combination of my previous and current favorite genre doesn't sound too bad to me, after all. But I agree that this is an oddity as a Priest album. Though I still think that Turbo Lover, Out in the Cold and Reckless, and sometimes Locked In, are great tracks, even when compared to other Priest songs. This is also a feel-good album, much like Point of Entry, to me. Overall it's a good album, but not necessarily a Priest classic.

Demolition: The first time I heard a song from this album (I think it was One on One), I thought that someone had mislabeled it as Priest. It was so much different from the classic albums I had heard before that. While the more modern approach might appeal to some, this is not the way Priest could've gotten new fans, as I think the main reason behind this was. Ditching the unique traditional style to something that a thousand other bands were doing at the same time just doesn't cut it. Jugulator, while also being very brutal, at least had some imagination in it. Most of the songs here just get in from one ear and out of the other, with nothing happening in between. It's just a large chunk of same-sounding guitars and vocals over and over again, with only a couple of exceptions. Being the longest studio album (apart from the epic Nostradamus) doesn't help either, most of the tracks could have sounded better with a tighter pace, and some could have been dropped altogether. Nine out of the thirteen songs are over five minutes long and usually just repeat the same stuff all over again, which not exactly an ideal combination. Crude language is prominent, something not often heard from Halford-era Priest. But Lost and Found is a good ballad, one of the few tracks here to have a proper melody and to show the actual capability of Owens, and Machine Man is an acceptable piece of straightforward speed metal, although like the other songs on this album, it could have too been a little shorter. Close to You is good as well, hits my weakness for power ballads. Overall this is the least favorite of Priest albums to me, but I'm sure this one has it's fans as well... 
Edited at: Sunday, January 30, 2011 6:28:26 PM
[spapad] Sunday, January 30, 2011 4:55:29 PM 
Rob does what he wants with his band, and if that means he'd like to spout off the occassional Fuck Yeah, why not, but largely unless things were really cooking in the crowd, Rob managed to keep his words PG for the crowd. He's no angel, and I never implied he was. Rob pantsed himself one time caught up in the moment, and when he finally got out of the crowd he was ripped to pieces from the fans, I'm sure in hindsight he would say he regreted that. as it was probably painful. lol  He commented on it in the Screaming for Vengeance Tour Book, for those who want to look it up. He also ran about a hotel naked setting off fire extinguishers and got into a bit of trouble, but that was post show antics.
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[soccer star] Sunday, January 30, 2011 3:52:45 PM 
Turbo is a crackin album! no two ways about it.
Great songs and great guitar work and the priest live dvd is class.
Its FAAAAR from being the worst priest album..
[HOT ROCKIN' METAL GODDESS] Sunday, January 30, 2011 2:54:45 PM 
Yeah, he does. Although I've read peoples reviews of shows and he does swear during some Priest shows too, more than just saying Judas F'ing Priest. I've been at shows where he has mouthed F' Yeah a lot, but doesn't say it into the mic. It might depend on how young the crowd is?
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[Head banger] Sunday, January 30, 2011 2:43:58 PM 
Rob does more swearing solo?  dont get that either
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[HOT ROCKIN' METAL GODDESS] Sunday, January 30, 2011 2:40:54 PM 
Yeah, I agree Spa. I don't know why Ripper did that..... probably trying to appeal to the younger crowd maybe? All the newer bands were doing it and a lot of them still do. Rob will always be the man as far as I'm concerned, you know that Impossible shoes for Ripper to fill. I remember seeing them on the Jugulator tour at the State Theater in Kalamazoo, MI. We stood in line waiting to get in and the line was wrapped around the building. I looked up at the sign and saw SOLD OUT. I'm almost positive that the photo of the sold out sign in the CD insert of '98 meltdown was from that show!! Ripper did a great job, but he wasn't Rob. I don't remember him swearing that much then. Also at that show, there were only 2 sets of bathrooms. They CLOSED the womens while I was in it to turn it into a guys bathroom! I've NEVER seen that happen before, they were threatening to pee in the sinks if we didn't get out of there and there were still chicks trying to put on their makeup!!

When I put Turbo on, I remember having this let down feeling. The only song that sounded like Priest to me was "Out In The Cold". The rest is just
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[guidogodoy] Sunday, January 30, 2011 2:37:05 PM 
Here here. I agree, don't own either and don't really plan to for exactly the reasons you stated.

I thank Ripper also for filling in but he is no Rob. Thus, not Priest.
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[spapad] Sunday, January 30, 2011 2:13:30 PM 
I agree Turbo was the worst. Whenever you have to "get used to a new sound" from your favorite band, it does not boad well for the album.

In fairness to Demolition and Juggulator, as a Halford purist, I could not bring myself to buy them, and still don't own them.  I thank Ripper for keeping up the flag but, I just was not interested. I do own one video of Priest with Ripper and it's not bad, but it's not  true Priest. I hate that Ripper kept cussing because that never used to happen before and did not increase the experience at all.  I'm no prude, but it was just not needed, and never had been, so what made him think throwing the f word around would make him seem more cool? Didn't work.

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[HOT ROCKIN' METAL GODDESS] Sunday, January 30, 2011 12:54:05 PM 
I think we all know what Jugulator was about, trying to prove to Rob that Priest could be as heavy as anyone. They accomplished that for sure, but the only song I really like on it is Cathedral Spires. I thought with Demolition, they came back to being Priest once again. Unfortunately, Ripper just doesn't have the ability to come up with a great melody to sing the song. He can sing for sure and he kept Priest alive. I will forever be grateful to him for that. The songs were really pretty good on Demolition, they had all the structure, they just needed help with the way they were sung. "Close To You" is an incredible song, written from the heart. Rob could have really done that song justice, but Ripper fell short in my opinion.

The only Priest album that I have ever put on and was disappointed in was Turbo. The only song on that album that I like is "Out In The Cold" - which is a GREAT opening number. So for me, it's a tie between Jugulator and Turbo.   [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by soccer star from Sunday, January 30, 2011 11:11:21 AM)
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[metalgodess] Sunday, January 30, 2011 11:45:53 AM 
No Rob = lousy album.
[soccer star] Sunday, January 30, 2011 11:11:21 AM 
I have to agree with L.Saletta..
Jugulator and Demolition are bottom of my list.There were Afew good track's but even Glen said Jugulator was Priest trying to be something they were not.
Demolition was a bit better but suffered cus Halford wasn't there to give his songwriting input.
[Epicus Doomicus Metallicus] Sunday, January 30, 2011 2:46:37 AM 
Rocka Rolla for me, but it holds more high importance. Demolition or Point of Entry are my next choices.
[redbird] Saturday, January 29, 2011 10:16:34 PM 
That's easy - "Ram It Down". That's not counting the Ripper years cause I don't consider that Priest. Although, "Lost And Found" off the Demolition album was pretty cool.
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