[Deep Freeze] Saturday, October 25, 2008 8:00:46 AM
Well said, 'Child. You're right, In fact, I rarely listen to it either. As for British Steel, I think it had as much or even MORE impact than Painkiller. British Steel made the Band as far as metal goes. It took them to the next level and I will explain this;
In 1979, I went to see Priest before BS. Unleashed was starting to create a tremendous amount of interest in the Band. I went to a place in So Cal called the Long Beach arena. The thing is, when we got in and sat down, I realized that they had partitioned off half the venue. Also, the seats that remained were NOT filled. They could not even fill HALF of an arena. When they released British Steel, they began packing places. From there, it grew.
If I were to pick one album that has meant the most to the Band, it would be British Steel. That album did more for them than any other. [Show/Hide Quoted Message](Quoting Message by devils_child from Saturday, October 25, 2008 7:50:02 AM)
Amen to that! I don't hate it either, but it doesn't leave the CD rack too often. I just feel it's too generic. Myself am a huge fan of the 70's era Priest albums... I love the 80's, and i think lots would say that was when they were in their prime, but i just can't get past Sad Wings, Sin After Sin, Stained Class and Hell Bent... I think they were the golden years!
I have heard a few people knock British Steel for being too commercial and mainstream... what do you think?
Oh and i love Nostradamus... i will not knock that. It's JP going out of their main formula to make something unique and it definately does not dissapoint this here fan.
Deep Freeze wrote:
Well 'Child, you may very well be right. Perhaps it was a "sell out". I was not with the Band and I cannot speak for them and their intentions but I will say this; it is really not uncommon for a band to do a song or an album which reflects the musical atmosphere of that time period. Most great bands have done this. I recall Queen doing a "punk" song on News of the World. This was their professional "wink" at the genre and its popularity. It did not make me dislike them at all. In fact, when a band is capable of writing outside of their comfort zone and still find that they are able to remain relevant, I find that it speaks to the ability that band really has. Moreover, I do not believe the Band was in any danger of going "broke" and did Turbo as a way to pay a past due mortgage or two!
All in all, I do not "hate" Turbo. It certainly is not my favorite but I do not hate it, It may not be "classic" Priest, but it is OK. Look at all the buzz surrounding Nostradamus. It does not mean the Band has lost a step or that they are losing anything musically. It is just another part of a larger creation that is Judas Priest,
LMFAO!! I reckon.... Turbo hardly leaves the CD rack let alone the house. Sorry but it's too weak - it was THE sell out album.. I can see why alot of people stopped listening to them at this (album) point... It's so flat, dull, unintelligent.. The lyrics are so simple... I think the guys got lazy or something when writting for this album. Even Robs singing lacks any real energy... where's the screams???? and the low pitched singing??? 'Turbo lover' he sings on one note for most of it. There's nothing epic about this album.
And those of you who got into Priest through this album... please tell me what other bands were you listening to at this point... seriously i'm intrested to know. Because this album does not represent was Priest was about for the 10+ years prior - This album was made clearly to sell to the audience that their music should never have appealed to and never had until Turbo. Basically in two words.... Sell Out.
I will add that, yes i do appreciate Turbo's place in history, but it's certainly not one i play often.
Hey there Scorpion, how ya been?......I have to laugh with you 'cause I feel the same way...they just totally missed the mark with me on those two songs...NEVER EVER could I be caught jamming in the car at a red light with that on full blast!!......I love these guys as much as any fan could, and Turbo has it's place in Priest history...but the CD never leaves the house
I WAS LISTENING TO TURBO AGAIN TODAY. I JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY WERE THINKING AND WHERE THEY WERE COMING FROM WHEN THEY PUT "PRIVATE PROPERTY" AND "PARENTAL GUIDACE" ON THE ALBUM. THEY ARE PROBABLY TWO OF THE THREE PREIST SONGS I CAN DO WITHOUT. "ON THE RUN BEING THE OTHER". REPLACE THOSE TWO SONGS WITH 2 OTHER SOLD SONGS AND I THINK TURBO IS A STRONG ALBUM.