Tonight, I had a revelation. Most who know me also know that I often listen to entire albums when doing two different things: while riding the Big Green mowing my lawn or while running. Today was the former.
It hits me. The BS that has been flooding this site of late pales in comparison with what was accomplished here - TRUE fans that got together and made two outstanding tribute albums. I was a reader when “Raw Steel” was conceived and came to be. Listened to it again today. Phenomenal accomplishment thanks to this website. People met, some travelled and made a wonderful recording. Next? “Forged Steel.” Again, unprecedented here when true fans got together and recorded another masterpiece that was even linked to KK's Mill.
These recordings mark the pinnacle of the site, IMO. Fans that got together to record the two wonderful albums and then gave them away freely to any other fan that simply wrote asking for them.
I actually got the first recording from Shotz (as he called himself then). Didn’t know him but he sent it to me freely and without hesitation. Those that don’t have either recording don’t know what they missed. THIS is the thread to back-read – the one that details the accomplishment of Judas Priest fans that I will forever hold in high esteem.
Long live the Faithful Defenders. For my part, I thank you for what you have done.
Edited at: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 11:05:52 PM