Turbo definetly has its drawbacks and dosen't have as much staying power as some of Priests earlier albums, however, I have always found this to be an enjoyable, well written, Heavy Metal Pop record (Which is why most Hard Core Metal Heads Hate it).
First of all, the lyrics are decent. They may stick to generally and sometimes cliche theme's of driving fast, ...innuendo, and teenage rebellion. But remember in the end it is Rock & Roll and Priest themselves were in their Mid-30's when recording it. I would think that maybe they got to feeling a little silly signing about "Creatures From beyond, etc..." by this point and wanted to make a progessive Hard Rock record with technology that seemed the wave of the future at the time. The experimentation, which I always give extra stars for having the balls to try, has mixed, but generally good results.
Great Voalcs (As Always)
Great Guitar Solos
Good Song Structure - Short Pucnhy radio friendly songs
Out In The Cold - Possibly Priest Best Ballad
Overboard on the Synthes
Overboard on Electronic Drums
Parental Guidence - Inteneded to be a hit single but sounds too cliched.
Priest did an awesome tour on after this CD, which did seem to mark the decline of the bands popularity as Arena Headliners, but I find this CD more true to where Priest seemed to be coming from muscially then some of their later releases, which sound like the band is trying TOO HARD to keep up with the "Thrash" exposion.Read more ›
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