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Judas Priest [Import]
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I can't believe this video is still in print! I got mine in the mid 1980s. Fuel for Life includes 10 music videos from that decade: 2 from British Steel, 3 from Point of Entry, 1 from Screaming for Vengeance (note only 1 from Priest's best album), 2 from Defenders of the Faith, and 2 from Turbo. Because it was a Turbo-era release, the clips between the videos are Turbo-related with the band members riding through the desert on motorcycles. A lot of people have given this collection very poor ratings. These are music videos from the 1980s; what do you really expect? The band, at least, showed some effort to make these videos entertaining and most of them are fairly well done… Read more
Turbo ~ Judas Priest
Turbo ~ Judas Priest
I like it when bands/artists experiment. Some of my favorite albums are ones that explore music beyond an artist's typical sound like the New Wave inspired Under Wraps by Jethro Tull or the more synthesizer-driven Somewhere in Time by Iron Maiden. I also like Judas Priest's experiment with synthesizers on Turbo. With all the hair bands making it big in the mid-1980s, Priest decided to try a different sound (Rob Halford looked pretty good with the longer blond locks and even the drummer got a perm by the time this album came out). Turbo does not sound like Poison, but it is more radio friendly than Defenders of the Faith. Turbo was planned to be a double album. When that plan was… Read more
Defenders of the Faith
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Judas Priest's 1984 release Defenders of the Faith is my third favorite 1980s Priest album behind Screaming for Vengeance and barely behind British Steel. Many of the tracks off Defender are better than British Steel but it is not quite as solid as the 1980 classic.
Defenders offers some of the best all-time Priest tracks: "The Sentinel," "Love Bites," and "Some Heads Are Gonna Roll." They have a unique guitar sound that is difficult to explain in words. The sound gives me images of a futuristic gladiator arena where metal gods do battle overlooked by the feared Sentinel. What would that sound like? Listen to this album. My favorite track, however, is… Read more