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Old 01-08-20, 12:15 PM
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Hard Rock Heavy Metal addiction

I say so what! Better than being a drunk, drug addict, food junky, tv square eyeballed, thief, thug, slob, general menace to society. They wanted to put me in music rehab! Like that show Intervention! I would be exposed to elevator music and in this country we have laws against cruel and unusual punishment. The intervention didn’t go well at all and out the door I went. They all need to stay on Planet Prozac! In the meantime I will crank up Sirius XM Liquid Metal and feed my addiction.
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I can relate to this song:

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Frikin love it!
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Hard Rock and Heavy Metal can get a little monotonous after a few listens, just need to change it up a little to keep it interesting . . . like this guy does:

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Just finished trainer "workout" rocking out to scorpions "lovedrive" CD. Burned almost 800 calories according to my walmart heart rate monitor wrist watch, rock and roll is good for you, and now it's whopper time 🍔
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
I say so what! Better than being a drunk, drug addict, food junky, tv square eyeballed, thief, thug, slob, general menace to society. They wanted to put me in music rehab! Like that show Intervention! I would be exposed to elevator music and in this country we have laws against cruel and unusual punishment. The intervention didn’t go well at all and out the door I went. They all need to stay on Planet Prozac! In the meantime I will crank up Sirius XM Liquid Metal and feed my addiction.
According to interviews, the guys in Kraftwerk hated being forced to listen to Muzak in elevators in the U.S. so much they started snipping the speaker cables with wire cutters.
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My ears.

My ears are all jacked up due to rock concerts, loud clubs/bars, industrial machinery, gun fire, race tracks, motorcycles, lawn equipment, etc.

So much so that listening to the church band on Sunday morning requires me to wear ear plugs otherwise my right ear feels like it's on fire. And my right ear is the one I hear best with. Sumbich ears are ringin' right now.

That means I get to listen to hard rock/metal at an easy listening volume. Kinda defeats the point.
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I always get a smile on my face every once in a while when I hear a metal or thrash song that I consider to be the worst song possibly ever written and then I think that somewhere there's some kid sitting in his room listening to it over and over thinking "this is the greatest song in the whole world".
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My ears.

My ears are all jacked up due to rock concerts, loud clubs/bars, industrial machinery, gun fire, race tracks, motorcycles, lawn equipment, etc.

So much so that listening to the church band on Sunday morning requires me to wear ear plugs otherwise my right ear feels like it's on fire. And my right ear is the one I hear best with. Sumbich ears are ringin' right now.

That means I get to listen to hard rock/metal at an easy listening volume. Kinda defeats the point.
The last few concerts I attended several people were wearing ear plugs for protection. Back in 97 I went to the drag races in Denver and after a few runs I bought the ear plugs. After I weed eat for a few hours my ears will be ringing.
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I always get a smile on my face every once in a while when I hear a metal or thrash song that I consider to be the worst song possibly ever written and then I think that somewhere there's some kid sitting in his room listening to it over and over thinking "this is the greatest song in the whole world".
Yup, I will listen to a song I loved in the 80s and go like that is horrible. The band Ratt comes to mind.
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Yup, I will listen to a song I loved in the 80s and go like that is horrible. The band Ratt comes to mind.
A friend of mine was the stage manager for a famous Motown star in the '80s but would work for a local Maryland sound company when not touring. He did sound for Ratt at some point. "How were they?," I asked, interested. "Horrible," he said. Coincidence?
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Ratt, like most 80s rock bands, are a real mixed bag. They have some really good rockin solid (not life changing by any means, but good) songs. And they have some that are utter schlock.

For me, it was hearing Judas Priest's British Steel that got me into heavy metal. It inspired me to get some of their older albums, and I was absolutely blown away.
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Ratt, like most 80s rock bands, are a real mixed bag. They have some really good rockin solid (not life changing by any means, but good) songs. And they have some that are utter schlock.

For me, it was hearing Judas Priest's British Steel that got me into heavy metal. It inspired me to get some of their older albums, and I was absolutely blown away.
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Excellent classic video.
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I got a good dose listening to Sirius XM Ozzys Boneyard. Love the classic hard rock and metal. Now since Im an addict I am planning for the apocalypse but that will have to wait until tomorrow..
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I agree with hard rock as the stepping stone, a gateway drug. Especially when young it can't be loud enough and you want it faster and faster. But metal has never worked for me. If it gets too loud it's just numbing and when it's too fast it loses it's groove. The eighties hard rock is a bit too 'thin' for me, it just doesn't have the mean and room filling quality it pretends to have. Maybe Guns 'n Roses. I don't like eighties music in general allthough it's supposed to be my decade since it covered most of my teens.

From the seventies hard rock, I drifted into Jimi Hendrix and later The Stooges, their guitars are dirty and sleazy like no heavy metal. I also got to appreciate the 'information overload' of Captain Beefheart and sometimes Zappa instead of just louder and faster, it feels like fullfills the same need. Rage against the Machine and Primus filled some of the void, together with Funkadelic. For guitar solo's Frusciante is as good as any besides Hendrix. The last time I was impressed by loud guitars must have been Muse, especially live it's like a huge heavy wall of guitar crashing down on you. Rocking hard is really not that easy, so many have failed despite acting like tough guys and going up to eleven.
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I love Jimi Hendrix... I have about four albums and never get tired of them. I have a few of the Doors that I enjoy.
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Did someone say, Rock Music?

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Did someone say, Rock Music?

https://youtu.be/8WgJQhFCujQ
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I remember the Pixies back in the early 90s with the Planet Of Sound.
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Here's a somewhat obscure band that was a big influence on Van Halen, among others. Live in the studio:

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