Even More Metal!
- Metal Health - Featuring the smash hit cover of Slade’s “Cum On Feel The Noise”, Metal Health became the first US Metal Debut to go to #1 on the Billboard Charts. This song and album were both inescapable in 1983 and it’s hard to not sing along the moment this one starts.
Skid Row - Skid Row - The 1989 debut album from hair metal legends Skid Row . With hits, “Youth Gone Wild”, “18 and Life” and “I Remember You”, this album quickly shot to the top of the charts and racked up massive play on MTV. A complete 80’s metal classic, this is one not to miss. Even with the balladry of “I Remember You”, this one avoids some of the pitfalls of the late 80’s metal scene and delivers some powerful tracks.
Whitesnake - Whitesnake - Featurning “Here I Go Again”, the official song of every Senior class of 1988, the 1987 LP from Whitesnake was a worldwide smash. Massive singles, constant radio and MTV play and all of the Tawny Kitaen videos you could possibly want, David Coverdale finally had international success with his long running post Deep Purple band. It’s amazing to think he put out 6 albums before finally hitting the top of the charts. The shop also has multiple other classic Whitesnake albums in, including Slide It In and Trouble.
Ozzy Osbourne with Randy Rhoads - Tribute - Originally recorded live in 1981, Tribute was released in 1987, five years after the death of guitar virtuoso, Randy Rhoads. Featuring Ozzy’s amazing solo band, Tribute is a perfect document to the power that this lineup possessed and the strength of the material itself. Featuring 13 live tracks and 1 studio outtake from Randy, Tribute is still the best Ozzy live album and is probably my most played Ozzy album.
Boston - Boston - One of the best debut albums of all time, the self titled debut from Boston is one of the best classic rock albums of the 70’s. With 17 million copies sold, the album spawned three singles, "More Than a Feeling", "Long Time", and "Peace of Mind", all of which made the national charts. Once you get past the hit singles, the rest of the album is equally as good and worth a spin. This one is a rock and roll must have, even if it’s not quite a “Metal” album.