YEARS

THE BEST OF 1983

Women and Children First

-1-

Shout at the Devil

Motley Crue

This is the year when it all started coming together. Still, I probably didn't discover most of this music until the very end of 1983 or later in 84, but 1983 was when the flood gates really opened for this kind of music. MTV obviously played a huge role in bringing this music to the forefront. Their audience was young and hungry, the music was rebellious and the bands were visually outrageous. It was the perfect storm. Quiet Riot's Metal Health became the first metal album to ever top the billboard charts. Pyromania exploded on to the scene with layer upon layer of sonic perfect production, and David Lee Roth finally had a stage big enough for his charisma as he and Van Halen dominated MTV with videos like Jump, Panama and Hot for Teacher. Kiss took off their make-up and brought in a great writer in Vinnie Vincent. Ozzy found a new guitar hero in Jake E. Lee and Dokken and Twisted Sister released their debut albums. But what ignited my metal fire more than anything was a black album with a shiny black pentagram on the cover. Shout at the Devil was a single album, but the cover folded open like a double to reveal four 6" x 12" pictures. Each member of the band in their signature leather outfits in front of a flaming background ... I was hooked. And I wanted to be Vince Neil. Red Hot, Looks That Kill, Too Young to Fall in Love and of course the title track, Shout at the Devil were forever woven into the soundtrack of my adolescence.

Screaming for Vengeance

-2-

Pyromania

Def Leppard

Heaven and Hell

-3-

1984

Van Halen

British Steel

-4-

Metal Health

Quiet Riot

Animal Magnetism

-5-

You Can't Stop Rock 'n Roll'

Twisted Sister

Departure

-6-

Rebel Yell

Billy Idol

Crimes of Passion

-7-

Lick It Up

Kiss

On Through the Night

-8-

Bark at the Moon

Ozzy Osbourne

Ready 'n Willing

-9-

Breaking the Chains

Dokken

Iron Maiden

-10-

Piece of Mind

Iron Maiden

“Being told you're forever, now I know it won't last for long. This is the last time I will see you.”
© 1998 - 2024 RATHOLE.com