We’re closing out 2020 with special guest Julian Gill as we talk The Best and Worst of 70’s Judas Priest! The Metal God, Rob Halford, and his band of brothers started kicking our asses all the way back in 1974 and continue to do so today. While the vast majority of their catalog is considered essential, the first 5 albums hold a special place in our hearts.
In this week’s episode we discuss our thoughts on Rocka Rolla (1974), Sad Wings of Destiny (1976), Sin after Sin (1977), Stained Class (1978), and Killing Machine / Hellbent for Leather (1978). These albums would influence countless musicians around the world and help foster the arrival of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal and, later, Thrash Metal. Their importance can’t be understated.
Picking a Best & Worst track on each of these albums was no small feat and there were some definite differences of opinion in this discussion. We’d love to hear YOUR picks in the comments section below! We thank the awesome Julian Gill for joining us this week and hope you will SHARE with a friend!
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