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#21 Three Eyes

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 10:03 PM

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#22 Three Eyes

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 10:06 PM

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#23 Boots

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 11:33 PM

KK is no longer with the band.  He was a shredder and a showman.   Glenn is a technical player. They complemented each other.

 


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Posted 17 December 2017 - 12:45 AM

Old Priest Good New Priest Bad :D


Seriously, my favourite Priest albums are Sin after Sin, Point of Entry and Unleashed In the East.

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 02:36 AM

Their drummer Scott Travis is pretty cool too.


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#26 Three Eyes

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 08:19 AM

Gay men are so brilliant at hard rock/metal singing. Rob Halford. Freddie Mercury. Geddy Lee. The best, I tell ya! The best!


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Posted 17 December 2017 - 12:29 PM

KK Downing always had so much energy. He was electrifying to watch.

When he was in his prime, he was the sexiest man alive.


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Posted 17 December 2017 - 12:33 PM

That Richie Faulkner had some really big shoes to fill.

But after watching this clip, you realize that Priest made the right choice.

 

As Freddie Mercury would say, the show must go on. 

It is my fond hope that the RRHOF will see this thread.

Then they will fall in love with Priest and see the error of their ways. 


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Posted 17 December 2017 - 01:19 PM

My favorite Priest guitarists ranked in order:

1. K.K. Downing

2. Glenn Tipton

3. Richie Faulkner

 

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Not familiar with the Richie fella but Glenn was always my favourite player in Priest - that solo in Beyond The Realms of Death especially. Had no idea who played what on the records until I saw them in 1980. No Youtube or even MTV in those days. Was quite an eye-opener to see that GT played all the brain-scaldingly impressive parts.



#30 Wandering Hermit

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 04:20 PM

Gay men are so brilliant at hard rock/metal singing. Rob Halford. Freddie Mercury. Geddy Lee. The best, I tell ya! The best!

 

Don't forget Steven Tyler, Gene Simmons, Kevin Cronin, Vince Neil, and Lemmy Kilmister.



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Posted 19 December 2017 - 03:57 PM

The Painkiller album kicks ass. I'd never heard a Priest album that heavy before

It was due in large part to the "departure" of Classic Priest drummer Dave Holland.  Holland was a very straight forward 80's rock drummer, who could never have played with that kind of relentless double kick thunder.



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Posted 19 December 2017 - 06:25 PM

Not familiar with the Richie fella but Glenn was always my favourite player in Priest - that solo in Beyond The Realms of Death especially. Had no idea who played what on the records until I saw them in 1980. No Youtube or even MTV in those days. Was quite an eye-opener to see that GT played all the brain-scaldingly impressive parts.

 

And the most effortless looking guitarist too.  He plays those solos like he's at the pub.



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Posted 19 December 2017 - 07:15 PM

The last time I saw Priest was August '91 in Toronto. Motorhead cancelled, Dangerous Toys cancelled but Alice Cooper still showed up. We got great seats. Center first ten rows can't remember exactly. Anyway, we bought our tickets from a scalper at below cost. The show didn't sell very well and then the cancellation of Motorhead made this concert feel ill-fated. Alice who I'm a big fan and have seen live numerous times was just uninspired that night - worst time I ever saw him out of the 15 or so times I've gone to an Alice Cooper concert. So Priest is headlining and the rumble of a Harley starts up and the band opens with Hell Bent for Leather. Halford is underneath the drum riser, on his Harley, the riser opens up, Halford guns the bike and bangs his head off the riser that didn't fully open up - he's out cold. Band continues playing what might be the only instrumental version of Hell Bent for Leather ever performed live on stage. The roadies drag Rob off with his arms wrapped around the 2 roadies on either side of him. I thought "shit this concert is cursed"  but to everyone's relief, Halford returned for the next tune and they did a complete and pretty kick ass show. Real Spinal Tap moment. The brief video clip on youtube doesn't quite capture it.

 


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Posted 19 December 2017 - 07:18 PM

It was due in large part to the "departure" of Classic Priest drummer Dave Holland. Holland was a very straight forward 80's rock drummer, who could never have played with that kind of relentless double kick thunder.


Ironically I think that’s when Priest lost their mojo. It’d be cool for them to find a guy similar to Holland’s style - I like Scott Travis but he doesn’t have that forceful drive that Holland had - Travis provides a lot of double kick flash, which gets kinda boring after awhile.

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 10:34 PM

Ironically I think that’s when Priest lost their mojo. It’d be cool for them to find a guy similar to Holland’s style - I like Scott Travis but he doesn’t have that forceful drive that Holland had - Travis provides a lot of double kick flash, which gets kinda boring after awhile.

Yeah, the whole vibe of Priest for me came from Halford's amazing vocal range entwined with the flash of genre-defining dueling guitars, backed by the steady chug of a very basic rhythm section. 



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Posted 22 December 2017 - 08:23 AM

Don't forget Steven Tyler, Gene Simmons, Kevin Cronin, Vince Neil, and Lemmy Kilmister.

 

And don't forget this bear either.

 

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#37 Three Eyes

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 08:29 AM

KK Downing always had so much energy. He was electrifying to watch.

When he was in his prime, he was the sexiest man alive.

 

I love this song. Marching metal and then all of a sudden that epic chorus.


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#38 Three Eyes

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 08:34 AM

I like the early albums best. They did seem to go cartoon-metal from British Steel on.

 

Cartoon metal. I like that turn of phrase. But as cartoon metal goes they are top of the heap.


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Posted 22 December 2017 - 02:28 PM

Yeah, the whole vibe of Priest for me came from Halford's amazing vocal range entwined with the flash of genre-defining dueling guitars, backed by the steady chug of a very basic rhythm section. 

 

The rhythm section is what gives them a very unique take on metal.  Very much the Johnny Cash chugging train style for metal.



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Posted 24 December 2017 - 11:22 PM

It was due in large part to the "departure" of Classic Priest drummer Dave Holland.  Holland was a very straight forward 80's rock drummer, who could never have played with that kind of relentless double kick thunder.

 

Interesting, because after Les Binks left they dropped Exciter from the set - supposedly because Holland couldn't play it. It certainly is a ferociously drummy tune.

 






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