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Thread #17724   Message #172322
Posted By: Peg
02-Feb-00 - 11:49 AM
Thread Name: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
Gary T.: interesting theory about the moniker Heavy Metal; I had never heard that before. I was told in high school, when I asked my fellow metal heads, that it had to do with the style of guitar playing, i.e. distortion and fast solos and a "heavy" harsh sound like, well, metal grinding...

that said, the bands I liked back in those days included: Sabbath (Ozzy was my first concert ever!),Rainbow w/Ritchie Blackmore, Judas Priest, AC/DC...also Kansas, who started out being more "progressive" than metal... also Blue Oyster Cult, Uriah Heep (great in concert!) and The Moody Blues (not metal but I really liked them, then and now)...and i liked some early Zeppelin...also Fever Tree, Klaatu, and King Crimson... also a big Jethro Tull fan; the only folks who think they ae heavy metal however are the Grammy Awards geniuses who nominated them for best in that category one year; they won! and Ian and company scratched their heads and giggled when accepting their statuette...