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Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?

01 Feb 00 - 09:48 PM (#171971)
Subject: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: GUEST,Brian

I was wondering if anyone here liked Heavy Metal? I may be out of my place here but I do like this genre as well as others. If any one here does also, share with us your favorite Metal band.


01 Feb 00 - 09:50 PM (#171972)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: Mbo

LED ZEPPELIN ALL THE WAY!

--Mbo


01 Feb 00 - 09:52 PM (#171974)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: katlaughing

Only on a comely man at a Ren Faire!**BG**

Led Zep is heavy metal? Gee, I guess I do like some then!

katlaughing&meaningnooffense


01 Feb 00 - 09:54 PM (#171976)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: MK

None of the current metal acts do much for me.

But I was a bigtime Zepplin fan, and LOVED Humble Pie.


01 Feb 00 - 09:58 PM (#171977)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: GUEST

I like Zepplin, but i love Black Sabbath. Ozzy Rules!!! Acts of today that are real good are Pantera, Metalica, Slipknot just to name a few.


01 Feb 00 - 09:58 PM (#171978)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: Bugsy

Rather like Magnum meself, especially the unplugged album they did a couple of years ago.

Cheers

Bugsy


01 Feb 00 - 10:08 PM (#171981)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: paddymac

One of my young ones plays HM, or at least that's what they called when they started out, but they and it seem to keep evolving beyond just loud. There seem to be several subsets of the genre now. I don't really think of it as my cup of tea, but I would be willing to try it if could be played acoustically. The heavy amplification is painful to my ears, distorts the sound, and obliterates nuances. To be honest, I don't really know if it's a musical thing or a generational thing, or some of both. If a metal band plays acoustically, is it still metal? (the music, not the band)


01 Feb 00 - 10:15 PM (#171989)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: GUEST

I dont know if it would still be metal if it were acoustical or not. If it is played with a symphony is it still? For that you would have to ask Metalica who just put out their new album. Some metal is played real slow too and it is considered some of the hardest music. But all of these are still amplified. I think that it would be real cool if some new band came out and tried it unpluged. The closest thin that i can think of right now is Alice in Chains. I dont know if it is metal or not, probably not, but it is cool none the less.


01 Feb 00 - 11:11 PM (#172032)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: Mikal

Well, there is KISS, with the song "Beth." The original debut was with strings and piano.

Then there was Jethro Tull, but that may or may not be considered "Metal" by a lot of folks.

Jimmy Page and Robert Plant did an unplugged, but that was more hype than accoustic...

Oh, did I mention I also like Metal? Damn little I don't like...Perhaps Opera, but only those not in a language I speak...

Mikal


01 Feb 00 - 11:26 PM (#172039)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: alison

Led Zepp, Black Sabbath, Tigers of Pan Tang (did a fantastic "love potion #9"), early Iron Maiden,

slainte

alison


01 Feb 00 - 11:32 PM (#172047)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: Mbo

I like Metallica. They can get really cool sometimes. "Nothing Else Matters" sounds great acoustic, as does "Unforgiven Too." I also like Deep Purple---I love "Kentucky Woman."

--Mbo


02 Feb 00 - 12:52 AM (#172097)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: GUEST,Al

Heavy Metal Unplugged - what a concept! "Hey! YOU! Plug that back in!"


02 Feb 00 - 12:55 AM (#172099)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: Sorcha

"Hey, YOU! Plug that back in!" spoken by the female in the band????? OOOps, been hanging out with spaw too long.


02 Feb 00 - 12:59 AM (#172101)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: WyoWoman

How could one possibly have "Heavy Metal, unplugged" --wouldn't that be a musical contradiction? I mean, I'm willing to consider it, but ... I simply cannot imagine.

WyoWoman


02 Feb 00 - 08:43 AM (#172206)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)

Loved the Movie, Devo Rules. Yours,Aye. Dave


02 Feb 00 - 08:50 AM (#172213)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: Terry Allan Hall

Blue Oyster Cult ("Thinking Man's Metal")

BTW, there IS an "unplugged" Metal band...called "Days of the New"...my oldest (and resident "Head Banger") says to check 'em out


02 Feb 00 - 09:06 AM (#172219)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: sophocleese

Led Zeppelin, Blue Oyster Cult, Spinal Tap. Can't get much better than that.


02 Feb 00 - 09:06 AM (#172220)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: Wesley S

I sit at a computer and sell cast iron and bronze to manufacturers around the country along with Mexico and southeast Asia. So I love heavy metal because it provides me a paycheck every week. My other favorite metal group are the 6 strings on my Martins and the 8 strings on my mandolin.


02 Feb 00 - 09:13 AM (#172222)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: Little Neophyte

I love my Dutch oven. It is cast iron, enamel baked. Holds 4 litres and is mighty heavy metal when full.
I usually play Twisted Sister while cooking. Is that a heavy metal band?

BB


02 Feb 00 - 09:22 AM (#172224)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: Blackcat2

Metal unplugged? Well, most Metal roups have done it at least once and while several of the groups sound pretty good that way, it seems to me that it kind of looses the Metal feel. Nothing wrong with it, just that Metal is defined by lots of amps and at least a bit of distortion. That being said - I love early Sabbath (Ozzy)("War Pigs" is one of the best anti-war songs out there) and early AC/DC (Bon), Leppelin, & B.O.C.

pax and bang yer head yall!


02 Feb 00 - 09:42 AM (#172234)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: Gary T

I am under the impression the genre Heavy Metal took its name from Led Zeppelin and Iron Butterfly in the 60's (lead, iron--heavy metals). Can anyone confirm or discredit that notion?


02 Feb 00 - 10:36 AM (#172269)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: Mbo

Yeah, Days Of The New is pretty cool "Shelf In The Room," "The Downtown," "Touch, Peel, And Stand" etc. But they're more of an acoustic grunge group--which jives too. I love when Pearl Jam gets acoustic--especially on their "clean" songs. "Elderly Woman" is a beautiful song.

--Mbo


02 Feb 00 - 10:41 AM (#172274)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: Lady McMoo

I quite like platinum, palladium and gold but am not so keen on uranium and plutonium.

mcmoo


02 Feb 00 - 10:49 AM (#172283)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: Mbo

I can tell you from experience in this printmaking class I'm taking, that zinc weights a bloomin' ton!

--Mbo


02 Feb 00 - 11:00 AM (#172294)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: annamill

"You shook me. You shook me all night looooooonnnnnggg" "You shhok me baaaabbbyyy..You shook me aaallll night llloooonnnnggg.. then Jimmy Page...

Led Zeppelin curls my toes. Don't know if it's heavy metal though. More blues I think.

Love, annap


02 Feb 00 - 11:23 AM (#172307)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: GUEST,USTA

when i worked in the sheet metal shop-used the shears and box braeker and punches


02 Feb 00 - 11:28 AM (#172310)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: Blackcat2

Led Zeppelin is one of those groups that cannot be contained in one (or probably a dozen) genres. They obviously had a heavy blues influence. Of course that's nothing new when it comes to UK rockers. Beautiful ballads of their own style ("Going to California" comes to mind) but there's nearly always an undercurrent of POWER in their songs. That's probably part of what makes "Stairway" so successful.

Blues rock is another genre I'm into - Stevie Ray Vaughn, George Thorogood, early ZZ Top, Zeppelin, Hendrix, Joplin, Foghat, Clapton, Stones, Beatles, etc.

pax yall


02 Feb 00 - 11:49 AM (#172322)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: Peg

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...

peg


02 Feb 00 - 11:56 AM (#172327)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: Mbo

Ooooh! Another Moody Blues fan! They are so great! Check out Blue Oyster Cult's "The Last Days of May." Very very folkish--not metal sounding at all. I'm really surprised by the responses--with this being a "folk/blues" site, there's been no violent condemnations of this sort of music. It's good to know we're all interested in so many genres!

--Mbo


02 Feb 00 - 12:24 PM (#172338)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: InOBU

When I was a ween, I used to eat lead paint chips, probubly why I cant spell and play the Uilleann pipes...
Heavily yours
Alryr Otway


02 Feb 00 - 12:31 PM (#172346)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: GUEST,Ralf Weihrauch

I played Accordion on a Heavy Metal Album which got up to No 80 in the German charts. The artist was Tom Angelripper of the Band Sodom. THIS IS HEAVY or better BLACK METAL. We played one Live show which was the loudest thing I h have ever heard. And I have heard a lot of loud things.

Ralf


02 Feb 00 - 12:44 PM (#172358)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: Wesley S

From what I've heard the first time the words "heavy metal thunder" were used was in Born to Be Wild by Steppenwolf. The phrase heavy metal came from there.

Also - Peg - the stuff about Jethro Tull winning the first grammy for "Heavy Metal" was a million dollar question on "Who wants to be a Millionaire". I was screaming at the TV that I knew the answer - however I was ignoring the fact that I was clueless about the question before it - the real name of one of the Popes before he became a priest. Money slips through my fingers somedays.


02 Feb 00 - 01:10 PM (#172375)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: reggie miles

Playing a heavy metal guitar, (mostly brass), washboard, (again mostly brass) and a razor sharp handtool (musical saw-spring steel), folks often request tunes from this genre. I usually attempt these tunes but explain that my influences are from much earlier sources. In fact many of these bands have similar roots, they just carry their interpretations/influences to further extremes than I am presently willing to explore.


02 Feb 00 - 01:50 PM (#172386)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: GUEST,Eric the Viking

Heavy Metal! I saw Jimmi at the Isle of Wright 1970 also Free, the who - Iwas a bit stoned!(Oh to be young and foolish again!) Saw the stones in Hyde park, have seen kiss, magnum, Mott the hopple, eagles,Iron maiden, led zep, scorpions, AC/DC Tom Petty, Queen, Pink Floyd, Def lepard,Meatloaf,Bonnie Tylor, Aerosmith,Saxon,Gart Moore, Thin Lizzy, Fleetwood Mac- Metallica, GnR, Clapton (met him-gave me a pick!) and loads more. Between me and the Mrs there is hardly anyone metal we haven't seen. I like metal (A bit)


02 Feb 00 - 01:53 PM (#172388)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: GUEST,Not guest-Eric the Viking

Oh I forgot! also Dio, Jeff Beck, Yardbirds,Plant and Page, Coverdale and Page, Whitesnake,Status Quo,Judie Tzuke, ROCK BITCH, girls school, Motorhead and still loads of others. By the way I am not a guest!! I live here!!!


02 Feb 00 - 01:58 PM (#172391)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: Skipjack K8

Eric, just leaving Leeds now.

See you at 7.30ish

Skipjack


02 Feb 00 - 02:02 PM (#172393)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: Lonesome EJ

Ok, my true Heavy Metal Days came early on- Zeppelin, Iron Butterfly,Humble Pie, Tull in their "New Day Yesterday" phase. I really liked Thin Lizzy in the mid-seventies, and got into some Van Halen and AC/DC. I also found myself listening with interest to the heavy metal/grunge bands like Soundgarden, Pearl Jam and Nirvana. Never really liked the hair and glam bands like Metallica, Motley Crue, Guns and Roses... too formulaic, I guess. Too much current metal comes under the heading "been there-done that."


02 Feb 00 - 02:12 PM (#172403)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: Mbo

My favorite grunge band is Stone Temple Pilots. Their song "Interstate Love Song" is well-loved by all members of my family (it starts off "THE tape") also the song "Big Empty" rules, especially the acoustic slide guitar solos--oops! forgot to mention "Plush" also by STP. As I put it, one of the most perfect songs in modern rock.

--Mbo


02 Feb 00 - 02:31 PM (#172414)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: GUEST,Jack

Very much, 'specially the old stuff. Deep Purple, Hawkwind, Ted Nugent and the Amboy Dukes, early Black Sabbath (Paranoid & Iron man rule), Blue Oyster Cult aint bad either.

Funny, but for me, I like heavy metal for the same reason I like a lot of folk music. At its heart its a home grown music--not necessarily complex or polished, although the technical ability of some of the players is astounding. Most of these guys formed their style and vision alone in their bedrooms and garages and hacked out their careers in dives on the roads.


02 Feb 00 - 03:38 PM (#172452)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: Mbo

I also LOVE Grand Funk Railroad--would you consider them Heavy Metal? "Closer To Home" is a pure epic!

--Mbo


02 Feb 00 - 04:19 PM (#172465)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: catspaw49

I think we've exhausted heavy metal so now let's discuss deuterium.

Spaw


02 Feb 00 - 04:38 PM (#172473)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: McGrath of Harlow

Heavy Metal? Well, that should mean Brass Bands. And in a folk context it should mean Brass Monkey. Brass Monkey play Led Zeppelin. That would be a good record.


02 Feb 00 - 04:56 PM (#172479)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: skarpi

Hallo all , I like the old Heavy metal such as: Deep Purple, Led Zepplin and I do not Like some of the stuff they are making to day sorry.

The song by Deep Purple SOLDIER OF FORTUNE is one of my favo........... it´s a great song. all the best skarpi Iceland.


02 Feb 00 - 04:56 PM (#172480)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: Blackcat2

The Canadian Brass does Rush . . .


02 Feb 00 - 05:09 PM (#172489)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: Mbo

Hey, you ain't heard nothin' until you hear the London Symphony Orchestra play Led Zep's "Whole Lotta Love." I actually like it better than the original! Cellos sound a lot better doing the riff than electric guitar!

--Mbo


02 Feb 00 - 05:13 PM (#172490)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: Frank in the swamps

My dear Aunt Lena always referred to it as "Scrap metal".

Frank i.t.s.


02 Feb 00 - 06:26 PM (#172540)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: Linda Kelly

Can we include Eric the Clap in all this or is he not heavy metal? I loved Thin Lizzy and Pink Floyd when I was a wee lass, but I do admit to being more fond of punk - I loved the Sex Pistols and Stranglers but I didn't do the piercing or the Mohican haircut on account of working at Amex at the time.


02 Feb 00 - 06:57 PM (#172558)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: Little Neophyte

deuterium
The isotope of hydrogen of atomic weight approximately 2.0. It constitutes approximately 1 part in 6000 of ordinary hydrogen. Symbol, H.D.
Also known as heavy hydrogen to the common folk.
I would not want any of that stuff in my scuba diving oxygen tank.

BB


02 Feb 00 - 07:17 PM (#172573)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: GUEST,Matthew Adams

Hello, I must confess that among my Celtic and classical CD collection I have some Gun N' Roses CDs. Is that still considered Heavy Metal? Matthew Adams


02 Feb 00 - 07:46 PM (#172590)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: sophocleese

Nazareth, How could I forget them? It came as a complete shock to me when I heard Joni Mitchell singing "Star Light" I'd only ever heard Nazareth's version of it. Kind of neat to hear though.


02 Feb 00 - 09:29 PM (#172631)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: Bugsy

Who was the Heavy Metal band who's singer used to blow up rubber hot water bottles(bags) to bursting point?

I was always impressed by the guys lung power.

Cheers

Bugsy


02 Feb 00 - 10:26 PM (#172662)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: Mikal

Yeah, but who told Metalica they could do "Whiskey in the Jar"????

Mikal


03 Feb 00 - 09:11 AM (#172791)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: Blackcat2

Metalica did "Whiskey in the Jar"? I've gotta hear that.


03 Feb 00 - 09:54 AM (#172814)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: GUEST,Mbo

Oh yeah, it really rocks--it's actually a cover of Thin Lizzy's rock version of the song.

--Mbo


03 Feb 00 - 01:10 PM (#172900)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: Steve Latimer

Bugsy,

You must be from Toronto. I would have completely forgotten Thor who used to play among other the places the Knob Hill Hotel, (the Knobby)in the 70's. Can't remember if they were any good (I kind of doubt it) but that was their claim to fame, a body builder lead singer who would blow up a hot water bottle.

Man, how did I remember that?


04 Feb 00 - 12:41 AM (#173326)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: Bugsy

Yes! Thor It was!.

No, I am not from Toronto, I am an Aussie, But used to work for a record comany that distributed heavy metal tapes and one of them had a picture of this hulking great brute blowing up a bottle on the cover.

Brute force man!

Cheers

Bugsy


04 Feb 00 - 02:35 PM (#173616)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: BlueJay

Not trying to be closed minded, but I don't care for the "metal" genre. Led Zep, iron butterfly et. al. may have been precursers, but i don't think they really fit in to todays understanding of "heavy metal'. Had The New York Rock Ensemble continued, they may have evolved into the PREMIERE heavy metal band, the influence is obvious an some of their tunes. We would have probably had much more talented metal bands today if they had to compete with Michael Kamen, who now does mostly movie work.


05 Feb 00 - 12:14 AM (#173831)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: Ebbie

Good gracious- when do you all have the time to listen to/research/compare all these groups? What with having folk/bluegrass/country/Irish gigs and jams and harmony singing classes up to 4 times a week and learning lyrics and writing songs in between, I wouldn't -couldn't- dream of adding such an alien sound to my life. I know, different strokes, etc, but... Assuming you are young, do you plan to someday gather around the table with your children to sing along with your favorite rock group? Not to even mention Heavy Metal! I will now subside. :~) Ebbie


05 Feb 00 - 07:51 AM (#173873)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: GUEST,Murph

Lead is very nice for sinkers


05 Feb 00 - 02:03 PM (#173984)
Subject: RE: Does anyone here like Heavy Metal?
From: GUEST,MCSquared

I always consider GnR, Motley Crue, and the rest of the 80s hair bands, and most of the foundational 70s stuff like Zeppelin and Thin Lizzy, "hard rock" while I reserved "heavy metal" for bands like Slayer, Iron Maiden, Anthrax (not very good IMHO), Pantera, and Megadeth. Then there'st the so-called "black metal" or "death metal" bands like Sepultura, Canibal Corpse, Napalm Death, etc. Kind of surprised nobody mentioned any of them. Had a friend in college who used to explain the musical structure behind death metal music... It's loud, aggressive, and very repetetive.

Anyway, Metallica is by far the best of this genre that I know of, and I think Iron Maiden, esp. their first album, is also quite good. Some Megadeth stuff, esp. Rust in Peace, is also good, though Dave Mustaine's squeeky voice and shallow political ravings are annoying as heck.

Did I mention that this is a really cool site?